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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    A
St. Cloud is a town in Minnesota with a population of 67,093. St. Cloud is in Stearns County. Living in St. Cloud offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents own their homes. In St. Cloud there are a lot of bars and parks. Many families and young professionals live in St. Cloud and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in St. Cloud are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$145,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$731
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    49%
  • Own
    51%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    228.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    1.5
    6.1
  • Rape
    82
    40.7
  • Robbery
    71.8
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    435
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,059.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    276.8
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    21%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    10%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    20%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    36%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    26%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%

Working in St. Cloud

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$46,601
National
$55,322
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The City of St. Cloud is a community filled with diversity and culture. From the historic downtown to the booming commercial areas, St. Cloud has a lot to offer. Surrounded by several lakes, park and colleges St. Cloud is not only a destination, but a place to call home. The City of St. Cloud is also a great place to raise a family. Good schools, splash pads and concerts in the park are a few reasons St. Cloud is family friendly. St. Cloud also houses a large university and hospital as well as several private businesses. For work or pleasure there is a lot to do in St. Cloud!
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St. Cloud is a passable place. It has the requisite mall, ok grocery stores, a movie theater, mediocre restaurants, a quiet "downtown," and 10,000 churches. Many residents are not so keen on "different" folks (I refer to one neighbor as "Jim Crow," and another sported a "I'll keep my guns and money and you can keep the change" sign for all 8 years of Obama). Central Minnesota is a very conservative Christian land, with an emphasis on extended families and people from "around here." If you're a Trumpublican, you're in luck, particularly in the surrounding areas, where things are as red as it gets. St. Cloud isn't a bad place, but neither is it interesting or vibrant.
St. Cloud has some really great restaurants, bars, and schools. There are a lot of wonderful, friendly, and welcoming people in town. I've heard that St. Cloud used to be overwhelmingly white, but it's starting to become more and more of a diverse and multicultural area.

I feel like St. Cloud still has some growing to do when it comes to recognizing and embracing all of the cultures that are helping the city to grow and improve. I think that the only way that St. Cloud will be able to become a more inclusive city is if the residents embrace each other and the cultures that they are a part of.