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    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    A
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B+
Stillwater is a suburb of Minneapolis with a population of 19,232. Stillwater is in Washington County and is one of the best places to live in Minnesota. Living in Stillwater offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Stillwater there are a lot of restaurants and parks. Many families live in Stillwater and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Stillwater are highly rated.
About Stillwater...
Population
19,232

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$255,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,053
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    21%
  • Own
    79%
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Stillwater Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    41.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    36.1
    40.7
  • Robbery
    30.9
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    278.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,650
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    108.3
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    17%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    17%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    31%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    19%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%

Working in Stillwater

Jobs
A
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$82,205
National
$55,322
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Stillwater Reviews

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I love living out in Stillwater. I live in May Township, a very quiet part of Stillwater. We like the peace. Downtown Stillwater is also an exciting place to go to every now and then. There's nothing I'd change about it!
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In general, Stillwater is a great place to live. Clean, low crime, and a generally kind, educated, engaged community. It’s very cold in the winter, so 3 months out of the year can be downright miserable, but our spring, summer and fall make it worth it. The only negative I can write about now is our school system. While we have teachers that are really great, dedicated people who love what they do, they are stuck in a system that makes their jobs incredibly difficult. District admin is overrun with corrupt, self-serving individuals right now. They have broken apart our community and done irreparable damage to our schools, the current students and our reputation. We can no longer trust these people. Come live here, but send your children to school in one of the neighboring districts or one of the many private or charter schools that do a better job working with their students and families.
Stillwater is the perfect little town. Everyone is so nice and welcoming. If you love thrift shopping and antique stores, then Downtown Stillwater is where you need to be. To start off the day everyone needs coffee, and there are so many cute coffee shops all over Stillwater. Not only are they just good when you're in a rush, but also if you want to get together with some friends and study. The food is also very good here. There is a great variety of food; such as, Asian, American, Mexican, and much more. Stillwater is overall a a nice place to visit. A change in scenery is always needed.