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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    C
  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
    B+
Waite Park is a town in Minnesota with a population of 7,623. Waite Park is in Stearns County. Living in Waite Park offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Waite Park there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Waite Park and residents tend to lean conservative.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$150,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$845
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    60%
  • Own
    40%
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Waite Park Rankings

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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
    334.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    90.2
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    502.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    7,457.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    334.9
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    19%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    8%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    9%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    13%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    37%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    29%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    16%
    13%

Working in Waite Park

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$39,685
National
$55,322
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Waite Park Reviews

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Very white neighborhood, people are very suspicious and paranoid of each other. Low crime, nothing happens here. Boring.
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Waite Park- a town of almost 7000- was a quiet town fifteen years ago, with two elementary school- one public, and one parochial. Today it is a busy place, with a major influx of immigrant families, most of whom come from African countries. These relative newcomer have added a great new flavor to our town. You can go to the local playground and watch Somali boys playing a rigorous game of soccer that parallels the soccer talent you would find in a high school. Walking down the block you can hear people conversing in African, Hispanic, and Asian languages, as well as English. If you wish to enjoy nature you can head to Quarry Park- a former granite quarry made into a huge park that offers everything from swimming to rock climbing to cross country skiing in the winter. We are just the right size town. we are small enough to be a safe place to raise children, yet large enough to have several gas stations and fast food joints, a few churches, and a large movie theater. I have traveled extensively in New York, Pennsylvania, Florida, and Ontario, and I have yet to find a place that I prefer to Waite Park, Minnesota.
All of the houses in our area are twenty of fewer years of age. There are no abandoned properties. When a house does come up for sale, it sells within a month or less. Because this is a new neighborhood, there aren't any 'bad' areas to reside and the elementary school that is two blocks from my house makes this an ideal place to live. Housing cost is about $165,000- $200,000 at this time, and city sewer, city trash removal, and electricity is in the average range.