Blaine 83 Exceptional
Blaine Livability #74 ranked city in Minnesota#2,153 ranked city in the USARanks better than 92% of areas

Livability Awards

A- Blaine Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
D- Blaine Cost of Living Cost of living is 3% higher than Minnesota
1077% more expensive than the US average
1044% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Blaine cost of living
B Blaine Crime Total crime is 22% higher than Minnesota
Total crime
2,6954% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 384% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-14%Year over year crime is down
Blaine crime
B- Blaine Employment Household income is 26% higher than Minnesota
Median household income
$79,91544% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$35,66620% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
3%32% lower than the US average
Blaine employment
A- Blaine Housing Home value is 1% lower than Minnesota
Median home value
$189,1002% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,07713% higher than the US average
Home ownership
85%34% higher than the US average
Blaine real estate or Blaine rentals
B+ Blaine Schools HS graduation rate is 2% higher than Minnesota
High school grad. rates
92%10% higher than the US average
School test scores
60%21% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
20:125% higher than the US average
Blaine K-12 schools
B+ Blaine User Ratings There are a total of 3 ratings in Blaine
Overall user rating
76% 3 total ratings
User reviews rating
60% 1 total reviews
User surveys rating
94% 2 total surveys
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      Living in Blaine, MN

      Blaine is a medium-sized city located in the state of Minnesota. The city has a population of 61,210 inhabitants. The majority of Blaine residents report their race to be White; this is followed by Asian and Black. Blaine is known to be family friendly as more than 80% of the population has already tied the knot. It might also be worth noting that 54% of residents also have children under the age of 18.

      If you’re considering relocating to any new city, it could be a very discouraging task. However, it could also be a fulfilling experience if you are willing to get to know the city before actually living in Blaine, Minnesota. Using the livability score which includes data from categories like amenities, cost of living, employment, you can easily compare the best places to live in Blaine and also determine if there are any nearby cities that might be a better match for your lifestyle. You can also compare Blaine to Minnesota and the national average.

      Blaine has a livability score of 78 out of 100 and is ranked #53 in Minnesota and #3,041 in the USA. Clearly, Blaine is doing something right, as this score ranks well above the average of most cities. There are seven total categories that create the livability score. Blaine scores well for amenities (A-), crime (B), education (B+), employment (B-) and housing (A-). On a less positive note, Blaine does not have favorable ranks for the following: cost of living (D) and weather (F). If we take a look at the data, we can find out why.

      Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in Blaine, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do.

      Low violent crime (murder, rape, robbery, assault) is a must for most people when searching for a new area to live. At 88 crimes per 100,000 residents, Blaine has a violent crime rate that is far below the national average.

      Finding affordable real estate and apartments for rent in Blaine can be tricky. Having said that, this area might be the place to get the best of both worlds. Based on factors like home/rental affordability and appreciation rates, this area has received an above average score in the housing category.

      Assuming that Blaine meets all of your requirements, the next most important item to examine is the affordability of real estate in Blaine. Everything else becomes a lot less important if it turns out that home prices in Blaine are simply unattainable. Median real estate prices in Blaine come in at $189,100, which is 1.3% lower than the Minnesota average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Blaine, the home price to income ratio is 2.4, which is 20% lower than the Minnesota average. Real estate appreciation rates in Blaine are important to consider, as they can act as a guide to determine if your new home purchase will be a solid investment going forward. During the last twelve months, the appreciation rate for Blaine homes comes in at 7.6%, and the 5 year appreciation rates were 7.1%.

      Blaine transportation information

      Average one way commute27min23min26min
      Workers who drive to work83.4%78.0%76.4%
      Workers who carpool8.0%8.7%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit3.6%3.5%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.2%0.8%0.6%
      Workers who walk0.4%2.8%2.8%
      Working from home3.9%5.3%4.6%
      Airports (within 30 miles of city center)0 (1)8354
      Amtrak train stations (within 30 miles of city center)0 (1)7711

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      Source: The Blaine, MN data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).