Eagan 83 Exceptional
Eagan Livability #69 ranked city in Minnesota#2,028 ranked city in the USARanks better than 93% of areas

Livability Awards

A+ Eagan Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Eagan Cost of Living Cost of living is 9% higher than Minnesota
11414% more expensive than the US average
1044% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Eagan cost of living
A- Eagan Crime Total crime is 9% lower than Minnesota
Total crime
2,01322% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 5022% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
1%Year over year crime is up
Eagan crime
B Eagan Employment Household income is 31% higher than Minnesota
Median household income
$82,85550% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$42,02941% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
3%26% lower than the US average
Eagan employment
C Eagan Housing Home value is 31% higher than Minnesota
Median home value
$251,50036% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,07413% higher than the US average
Home ownership
69%9% higher than the US average
Eagan real estate or Eagan rentals
B+ Eagan Schools HS graduation rate is 5% higher than Minnesota
High school grad. rates
94%14% higher than the US average
School test scores
59%19% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
14:114% lower than the US average
Eagan K-12 schools
B Eagan User Ratings There are a total of 6 ratings in Eagan
Overall user rating
71% 6 total ratings
User reviews rating
80% 1 total reviews
User surveys rating
67% 5 total surveys
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      Living in Eagan, MN

      Eagan, Minnesota is a moderately-sized city with a population of 65,874 residents. If we look at the most recent Census, Eagan is known to have a predominantly White population. The next two most common races are Asian and Black. 78% of the people in Eagan (over the age of 15) are married and 56% have kids under the age of eighteen. Knowing that, it’s safe to say that this area could be a great place for other families to lay down roots.

      Without the right tools, relocating to any new area can be very stressful and challenging. Living in Eagan, Minnesota could be a fulfilling experience for anyone who puts in the effort to do the research required. Using the livability score which includes data from categories like amenities, cost of living, education, you can easily compare the best places to live in Eagan and also determine if there are any nearby cities that might be a better match for your lifestyle. You can also compare Eagan to Minnesota and the national average.

      The livability score in Eagan is 79 out of 100 and the city is ranked in the 92nd percentile of all cities across America. Clearly, Eagan is doing something right, as this score ranks well above the average of most cities. Eagan also ranks in the top 10 percent of all cities, which is no small feat! If we check out each of the categories individually, we see that Eagan ranks well for amenities (A+), crime (A+), education (B+) and employment (B). Unfortunately for Eagan, there are some categories for which it does not score well, this includes: cost of living (F) and weather (F).

      Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in Eagan, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do. Some of the interesting things to do and attractions include: Caponi Art Park, Quilt Cove, and Do Re Mi.

      Feeling a sense of safety in the area that you live in is a must for most people. Low crime rates can have a positive impact on things like home prices, home appreciation rates and the overall sense of community. Eagan has a violent crime rate of 87 crimes per 100,000 residents which is far lower than the national average.

      There are many factors that go into deciding if an area is the right fit for your lifestyle. Certain “must haves” like low crime, great schools and nearby amenities are all at the top of most people's lists. But before even considering if those options are available, most people will need to know if the real estate in Eagan is actually affordable. Median real estate prices in Eagan come in at $251,500, which is 31.3% higher than the Minnesota average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Eagan, the home price to income ratio is 3, which is 0% lower than the Minnesota average. Year over year appreciation rates for homes in the Eagan area were 6% and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 4.9%. Why is this important? Knowing the appreciation rates for any area is a quick and easy way to determine if you will see a solid return on your investment.

      Eagan transportation information

      Average one way commute24min23min26min
      Workers who drive to work81.3%78.0%76.4%
      Workers who carpool7.7%8.7%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit3.6%3.5%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.2%0.8%0.6%
      Workers who walk0.9%2.8%2.8%
      Working from home5.8%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 Eagan, MN data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).