Gem Lake 66 Good
Gem Lake Livability #426 ranked city in Minnesota#10,694 ranked city in the USARanks better than 63% of areas

Pros and Cons of Living in Gem Lake

  • Crime

    The crime rate is far lower than the national average per 100,000 residents. As such, it should be considered a very safe place to live when compared to other areas.

  • Employment

    This area excels in the employment category with a score well above average, primarily due to the higher median home income, per capita income and low unemployment rates.

  • Housing

    High scores in the housing category are attributed to this area, possibly pointing to a favorable home affordability ratio, robust appreciation rates or elevated home values.

  • Amenities

    A large portion of amenities are not ideally situated within walking distance, potentially requiring residents to utilize a vehicle or public transportation.

  • Commute

    Access to public transportation in this particular area may be limited, which can result in longer-than-average commute times to reach workplaces.

  • Cost Of Living

    The cost of living in this area is notably high, making it a more expensive place to live. You'll find higher expenses for everyday goods and services, housing and groceries.

  • Health & Safety

    A low health and safety score may be attributed to factors such as subpar air quality and the unavailability of certain health-related facilities like hospitals, clinics, doctors and pharmacies.

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      Gem Lake transportation information

      Statistic Gem Lake Minnesota National
      Average one way commute26min23min26min
      Workers who drive to work88.0%78.0%76.4%
      Workers who carpool2.0%8.7%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit0.8%3.5%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.0%0.8%0.6%
      Workers who walk1.6%2.8%2.8%
      Working from home7.2%5.3%4.6%
      Source: The Gem Lake, MN data and statistics displayed above are derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).