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A+ Maplewood Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
D Maplewood Cost of Living Cost of living is 2% higher than Minnesota
1066% more expensive than the US average
1044% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Maplewood cost of living
D Maplewood Crime Total crime is 113% higher than Minnesota
Total crime
4,71583% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 2283% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
4%Year over year crime is up
Maplewood crime
C Maplewood Employment Household income is equal to Minnesota
Median household income
$63,36715% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$31,5206% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
4%10% lower than the US average
Maplewood employment
B Maplewood Housing Home value is 2% lower than Minnesota
Median home value
$188,4002% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,0218% higher than the US average
Home ownership
72%13% higher than the US average
Maplewood real estate or Maplewood rentals
D- Maplewood Schools HS graduation rate is 1% lower than Minnesota
High school grad. rates
89%7% higher than the US average
School test scores
42%15% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
17:15% higher than the US average
Maplewood K-12 schools or Maplewood colleges

Living in Maplewood, MN

Maplewood is a medium-sized city located in the state of Minnesota. The city has a population of 39,678 inhabitants. According to the most recent Census, 71% of Maplewood residents are White, 15% Asian and 8% Black. Maplewood is known to be family friendly as more than 74% of the population has already tied the knot. It might also be worth noting that 63% of residents also have children under the age of 18.

Are you trying to decide if living in Maplewood is the right fit for your lifestyle? To ensure a good experience before relocating to any new city in Minnesota, you will probably want to make sure that you check all of the most important boxes. The best areas in Maplewood and in surrounding cities are easier to find when you are able to make informed decisions. Using data from amenities, crime, cost of living, employment, housing, you will see a detailed breakdown of the most important information as well as comparisons to the Minnesota and national averages.

Maplewood, MN receives 70 out of 100 for its livability score; this results in a ranking of #284 in Minnesota and #10,582 in the USA. Based on the grades for each individual category, Maplewood has been rewarded with high marks for amenities (A+) and housing (B). On a more negative note, Maplewood does not have favorable grades for the following: cost of living (D), weather (F) and education (D-). If we take a look at the data, we can find out why.

Conveniently located amenities and interesting attractions are a great way to continuously enjoy Maplewood on a regular basis. Knowing that there are an abundance of amenities and things to do can ensure that you always have access to nearby grocery stores, restaurants and coffee shops. Some of the interesting things to do and attractions include: Dive Bar, Myth, and The Rock.

For buyers, real estate will be the largest purchase they ever make and it will also be their most valuable asset. For renters, the monthly rent paid on their Maplewood apartments will most likely be their largest expense. Based on tangible metrics like home and rental affordability and appreciation rates, housing in this area has received a score that is well above the average of every other US city.

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 Maplewood is actually affordable. The median home price for Maplewood homes is $188,400, which is 1.6% lower than the Minnesota average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Maplewood, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 3, which is 0% lower than the Minnesota average. Purchasing your new home can come with many financial benefits, some of which are more lucrative than others. Perhaps the most notable benefit could be the appreciation of your new home. Home appreciation rates are a good way to generate tax-free equity on a long term basis. The year over year appreciation rates in Maplewood were 5%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 8.2%.

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Compare Maplewood, MN Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around Maplewood, MN

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Waite Park, Minneapolis8312.95,394
Morris Park, Minneapolis8011.42,899
Hale, Minneapolis7913.13,318
Como, St. Paul777.612,315
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Macalester-Groveland, St. Paul778.719,204
Minnehaha, Minneapolis7710.94,224
Cooper, Minneapolis7710.53,638
Ericsson, Minneapolis7611.73,118

Best Cities Near Maplewood, MN

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Champlin, MN8424.423,929
Gem Lake, MN837.8463
Falcon Heights, MN839.15,534
Eden Prairie, MN8123.863,206
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Savage, MN8122.729,399
Northfield, MN8135.420,405
Circle Pines, MN8115.34,947
New Prague, MN81407,534

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I moved to Maplewood a few years back. I was worried I would regret moving to a smaller town, but I haven't doubted my decision once. The town itself has about 40,000 residents; just enough to have great shopping and friends nearby, but not so many that I feel crowded. I have an awesome job in St. Paul, which is a short ten minutes away. Overall, living in Maplewood has been an amazing experience.

The best places to eat in Maplewood are the Vietnam Star Resteraunt and the Cafe'Ine Thai Cafe. Both places offer great food that isn't commonly seen in more rural areas of the state. We also have common shopping hot spots, like a Best Buy and a few grocery stores. We even have a nature center that is a peaceful place to spend a few hours of your weekend. Maplewood may not be a hopping city, but it's close to one and provides a few benefits of it's own.
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Source: The Maplewood, MN data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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