Minnesota is home to some of the best places to live in America, including the home of the renowned Mayo Clinic and number one on our 2017 Top 100 Best Places to Live, Rochester. With four distinct seasons, the state embraces the outdoors. Yes, it snows. But so what, when the state offers so many winter recreation opportunities? It is the Land of 10,000 (actually more than 12,000) Lakes, providing countless opportunities for all manner of water sports as well as hiking, biking, camping and any number of ways to connect with the outdoors.
The cosmopolitan vibe of Minneapolis and St. Paul draws millennial talent. World-class museums include the Minneapolis Institute of Art, regarded as one of the top art museums in the U.S., and the Twin Cities boast a concentration of live theater higher than anywhere outside of New York City.
An innovation powerhouse, the University of Minnesota offers more than 300 interdisciplinary research centers, institutes and programs. Edina, Mankato, St. Cloud and Woodbury offer residents top-notch housing, education and employment opportunities.
The North Star State's economy shines, with major industry sectors in bioscience, healthcare services, advanced manufacturing and finance. The state is home to 17 Fortune 500 companies, including General Mills, 3M, Target, Medtronic, Best Buy, US Bancorp and Land O’ Lakes.
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|Latest Population Increase||0.00%|
|Median Household Income||$61,492|
|Median Home Price||$186,200|
|Median Property Tax||$1,490|
|Graduate or Professional Degree||11.2%|
|High School Graduate||26.1%|
|Some College, No Degree||21.9%|
|Percent Bachelor's Degree or Higher||33.7%|
|Percent High School Graduate or Higher||92.4%|
|Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting and Mining||2.3%|
|Transportation and Warehousing, and Utilities||4.6%|
|Finance and Insurance, and Real Estate and Rental and Leasing||7.2%|
|Professional, Scientific and Management and Administrative and Waste||9.8%|
|Educational Services and Health Care and Social Assistance||24.8%|
|Arts, Entertainment and recreation and Accommodation and food Services||8.4%|
|Other Services, Except Public Administration||4.5%|
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