Appleton

8 reviews
  1. Town in Minnesota
B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    A-
  3. Real Estate
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    C
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C-
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$54,900
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$544
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    38%
  • Own
    62%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    74
    264
  • Murder
    0
    5
  • Rape
    0
    37
  • Robbery
    0
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    735
    575
  • Theft
    2,132
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    257

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$33,214
National
$53,046
Children
19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    3%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    9%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    45%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    14%

    Reviews

    8 reviews
    • Excellent
      1
    • Very Good
      1
    • Average
      4
    • Poor
      2
    • Terrible
      0
    It's a small community, so people know each other. My family is born and raised here so everyone knows who I am. That's somewhat comforting when it's not annoying. But it's boring. No movie theater, no place to shop for clothes, no "hang out" for younger kids. We did build a new pool last summer and it's pretty awesome.
    • Niche User
    • Aug 15 2014
    We have a small police force and there isn't always a cop on duty. Neighbors look out for neighbors here. We do have a very low rate of crime, but if something serious did happen it's usually quite a wait for the police, fire fighters or paramedics to show up.
    • Niche User
    • Aug 15 2014
    It's a very rural area. We have tons of lakes, rivers and state parks within a 30 mile radius. Great hunting and fishing.
    • Niche User
    • Aug 15 2014