Quality of Life

Anoka County offers an ideal fusion between small-town communities and easy access to everything happening in Minneapolis/St.Paul. With low costs of living, access to a prominent arts community, and many other cultural amenities, your employees are sure to enjoy Anoka County.

  • Climate – Despite our northern location, Anoka County averages 196 sunny days per year, close to the U.S. average of 205 sunny days.

  • 10th fastest growing county since 2010-in Minnesota.

  • Access to parks – People in Anoka County have access to over 11,500 acres of parks – an average of two parks within a half mile.

  • 95 percent of people in the county have nearby access to exercise opportunities.

  • Community Engagement – 76.1% of people ages 18 or older voted in the last presidential election, compared to the U.S. median of 55.6%

  • Anoka County ranks in the Top 20 out of all 87 Minnesota counties for Overall Health Outcomes.

  • Safe Streets – On a crime scale from 1 (low crime) to 100 (high crime), Anoka County rates 26.9 for Property Crime, which is lower than Minneapolis (32), Minnesota (32.5) and U.S. average (38.1).