Savage, MN City of Savage

21. Savage, MN

May 30, 2014

Top 50 rank: 21

Population: 27,711

Located southwest of Minneapolis, Savage is a commuter town. Many residents travel to jobs in the Twin Cities, about 20 minutes away. However, a couple of large manufacturing companies have moved to the area recently, creating more local jobs.

Savage invested nearly $5 million to create a new indoors sports center that allows families to stay active during Minnesota's snowy months. The town also has a quaint, walkable downtown. --H.L.

Savage, MN

Town stats

Median family income (per year)$101,216
Job growth % (2010-2012)3.29%
Median home price (2012)$230,393
Reading test scores (% above/below average)15.9%
Math test scores (% above/below average)28.9%
Personal crime incidents (per 1,000)23
Property crime incidents (per 1,000)193


Median family income (per year)$101,216
Family purchasing power (annual, cost-of-living adjusted)$93,330
Sales tax6.88%
State income tax rate (highest bracket)7.85%I
State income tax rate (lowest bracket)5.35%I
Auto insurance premiums (Average price quotes, for the state)$1,594
Job growth % (2010-2012)3.29%


Median home price (2012)$230,393
Average property taxes (2012)$3,565


Colleges, universities and professional schools (within 30 miles)39
Reading test scores (% above/below state average)15.9%
Test scores math (% above/below average)28.9%
% students attending public/private schools (located within town limits)91.2/8.8

Quality of life

Air quality index* (% of days AQI ranked as good)91.6%
Personal crime incidents (per 1,000)23
Property crime incidents (per 1,000)193
Median commute time (in minutes)23.6
% population with commute 45 mins. or longer12.7%
% population walk or bike to work1.7%

Leisure and culture

Movie theaters (within 15 miles)39
Restaurants (within 15 miles)1,981
Bars (within 15 miles)158
Public golf courses (within 30 miles)181
Libraries (within 15 miles)45
Museums (accredited by AAM; within 30 miles)11
Ski resorts (within 100 miles)N.A.
Arts funding (Dollars per person of state funds spent on arts)4.5


Annual rainfall (inches)29.41
% clear days in the area54%
High temp in July ° F83.6°
Low temp in Jan ° F3.8°

Meet the neighbors

Median age34.2
Completed at least some college (% of residents)75.5%
Married %61.0%
Divorced %7.4%
Racial diversity index (100 is national average; higher numbers indicate greater diversity)72.3
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