Edina, MN

CONTENDER Edina, MN Top 100 rank: N/A Population: 46,300 Compare Edina to Top 10 Best Places Financial City stats Best places avg. Median family income(per year) $107,687 $90,316 Family purchasing power(annual, cost-of-living adjusted) $106,515 $82,867 Sales tax 6.50% 6.74% State income tax rate(highest bracket) 7.85%I 6.38% State income tax rate(lowest bracket) 5.35%I 2.74% Auto insurance premiums(Average for the state) $2,043 $2,121 Job growth %(2000-2006) -1.46% 13.41% Housing City stats Best places average Average home price $510,681 $359,352 Average property taxes(2006) $3,410 $3,585 See homes for sale See million-dollar homes Education City stats Best places average Colleges, universities andprofessional schools (within 30 miles) 19 29 Junior colleges andtechnical institutes (within 30 miles) 27 18 Test scores reading(% above/below state average) 25.2% 20.1% Test scores math(% above/below average) 44.0% 24.8% % students attending public/privateschools (located within town limits) 85.8/14.2 91.1/8.9 Quality of life City stats Best places average Air quality index*(% of days AQI ranked as good) 95.9% 77.3% Personal crime incidents (per 1,000) 1 1.3 Property crime incidents (per 1,000) 22 20.6 Median commute time(in minutes) 18.6 23.1 % population with commute45 mins. or longer 4.2% 15.6% % population walk or bike to work 2.3% 2.7% Leisure and culture City stats Best places average Movie theaters(within 15 miles) 57 30 Restaurants(within 15 miles) 3,418 2,899 Bars(within 15 miles) 342 287 Public golf courses(within 30 miles) 200 125 Libraries(within 15 miles) 113 71 Museums (accredited by AAM;within 30 miles) 4 11 Ski resorts (within 100 miles) 13 17 Arts funding (Dollars per person of state funds spent on arts) 2 1 Weather City stats Best places average Annual rainfall(inches) 29.41 40.18 % clear days in the area 26 28 High temp in July ° F 83.3° 86.1° Low temp in Jan ° F 4.3° 24.0° Health* City stats Best places average Has health plan(% of residents) 96.5% 90.5% Body mass index (avg. for residents) 27 27 Diabetes rates(% of residents diagnosed) 9.1% 9.3% Hypertension rates(% of residents diagnosed) 27.9% 30.6% Elder-care facilities** 155 107 Meet the neighbors City stats Best places average Median age 46.0 36.8 Completed at least some college(% of residents) 85.6% 72.4% Married 59.8% 60.8% Divorced 8.5% 8.0% Racial diversity index(100 is national average; higher numbers indicate greater diversity) 42.2 59.2 Amount spent on vacations(domestic and foreign, household avg. per year) $8,945 $8,250
*County data **Elder-care services refer to skilled nursing and assisted living facilities. Data from Total Living Choices. (I) Income tax notes: 17 states have statutory provision for automatic adjustment of tax brackets, personal exemption or standard deductions to the rate of inflation. Massachusetts, Michigan, Nebraska and Ohio indexes the personal exemption amounts only. These states allow personal exemption or standard deductions as provided in the IRC. Utah allows a personal exemption equal to three-fourths the federal exemptions. The tax brackets reported are for single individual. For married couples filing jointly, the same rates apply for income under $31,150 to over $123,751. A 6.4% AMT rate is also applicable.

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