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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B+
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    A
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    B
Adel is a town in Iowa with a population of 4,103. Adel is in Dallas County and is one of the best places to live in Iowa. Living in Adel offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families live in Adel and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Adel are above average.
About Adel...
Population
4,103

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$163,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$711
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    23%
  • Own
    77%
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Adel Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    295.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    22.7
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    2,663
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,796.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    227.4
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    3%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    16%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    26%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%

Working in Adel

Jobs
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Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$60,701
National
$55,322
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Adel Reviews

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The area is nice and it has a small town vibe even though its growing bigger. Lots of new people are moving into the town which is fine, but the older residents that have lived here the longest do not like it what so ever. A lot of them have really messy yards with random junk in them. There is even a house like that right when you get into town so that everyone can see. The other thing is that the main intersection in the town has no turn light, and it makes a mess at all times in the day. Town square is very nice and the courthouse is absolutely beautiful!
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Adel is a safe area that is full of friendly people. I've never had any issues while in Adel. There's not much to do here because it is a small town, but there's some good qualities to it!
Wonderful small town! Lots of small shops and restaurants. Awesome community and close to Waukee and West Des Moines for more shopping.