A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    A
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    A-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$161,600
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$794
National
$928
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    24%
  • Own
    76%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    273
  • Murder
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    525
  • Theft
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    263

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$65,167
National
$53,889
Children
23%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    25%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    32%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%

    Adel Township Reviews

    2 reviews
    It is a great place to live because there is such a welcoming community. You can live in the country and still be very close to the nearest town. This is a place where morals and personal values are still held to be very important. The atmosphere is always pleasant in this small town of Iowa. People wave and smile at one another on the road and are generally thoughtful drivers. I believe it is best to grow up in a place like this because it helps you grow without a ton of influence from the craziness of the outside world. It is calm and quiet and allows for personal advancement, unlike a big city such as New York would allow. I would always choose to live here above a big area or city. Although I do love to travel, this will always be my home. I believe in the future kids will continue to benefit from the opportunities of this location through small schools with strong academics, sports, and the quiet tone of a loving town they will always have in their heart.
    Review Adel Township
    In this area, I believe the crime rate is very low and this stems back to the type of town this is and the people it produces. I always have felt safe here. This is a place where people leave their vehicle running while going inside the local gas station. This is a place where kids walk by themselves in the summer and after school to get from place to place. Crime here is almost unheard of. When it is heard of, it is always for smaller crimes, never amounting to very much. No place is perfect when it comes to their crime history but I believe we have some of the lowest crime action seen today. I really have no concerns, in fact the only time there seems to be much extra trouble is when outsiders enter our small town. They quickly realize though, the kind of town it is.