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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$197,600
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$513
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    10%
  • Own
    90%

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
$84,917
National
$53,889
Children
27%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    23%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    39%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    26%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%

    Atkins Reviews

    2 reviews
    If I could do things all over again I think I would still choose to stay where I am at. I love the friendly atmosphere and there is a lot of community involvement. I feel like Atkins is gonna grow and get bigger. As far as living in Iowa I'm used to all the weather changes but I wouldn't mind living in somewhere that is warm all the time.
    Review Atkins
    There are cops around most of the time, but they might be there just patrolling, there isant really any violence or crime going on in my neighborhood but it is good to have a cop around just in case of an emergency