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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    A+
  10. Health & Fitness
    C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C-
  12. Commute
    B
Battle Creek is a town in Iowa with a population of 737. Battle Creek is in Ida County. Living in Battle Creek offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Battle Creek and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Battle Creek are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$49,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$478
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    22%
  • Own
    78%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    8%
  • 35-44 years
    9%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    25%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    1%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    14%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    38%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    39%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%

Working in Battle Creek

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$49,000
National
$55,322
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