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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    A+
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    A+
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    B-
Dallas County is located in Iowa with a population of 80,864. Dallas County is one of the best places to live in Iowa. Living in Dallas County offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In Dallas County there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Dallas County and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Dallas County are highly rated.
Population
80,864

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$218,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$939
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    25%
  • Own
    75%
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Dallas County Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    147.3
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    33.8
    40.7
  • Robbery
    6.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    469.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,111.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    181.1
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    16%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    16%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    11%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    15%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    34%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    19%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%

Working in Dallas County

Jobs
A+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$82,719
National
$55,322

Dallas County Reviews

1 review
I live in Dallas, I personally love Dallas. There's always something to do with great deals. Very inexpensive places to go and have a good time.
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