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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Housing
    A
  3. Nightlife
    B
  4. Good for Families
    B-
  5. Diversity
    C
  6. Jobs
    B+
  7. Weather
    B-
  8. Cost of Living
    A
  9. Health & Fitness
    B-
  10. Outdoor Activities
    C-
  11. Commute
    B+
Ida County is located in Iowa with a population of 6,916. In Ida County, most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Ida County and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Ida County are above average.
Population
6,916

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$96,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$469
National
$949
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    24%
  • Own
    76%
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Crime & Safety

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
C
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    16%
  • 65+ years
    22%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    36%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    38%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%

Working in Ida County

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$55,969
National
$55,322

Places to Work in Ida County

Ida County Reviews

3 reviews
Ida County is a great county to raise a family or have a new start. People here are very kind and welcoming. Most people meet friends at bars, bowling alleys, and churches. I would not suggest moving to this area if you are young and looking for a spouse. There are not many young unmarried people who live in this area. People here often go out to restaurants and movies. While there isn't a large variety of things to do out in the town, most people spend time with friends in their homes or around campfires.
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IDA COUNTY IS A RURAL COUNTY WITH EXCELLENT TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS AND A WONDERFULSCHOOLS. THERE IS EXCELLENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR EMPLOYMENT AND SAFE LIVING. PEOPLE IN OUR AREA DO NOT HAVE TO LOCK THEIR DOORS AND CHILDREN CAN WALK OUR STREETS AT NIGHT WITH OUT FEAR. OUR SCHOOLS HAVE ALL BEEN AWARDED WITH BLUE RIBBON RATINGS NATIONALLY. THIS COUNTY WOULD BE A PERFECT PLACE TO RAISE THE BEST CITIZENS THIS COUNTRY COULD OFFER.
You always have a neighbor willing to help out. It is a pretty tight-knit community. Great pool, Rec, and school. Amazing restaurants as well.