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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Housing
    A-
  3. Nightlife
    A
  4. Good for Families
    A-
  5. Diversity
    B-
  6. Jobs
    A-
  7. Weather
    C+
  8. Cost of Living
    B
  9. Health & Fitness
    A-
  10. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  11. Commute
    A-
Linn County is located in Iowa with a population of 222,121. Linn County is one of the best places to live in Iowa. In Linn County, most residents own their homes. In Linn County there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Linn County and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Linn County are highly rated.
Population
222,121

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$153,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$743
National
$949
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    26%
  • Own
    74%
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Linn County Rankings

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

Crime & Safety

Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    147
    282.7
  • Murder
    3.9
    6.1
  • Rape
    27
    40.7
  • Robbery
    75.5
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    616.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,344.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    214
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    23%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    35%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    27%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%

Working in Linn County

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$64,862
National
$55,322

Linn County Reviews

1 review
My experience of Linn County has been mostly positive. Linn County is located in eastern Iowa and is dominated by the city of Cedar Rapids. Linn County is a good, safe place to raise children, with a good public school system and numerous parks. There are numerous means of entertainment, such as a theatre, baseball and hockey teams, and a thriving downtown area full of interesting places to visit.
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