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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    A-
Muscatine County is located in Iowa with a population of 42,923. In Muscatine County, most residents own their homes. In Muscatine County there are a lot of bars and parks. Many families live in Muscatine County and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Muscatine County are above average.
Population
42,923

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$128,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$748
National
$949
Area Feel
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    28%
  • Own
    72%
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Muscatine 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
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    710.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    75.2
    40.7
  • Robbery
    25.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    350.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,495.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    154.6
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    34%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    13%

Working in Muscatine County

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$56,398
National
$55,322

Muscatine County Reviews

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The area is beautiful. You get to breathe the fresh air. The whole county is beautiful. The countryside is the most beautiful of them all. Growing up in Muscatine and then moving to the county is refreshing. so I know that the whole world is not a horrible ugly place. I grew up in Muscatine and Louisa county so the sights are beautiful. When i visit other places seeing fields it makes me feel like I'm back home
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Muscatine County is a small and quiet place to live. There are not very many attractions but it is filled with history. Muscatine has many restaurants for everyone to enjoy.
Muscatine county is fairly large and diverse. Muscatine in particular has many different cultures and religions living in one area. My only wish is that there was more sense of community among residents.