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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    A-
Scott County is located in Iowa with a population of 171,493. Scott County is one of the best places to live in Iowa. In Scott County, most residents own their homes. In Scott County there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Scott County and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Scott County are highly rated.
Population
171,493

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$153,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$748
National
$949
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    31%
  • Own
    69%
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Scott 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
    330.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    8.5
    6.1
  • Rape
    62.7
    40.7
  • Robbery
    139.2
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    830.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,680.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    404.6
    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
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    20%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    30%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%

Working in Scott County

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$57,681
National
$55,322

Scott County Reviews

1 review
Some of the features of Scott County that I like is all the diversity in the county and all the events that are held from the schools and private companies that like to get the community involved. For an example, some of the events that are held here is Rib Fest (personal favorite), Tug Fest, and all the exciting things such as the plays that are held at the high schools. Also, there are a lot of farmer markets, flea markets, and craft shows that are going on from individuals from Scott County. Some of the details that I wish that would change is all the road construction. Here, there are some much construction that is going on. This can be seen as a good thing, however, some of the roads they do construction on are not the ones that they should be worried about. This can be a positive thing for the community because this creates more jobs for people and helps the busy roads stay drive-able, but some of the some roads need more attention from the county.
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