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grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade A minus
  2. Housing
    grade B+
  3. Nightlife
    grade A
  4. Good for Families
    grade A
  5. Diversity
    grade B minus
  6. Jobs
    grade A minus
  7. Weather
    grade C+
  8. Cost of Living
    grade B minus
  9. Health & Fitness
    grade A
  10. Outdoor Activities
    grade B
  11. Commute
    grade A+

editorial

Story County is located in Iowa with a population of 96,941. Story County is one of the best places to live in Iowa. In Story County, most residents own their homes. In Story County there are a lot of bars, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Story County and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Story County are highly rated.

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Population
96,941

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$185,800
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$905
National
$1,062
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    46%
  • Own
    54%
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Crime & Safety

Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    77.6
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    1.4
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    70.6
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    32.5
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    362.7
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    1,559.3
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    83.3
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade B minus
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    7%
  • 18-24 years
    31%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    9%
  • 55-64 years
    9%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    22%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    30%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    17%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    national  12%

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