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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    B+
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    B
Denison is a town in Iowa with a population of 8,358. Denison is in Crawford County. Living in Denison offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Denison there are a lot of bars. Many families live in Denison and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Denison are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$90,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$642
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    38%
  • Own
    62%
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Denison Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    166.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    59.4
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    118.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    415.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    154.5
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    16%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    12%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    9%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    9%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    23%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    37%
    13%

Working in Denison

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$53,074
National
$55,322

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Denison Reviews

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One of my favorite things about Denison is the homey feeling. Everyone in the town is friendly and welcoming. My favorite place to go hangout and relax is at the lake. Lots of people go there and it is very refreshing. One thing I'd change is that there needs to be more places/activities for people to get together. Overall though, Denison is a great place for families.
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The town has a very diverse population which gives unique experiences to all who live there. Overall, Denison Is a good place to live.
Denison in relatively a safe area to live. It has a thriving ethnic population and also a lot of opportunities in local activities. The schools are not too big and not a big crime area. It's generally a safe town. However, Denison does not have a lot of opportunity of offering jobs for young people wanting to make a career work in its town.