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  1. Public Schools
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  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    A
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    A-
Douglas Township is a suburb of Des Moines with a population of 7,077. Douglas Township is in Polk County and is one of the best places to live in Iowa. Living in Douglas Township offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Douglas Township there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Douglas Township and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Douglas Township are highly rated.
About Douglas Township...
Population
7,077

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$213,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,015
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    19%
  • Own
    81%
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Crime & Safety

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

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    16%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    17%
  • 35-44 years
    15%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    8%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    38%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    12%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%

Working in Douglas Township

Jobs
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Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$70,637
National
$55,322
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Douglas Township Reviews

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I see one of our police officers every day on my way to school. The police are a very present force in my community. There station is even connected to our middle school.
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I absolutely love where I live. I travel all over for wrestling and every time I travel I become more and more thankful for were I live and the amazing community I am apart of.
There are many different food places for dates and things like that, but it is not a great place for alcohol or clubs.