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  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
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  8. Weather
    C+
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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Garner is a town in Iowa with a population of 3,080. Garner is in Hancock County and is one of the best places to live in Iowa. Living in Garner offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many young professionals live in Garner and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Garner are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$133,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$594
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    25%
  • Own
    75%
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Garner 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
A-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    64.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    129.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    420.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    64.7
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    14%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    8%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    16%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    20%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    36%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%

Working in Garner

Jobs
A
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$61,071
National
$55,322
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Garner Reviews

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Garner is a small friendly community with great services! The people are friendly and welcoming. Everybody feels like they belong! The town has some interesting history such as; the Duesenberg brothers opened a bicycle and motorcycle shop here. Our annual town celebration, Duesey Days, was named after these brothers!
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I appreciate the town of Garner because it has many resources like grocery stores, convenient stores and few little restaurants to eat. It is normally a quiet town and the crime rate seems to stay low! The people are friendly and it's a clean looking town.
Garner is a nice, little town to live in. I have grown up here all my life. Living here gives you a great sense of community. Everyone is very kind and welcoming, and it's always nice to know your neighbors. Even though it is small, Garner still has a lot to do such as a recreational center, aquatic center, movie theater, restaurants, and more. Overall, it is a wonderful town.