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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    A
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    A
  10. Health & Fitness
    C
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C
  12. Commute
    C+
Garwin is a town in Iowa with a population of 482. Garwin is in Tama County. Living in Garwin offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Garwin there are a lot of bars. Residents of Garwin tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Garwin are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$70,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$580
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    13%
  • Own
    87%
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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
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Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    5%
  • 10-17 years
    17%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    7%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    17%
  • 65+ years
    18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    10%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    37%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    44%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%

Working in Garwin

Jobs
A
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$45,625
National
$55,322
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Garwin Reviews

2 reviews
Garwin is an awesome little town where everyone knows just about everyone. Everyone is super friendly and down to earth. I also love the school district. It has small class sizes to give kids the opportunity for more one on one time with the teachers. I only wish there were more businesses here. Currently, everyone has to commute to surrounding towns for groceries and things, but it would be nice if we could bring some stores to Garwin.
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It's a quiet, small Iowa town. It's perfect for older people or families with young kids. There aren't very many elementary/middle School children tho.