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Overall Niche Grade
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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
    B
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    A
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    B
Iowa Falls is a town in Iowa with a population of 5,124. Iowa Falls is in Hardin County. Living in Iowa Falls offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Iowa Falls there are a lot of bars and parks. Many retirees live in Iowa Falls and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Iowa Falls are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$87,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$642
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    29%
  • Own
    71%
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Iowa Falls 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
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    19.3
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    77.6
    40.7
  • Robbery
    19.3
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    250.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,658.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    135
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    13%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    8%
  • 45-54 years
    10%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    23%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    12%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    38%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    33%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%

Working in Iowa Falls

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$49,521
National
$55,322

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Iowa Falls Reviews

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I honestly dont know where to start. Here in iowa falls there is hardly anything to do when you are not in the mood to go to the parks. There is a pool that is only open during summer (obviously) and a theater, thats about it. Oh and there are also bars here too. The school system has constantly been denounced here after two kids on two seperate occasions have threatened to shoot up the school and a handful of kids had taken their own lives due to bullying. Property values have shot up drastically thanks to the botched road construction that lasted 3 months longer than it should have. And the nighlife here is non existent, except for the drug users who shift throught the streets now and then.
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Iowa Falls is a beautiful, somewhat historical, and interesting little town. It's a great place for families, raising children and people who enjoy a quintessential small town life in a pleasant area with nice nature spots.
On the other hand, Iowa Falls seems not to be a very welcoming community. It's not that the community is rude or mean, they're quite nice, but it's comparable to an inside joke, where if you don't know the right people, you'll never be in on the joke.
I moved to Iowa Falls when my husband accepted a teaching position here. We recently just bought our first home here. Something that stands out about Iowa Falls is the community's ability to rally. People truly define the popular phrase "Iowa Nice" here. Everyone seems to give back in some capacity, there are multiple opportunities to serve on boards or volunteer. This fairly small town takes pride in it's past and takes action for it's future. Friends become family and the support for one another is unmatched.