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Overall Niche Grade
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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
    B
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    C
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C
  12. Commute
    A
Lamoni is a town in Iowa with a population of 2,611. Lamoni is in Decatur County. Living in Lamoni offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many young professionals live in Lamoni and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Lamoni are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$86,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$532
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    47%
  • Own
    53%
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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
    7%
  • 10-17 years
    7%
  • 18-24 years
    38%
  • 25-34 years
    8%
  • 35-44 years
    8%
  • 45-54 years
    9%
  • 55-64 years
    9%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    19%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    22%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    14%
    13%

Working in Lamoni

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$33,910
National
$55,322
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Lamoni Reviews

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I enjoy the people in Lamoni because most are friendly and seem to really care about the other people in this community. The only thing about Lamoni that is not my style is the fact that its slow-paced because of its small size. The biggest thing in this town is the University and it is why the town still prospers. Otherwise, the population is small and there are not many job opportunities that would fit my liking. There are probably only five- seven eating establishments which are decent and all of them are located on the main street in the town. I can see some minor growth for this town in the future but otherwise, it is simply not somewhere I see myself settling my family down.
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Nice little small town. Expensive living though, and the city is catered around the college and their students, not the people that actually reside there and pay the extremely high property taxes own property in town.
Lamoni is such a welcoming town! I love the small-town vibe and the closeness between each community member! I am a student at Graceland University. Every person genuinely cares about you and will do anything to help you out.