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  1. Public Schools
    C-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    A
  10. Health & Fitness
    C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C-
  12. Commute
    B+
Laurens is a town in Iowa with a population of 1,337. Laurens is in Pocahontas County. Living in Laurens offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Laurens there are a lot of bars. Many retirees live in Laurens and residents tend to be conservative.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$62,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$589
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    30%
  • Own
    70%
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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
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    8%
  • 35-44 years
    9%
  • 45-54 years
    20%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    1%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    12%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    41%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    13%

Working in Laurens

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$40,446
National
$55,322
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