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B+
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    A-
Le Mars is a town in Iowa with a population of 9,861. Le Mars is in Plymouth County. Living in Le Mars offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families and retirees live in Le Mars and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Le Mars are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$148,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$553
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    26%
  • Own
    74%
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Le Mars 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
    60.3
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    30.1
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    361.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,115
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    110.5
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    10%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    39%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    32%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%

Working in Le Mars

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$58,063
National
$55,322

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Le Mars Reviews

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There are qualities to this town that are admirable one being the schools. This is about the extent of its offerings. Very small town vibe which translates to your neighbors knowing everything about your personal life, and if they don't, they are sure to try and find out. Nightlife here is practically non existent, unless you enjoy spending time in far outdated bars that have three types of beer being, Bud Light, Miller High Life, and Budweiser. If you are interested in eating healthy, best of luck, it's nearly useless trying to find anything organic in any of the grocery stores. I can be somewhat bitter about this place, but I promise it is because I have lived in places that far outweigh this one in many ways.
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Schools are very good with many opportunities to participate in a number of extracurriculars, many churches to chose from, strong economics, easy driving distance from a number of shopping centers, events, and sight-seeing opportunities. In addition, the farming communities give way to strong work ethics and care for others. The area will continue to prosper, though it will never be a BIG city.
I like the small town treatment that people get when shopping downtown. Le Mars is a very welcoming community. One negative thing is that housing is quite expensive.