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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    A
  10. Health & Fitness
    C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    A-
Marshalltown is a town in Iowa with a population of 27,637. Marshalltown is in Marshall County. Living in Marshalltown offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Marshalltown there are a lot of bars and parks. Many families live in Marshalltown and residents tend to have moderate political views.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$98,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$633
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    34%
  • Own
    66%
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Marshalltown Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    481
    283
  • Murder
    4
    6
  • Rape
    119
    41
  • Robbery
    51
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    655
    500
  • Theft
    2,070
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    217
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$50,934
National
$55,322
Children
22%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    13%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    30%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    20%
    13%
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Marshalltown is a great city, with something to do and somewhere to go for everyone. There is an abundance of parks and trails, as well as places to fish nearby. I truly think this a safe place for people to grow and enjoy life together!
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Marshalltown is a small to medium size community with a diverse population. There are a lot of opportunities in the area with work, community involvement and association. I have three children that are currently apart of the high school in Marshalltown. The programs available are exceptional for students in all academic areas and athletics. There are also a many opportunities for the students to get involved in fine arts and other clubs. There are many religious communities and community organizations to get involved with.
Southside of Marshalltown is a lot nicer than the Northside, more updated homes and a lot neater. But Marshalltown is ratchet also. Tweakers, drugs, crime, I heard Marshalltown was also known as Methtown in Iowa. Police are hot in this little town and there is a lot of them, including undercovers.