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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
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    A-
Muscatine is a town in Iowa with a population of 23,864. Muscatine is in Muscatine County. Living in Muscatine offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Muscatine there are a lot of parks. Many families live in Muscatine and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Muscatine are above average.
About Muscatine...
Population
23,864

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$107,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$828
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    34%
  • Own
    66%
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Muscatine Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    710.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    75.2
    40.7
  • Robbery
    25.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    350.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,495.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    154.6
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    14%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    34%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    13%

Working in Muscatine

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$52,030
National
$55,322
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Things I like about where I live in Muscatine is that it is pretty safe but there are parts of Muscatine that could be a lot safer, I know this because I grew up living on a street with a lot of violence especially during the night which didn't make me feel like I was safe at all. There could be an increase in patrol in certain areas for the safety of everyone living here in Muscatine. Another thing that I would like to see change is having places for teens to have fun because there aren't very many places in town that are fun for teens.
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I moved to Muscatine seven years ago, and my family and I proudly call it our home. We may not have all of the amenities of larger cities, but we have several arts and music programs; quality sports recreational facilities; a diverse population of various cultures and languages; family-friendly activities; and restaurants and parks designated as Blue Zone areas for healthy living. The new luxury Merrill Hotel on the riverfront is attracting tourists as well as out-of-town business professionals. Our restaurants represent authentic international cuisine, especially with Italian, Mexican, and Asian Fusion. Several of the bars in town, especially The Missipi Brew Company and Nitelife 48, provide venues for local and regional artists to perform quality concerts. Muscatine is definitely a hidden gem on the riverfront as well as popular destination between Iowa City and the Quad Cities.
I have lived in Muscatine all my life, and it has only gotten worse as time passes. There is nowhere to shop in this town, so if you want clothes you will have to go to Davenport or Iowa City which are both about an hour away. The roads are not good, and will do damage to your car if you don't avoid pot holes. The schools are okay, they are not anything special, but they are not the worst. Muscatine does have a community college which is nice, and there are lots of places to be employed at.