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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    A
Capitol East is a neighborhood in Des Moines, Iowa with a population of 3,216. Capitol East is in Polk County. Living in Capitol East offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Capitol East there are a lot of bars, restaurants, and parks. Residents of Capitol East tend to have moderate political views.
About Capitol East...
Population
3,216

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$67,097
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$755
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    62%
  • Own
    38%
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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
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$31,640
National
$55,322
Families with Children
34%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    2%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    2%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    45%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    26%
    13%
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