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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    D-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    A+
Carpenter is a neighborhood in Des Moines, Iowa with a population of 925. Carpenter is in Polk County. Living in Carpenter offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents rent their homes. In Carpenter there are a lot of bars, coffee shops, and parks. Many families live in Carpenter and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Carpenter are above average.
About Carpenter...
Population
925

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$92,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$663
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    82%
  • Own
    18%
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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
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$17,281
National
$55,322
Families with Children
40%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    0%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    12%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    42%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    18%
    13%
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