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Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade B minus
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade unavailable
  3. Housing
    grade C
  4. Nightlife
    grade A+
  5. Good for Families
    grade B
  6. Diversity
    grade B+
  7. Jobs
    grade B minus
  8. Weather
    grade B minus
  9. Cost of Living
    grade C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade A minus
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade B minus
  12. Commute
    grade A+

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Downtown is a neighborhood in Des Moines, Iowa with a population of 5,586. Downtown is in Polk County and is one of the best places to live in Iowa. Living in Downtown offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Downtown there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Downtown and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Downtown are above average.

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About Downtown...
Population
5,586

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$283,468
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$890
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    87%
  • Own
    13%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade unavailable
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    No data available  
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    No data available  
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    No data available  
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    No data available  
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    No data available  
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    No data available  
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    No data available  
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$41,771
National
$62,843
Families with Children
4%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    22%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    38%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    22%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    14%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    national  12%

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