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  4. Nightlife
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  5. Good for Families
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  6. Diversity
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  7. Jobs
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  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
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Drake is a neighborhood in Des Moines, Iowa with a population of 15,197. Drake is in Polk County and is one of the best places to live in Iowa. Living in Drake offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents rent their homes. In Drake there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Drake and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Drake are above average.

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About Drake...
Population
15,197

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$140,068
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$828
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    51%
  • Own
    49%
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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 A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$45,631
National
$62,843
Families with Children
25%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    14%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    27%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    18%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    14%
    national  12%

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