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    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
    A+
Drake Park is a neighborhood in Des Moines, Iowa with a population of 2,673. Drake Park is in Polk County and is one of the best places to live in Iowa. Living in Drake Park offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Drake Park there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families live in Drake Park and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Drake Park are above average.
About Drake Park...
Population
2,673

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$89,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$685
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    72%
  • Own
    28%
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Drake Park Rankings

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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
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Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$31,063
National
$55,322
Families with Children
28%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    23%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    27%
    13%
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Where I live wouldn't be my first choice. I grew up here and I plan to leave when I finish college. I think where I live is a very good place to grow up. We have good schools for all levels of education. And the overall rates for crime is very low, it's a safe place to be. In the future I see great things to come with business, attractions and making my hometown just broader city to come travel too, both for business and pleasure trips.
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