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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    B
Gray's Woods is a neighborhood in Des Moines, Iowa with a population of 11,335. Gray's Woods is in Polk County. Living in Gray's Woods offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Gray's Woods there are a lot of parks. Residents of Gray's Woods tend to lean conservative.
About Gray's Woods...
Population
11,335

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$144,937
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$994
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    16%
  • Own
    84%
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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
$68,430
National
$55,322
Families with Children
32%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    24%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    33%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%
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Gray's Woods Reviews

2 reviews
Police are around every once in a while so not much worries me. Again, we live in a neighborhood where lost families are lower middle class and even lower so there's always a little bit of concern. Only thing that concerns me is the roads and lighting, it can get pretty dark and the roads aren't very fun when you get into some residentials. Police will be there when you need them but there is a little sense of uneasiness.
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My area is nice although the demographics would show that lower middle income families live in my area. If we are talking about the city of Des Moines it is absolutely beautiful and I plan on coming back to live here with my family but I would move out of my neighborhood into a better home. It's a great place for families and you don't have much to worry about. If we are just talking about zip codes not much has changed in my postal area.