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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    C+
Laurel Hill is a neighborhood in Des Moines, Iowa with a population of 631. Laurel Hill is in Polk County. Living in Laurel Hill offers residents a sparse urban feel and most residents own their homes. In Laurel Hill there are a lot of parks. Many retirees live in Laurel Hill and residents tend to lean conservative.
About Laurel Hill...
Population
631

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$116,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$873
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    25%
  • Own
    75%
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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
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$47,961
National
$55,322
Families with Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    39%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    24%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    13%
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