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  6. Diversity
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  7. Jobs
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Meredith is a neighborhood in Des Moines, Iowa with a population of 7,217. Meredith is in Polk County and is one of the best places to live in Iowa. Living in Meredith offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Meredith there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Meredith and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Meredith are highly rated.
About Meredith...
Population
7,217

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$158,323
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$679
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    45%
  • Own
    55%
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Meredith Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of neighborhoods based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

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
$65,296
National
$55,322
Families with Children
36%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    25%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    35%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    21%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    13%
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Meredith Reviews

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There have been instances where crime has been present, but police are always responsive and arrive quickly to the scene if need be. Even better, community members and neighbors are more than willing to help in certain situations.
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I love my area because of my comfortability, but there are more wealthy communities in the area than mine. However compared to the rest of the country, this is definitely a phenomenal suburb to live in. It is very safe and welcoming to anyone.