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    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
    A-
MLK Jr. Park is a neighborhood in Des Moines, Iowa with a population of 3,097. MLK Jr. Park is in Polk County. Living in MLK Jr. Park offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In MLK Jr. Park there are a lot of bars and parks. Many families live in MLK Jr. Park and residents tend to be liberal.
About MLK Jr. Park...
Population
3,097

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$83,355
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$423
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    34%
  • Own
    66%
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MLK Jr. 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
$35,234
National
$55,322
Families with Children
34%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    1%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    7%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    35%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    30%
    13%
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The crime rate relies on which street you are on. One block could be safe and the next could have a few troubled houses but not anything to be worried too much. Unless, you are racist or judgemental. Many of the neighborhood children run around the blocks, so everyone has to be a little cautious.
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No real crime to speak of, you can leave your garage door open and not worry. Walk down the street without worry of being harrassed
There are many great places to go eat around this neighborhood. However, there are no retail places to go. You must go to West Des Moines or the Southern side of Des Moines for any shopping centers.