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  1. Public Schools
    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
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
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Somerset is a neighborhood in Des Moines, Iowa with a population of 3,326. Somerset is in Polk County. Living in Somerset offers residents a dense urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Somerset there are a lot of parks. Many families live in Somerset and residents tend to have moderate political views.
About Somerset...
Population
3,326

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$42,227
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$700
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    73%
  • Own
    27%
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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
$36,691
National
$55,322
Families with Children
25%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    1%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    10%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    39%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    22%
    13%
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Somerset Reviews

2 reviews
Crimes do happen in Des Moines, but the police do help gratefully. If there is a crime, it is solved for efficiently and quickly, without having the public find out about it worrying the citizens.
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I would not want to live anywhere else. The south side of Des Moines is such a wonderful place to live. Everywhere you go the people are nice and welcoming. Being friendly is expected out of one another and it is always fun to come back home from school.