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Overall Niche Grade
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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
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    NG
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    NG
Somerset is a neighborhood in Des Moines, Iowa. Somerset is in Polk County and is one of the best places to live in Iowa. Living in Somerset offers residents a suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Somerset there are a lot of bars and parks. Residents of Somerset tend to have moderate political views.
About Somerset...
Population

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$28,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$771
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
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
    283
  • Murder
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500
  • Theft
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$36,193
National
$55,322
Children
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
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Somerset Reviews

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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.