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A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    NG
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    NG
Population
Neighborhood in
Kent

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$145,577
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$836
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    58%
  • Own
    42%

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

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$38,642
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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You can take the public bus system or the train to Seattle or Tacoma. Des Moines is One bus to a grocery store or walk to the neighborhood market. Des Moines is in between Seattle, Renton, Kent, Burien.
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Des Moines is a very good city if you have a family. It's safe and kids friendly. However, the real state market is very poor. It's hard to own a house here due to the price and vacancy.