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  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    C
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    A-
South Park is a neighborhood in Des Moines, Iowa with a population of 8,192. South Park is in Polk County. Living in South Park offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents own their homes. In South Park there are a lot of parks. Residents of South Park tend to be liberal.
About South Park...
Population
8,192

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$119,327
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$767
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    40%
  • Own
    60%
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South 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

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$48,689
National
$62,843
Families with Children
33%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    2%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    13%
    20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    29%
    27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    24%
    12%
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Des Moines is a pretty mediocre place to live. It's not very exciting and there aren't many interesting things to do. The restaurants here also cater to a very western fatty crowd. It's hard to find good quality ethnic restaurants. The only good thing about Des Moines is that it's cheap to live here and that it's very green here so it's nice for those who love nature.
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okay place to live. there's a mixture of older and newer houses for rent, there's even apartment buildings.
lots of businesses, very busy area.