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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    NG
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    NG
Population

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$117,713
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$711
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    53%
  • Own
    47%

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
$37,393
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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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.