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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    A
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    B+
Waterbury is a neighborhood in Des Moines, Iowa with a population of 5,324. Waterbury is in Polk County and is one of the best places to live in Iowa. Living in Waterbury offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Waterbury there are a lot of bars, coffee shops, and parks. Many retirees live in Waterbury and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Waterbury are above average.
About Waterbury...
Population
5,324

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$212,267
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$829
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    28%
  • Own
    72%
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Waterbury Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of neighborhoods based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

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
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$93,663
National
$55,322
Families with Children
30%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    23%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    34%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    14%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%
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1 review
Good place to live, but isolated by cornfields.
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