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    B+
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  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
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  5. Good for Families
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  7. Jobs
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Waveland Park is a neighborhood in Des Moines, Iowa with a population of 3,942. Waveland Park is in Polk County and is one of the best places to live in Iowa. Living in Waveland Park offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Waveland Park there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Waveland Park and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Waveland Park are above average.
About Waveland Park...
Population
3,942

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$177,127
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$793
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    26%
  • Own
    74%
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Waveland Park 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
$81,559
National
$55,322
Families with Children
29%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    23%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    35%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    13%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%
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