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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
    NG
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    NG
Waveland Woods is a neighborhood in Des Moines, Iowa with a population of 1,946. Waveland Woods is in Polk County and is one of the best places to live in Iowa. Living in Waveland Woods offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Waveland Woods there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many retirees live in Waveland Woods and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Waveland Woods are above average.
About Waveland Woods...
Population
1,946

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$132,912
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$641
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    46%
  • Own
    54%
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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
    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
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Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$49,098
National
$55,322
Children
23%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    37%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    14%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%
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