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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    A+
Woodland Heights is a neighborhood in Des Moines, Iowa with a population of 3,915. Woodland Heights is in Polk County and is one of the best places to live in Iowa. Living in Woodland Heights offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Woodland Heights there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Woodland Heights and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Woodland Heights are above average.
About Woodland Heights...
Population
3,915

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$121,209
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$607
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    71%
  • Own
    29%
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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
$37,562
National
$55,322
Families with Children
13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    15%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    27%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    20%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%
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