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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    B
Nevada is a town in Iowa with a population of 6,798. Nevada is in Story County. Living in Nevada offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Nevada there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Nevada and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Nevada are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$132,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$654
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    26%
  • Own
    74%
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Nevada Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live 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
    355.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    44.5
    40.7
  • Robbery
    14.8
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    370.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    771.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    118.6
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    41%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%

Working in Nevada

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$57,965
National
$55,322

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Nevada Reviews

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I have lived in Nevada since I was 5, so it has now been 13 fantastic years. It was the best place to grow up! The public schools are so accepting, low in bullying, high in great teachers, and it's a very short commute as well. Nevada also has a wide range of things to do and places to go, including parks, pools, restaurants, and more! There are 4 playgrounds and a pool, which are absolutely amazing for young children and adults alike. Nevada has many different kinds of restaurants, including Mexican cuisine, fast food, and sandwich shops. There are 3 authentic Mexican restaurants, and the owners are widely known by almost everyone in town. This solidifies the feeling of "small town family", and with less than 7,000 people living in town, it's easy to get to know much of the residents personally. I have had the best experience possible growing up in Nevada, and would recommend this great little town to everyone.
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I wish the gas stations were fewer and more consistent. There’s 5 gas stations on Lincoln Way alone, and only 3 of them have been there for more than 5 years. The other two gas stations aren’t working and should be traded out for shops or general stores. It would be really nice if one of those gas stations were a grocery store. The only grocery store is Fareway and it’s way out of most people’s way to get to.
Very quiet, close to shopping in Ames. There are very cute shops, including a donut and ice cream shop and a wedding catering company.