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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    A
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    B+
Riceville is a town in Iowa with a population of 827. Riceville is in Howard County. Living in Riceville offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Riceville and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Riceville are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$76,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$595
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    18%
  • Own
    82%
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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
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    11%
  • 25-34 years
    9%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    22%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    11%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    49%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%

Working in Riceville

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$42,500
National
$55,322
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Riceville Reviews

3 reviews
Riceville is a very friendly small town. If you need help, you can get it in Riceville. I will always stay around Riceville because it's such a great community!
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Riceville is a small town where there are bigger towns close by for the more night life one may be looking for. Small town life means you know and trust your neighbors, people look out for and take care of each other, and you never meet a stranger!
Riceville is terrible I have no idea why it has a B-. There is nothing to do, nowhere to eat, and no stores. How is it a C+
In diversity everyone's white, minus the few Mexicans. There is no nightlife, here or anywhere near here. You don't know everyone here, even though there isn't very many people here. We don't have a cop, and I'm pretty sure some of the students here are drug dealers. There is a pedophile walking the streets, I'm not kidding for some reason he's not in jail. You can see him everyday jogging or walking some random dogs. The only good thing about this place is the few good families that live here, honestly I don't know why they would, but there are some good people.