Skip to Main Content
  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B+
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    A
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    B+
Story City is a town in Iowa with a population of 3,395. Story City is in Story County and is one of the best places to live in Iowa. Living in Story City offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many young professionals and retirees live in Story City and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Story City are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$150,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$753
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    34%
  • Own
    66%
Sponsored Mortgage Options for Story City
Get Rates
  • $0 Lender Fee on Home Loans Limited Time Only
  • Biggest Home Loan Sale Ever. Low interest rates. Get a quote today!
Niche may be compensated by the third party lenders and others who place ads on the website. Niche is not a lender and does not endorse the products of these advertisers. Fees that Niche receives for ads do not affect the terms you may be offered by the lender you choose. There are many additional borrowing options available.

Story City 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
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    148.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    59.5
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    89.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    981.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    148.7
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    16%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    8%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    23%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    37%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%

Working in Story City

Jobs
A
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$65,893
National
$55,322
Places like Story City
More

Story City Reviews

12 reviews
All Categories
Story City is a wonderful little town in Iowa! We have one school district here and since the town is so small, everyone basically knows each other. We have a downtown with shops, restaurants, a theatre, library, and more. Everyone is this community is supportive of each other and we have fun things like Scandinavian Days in the summer. We have parks and a trail or two. I've lived here my whole life and I love it. It is a great place to raise kids. (Very safe)
Start Your Review of Story City
Rate It!
Stroy City is a small community, that has that small town freindliness and its a short commute to Des Moines and Ames.
A bit small but a very functional and cute small town that is near to everything you could need in Ames (10 miles away).