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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    A
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    A
  10. Health & Fitness
    C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C
  12. Commute
    B
Traer is a town in Iowa with a population of 1,646. Traer is in Tama County. Living in Traer offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Traer there are a lot of bars. Many retirees live in Traer and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Traer are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$110,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$678
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    32%
  • Own
    68%
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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
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Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    9%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    27%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    39%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    34%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%

Working in Traer

Jobs
A
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$54,943
National
$55,322
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Traer Reviews

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Friendly town. Everyone in the town is always so willing to either donate services or help out someone or anyone not even from the community. It's like we are all one big family. Sometimes can be full of gossip and unneeded drama but that's to be expected in small towns.
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Snow and ice in the winter means heavy coats, gloves, hats, scarves and emergency car kits. Spring brings rain with the possibility of floods. Raincoats and umbrellas a must. Summer and fall can bring tornadoes, straight-line winds, and hail.
If you are not already working in one of the local shops, there isn't much opportunity unless someone retires or dies. Most people drive 30 minutes into the bigger city for employment.