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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    A+
University Heights is a suburb of Cedar Rapids with a population of 1,206. University Heights is in Johnson County and is one of the best places to live in Iowa. Living in University Heights offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents own their homes. In University Heights there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in University Heights and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in University Heights are highly rated.
About University Heights...
Population
1,206

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$279,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,416
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    41%
  • Own
    59%
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University Heights 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
    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
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    7%
  • 18-24 years
    20%
  • 25-34 years
    19%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    8%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    52%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    31%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    13%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    4%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    0%
    13%

Working in University Heights

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$67,321
National
$55,322
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