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  1. Public Schools
    grade A
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade unavailable
  3. Housing
    grade B+
  4. Nightlife
    grade A minus
  5. Good for Families
    grade A+
  6. Diversity
    grade B+
  7. Jobs
    grade A
  8. Weather
    grade B minus
  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
    grade B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade B minus
  12. Commute
    grade A+

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University Heights is a suburb of Cedar Rapids with a population of 1,159. 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.

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About University Heights...
Population
1,159

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$295,700
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$1,500
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    48%
  • Own
    52%
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University Heights Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade unavailable
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    No data available  
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    No data available  
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    No data available  
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    No data available  
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    No data available  
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    No data available  
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    No data available  
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    6%
  • 18-24 years
    22%
  • 25-34 years
    21%
  • 35-44 years
    9%
  • 45-54 years
    6%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    51%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    36%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    12%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    2%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    0%
    national  12%

Working in University Heights

Jobs
grade A
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$68,533
National
$62,843

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