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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
    B+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    A+
University Heights is a town in Iowa with a population of 1,242. University Heights is in Johnson County and is one of the best places to live in Iowa. Living in University Heights offers residents a suburban 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.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$275,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,429
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    43%
  • Own
    57%
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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
    283
  • Murder
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500
  • Theft
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    18%
  • 25-34 years
    20%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    9%
  • 55-64 years
    9%
  • 65+ years
    10%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    52%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    31%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    12%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    4%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    0%
    13%

Working in University Heights

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$72,083
National
$55,322
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