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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
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    A
  10. Health & Fitness
    C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C-
  12. Commute
    C+
Vail is a town in Iowa with a population of 501. Vail is in Crawford County. Living in Vail offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. Residents of Vail tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Vail are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$65,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$497
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    18%
  • Own
    82%
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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

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    9%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    17%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    2%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    6%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    47%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    20%
    13%

Working in Vail

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$46,136
National
$55,322
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Vail Reviews

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Over all I would say I enjoy living in Vail, Iowa. The Houses are extremely cheap since it is out in the country and the people are nice. The schools don't get enough funding though and are having to send students to larger towns near by. The roads are pretty bad, and there's absolutely nothing to do at night time or much variety in places to shop or eat at. However the neighbors are nice, and you don't have to always be looking over your shoulder walking at night around here.
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Small town living is less stressful than city living but like everywhere it has it's down side. Limited shopping and entertainment spots, travel distance to work and home but I still would not trade the privacy of small town living.
Most people are community involved, keep their pets on leaches and don't complain about the dog next door. Most of the towns citizens have lived most of their lives in the same area if not the town.