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    C+
  7. Jobs
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Van Meter Township is located in Iowa with a population of 3,601. Van Meter Township is in Dallas County and is one of the best places to live in Iowa. Living in Van Meter Township offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. Many families live in Van Meter Township and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Van Meter Township are highly rated.
About Van Meter Township...
Population
3,601

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$177,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$885
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    13%
  • Own
    87%
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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
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    26%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    26%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%

Working in Van Meter Township

Jobs
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Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$93,000
National
$55,322
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Van Meter Township Reviews

3 reviews
I would choose to live here again if I could do it all over again. I love the quiet and the country, maybe just because its where I lived all my life but I love it.
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I live in such a small town there isn't much or really no crime at all. Everyone makes each other feel safe.
This community is one of the best parts