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  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    A
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    A-
Walnut Township is a suburb of Des Moines with a population of 67,509. Walnut Township is in Polk County and is one of the best places to live in Iowa. Living in Walnut Township offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Walnut Township there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Walnut Township and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Walnut Township are highly rated.
About Walnut Township...
Population
67,509

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$195,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$894
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    37%
  • Own
    63%
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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
    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.
Median Household Income
$66,963
National
$55,322
Children
18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    17%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    33%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    16%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%
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