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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    C-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    C-
  5. Good for Families
    C-
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    A
  10. Health & Fitness
    C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    D+
  12. Commute
    C
What Cheer is a town in Iowa with a population of 729. What Cheer is in Keokuk County. Living in What Cheer offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Residents of What Cheer tend to be conservative.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$35,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$441
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    27%
  • Own
    73%
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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
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$31,198
National
$55,322
Children
23%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    0%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    5%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    48%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    17%
    13%
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What Cheer Reviews

3 reviews
It is a very small town, with only 4 business opened, not including Town Hall/Library and the Post Office. I think the only reason it's still alive is because the highway runs through and the Flea Market a couple times a year. Petty crime is not uncommon but no one has died by unnatural means in four years.
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Everyone knows everyone it seems. Lot of pets. Most people tend to know what animal belongs to who. The town is known for the opera house and the flea market.
The hills are "fun" to walk up and down on.