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  6. Diversity
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  7. Jobs
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Windsor Heights is a suburb of Des Moines with a population of 4,990. Windsor Heights is in Polk County and is one of the best places to live in Iowa. Living in Windsor Heights offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Windsor Heights there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families, young professionals, and retirees live in Windsor Heights and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Windsor Heights are highly rated.
About Windsor Heights...
Population
4,990

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$182,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$956
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    29%
  • Own
    71%
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Windsor 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
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    180
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    60
    40.7
  • Robbery
    40
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    399.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,919.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    20
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    17%
  • 10-17 years
    5%
  • 18-24 years
    5%
  • 25-34 years
    17%
  • 35-44 years
    9%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    16%
  • 65+ years
    19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    36%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    16%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%

Working in Windsor Heights

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$59,148
National
$55,322
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Windsor Heights Reviews

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Great houses, cool events in the park, awesome bike trails, and generally friendly people. We have Hy-Vee, Walmart, and samsclub. The police, fire, and end personal are exceptional as well. Overall a great place to live.
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It's a safe neighborhood, which I really like. I feel like I can trust most people in the area. The one thing I don't like about it, is there are speeding camera's. The main road going down the town is set up for at 35 mile per hour speed, but the speed limit was set for 25 miles per hour. Is considered a speeding trap by many.
There is a great combination of mom-and-pop versus big companies. You do not have to go far to get what you prefer and/or need. There is such a great opportunity to buy and support local.