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A+ Downtown Des Moines Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
C Downtown Des Moines Cost of Living Cost of living is 11% higher than Iowa
Downtown Des Moines
100same as the US average
Des Moines
8713% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Downtown Des Moines cost of living
B Downtown Des Moines Crime Total crime is 5% higher than Iowa
Total crime
2,03321% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 5021% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
4%Year over year crime is up
Downtown Des Moines crime
C Downtown Des Moines Employment Household income is 44% lower than Iowa
Median household income
$30,32145% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$47,46759% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
2%58% lower than the US average
Downtown Des Moines employment
B+ Downtown Des Moines Housing Home value is 80% higher than Iowa
Median home value
$238,70029% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$71824% lower than the US average
Home ownership
11%82% lower than the US average
Downtown Des Moines real estate or Downtown Des Moines rentals
A+ Downtown Des Moines Schools HS graduation rate is 1% lower than Iowa
High school grad. rates
87%5% higher than the US average
School test scores
80%62% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
n/aequal to the US average
Des Moines K-12 schools or Des Moines colleges

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Compare Des Moines, IA Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around Des Moines, IA

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Waterbury, Des Moines853.52,740
Downtown Des Moines, Des Moines8502,576
Waveland Park, Des Moines843.23,214
Ingersoll Park, Des Moines832.6798
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Bloomfield-Allen, Des Moines834.46,844
Greenwood, Des Moines831.81,009
Lower Beaver, Des Moines834.25,761
Salisbury Oaks, Des Moines812.31,088

Best Cities Near Des Moines, IA

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Ankeny, IA9010.353,413
Clive, IA889.117,022
Urbandale, IA885.441,578
West Des Moines, IA864.361,624
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Waukee, IA8612.516,955
Altoona, IA859.116,692
Johnston, IA848.319,491
Prairie City, IA8320.11,973
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Source: The Downtown Des Moines, Des Moines, IA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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