Laurens 74 Excellent
Laurens Livability #224 ranked city in Iowa#4,451 ranked city in the USARanks better than 84% of areas

Pros and Cons of Living in Laurens

  • Cost Of Living

    Residents in this area benefit from an affordable cost of living. This includes goods and services, transportation, housing, utilities, groceries and healthcare.

  • Crime

    This area is characterized by a crime rate, per 100,000 individuals, that falls well below the national average, indicating its potential as a very safe place to live.

  • Housing

    The housing category in this area boasts higher than average scores, likely influenced by a positive home affordability ratio, robust appreciation rates or elevated home values.

  • Health & Safety

    Earning a high health and safety score depends on factors such as good air quality and the availability of essential health facilities like hospitals, clinics, doctors, and fire stations.

  • Amenities

    It appears that many amenities may not be conveniently situated within walking distance, potentially necessitating the use of a vehicle or public transit.

  • Commute

    Commuters in this area may experience longer-than-average work commute times due to limited public transportation access.

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      Laurens transportation information

      Statistic Laurens Iowa National
      Average one way commute19min19min26min
      Workers who drive to work79.0%80.7%76.4%
      Workers who carpool8.4%8.6%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit0.0%1.1%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.0%0.5%0.6%
      Workers who walk11.5%3.5%2.8%
      Working from home0.5%4.5%4.6%
      Source: The Laurens, IA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).