Marshalltown 71 Excellent
Marshalltown Livability #665 ranked city in Iowa#11,576 ranked city in the USARanks better than 60% of areas

Livability Awards

A+ Marshalltown Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
B+ Marshalltown Cost of Living Cost of living is 4% lower than Iowa
8713% less expensive than the US average
9010% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Marshalltown cost of living
D+ Marshalltown Crime Total crime is 44% higher than Iowa
Total crime
2,88516% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 3516% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
12%Year over year crime is up
Marshalltown crime
D Marshalltown Employment Household income is 7% lower than Iowa
Median household income
$50,9348% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$23,05923% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
5%3% lower than the US average
Marshalltown employment
D- Marshalltown Housing Home value is 26% lower than Iowa
Median home value
$98,80047% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$63333% lower than the US average
Home ownership
66%4% higher than the US average
Marshalltown real estate or Marshalltown rentals
B Marshalltown Schools HS graduation rate is 14% lower than Iowa
High school grad. rates
76%9% lower than the US average
School test scores
65%31% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
15:16% lower than the US average
Marshalltown K-12 schools
F Marshalltown User Ratings There are a total of 5 ratings in Marshalltown
Overall user rating
42% 5 total ratings
User reviews rating
50% 2 total reviews
User surveys rating
31% 3 total surveys
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      Living in Marshalltown, IA

      Located in the state of Iowa, Marshalltown is a medium-sized city with a population of 27,637 inhabitants. If we look at the most recent Census, Marshalltown is known to have a predominantly White population. The next two most common races are Asian and Black. Additionally, more than a quarter of the population of Marshalltown are of Hispanic or Latino origin, and 24% of the population also speak Spanish. If finding a family friendly city is important to you, look no further. With more than 79% of the population considered married and 60% with kids under the age of 18, Marshalltown could be considered a very suitable city for families.

      If you’re considering relocating to any new city, it could be a very discouraging task. However, it could also be a positive experience if you are willing to get to know the area before actually living in Marshalltown, Iowa. With useful information like crime, education, employment and other key data points, finding the best places to live in Marshalltown and in the areas around Marshalltown is a much easier task.

      The livability score in Marshalltown is 70 out of 100 and the city is ranked in the 65th percentile of all cities across America. There are seven total categories that form the livability score. Marshalltown ranks well for amenities (A+), cost of living (A) and education (B). There is at least one category that you should be aware of in Marshalltown. The following was graded with a discouraging score: crime (F), weather (F), employment (D) and housing (D-).

      Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in Marshalltown, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do.

      There are many factors that go into deciding if an area is the right fit for your lifestyle. Certain “must haves” like low crime, great schools and nearby amenities are all at the top of most people's lists. But before even considering if those options are available, most people will need to know if the real estate in Marshalltown is actually affordable. Median real estate prices in Marshalltown come in at $98,800, which is 25.6% lower than the Iowa average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Marshalltown, the home price to income ratio is 1.9, which is 20.8% lower than the Iowa average. For most people, purchasing a new home is the biggest investment they will make in their lifetime. Taking a look at overall real estate appreciation rates in Marshalltown will offer some insight into determining if your home purchase will be a solid investment for years to come. In Marshalltown, the year-over-year appreciation rates were -2.5%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 3.2%.

      Marshalltown transportation information

      Average one way commute15min19min26min
      Workers who drive to work73.1%80.7%76.4%
      Workers who carpool18.2%8.6%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit0.2%1.1%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.9%0.5%0.6%
      Workers who walk3.8%3.5%2.8%
      Working from home2.4%4.5%4.6%

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      Monthly costs include: fuel, maintenance, tires, insurance, license fees, taxes, depreciation, and financing.
      Source: The Marshalltown, IA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).