Van Meter 81 Exceptional
Van Meter Livability #44 ranked city in Iowa#1,254 ranked city in the USARanks better than 95% of areas

Pros and Cons of Living in Van Meter

  • Cost Of Living

    Everyday cost of living expenses like goods and services, housing, groceries, transportation, health care and utilities are far below the national average.

  • Crime

    This area boasts a crime rate that is far below the national average, making it a very safe place to live. These crime statistics encompass both property and violent offenses.

  • Employment

    With higher than average median household income, income per capita and lower unemployment rates, this area scores extremely well in the employment category.

  • Housing

    Impressive scores in the housing category characterize this area, potentially attributed to the availability of affordable housing, strong appreciation rates and high home values.

  • Health & Safety

    Accessible health facilities like hospitals, doctors offices, clinics and nursing homes as well as good air quality are all factors that have led to a high score in this category.

  • Amenities

    The majority of amenities will be difficult to reach within a short walk, often requiring residents to use a vehicle or public transportation for access.

  • Commute

    Low commute scores could be due to limited access to public transit in this area, as well as longer-than-average work commute times for residents.

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      Van Meter transportation information

      Statistic Van Meter Iowa National
      Average one way commute22min19min26min
      Workers who drive to work88.4%80.7%76.4%
      Workers who carpool1.1%8.6%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit0.0%1.1%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.0%0.5%0.6%
      Workers who walk0.9%3.5%2.8%
      Working from home9.2%4.5%4.6%
      Source: The Van Meter, IA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).