Real Estate Prices and Overview
Saylorville median real estate prices are $158,609, which is more expensive than 83.4% of the neighborhoods
in Iowa and 49.2% of the
neighborhoods in the U.S.
Average rental prices in Saylorville are currently
$848, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 87.2%
of the neighborhoods in Iowa.
Saylorville is a suburban neighborhood (based on population
density) located in Des Moines, Iowa.
Saylorville real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) single-family homes and townhomes.
Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of
the residences in the Saylorville neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.
Saylorville has a 14.1% vacancy rate, which is
well above average compared to other U.S. neighborhoods (higher than
70.7% of American neighborhoods). This could either
signal that there is weak demand for real estate in the neighborhood,
or that much of the housing stock is seasonally occupied,
which can occur in some markets dominated by colleges or vacation homes.
Either way, if you live here year round, you will find many of the homes
or apartments are empty for all or a portion of the year.
Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics
The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from
its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This
neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as
revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything
from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people
Notable & Unique: People
Of particular note, 16.4% of the people in the Saylorville
neighborhood currently reside in a correction facility, held due to
punishment for a crime.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Saylorville neighborhood has more
Croatian and Yugoslav ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 1.0% of
this neighborhood's residents have Croatian ancestry and 0.4% have Yugoslav ancestry.
The Neighbors: Income
There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a
neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood
may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand
the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the
federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with
a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than
another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the
conditions and character of a neighborhood.
The neighbors in the Saylorville neighborhood in Des Moines are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood.
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has
a higher income than 57.6% of the neighborhoods in America.
In addition, 11.8% of the children seventeen and under
living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which
is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 58.4%
of America's neighborhoods.
The Neighbors: Occupations
A neighborhood is far different if it is dominated by enlisted military personnel
rather than people who earn their living by farming. It is also different if
most of the neighbors are clerical support or managers. What is wonderful is
the shear diversity of neighborhoods, allowing you to find the type that fits
your lifestyle and aspirations.
In the Saylorville neighborhood, 32.3%
of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is
sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 28.0% of the residents employed.
Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations
(20.7%), and 19.0% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry
Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves,
Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily
from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods
home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more
unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households
– and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live
in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents
or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.
In the Saylorville neighborhood in Des Moines, IA, residents
most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German
(30.9%). There are also a number of people of Mexican ancestry (7.0%) , and residents who report Irish roots (6.4%) , and some of the residents are also of Italian ancestry (5.1%) , along with some English ancestry residents (3.7%), among others.
The Neighbors: Languages
The most common language spoken in the Saylorville
neighborhood is English, spoken by 98.4% of households.
Getting to Work
Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your
place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in
just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a
long and arduous commute.
The greatest number of commuters in Saylorville neighborhood spend
between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (52.4% of working
residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (83.9%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work.
In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (9.9%) and 5.4% of residents also hop out the door and walk to work for their daily commute. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning
a car useful for getting to work.