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 49.3% of the
neighborhoods in the U.S.
Average rental prices in Saylorville are currently
$713, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 87.8%
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
Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice
is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one
might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether
shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Des Moines,
the Saylorville neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
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
How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low
income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a
neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children,
who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities,
the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty,
which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals
both aspects of income and poverty for this 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
Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities
and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods
with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries
will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun
to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly,
why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.
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.