Coon Rapids is a very small city located in the state of Iowa. With a population of 1,269 people and just one neighborhood, Coon Rapids is the 218th largest community in Iowa. Coon Rapids has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some cities, Coon Rapids isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Coon Rapids are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Coon Rapids is a city of sales and office workers, professionals and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Coon Rapids who work in sales jobs (16.67%), office and administrative support (11.27%) and management occupations (8.95%).
Of important note, Coon Rapids is also a city of artists. Coon Rapids has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Coon Rapids’s character.
Setting & Lifestyle
Because of many things, Coon Rapids is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Coon Rapids a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Coon Rapids has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Coon Rapids’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Coon Rapids spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 18.18 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
Coon Rapids is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.