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About Grinnell, IA (Grinnell College / 8th Ave)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Grinnell College / 8th Ave median real estate price is $167,623, which is more expensive than 72.7% of the neighborhoods in Iowa and 43.9% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Grinnell College / 8th Ave is currently $834, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 60.6% of the neighborhoods in Iowa.

Grinnell College / 8th Ave is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Grinnell, Iowa.

Grinnell College / 8th Ave real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to large (four, five or more bedroom) single-family homes and apartment complexes/high-rise apartments. Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of the residences in the Grinnell College / 8th Ave neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.

Home and apartment vacancy rates are 9.2% in Grinnell College / 8th Ave. NeighborhoodScout analysis shows that this rate is lower than 49.4% of the neighborhoods in the nation, approximately near the middle range for vacancies.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups. This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.

Notable & Unique: Length of Commute

Whether walking, biking, riding, or driving, the length of one's commute is an important factor for one's quality of life. The Grinnell College / 8th Ave neighborhood stands out for its commute length, according to NeighborhoodScout's analysis. Residents of the Grinnell College / 8th Ave neighborhood have the pleasure of having one of the shortest commutes to work of any neighborhood in America. 85.4% of the residents have a commute time from home to work (one way) of less than fifteen minutes. This is a higher proportion of residents enjoying a short trip to work than NeighborhoodScout found in 99.8% of U.S. neighborhoods. Less time commuting means more time for other things in life.

Notable & Unique: People

One of the really interesting characteristics about the Grinnell College / 8th Ave neighborhood is that, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research, it is an excellent choice in which to reside for college students. Due to its popularity among college students who already choose to live here, its walkability, and its above average safety from crime, the neighborhood is ideal for prospective or already-enrolled college students. Between semesters and during school breaks, you'll notice that the excitement here fluctuates with the college seasons. Despite the excitement however, parents of college-age children can rest easy knowing that this neighborhood has an above average safety rating. For each of these reasons, the neighborhood is rated among the top 0.8% of college-friendly places to live in the state of Iowa. In addition to being an excellent choice for college students, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for highly educated executives.

In addition, neighborhoodScout's analysis shows that the Grinnell College / 8th Ave neighborhood has a greater concentration of residents currently enrolled in college than 98.3% of the neighborhoods in the U.S. With 29.0% of the population here attending college, this is very much a college-focused neighborhood.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

More people in Grinnell College / 8th Ave choose to walk to work each day (28.6%) than almost any neighborhood in America. If you are attracted to the idea of being able to walk to work, this neighborhood could be a good choice.

Also, if your dream is to be able to ride your bike to work each day, look no further than this unique neighborhood. With 4.9% of residents in the Grinnell College / 8th Ave neighborhood commuting on a bicycle to and from work daily, this neighborhood has more bicycle commuters than 97.3% of all neighborhoods in the U.S., according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis.

Finally, in the Grinnell College / 8th Ave neighborhood, many people's commute means walking from the bedroom to the home office. NeighborhoodScout's analysis found that 11.3% of residents worked from home. This may not seem like a large number, but Scout's research shows that this is a higher percentage of people working from home than 95.3% of the neighborhoods in America. Often people who work from home are engaged in the creative or technological economy, such as is found in areas around Boston, and in Silicon Valley. Other times, people may be engaged in other businesses like trading stocks from home, or running a small beauty salon.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Grinnell College / 8th Ave neighborhood has more Dutch ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 5.0% of this neighborhood's residents have Dutch ancestry.

Grinnell College / 8th Ave is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 1.2% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Japanese at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 97.1% of the neighborhoods in America.


The Neighbors

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 Grinnell College / 8th Ave neighborhood in Grinnell are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 66.7% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 0.5% 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 90.8% of America's neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.

In the Grinnell College / 8th Ave neighborhood, 39.1% 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 26.3% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (18.9%), and 14.3% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.

The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.

In the Grinnell College / 8th Ave neighborhood in Grinnell, IA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (29.5%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (17.3%), and residents who report English roots (12.7%), and some of the residents are also of Norwegian ancestry (5.6%), along with some Dutch ancestry residents (5.0%), among others.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the Grinnell College / 8th Ave neighborhood is English, spoken by 92.7% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (2.4%).

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 Grinnell College / 8th Ave neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (85.4% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (59.9%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also hop out the door and walk to work to get to work (28.6%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.

Neighborhood Real Estate Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Home Values, Rents: Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau), National Agriculture Statistics Service (U.S. Department of Agriculture).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q1 2017. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more

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Neighborhood Crime Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   Uniform Crime Reporting Program (Federal Bureau of Investigation), additional data from local police agencies.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2015 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2016 (latest available). Updated annually. Wheres 2016 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more

67 Vital Statistics. 1 Condition Alert found.

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Iowa 2.86

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Iowa 15

Neighborhood Public School Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Test data: Reflects 2015 – 2016 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2015
  • Educational Environment: 2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   Only NeighborhoodScout gives you nationally comparable school ranks based on test scores, so you can directly compare the quality of schools in any location. Read more

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School Rating Information

 

School Quality

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GRINNELL-NEWBURG COMM SCHOOL DISTRICT


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District Quality Compared to Iowa

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Schools In This District

School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to IA Quality Rating Compared to Nation
Grinnell Community Middle School
132 East Street So.
Grinnell, IA, 50112
05-08
Grinnell Community Senior High School
1333 Sunset St
Grinnell, IA, 50112
09-12
Fairview Elementary School
1310 Hobart St
Grinnell, IA, 50112
PK-02
Davis Elementary School
818 Hamilton Avenue
Grinnell, IA, 50112
03-04
Bailey Park Elementary School
210 8th Ave
Grinnell, IA, 50112
KG-02

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