Most Expensive Iowa City Neighborhoods
Iowa City is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Iowa. With a population of 73,415 people and 14 constituent neighborhoods, Iowa City is the sixth largest community in Iowa.
Iowa City real estate is some of the most expensive in Iowa, although Iowa City house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Iowa City is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 87.19% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Iowa City is a city of professionals, service providers and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Iowa City who work in teaching (13.07%), office and administrative support (12.28%) and food service (10.20%).
Also of interest is that Iowa City has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
In addition, Iowa City is a major college town that has a very high percentage of its residents over 18 years old who are college students. Naturally, collegiate life has a major influence on local Iowa City culture, lifestyle and entertainment options. Iowa City really pulses to the beat of the academic calendar. In Iowa City every fall, returning students reinvigorate the community, who you will notice are all over town, buying groceries, out with friends, and getting acquainted or re-acquainted with each other and Iowa City. One of the beneficial effects that colleges provide is that they tend to be lasting institutions that deliver direct economic benefits to the local economy in the form of such things as jobs for faculty and staff, and spending by students. Iowa City benefits directly from this.
Not only is Iowa City a city with many college students, but it also retains many recent graduates who are looking to start new careers, creating a very large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile. That’s because Iowa City is full of single people in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting careers in professional occupations. This makes Iowa City a pretty good place for young, educated career starters looking to find many people like themselves, with good opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.
One of the benefits of Iowa City is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 18.37 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Iowa City is somewhat unusual for a city of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Iowa City area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Iowa City. 58.80% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.
The per capita income in Iowa City in 2010 was $27,336, which is wealthy relative to Iowa, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $109,344 for a family of four. However, Iowa City contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Iowa City is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Iowa City home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Iowa City residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Iowa City include German, Irish, English, Norwegian, Italian and Swedish.
The languages spoken by people in Iowa City are also diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in Iowa City is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish, Chinese and Arabic.
|IOWA CITY INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|NUMBER OF HOMES AND APARTMENTS||28,843|
|IOWA CITY HOME OWNERSHIP|
|% OWNER OCCUPIED||43.38%|
|% RENTER OCCUPIED||56.62%|
|TYPE OF IOWA CITY HOMES|
|SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED||42.88%|
|ROWHOUSES AND ATTACHED HOMES||9.91%|
|SMALL APARTMENT BUILDINGS||7.96%|
|COMPLEXES OR HIGH RISE APARTMENTS||36.62%|
|SIZE OF IOWA CITY HOMES|
|5 OR MORE BEDROOMS||5.44%|
|AGE OF IOWA CITY HOMES|
|NEWER HOMES (2000 OR LATER)||15.29%|
|ESTABLISHED, BUT NOT OLD HOMES (1970-1999)||46.83%|
|WELL-ESTABLISHED, OLD HOMES (1940-1969)||23.20%|
|HISTORIC (1939 OR BEFORE)||14.69%|
|IOWA CITY REAL ESTATE INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|MEDIAN HOME VALUE||$194,939|
|MEDIAN RENTAL PRICE||$983|
|HOME VALUE RANGE|
|$0 - $54,000||7.11%|
|$54,001 - $108,000||4.30%|
|$108,001 - $216,000||46.90%|
|$216,001 - $323,000||25.31%|
|$323,001 - $431,000||9.67%|
|$431,001 - $539,000||3.16%|
|$539,001 - $808,000||2.35%|
|$808,001 - $1,078,000||0.76%|
|PEOPLE OF IOWA CITY||DETAILS|
|UNDER 5 YEARS||4.96%|
|5 TO 17||10.45%|
|18 TO 24||32.43%|
|25 TO 34||17.11%|
|35 TO 54||17.78%|
|55 TO 64||8.67%|
|65 YEARS AND OVER||8.59%|
|EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF ADULTS|
|HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES||95.44%|
|MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME||$42,119|
|PER CAPITA INCOME||$27,336|
|INDIVIDUALS BELOW POVERTY LEVEL||27.61%|
|INDUSTRIES PEOPLE WORK IN||Education (25.45%)
Professional, scientific, and technical services (4.72%)
|BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN||5.80%|
|AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE||0.31%|
|NATIVE HAWAIIAN AND OTHER PACIFIC ISLANDERS||0.32%|
|SOME OTHER RACE ALONE||1.99%|
|TWO OR MORE RACES||2.63%|
|HISPANIC OR LATINO (OF ANY RACE)||5.22%|
|ETHNICITIES PRESENT||German (32.04%)
|LANGUAGES SPOKEN||English (82.79%)
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