Solon, IA

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Solon Profile


Overview

Solon is a very small city located in the state of Iowa. With a population of 2,690 people and just one neighborhood, Solon is the 158th largest community in Iowa. Much of the housing stock in Solon was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Solon economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Solon, where the median household income is $81,691.00.

Solon real estate is some of the most expensive in Iowa, although Solon house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Occupations and Workforce

Unlike some cities, Solon isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Solon are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Solon is a city of professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Solon who work in office and administrative support (11.83%), management occupations (11.36%), and healthcare (10.66%).

Also of interest is that Solon has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Setting & Lifestyle

Because of many things, Solon is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Solon 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, Solon has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Solon’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

Being a small city, Solon does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

Solon Demographics

Solon is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 42.55% of adults in Solon have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.

The per capita income in Solon in 2018 was $31,549, which is upper middle income relative to Iowa and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $126,196 for a family of four. However, Solon contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Solon home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Solon residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Solon include German, Irish, English, Czech, and Norwegian.

The most common language spoken in Solon is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Russian.


Neighborhood Real Estate Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   National Agriculture Statistics Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Geological Service, American Community Survey.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q2 2021. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2019 (latest available). Updated annually.

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Housing Market Details

 

AGE OF Solon, IA HOMES

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Education, 50 state departments of education, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 18,000+ local law enforcement agencies, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Geological Service, National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2019 (latest available). Updated annually. Please note: Unemployment data updated August 2021.

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 about Scout's Demographic Data

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More diverse than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Neighborhood Crime Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2019 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2020 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2020 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 about Scout's Crime Data

Neighborhood Crime Data

 

total Crime Index

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Neighborhood Violent Crime

violent Crime Index

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

Violent Crime Index By Type

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Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

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My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

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Solon VIOLENT CRIMES

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Neighborhood Property Crime

property Crime Index

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

Property Crime Index By Type
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Property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

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Neighborhood Public School Data

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:
  • Due to Covid-19, standardized testing did not take place during the 2019-2020 academic school year. Test data: Reflects 2018 – 2019 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2018
  • Educational Environment: 2019 (latest available). Updated annually.
  • All data updated June 2021

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 about Scout's School Data

School Rating Information

 

School Quality

(100 is best)

Better than of U.S. schools.

Neighborhood School Quality Rating

Rates the quality of all K-12 public schools that your children would be exposed to if you lived in this neighborhood. Info

Schools In This Neighborhood

 
School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to IA* Quality Rating Compared to Nation*
Lakeview Elementary School
111 N Chabal St
Solon, IA 52333
PK-03
Solon High School
600 W 5th St
Solon, IA 52333
09-12
Solon Intermediate School
200 W 5th St
Solon, IA 52333
04-05
Solon Middle School
1775 Racine Ave Ne
Solon, IA 52333
06-08
* 10 is highest

Neighborhood Educational Environment

Adults In Neighborhood With College Degree Or Higher
Children In The Neighborhood Living In Poverty

This neighborhood is served by 4 districts:

IOWA CITY COMM SCHOOL DISTRICT


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Students Per Classroom

District Quality Compared to Iowa

(10 is best)

Better than of IA school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

(10 is best)

Better than of US school districts.

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School District Enrollment By Group

Ethnic/racial Groups This District This State
White (non-hispanic)
Black
Hispanic
Asian Or Pacific Islander
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska
Economic Groups This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 37.3% 41.2%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 32.7% 34.6%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 4.6% 6.6%

Educational Expenditures

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SOLON COMM SCHOOL DISTRICT


Students Enrolled in This District


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District Quality Compared to Iowa

(10 is best)

Better than of IA school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

(10 is best)

Better than of US school districts.

Schools In This District

School District Enrollment By Group

Ethnic/racial Groups This District This State
White (non-hispanic)
Black
Hispanic
Asian Or Pacific Islander
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska
Economic Groups This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 10.6% 41.2%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 7.8% 34.6%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 2.8% 6.6%

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WEST BRANCH COMM SCHOOL DISTRICT


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District Quality Compared to Iowa

(10 is best)

Better than of IA school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

(10 is best)

Better than of US school districts.

Schools In This District

School District Enrollment By Group

Ethnic/racial Groups This District This State
White (non-hispanic)
Black
Hispanic
Asian Or Pacific Islander
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska
Economic Groups This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 23.7% 41.2%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 20.7% 34.6%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 3.0% 6.6%

Educational Expenditures

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LISBON COMM SCHOOL DISTRICT


Students Enrolled in This District


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Students Per Classroom

District Quality Compared to Iowa

(10 is best)

Better than of IA school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

(10 is best)

Better than of US school districts.

Schools In This District

School District Enrollment By Group

Ethnic/racial Groups This District This State
White (non-hispanic)
Black
Hispanic
Asian Or Pacific Islander
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska
Economic Groups This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 12.5% 41.2%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 9.7% 34.6%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 2.7% 6.6%

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