Solon is a very small city located in the state of Iowa. With a population of 2,396 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 $65,000.
Real Estate Prices
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
Solon is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Solon is a city of sales and office workers, professionals and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Solon who work in office and administrative support (15.37%), healthcare (9.69%) and management occupations (8.89%).
Setting & Lifestyle
Because of many things, Solon is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Solon really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Solon perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
As is often the case in a small city, Solon doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.