Compared to neighboring states Minnesota, Nebraska, Wisconsin and Missouri, Iowa has the lowest median value of a house at $122,000. Iowa also maintains the lowest crime rate of the five states. Only Nebraskans have an average commute time less than Iowans, who average 18.5 minutes.
At the Iowa Economic Development website, compare Iowa with other states using key statistics. The site creates printable reports showing how Iowa ranks in comparison to other states in areas such as student test scores, crime rate, unemployment, home ownership rate, home values, mortgage values, income tax rates and more.