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  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    A
  10. Health & Fitness
    C
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C
  12. Commute
    A-
Beardstown is a town in Illinois with a population of 5,902. Beardstown is in Cass County. Living in Beardstown offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families live in Beardstown and residents tend to lean conservative.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$64,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$584
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    34%
  • Own
    66%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    774.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    55.3
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    718.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,963.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    36.9
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    17%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    15%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    9%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    3%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    7%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    21%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    44%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    25%
    13%

Working in Beardstown

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$39,688
National
$55,322
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In my personal experience, I enjoy living in Beardstown, it is one of the only small towns in Illinois that has such a mix of cultures. And I really appreciate sharing similarities and differences with other cultures. Even though Beardstown is a small town, It has a pretty decent school district, with many opportunities for everyone. I also think that Beardstown has a lot of activities throughout the year, as a Mexican, the town makes a big cultural festival for important cultural dates for Hispanics.
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What I like about Beardstown is the diversity. The town has an elementary school, a high school, and a community college. The cost of living is low and worth it. There are many public parks where various events take place throughout the year, which includes Fourth of July, Cinco de Mayo celebrations, and the Fall Fun Festival. This town is very safe and quiet. During the night people can safely walk through the streets with the streetlights turned on. There are many trees planted throughout the town, which makes it environmental friendly and healthy living for the citizens. The town is small, but big enough for job opportunities. JBS, one of the biggest meat-packing plants is located here. The Lincoln Courthouse is one of the biggest tourist attractions in town. Overall, my rating of this town is five star.
It has a lot of diversity. I want to leave, however, because there's not enough opportunity. There are a lot of people who do drugs, and don't get in trouble for it. Depending on where you live, of course, safety is good.