C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    C-
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    A
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    B+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$94,500
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$677
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    35%
  • Own
    65%

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    1,553
    0
  • Murder
    14
    0
  • Rape
    56
    41
  • Robbery
    70
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,539
    1
  • Theft
    3,735
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    616
    0

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$29,486
National
$53,889
Children
24%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    9%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    33%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    23%
    13%
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Belen Reviews

10 reviews
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The people are fantastic but the crime rate is out of control. I like that much of the community is involved in agriculture but people living in rural areas should not have to worry about having their car stolen or their house being broken into.
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I have always lived here. I just wish the job market would make a change for the better. It is hard to find a job here, especially one that isn't a minimum wage food/store position.
The change I would like to see in Belen is I would like a hospital built. They have been talking of building one for years and nothing has happened. Our community will greatly benefit from an increase in options for healthcare and a hospital would be a good start.