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%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    1,553
    273
  • Murder
    14
    6
  • Rape
    56
    41
  • Robbery
    70
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,539
    525
  • Theft
    3,735
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    616
    263

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%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools

Belen Reviews

8 reviews
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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.
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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.
The area is very small and secluded. There are hardly any new businesses opening. There are a bunch of gangster looking, or homeless people always walking around.