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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$169,300
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$760
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    50%
  • Own
    50%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    32
    273
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    0
    41
  • Robbery
    16
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    80
    525
  • Theft
    610
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    263

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$42,364
National
$53,889
Children
17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    37%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%

    Bellefonte Reviews

    30 reviews
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    I have lived in Bellefonte for about 4 years now. I think it's a great place to live and have a family. It is a wonderful country home town with a city feel! They have an amazing park called Talleyrand. Kids can feed the ducks or just have a nice stroll! There are little shops that are really amazing to go through. I am so happy I live here and I wouldn't move anywhere else!
    Review Bellefonte
    It's a nice, small town on the outside of State College. If you're looking for somewhere relatively cheap to live for school, Bellefonte is the place to live. It is only a 10 minute drive to and from State College, and is quiet.
    I find that Bellefonte is a charming small town in Pennsylvania. There are a vast majority of people here. The schools are great. There is not much in the way of night life in Bellefonte, but State College is near and has an active night life strip.