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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B+
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A-
Bellefonte is a town in Pennsylvania with a population of 6,289. Bellefonte is in Centre County. Living in Bellefonte offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Bellefonte there are a lot of parks. Many families, young professionals, and retirees live in Bellefonte and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Bellefonte are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$182,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$847
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    45%
  • Own
    55%
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Bellefonte Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    15.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    47.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    411.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    15.8
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    6%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    17%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    29%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    19%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    37%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%

Working in Bellefonte

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$51,818
National
$55,322
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Bellefonte Reviews

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What a quaint town! I love all of the historical buildings and architecture that is here. On sunny days I spend my time at the duck park, shopping the antique stores, and dipping my toes in Spring Creek. There are many festivals to attend. Opportunities for small businesses help this community flourish.
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Bellefonte is a laid back and fairly friendly bedroom community outside of State College, Pa. It's not uncommon for a resident to greet you, "Good morning." Today the owner of the area laundromat chain even dropped by his establishment and thanked me for my business.

Realistically, not everyone is so affable. The day I moved in, a police cruiser accelerated pass my apartment only after I turned to look at the officer driving. I have a family of neighbors who have done everything from gag, squeal, and slam doors when I've walked pass them. Yesterday, my husband was in town for the first time since we moved in three weeks ago. Once he stepped out of the front door, and a police cruiser accelerated away from their place.
I moved here in the beginning of the summer time. I was so glad that there were several activities in the town during the summer time. I was able to find out about them easily through Facebook. The public schools are STEM and technology based but lack in diversity. Everyone I have encountered are very kind and helpful.