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    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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Bellefonte is a suburb of Philadelphia with a population of 1,202. Bellefonte is in New Castle County and is one of the best places to live in Delaware. Living in Bellefonte offers residents an urban feel and most residents own their homes. In Bellefonte there are a lot of parks. Many young professionals live in Bellefonte and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Bellefonte are highly rated.
About Bellefonte...
Population
1,202

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$221,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$869
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    16%
  • Own
    84%
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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
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    19%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    10%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    27%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    22%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    33%
    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
$73,250
National
$55,322
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Bellefonte Reviews

2 reviews
I moved here in 2010 & really love this area. The people are great, houses are adorable, & crime is low. The neighborhood has a small area with an art store (filled with the work of numerous local artists), a wonderful eclectic cafe, & a few family-owned small businesses that sell new & vintage items. The town hosts an all-day art festival every May, the stores host multiple customer evenings (wine, hors d'oeuvres, discounts) throughout the year & there are a slew of family-oriented community events. I feel so fortunate to have all of this within walking distance to my home. I would like to see the town attract more businesses to the retail area & develop the area into an old-fashioned Main Street. The benefits of creative economic development could fill revolving (often vacant) storefronts, attract more consumers, contribute to increased property values, etc. This is in no way a complaint though; I love this little town!
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Moved here a little over 2 years ago and have not have any bad experiences with the neighbors or community surrounding this area. We have a state park nearby and go on frequent walks in the beautiful surroundings.