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  4. Nightlife
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  5. Good for Families
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  6. Diversity
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  7. Jobs
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  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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Belleville is a suburb of St. Louis with a population of 42,729. Belleville is in St. Clair County and is one of the best places to live in Illinois. Living in Belleville offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Belleville there are a lot of parks. Many young professionals live in Belleville and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Belleville are highly rated.
About Belleville...
Population
42,729

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$97,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$754
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    42%
  • Own
    58%
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Belleville Rankings

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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
    289
    283
  • Murder
    2
    6
  • Rape
    82
    41
  • Robbery
    137
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    783
    500
  • Theft
    2,378
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    178
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$42,348
National
$55,322
Children
18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    41%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    29%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%
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Belleville is both country and city living at the same time. There are fields and tractors, but plenty of shopping and restaurants. For even more choices, St Louis, MO is a short drive across the Mississippi river. There are numerous garden and vegetable centers. Military friendly as Scott AFB is located within minutes and Jefferson Barracks is close enough for veteran services. There are both indoor/outdoor sport activities for children and adults. Only downside is continuous building of houses, taking away inherent qualities of nature associated with the area.
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I have lived in the Belleville, IL area for around a year now. I have maybe come across two legitimately nice people. Everyone in this area has a nasty entitlement to themselves? I'm not sure how, or why because this town is essentially the roach nest of disgusting inhabitants. I would never want to have my children go to school in this area. Everyone seems racist, and have no clue as to their ignorance. Politely explaining how something is off or wrong to someone from here, will result in a debate to the point of said belleville native ripping off their shirt threatening you with physical violence
My time here in Belleville has been difficult. When I moved here to work and go to school there wasn't enough support to help with what I needed. Finding a home was difficult the college I went to in Belleville sends a lot of dreams your way but without state funding it made it difficult to transfer to the 4 year school I wanted to go to. The folks here are only concerned with money landlords, business owners, but the people here can be nice. I'm a city kid from Bronx, New York so moving to the suburbs was not a very easy adjustment to make, there's not much to do here. I've made the little adjustments I thought I've needed to but with very little success. The Police in this area are very untrustworthy, some have called them racists and bullies, I heard a story from a lady who was punched in the face by a Belleville Police Officer during a traffic stop. She even said she filed a restraining order against them. This is not a place for someone like me, not at all.