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

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%

Belleville 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
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    411
    283
  • Murder
    2
    6
  • Rape
    85
    41
  • Robbery
    122
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,131
    500
  • Theft
    2,661
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    192
    284

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 Reviews

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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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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.
I really enjoy downtown Belleville each time I am there. From Oktoberfest, the Christmas Market, to just enjoying a meal or movie on Main Street, Belleville is a beautiful town to enjoy with friends and family!