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Bellwood
  • Suburb of Chicago, IL

Report Card

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

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Bellwood is a suburb of Chicago with a population of 18,799. Bellwood is in Cook County. Living in Bellwood offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Bellwood there are a lot of bars and parks. Many families live in Bellwood and residents tend to be liberal.

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About Bellwood...
Population
18,799

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$161,600
National
$229,800
Median Rent
$1,043
National
$1,096
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    27%
  • Own
    73%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    515.3
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    5.4
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    48.3
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    225.5
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    391.9
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    1,621.4
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    241.6
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A minus
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    12%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    36%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    34%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    national  11%

Working in Bellwood

Jobs
grade C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$63,006
National
$64,994

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