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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$104,200
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$713
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    28%
  • Own
    72%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    71
    273
  • Murder
    12
    6
  • Rape
    20
    41
  • Robbery
    12
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    245
    525
  • Theft
    1,185
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    51
    263

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$49,978
National
$53,889
Children
23%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    9%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    37%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    18%
    13%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools

Belvidere Reviews

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Belvidere has a very diverse population that has businesses, restaurants, activities, and community events that are fun and filled with new culturals.
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There are a lot of job opportunities for people who are okay with being an associate at a retail store or working in a fast food restaurant type setting. Basically, the options are few and are typically on a short-term basis. I would say majority of Belvidere's population either travel to the surrounding cities (i.e. Rockford, Dekalb, Chicago Suburbs) for their careers. Otherwise, you're looked at as pretty darn lucky to land a job in the heart of Belvidere doing something you see yourself doing for the next 20 years, or so.
Like the area it is very kid friendly. There are a lot of stores near we're we can do all our shopping. The town always has events going on, especially for kids. Housing is affordable.