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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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Bettendorf is a suburb of Davenport with a population of 35,793. Bettendorf is in Scott County and is one of the best places to live in Iowa. Living in Bettendorf offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Bettendorf there are a lot of bars, restaurants, and parks. Many families live in Bettendorf and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Bettendorf are highly rated.
About Bettendorf...
Population
35,793

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$204,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$902
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    24%
  • Own
    76%
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Bettendorf Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    113.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    11.1
    40.7
  • Robbery
    24.9
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    370.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,300.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    127.3
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    5%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    15%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    21%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    30%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    20%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%

Working in Bettendorf

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$78,676
National
$55,322

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Bettendorf Reviews

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I have lived in this city for all of my life and loved it! It is right next to the beautiful Mississippi river, and there are many parks long bike trails for good exercise. The city is connected with several other cities along the river on both sides, and in the area combined there is just about anything you would want to do--great restaurants, a zoo, movie theaters, etc.
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Very safe and friendly place to live. I have other family members who live close by and have young children. We enjoy the small town feel as well as having shopping close by. With big employers such as John Deere and many universities around the quad cities, there are many opportunities to get a great paying job. With a great economy we have the opportunity to have a thriving community that continues to grow each month.
I've lived in the QCA including Bettendorf for almost 15 years and out of the 4 major 'quad' cities, Bettendorf is the best in almost every aspect. The only down fall is that costs of living isn't cheap compared to the other 3 cities. Aside from prices of housing and other costs of living it is an awesome place to live, grow and prosper! They have great community events, a family museum that keeps it's exhibits fresh, a library that is state of the art, a couple art galleries, a ton of good places to eat, movie theaters and other night life places for adults and college students. Plus they have one of the largest community college campuses in the Midwest! From any age, Bettendorf is a great place to grow up, go to school, have a career and have a great family!