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A+ Belvidere Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
B+ Belvidere Cost of Living Cost of living is 14% lower than Illinois
8515% less expensive than the US average
991% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Belvidere cost of living
B+ Belvidere Crime Total crime is 31% lower than Illinois
Total crime
1,69339% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 6039% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-51%Year over year crime is down
Belvidere crime
D- Belvidere Employment Household income is 20% lower than Illinois
Median household income
$47,58614% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$20,66531% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
6%32% higher than the US average
Belvidere employment
B- Belvidere Housing Home value is 41% lower than Illinois
Median home value
$103,30044% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$72224% lower than the US average
Home ownership
68%7% higher than the US average
Belvidere real estate or Belvidere rentals
F Belvidere Schools HS graduation rate is 13% lower than Illinois
High school grad. rates
74%11% lower than the US average
School test scores
24%52% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
20:128% higher than the US average
Belvidere K-12 schools

Living in Belvidere, IL

Belvidere is a medium-sized city located in the state of Illinois. The city has a population of 25,300 inhabitants. If we look at the most recent Census, Belvidere is known to have a predominantly White population. The next two most common races are Black and Asian. Additionally, more than a quarter of the population of Belvidere are of Hispanic or Latino origin, and 23% of the population also speak Spanish.

If you’re considering moving to any new city, it could be a very discouraging task. However, it could also be a good experience if you are willing to get to know the town before actually living in Belvidere, Illinois. To help you find the best places to live in and around Belvidere, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like crime, education, housing and more.

Using data and statistics Belvidere has received a livability score of 70/100. This score is ranked in the 65th percentile when compared to all other cities. There are seven total categories that create the livability score. Belvidere ranks well for amenities (A+), crime (B+), cost of living (B+) and housing (B-). There are some categories that Belvidere scores poorly for, including: weather (D-), education (F) and employment (D-). It might be worth taking a closer look to find out why.

Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., Belvidere has received a higher than average score for its local amenities. If you’re planning on relocating and making this area your permanent home, it’s nice to know that there is an ample amount of amenities and things to do within walking distance or a short drive.

Based on multiple factors including: median home and rental prices, appreciation rates and home affordability, Belvidere has received high marks in the housing category. Based on these calculations, the apartment rental and real estate market appears to be very healthy.

Being close to public transportation, grocery stores, parks and other conveniences are all important when weighing your options for a new home in Belvidere. Before you determine if any of these amenities are available in the area, you will also want to know if the real estate prices in Belvidere are affordable. Median real estate prices in Belvidere come in at $103,300, which is 40.9% lower than the Illinois average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Belvidere, the home price to income ratio is 2.2, which is 26.7% lower than the Illinois average.

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We're In Boone County For A Reason

I love living in Belvidere, IL. We have around 25,000 people living here and each person is just as friendly as the first! With new faces to see and meet everyday making friends is a breeze! Of course, like with any other midwest state we do experience a cold winter, but I personally think this is a plus. I’ve never personally been a fan of hotter weather all year-round so I love when fall and winter rolls around for cooling purposes and fashion.

There is lots to do in and around our area that is great for both resident locals and tourists. Boone County is the perfect way to describe our area. The Summerfield Farm and Zoo is awesome for everyday if you’re someone that gets comfort and calm from petting and being around animals of all kinds. The Golf Club is a great space for those of you who would like to try something new or work on your swing.
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