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A+ Bettendorf Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
C- Bettendorf Cost of Living Cost of living is 15% higher than Iowa
1022% more expensive than the US average
8911% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Bettendorf cost of living
A- Bettendorf Crime Total crime is 19% lower than Iowa
Total crime
1,94829% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 5229% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
47%Year over year crime is up
Bettendorf crime
B- Bettendorf Employment Household income is 38% higher than Iowa
Median household income
$75,25136% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$38,99931% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
3%40% lower than the US average
Bettendorf employment
D Bettendorf Housing Home value is 47% higher than Iowa
Median home value
$194,8005% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$8659% lower than the US average
Home ownership
77%20% higher than the US average
Bettendorf real estate or Bettendorf rentals
A+ Bettendorf Schools HS graduation rate is 8% higher than Iowa
High school grad. rates
95%14% higher than the US average
School test scores
87%76% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
15:17% lower than the US average
Bettendorf K-12 schools or Bettendorf colleges

Living in Bettendorf, IA

Bettendorf is a mid-sized city located in the state of Iowa. The city has a population of 35,048 inhabitants. According to the most recent Census, 89% of Bettendorf residents are White, 5% Asian and 3% Black. Bettendorf is known to be family friendly as more than 85% of the population has already tied the knot. It might also be worth noting that 54% of residents also have children under the age of 18.

Without the right tools, relocating to any new area can be very stressful and challenging. Living in Bettendorf, Iowa could be a great experience for anyone who puts in the effort to do the research required. Finding the best places to live in Bettendorf and nearby areas is a much easier task when you can rely on information and data from the livability score, which includes cost of living, weather, education, employment, housing and other important metrics.

Using data and statistics Bettendorf has received a livability score of 82/100. This score is ranked in the 96th percentile when compared to all other cities. Compared to the US average, Bettendorf ranks among some of the best places to live in the country! Bettendorf also ranks in the top 10 percent of all cities, which is no small feat! Based on the scores for each individual category, Bettendorf has received high marks for amenities (A+), crime (A), education (A+) and employment (B-). Bettendorf does not rank well for the following: weather (D-) and housing (D). It might be a smart idea to take a closer look at each category to find out why.

Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., Bettendorf 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.

Low violent crime (murder, rape, robbery, assault) is a must for most people when searching for a new area to live. At 149 crimes per 100,000 residents, Bettendorf has a violent crime rate that is far below the national average.

School test scores can be an important metric in deciding if the local area schools can provide a solid educational system for children. The schools in Bettendorf have a test score average of 87%, which is well above the US average.

Being close to public transportation, grocery stores, parks and other conveniences are all important when weighing your options for a new home in Bettendorf. 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 Bettendorf are affordable. The median home price for Bettendorf homes is $194,800, which is 46.7% higher than the Iowa average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Bettendorf, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 2.6, which is 8.3% higher than the Iowa average. For most people, purchasing a new home is the biggest investment they will make in their lifetime. Taking a look at overall real estate appreciation rates in Bettendorf will offer some insight into determining if your home purchase will be a solid investment for years to come. In Bettendorf, the year-over-year appreciation rates were 6.2%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 3.7%.

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Bettendorf: A Great Iowan Choice

I've been living in Bettendorf for several years now and so far, very much enjoy it. It's a bit far from any other major cities, but the city itself has a lot of appeal. If you have a family, Bettendorf may be an excellent choice.

The schools in Bettendorf are ranked quite high and there is a family YMCA in the downtown area. A potential downside is the lack of stores for day-to-day needs such as groceries and home goods, so having your own car instead of relying on the public transportation will help a lot.

Real estate in Bettendorf is very reasonable and the job market is solid as well. You'll certainly be able to afford a comfortable lifestyle without having to worry about home prices. One of the best areas in Bettendorf is Crow Creek Dog Park. I bring my dog there regularly and it's a perfect place to get some exercise and fresh air.
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Source: The Bettendorf, IA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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