Beardstown

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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$64,600
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$617
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    37%
  • Own
    63%

Beardstown 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
    879
    264
  • Murder
    0
    5
  • Rape
    0
    37
  • Robbery
    0
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    169
    575
  • Theft
    507
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    17
    257

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$39,568
National
$53,046
Children
25%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    8%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    21%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    44%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    23%
    14%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools

Reviews

4 reviews
  • Excellent
    0
  • Very Good
    2
  • Average
    2
  • Poor
    0
  • Terrible
    0
It is small town which can be great but also bad. You don't have as many stores available to you, so you would have to travel to the next town or city. But other than that its a small community where almost everyone knows each other and interact on a daily basis.
  • Niche User
  • Jan 5 2016
There have been a lot of people from Africa arriving, but most people have lived here their entire life.
  • Niche User
  • Jan 5 2016
Not a lot of crime happens here.
  • Niche User
  • Jan 5 2016