Bettendorf, IA
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Bettendorf is a medium-sized city located in the state of Iowa. With a population of 35,505 people and nine constituent neighborhoods, Bettendorf is the 15th largest community in Iowa.

Unlike some cities, Bettendorf isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Bettendorf are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Bettendorf is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Bettendorf who work in management occupations (13.57%), office and administrative support (11.50%), and sales jobs (10.10%).

Also of interest is that Bettendorf has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Because of many things, Bettendorf is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Bettendorf a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Bettendorf has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Bettendorf’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

Bettendorf is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 48.70% of adults in Bettendorf have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.

The per capita income in Bettendorf in 2010 was $38,577, which is wealthy relative to Iowa and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $154,308 for a family of four. However, Bettendorf contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Bettendorf is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Bettendorf home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Bettendorf residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Bettendorf include Irish, English, Swedish, and Dutch.

The most common language spoken in Bettendorf is English. Other important languages spoken here include Other Asian languages and Spanish.