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Real Estate Prices & Overview

Biester / Concordia Estates median real estate price is $184,489, which is less expensive than 72.3% of Illinois neighborhoods and 81.1% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

The average rental price in Biester / Concordia Estates is currently $1,185, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 82.0% of Illinois neighborhoods.

Biester / Concordia Estates is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Belvidere, Illinois.

Biester / Concordia Estates real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) single-family homes and small apartment buildings. Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of the residences in the Biester / Concordia Estates neighborhood are relatively historic, built no later than 1939, and in some cases, quite a bit earlier. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.

Home and apartment vacancy rates are 7.1% in Biester / Concordia Estates. NeighborhoodScout analysis shows that this rate is lower than 53.1% of the neighborhoods in the nation, approximately near the middle range for vacancies.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Belvidere, the Biester / Concordia Estates neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Occupations

From major sales accounts to fast-food workers, sales and service employees are often the backbone of the local economy. In the Biester / Concordia Estates neighborhood, they truly stand out. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis identifies this neighborhood as having a higher percentage of sales and service workers than 95.2% of all American neighborhoods.

Diversity

Did you know that the Biester / Concordia Estates neighborhood has more Swedish ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 6.1% of this neighborhood's residents have Swedish ancestry.

Biester / Concordia Estates is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 1.2% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Portuguese at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 95.7% of the neighborhoods in America.

The Neighbors

There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.

The neighbors in the Biester / Concordia Estates neighborhood in Belvidere are low income, making it among the lowest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 86.1% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 11.1% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 51.8% of U.S. neighborhoods.

What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.

In the Biester / Concordia Estates neighborhood, 39.5% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 38.1% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (13.1%), and 9.3% in executive, management, and professional occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the Biester / Concordia Estates neighborhood is English, spoken by 78.8% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (20.7%).

Ethnicity / Ancestry

Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves, Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households – and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.

In the Biester / Concordia Estates neighborhood in Belvidere, IL, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Mexican (38.7%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (24.4%), and residents who report Italian roots (13.0%), and some of the residents are also of Irish ancestry (12.3%), along with some Swedish ancestry residents (6.1%), among others. In addition, 12.5% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

Getting to Work

Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in Biester / Concordia Estates neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (46.6% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (87.4%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (9.7%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.


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