Bettendorf is a medium-sized city located in the state of Iowa. With a population of 36,543 people and nine constituent neighborhoods, Bettendorf is the 15th largest community in Iowa.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Bettendorf is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Bettendorf is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Bettendorf who work in management occupations (12.03%), office and administrative support (10.53%), and business and financial occupations (8.75%).
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 very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Bettendorf really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Bettendorf perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Bettendorf, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Bettendorf is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 50.59% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.
The per capita income in Bettendorf in 2018 was $42,500, which is wealthy relative to Iowa and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $170,000 for a family of four.
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 German, Irish, English, Swedish, and European.
The most common language spoken in Bettendorf is English. Other important languages spoken here include Langs. of India and Other Asian languages.