Proclaiming itself to be the fifth of the Quad Cities, Bettendorf is located in Scott County, Iowa. Although it isn't close to major cities (90 minutes from Cedar Rapids), it has its own fair share of recreations and activities. In the region is the major manufacturer John Deere, and the city is also a major location for riverboat gambling. It's got a respectable school system and job growth has gone up 12.4% over the last decade, getting employment from the city's employers that you can find in the Bettendorf, IA Yellow Pages and Bettendorf, IA Business Directory.
The main employer for Bettendorf is Alcoa, providing employment to 1,900 people. The median family income is $86,887 while the median home price is $160,000. With 6 colleges, universities and professional schools in the area, 73.8% of Bettendorf residents have completed at least some college. It's away from the big cities, but it still has a very nice, cultural feel. It was also part of the original Wisconsin Territory, bought by the United States from the Sac and Fox Indians after defeating them in the Black Hawk War.
Written by Lyndsey Morgan