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Belleville is a township in Essex County, in the New York metro area.
The community name derives from French for "beautiful city"
The latitude of Belleville is 40.793N. The longitude is -74.15W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 30 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 35,928.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Belleville demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Essex County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Newark area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 07104 ZIP code.
6% of Belleville residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Belleville ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Belleville was $22,093, compared with $21,587 nationally.
22% of Belleville residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Belleville, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $697. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,544.
Libraries in Belleville include Belleville Free Public Library, Mrs. Richard A. Shafter Branch ... View libraries
Newspapers in Belleville include Belleville Post
Essex County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Belleville political report.
The average commute time for Belleville workers is 27 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 4 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Belleville between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.1 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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