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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.


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Median household income
Local
$48,576
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Belleville demographic reports
Belleville is on the Passaic River
Former and merged names include:
· Second River
One of the first steam engines in the U.S. was built here, by John Stevens, in 1798
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 133. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 3.7 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 2001 movie, "A Beautiful Mind"
· TV series, "The Sopranos"
Well-known residents have included:
· Tommy De Vito, singer (Four Seasons)
· Theodore Dwight Weld, abolitionist
· Angelina and Sarah Grimke, abolitionists
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 100
Quotes:
Uncle Allen moved us out of Newark and up to Belleville in 1932. I liked Belleville. There were big grassy lawns and streets canopied with trees
-- Growing Up
Russell Baker

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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.

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22% of Belleville residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Belleville, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $697.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,544.


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Libraries in Belleville include Belleville Free Public Library, Mrs. Richard A. Shafter Branch ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Belleville include Belleville Post

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Essex County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Belleville political report.

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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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“ Uncle Allen moved us out of Newark and up to Belleville in 1932. I liked Belleville. There were big grassy lawns and streets canopied with trees ”
~ Growing Up
Russell Baker

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