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Belleville is a city in Saint Clair County, in the Saint Louis metro area.

It is the county seat. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Belleville. For links to other places called Belleville, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Belleville is 38.52N. The longitude is -89.983W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 515 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 41,209.


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Median household income
Local
$35,979
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Belleville demographic reports
Coal was discovered here in 1828. Other early industries were flour milling and nail manufacturing
Local landmarks include Veterans Memorial Fountain in the public square
Well-known residents have included:
· Buddy Ebsen, actor
· Jeff Tweedy, musician
· Jimmy Connors, tennis player
Local bands (past and present) have included Uncle Tupelo
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Panera Bread
Local festivals include:
  • Saint Clair County Fair - Aug. 7-11, 2007
Dates often change. Check Belleville web sites and events links in the sections below.
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: 67

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Belleville demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Saint Clair County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, St. Louis area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 62220 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

33% of Belleville residents report German ancestry, and 11% 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 $18,990, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

18% of Belleville residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Belleville include Belleville Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Belleville, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $380.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $836.


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Libraries in Belleville include Belleville Public Library, Belleville Public Library West Branch ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Belleville include Belleville News-Democrat

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

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Traffic

The average commute time for Belleville workers is 24 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 14 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 3.4 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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