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Belvidere is a city in Boone County, in the Rockford metro area.

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

The latitude of Belvidere is 42.263N. The longitude is -88.844W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 781 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 22,927.


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Median household income
Local
$42,529
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Belvidere demographic reports
Belvidere is on the Kishwaukee River.
Belvidere was a stop on the stagecoach route from Chicago.
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Boone County Fair - Aug. 7-12, 2007
  • Hispanic Festival and Parade - Sept. 7-9, 2007
  • Autumn Pioneer Festival - Sept. 22-23, 2007
  • O-Sa-Wan Powwow - Aug. 18-19, 2007
  • Wheels Festival - June 23-25, 2007
Dates often change. Check Belvidere web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Spencer Park, Long Prairie Trail, Kinnikinnick Creek Conservation Area
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Ancestry & family history

27% of Belvidere residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Belvidere ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Belvidere was $17,804, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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9% of Belvidere residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Belvidere, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $451.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,023.


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Libraries in Belvidere include Ida Public Library ... View libraries

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Boone County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Belvidere political report.

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The average commute time for Belvidere workers is 25 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 3 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Belvidere between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.4 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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