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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.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Belvidere demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Boone County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Rockford area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 61008 ZIP code.
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.
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.
Libraries in Belvidere include Ida Public Library ... View libraries
Boone County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Belvidere political report.
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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