Belle Glade, FL

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Belle Glade is a medium-sized city located in the state of Florida. With a population of 16,698 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Belle Glade is the 161st largest community in Florida.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Belle Glade is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Belle Glade is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Belle Glade who work in farm management occupations (14.46%), office and administrative support (9.57%), and food service (9.10%).

Belle Glade, even though it is a small city, has many people who use public transportation every day to get to and from work. This is a great benefit for people in the, city who have a need for low-cost transportation.

In Belle Glade, just 10.15% of people have at least a bachelor's degree, which is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Belle Glade in 2018 was $16,264, which is low income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $65,056 for a family of four. However, Belle Glade contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Belle Glade also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 40.16% of its population below the federal poverty line.

Belle Glade is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Belle Glade home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Belle Glade residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Belle Glade also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 26.82% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Belle Glade include Haitian, African, German, Jamaican, and Irish.

In addition, Belle Glade has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (27.30%).

The most common language spoken in Belle Glade is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.

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