Belle Glade is a medium-sized city located in the state of Florida. With a population of 18,251 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Belle Glade is the 141st largest community in Florida.
When you are in Belle Glade, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 35.45% of Belle Glade’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Belle Glade is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and farmers, fishers, or foresters. There are especially a lot of people living in Belle Glade who work in farm management occupations (15.80%), sales jobs (8.64%), and office and administrative support (7.76%).
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 12.38% 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 2010 was $14,154, which is low income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $56,616 for a family of four. Belle Glade also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 33.38% 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 31.75% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Belle Glade include African, Jamaican, English, and Irish.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Belle Glade's cultural character, accounting for 29.58% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in Belle Glade is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French Creole.