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.
Belle Glade is a blue-collar town, with 37.32% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. 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 (16.71%), sales jobs (9.01%), and office and administrative support (8.40%).
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.
The percentage of people in Belle Glade with college degrees is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%: just 11.31% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Belle Glade in 2010 was $13,834, which is low income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $55,336 for a family of four. Belle Glade also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 35.87% 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 31.51% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Belle Glade include African, Jamaican, Irish, and English.
Belle Glade also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 28.67%.
The most common language spoken in Belle Glade is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French Creole.