Bellwood, IL
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Bellwood is a medium-sized village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 19,308 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Bellwood is the 129th largest community in Illinois.

Bellwood is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Bellwood is a village of sales and office workers, service providers, and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Bellwood who work in office and administrative support (21.60%), sales jobs (10.60%), and food service (5.55%).

Despite being a small village, Bellwood has a lot of people using the bus to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the bus are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.

The citizens of Bellwood are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 15.41% of adults in Bellwood have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree

The per capita income in Bellwood in 2010 was $20,144, which is low income relative to Illinois, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $80,576 for a family of four. However, Bellwood contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Bellwood is a very ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Bellwood home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Bellwood residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Bellwood also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 18.82% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Bellwood include African, Irish, Italian, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Bellwood is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Hindi.