Belvidere is a medium-sized city located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 25,339 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Belvidere is the 88th largest community in Illinois.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Belvidere is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 39.02% of the Belvidere workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Belvidere is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Belvidere who work in management occupations (10.00%), sales jobs (9.76%), and office and administrative support (8.62%).
The citizens of Belvidere are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 14.96% of adults in Belvidere have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree
The per capita income in Belvidere in 2018 was $24,330, which is lower middle income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $97,320 for a family of four. However, Belvidere contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Belvidere is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Belvidere home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Belvidere residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Belvidere also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 37.09% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Belvidere include German, Irish, Italian, Polish, and English.
The most common language spoken in Belvidere is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Other Indo-European.