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Belleville, NJ
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Belleville profile

Living in Belleville

Belleville is a medium-sized township located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 37,480 people and eight associated neighborhoods, Belleville is the 46th largest community in New Jersey.

Also of interest is that Belleville has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

One downside of living in Belleville, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.56 minutes every day commuting to work. It is, however, a pedestrian-friendly township. Many of its neighborhoods are dense enough and have amenities close enough together that people find it feasible to get around on foot. In addition, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.

Like elsewhere in America, most people in Belleville use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Belleville‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the bus. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

The education level of Belleville citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 29.77% of adults in Belleville have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Belleville in 2022 was $39,009, which is low income relative to New Jersey, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $156,036 for a family of four. However, Belleville contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Belleville is an extremely ethnically-diverse township. The people who call Belleville home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Belleville, accounting for 51.94% of the township’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Belleville residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Belleville include Italian, Irish, German, Egyptian, and Polish.

Belleville also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 36.84%.

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