Belleville, NJ
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Belleville is a medium-sized town located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 36,354 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Belleville is the 48th largest community in New Jersey.

Belleville is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Belleville is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Belleville who work in office and administrative support (18.73%), sales jobs (9.06%), and management occupations (7.52%).

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 percentage of people in Belleville who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 25.66% of adults in Belleville have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Belleville in 2010 was $29,062, which is lower middle income relative to New Jersey, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $116,248 for a family of four. However, Belleville contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Belleville is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Belleville home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Belleville residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Belleville also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 44.20% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Belleville include Irish, German, Polish, and English.

Belleville also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 33.17%.

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