Belvidere is a very small town located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 2,607 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Belvidere is the 401st largest community in New Jersey. Much of the housing stock in Belvidere was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic towns in the country.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Belvidere is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Belvidere is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Belvidere who work in office and administrative support (17.79%), teaching (9.30%), and sales jobs (8.78%).
Overall, Belvidere’s crime rate is one of the lowest in the nation, which makes a great place to live if safety is an important concern.
The overall education level of Belvidere is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 28.11% of adults 25 and older in the town have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Belvidere in 2010 was $26,987, 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 $107,948 for a family of four. However, Belvidere contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
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. Important ancestries of people in Belvidere include German, Italian, English, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Belvidere is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Korean.