Introduction to Belle Glade, Florida

Belle Glade, Florida, in Palm Beach county, is 37 miles NW of Coral Springs, Florida (center to center) and 69 miles NW of Miami, Florida. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the West Palm Beach-Boca Raton metropolitan area.

Belle Glade History

The earliest records suggest that Belle Glade was originally inhabited by Calusa Indians. It was originally known as Hilsboro. The city was incorporated in 1928. On the 16th of September, 1928, a powerful hurricane completely destroyed Belle Glade. This prompted the national government to build a levee which would control future floods. Belle Glade has thrived after being rebuilt; it has a flourishing agricultural industry and serves as a favored destination for sport fishing.

Belle Glade and Nearby Attractions

  • Lake Okeechobee.
  • The Belle Glade Marina and Campground.
  • Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center.
  • Lawrence E. Will Museum.

Belle Glade Activities

Belle Glade is a quiet and peaceful place. It is an excellent place to unwind. Those interested in recreational fishing would find great opportunities here. Furthermore, there is an 18-hole golf course which would delight golf lovers. The Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center hosts music shows of all genres, ballets and play productions.

Belle Glade Transportation

Fort Lauderdal International and Palm Beach International Airport provide access to air travel.

Belle Glade Higher Education

The city is served by the Palm Beach Atlantic College.


Total Population 17,950
Male Share of the Population 50.1%
Female Share of the Population 49.9%
Senior Citizens 11.7%
Employed Population 16+ 6,719
Age of the Population 33


% of people married 34.7%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 11.3%
Median Earnings25+ $22,959
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $16,993
Median Earnings With High School Degree $23,877


Median Family Income $35,657
% Above Poverty Level 64.1%
% Below Poverty Level 35.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 24 minutes
% Working from Home 0.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.9%
% Using Public Transportation 6%


People Living Alone 28.9%
Median Gross Rent $646
Median House Value $94,800


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 59.7%
US/American 0%
English 1.3%
Irish 1.8%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Belle Glade Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 37 miles NW of Coral Springs, Florida (center to center)
Nearest Large City 69 miles NW of Miami, Florida
County Palm Beach
Metro Area West Palm Beach - Boca Raton
Standard Zip Codes 33430
Phone Area Codes 561
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 26.684
Longitude -80.667

Belle Glade Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 3.2 miles
Jan Temp 52 to 76 F
Apr Temp 59 to 85 F
Jul Temp 71 to 93 F
Oct Temp 66 to 87 F
Annual Precip 51.5 inches
Distance 12.8 miles
Jan Temp 53 to 75 F
Apr Temp 61 to 84 F
Jul Temp 71 to 92 F
Oct Temp 67 to 86 F
Annual Precip 52.1 inches
Distance 24.8 miles
Jan Temp 53 to 78 F
Apr Temp 58 to 85 F
Jul Temp 71 to 91 F
Oct Temp 65 to 87 F
Annual Precip 58.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Clewiston 7,240 $60,179
Pahokee 6,003 $32,471
South Bay 4,976 $30,714

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Belle Glade Hospitals

(Government - Local)
1201 S MAIN ST
(561) 659-7144
Emergency Service: Yes

Click the Visit School Site buttons to go directly to a school's website and learn more about the school and programs it has to offer. School website will open in a new tab.
Click the Request Info buttons to request more information from a representative at the school.

Results:  5
Matching School Ads
  • Master of Arts in Law - Non-Profit Management
  • Bachelor of Arts in English - Self-Designed
  • Bachelor of Science in Professional Studies
  • Recognized as a Top 20 Best Online Bachelor’s Program by U.S. News & World Report in 2016.
  • Online, campus-based, and evening courses offered in 95 areas of study, including Business, Nursing, Psychology, & more.
  • Endorsed by G.I. Jobs and Military Advanced Education magazine as a Military Friendly School in 2015.
  • Features small class sizes, with a student-to-faculty ratio of 23 to 1.
  • 88% of Regent University students receive financial aid, with $18 million awarded in institutional scholarships & aid each year.
  • Psychology (BA) (Online)
  • Business Administration - Accounting (BS) (Online)
  • Business Administration - Healthcare Management (BS) (Online)
  • Designated as a 2015 Military Friendly® School by Victory Media, publishers of G.I. Jobs®.
  • Each program is designed to instill the knowledge, ethical values, and interpersonal skills of professional practice and to foster values of social responsibility.
  • Offers several flexible learning options, including a blended format that combines campus and online learning.
  • Several scholarship opportunities are available for students who qualify.
  • BS in Business Administration - Project Management
  • MSHUS- Family and Community Services
  • AAS in Information Technology - Network Administration
  • Ranked among the Best Online Bachelor's Programs in 2015 by U.S. News and World Report.
  • Lets undergrad students try classes before paying any tuition.
  • Has an average class sizes of 18 for undergraduate and 13 for graduate-level courses.
  • Offers numerous scholarship opportunities that can help students save up to $750 per term on their tuition.
  • Tends to educate degree-seeking online and campus-based students who are adult learners with families and students who work while pursuing higher education.
  • Graphic Design, Bachelor of Science (Online)
  • Internet Marketing, Master of Science (Online)
  • Music Production, Bachelors of Science (Online)
  • Full Sail’s curriculum combines elements of creativity, art, business and life skills, technical prowess, and academic achievement.
  • Full Sail offers accelerated programs, so a degree that would normally take four years takes 24 months on average.
  • Students work with industry-standard tools and technologies, allowing them to gain practical knowledge and real-world experience.
  • Join us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram to interact with our community, read about grad success, and see campus images.
  • Master of Business Administration

MBA@Dayton is the online MBA program from the University of Dayton’s AACSB-accredited School of Business Administration. The program prepares students to become strategic, service-oriented leaders by applying real-world skills in face-to-face online classes, self-paced course work and in-person immersion experiences.

Belle Glade High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

A Title I School.
Serves 1,166 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.5

A Non-traditional School
A Title I School.
Serves 113 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.1

38800 STATE ROAD 80
A Non-traditional School
Serves 65 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.3

A Non-traditional School
Serves 52 students.

Study Online in Belle Glade
Additional Resources
Info for Belle Glade Government Officials

Are you an official in the Belle Glade government or quasi-government agency such as the chamber of commerce, visitors bureau or economic development council? If so, visit our information page for government officials to see how CityTownInfo can support you.

Back to Top