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Overview

Introduction to Belleville, Illinois

Belleville, Illinois, in St Clair county, is 17 miles SE of St. Louis, Missouri. Part of the surrounding Saint Louis metro area, the city is not an isolated city. Belleville is home to some 41,410 residents.

Belleville History

The area was named Belleville by George Blair in 1814. It was originally incorporated as a village in 1819 and was reincorporated as a city in 1850. A number of Germans settled in this area after the failure of the German Revolution during the 1840s. Cyrus Roberts and John Cox opened the Illinois Foundry in 1848. The railroad lines first entered the city between 1870 and 1890.

Belleville and nearby Attractions

  • Frank Holten State Recreation Area
  • Victorian Home Museum
  • Scott Joplin House State Historic Site
  • World Aquarium
  • St Louis Zoo
  • Eugene Field House and Toy Museum

Things To Do In Belleville

Belleville offers a number of quality shopping, dining, entertainment, and other recreational facilities. Visitors have easy access to the Art on the Square, Broadway Center of Arts, Belle - Clair Fairgrounds Park, Cathedral of St. Peter, Gustave Koerner House Museum, and Victorian House Museum. Leisure hours can also be spent at the Lincoln Theatre. The Labor & Industry Museum and the Emma Kunz House are also worth visiting.

Belleville Transportation

Air transportation is available from Scott AFB/ MidAmerica Airport.

Belleville Higher Education

Higher educational facilities are provided by Southwestern Illinois College, Saint Louis University - Main Campus, Washington University, and several other colleges and universities.

People

Total Population 42,898
Male Share of the Population 47.8%
Female Share of the Population 52.2%
Senior Citizens 14.1%
Employed Population 16+ 19,934
Age of the Population 37

Families

% of people married 39.3%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 23.5%
Median Earnings25+ $32,744
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $22,072
Median Earnings With High School Degree $25,479

Wealth

Median Family Income $60,776
% Above Poverty Level 81.8%
% Below Poverty Level 18.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 24 minutes
% Working from Home 2.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.1%
% Using Public Transportation 5.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 36.2%
Median Gross Rent $741
Median House Value $99,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 37.7%
US/American 0.2%
English 7.5%
Irish 10.6%

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

Belleville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 17 miles SE of St. Louis, Missouri
County St Clair
Metro Area Saint Louis
Standard Zip Codes 62220, 62221, 62223, 62225, 62226
P.O. Box Zip Codes 62222
Phone Area Codes 618
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.52
Longitude -89.983

Belleville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

Station BELLEVILLE SIU RESEARCH
Distance 7.2 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 40 F
Apr Temp 45 to 68 F
Jul Temp 67 to 90 F
Oct Temp 45 to 71 F
Annual Precip 39.3 inches
Station WATERLOO
Distance 15.7 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 38 F
Apr Temp 45 to 66 F
Jul Temp 68 to 89 F
Oct Temp 47 to 69 F
Annual Precip 42.1 inches
Station ALTON MELVIN PRICE L&D
Distance 22.4 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 36 F
Apr Temp 45 to 64 F
Jul Temp 69 to 88 F
Oct Temp 46 to 68 F
Annual Precip 38.5 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Belleville, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Rentchler (62221)

Signal Hill (62223)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Fairview Heights 17,014 $71,936
Freeburg 4,226 $102,303

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

Belleville Public Libraries

Library
Belleville P.l.
121 EAST WASHINGTON STREET
Belleville, Illinois
(618) 234-0441

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Belleville Hospitals

ST ELIZABETH HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
211 S THIRD ST
(618) 234-2120
Emergency Service: Yes

MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
4500 MEMORIAL DRIVE
(618) 233-7750
Emergency Service: Yes

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Belleville High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

BELLEVILLE HIGH SCHOOL-EAST
2555 WEST BLVD
618-222-3706
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 2,533 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 20.4

BELLEVILLE HIGH SCHOOL-WEST
2600 W MAIN ST
618-222-7500
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 2,203 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19

BELLEVILLE TWP HS-NIGHT/ALT SCH
2600 W MAIN ST
618-222-7500
A Special Education School
Serves 203 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 203

PATHWAYS SCHOOL
2401 PATHWAYS CRSSNG
618-355-4410
A Special Education School
Serves 80 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 7.3

ST CLAIR CO REG OFFICE SAFE SCH
25 BELLEVUE PARK PLZ
618-233-6874
A Non-traditional School
Serves 27 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 8.4

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