Introduction to Belleville, New Jersey

Belleville, New Jersey, in Essex county, is 3 miles NE of East Orange, New Jersey and 4 miles N of Newark, New Jersey. Belleville is part of the surrounding Newark metro area.

Belleville History

Belleville was originally incorporated as a town on April 8, 1839. The early inhabitants of the area called it "Second River," but the settlement was renamed Belleville in 1797. The creation of the independent municipality of the city of Belleville occurred in 1874, but this was dissolved in 1876. Later, in 1910, Belleville was reincorporated as a town. Belleville is also referred to as the "Cherry Blossom Capital of America." The town also finds frequent mention in the Tony Award-winning musical Jersey Boys.

Belleville and nearby Attractions

  • Silver Lake Station
  • Cleveland Street Station
  • Christian Apostolic Church
  • Hendricks Pond
  • Hendricks Field Golf Course
  • Belleville Park

Things To Do In Belleville

The town has a number of churches that retain the old world charm. Besides, one can take a look at the town’s reservoir, Hendricks Pond, or simply spend a fun-filled day at the amusement parks like Hendricks Field and Belleville Park. The Hendricks Field Golf Course is also an ideal place to enjoy a round of golf with friends. Other nearby attractions include the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Empire State Building and even Ellis Island in New York.

Belleville Transportation

Air transportation is available from Newark Liberty International Airport.

Belleville Higher Education

Rutgers University-Newark is the local university.


Total Population 36,178
Male Share of the Population 48.6%
Female Share of the Population 51.4%
Senior Citizens 12.6%
Employed Population 16+ 18,526
Age of the Population 39


% of people married 44%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 26.6%
Median Earnings25+ $40,962
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $29,792
Median Earnings With High School Degree $36,528


Median Family Income $77,704
% Above Poverty Level 90.1%
% Below Poverty Level 9.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 30 minutes
% Working from Home 1.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.3%
% Using Public Transportation 10.6%


People Living Alone 31.2%
Median Gross Rent $1,173
Median House Value $276,900


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 61.5%
US/American 0.1%
English 1.3%
Irish 6.8%

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

Belleville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 3 miles NE of East Orange, New Jersey (center to center)
Nearest Large City 4 miles N of Newark, New Jersey
County Essex
Standard Zip Codes 07109
Phone Area Codes 973
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.793
Longitude -74.15

Belleville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 5.4 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 38 F
Apr Temp 44 to 61 F
Jul Temp 69 to 85 F
Oct Temp 48 to 65 F
Annual Precip 46.2 inches
Distance 7.5 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 36 F
Apr Temp 38 to 60 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 41 to 64 F
Annual Precip 51.9 inches
Distance 9.7 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 38 F
Apr Temp 44 to 61 F
Jul Temp 69 to 84 F
Oct Temp 50 to 64 F
Annual Precip 49.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bloomfield 47,831 $86,586
Glen Ridge 7,607 $200,703
Kearny 41,866 $65,451
Lyndhurst 21,318 $90,344
North Arlington 15,734 $86,018
Nutley 28,596 $104,828

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

Belleville Public Libraries

Belleville Public Library & Information Cente
Belleville, New Jersey
(201) 450-3434
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Belleville Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
(973) 450-2000
Emergency Service: Yes

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Student/teacher ratio: 12.7

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