dcsimg

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population42,729
Male Share of the Population47.3%
Female Share of the Population52.7%
Senior Citizens14.6%
Employed Population 16+19,571
Age of the Population37

Families

% of people married38.2%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher23.1%
Median Earnings25+$33,918
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$22,269
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,677

Wealth

Median Family Income$61,179
% Above Poverty Level83.1%
% Below Poverty Level16.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time24 minutes
% Working from Home2.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.6%
% Using Public Transportation4.7%

Housing

People Living Alone37.7%
Median Gross Rent$754
Median House Value$97,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)39.6%
German25.5%
Irish10.4%
English7.2%
Italian3.1%
French Except Basque2.7%
Scottish2%
Polish1.9%
Welsh0.8%
Dutch0.8%
Czech0.7%
Swedish0.7%
Lithuanian0.3%
Russian0.3%
Hungarian0.3%
Austrian0.3%
Danishn0.2%
US/American0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
African0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Jamaican0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Greek0.1%
Arab0.1%
Bulgarian0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
+ Show More

Belleville Almanac

CategoryValue
County St. Clair County
Standard Zip Codes62220, 62221, 62223, 62226, 62269
P.O. Box Zip Codes62222
Phone Area Codes618
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude38.53
Approximate Longitude-90

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)

StationBELLEVILLE SIU RESEARCH
Distance7.2 miles
Jan Temp22 to 40 F
Apr Temp45 to 68 F
Jul Temp67 to 90 F
Oct Temp45 to 71 F
Annual Precip39.3 inches
StationWATERLOO
Distance15.7 miles
Jan Temp20 to 38 F
Apr Temp45 to 66 F
Jul Temp68 to 89 F
Oct Temp47 to 69 F
Annual Precip42.1 inches
StationALTON MELVIN PRICE L&D
Distance22.4 miles
Jan Temp19 to 36 F
Apr Temp45 to 64 F
Jul Temp69 to 88 F
Oct Temp46 to 68 F
Annual Precip38.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Fairview Heights16,793$74,466
Freeburg4,111$105,577
Millstadt3,911$77,530

Belleville Public Libraries

Belleville Public Library
121 EAST WASHINGTON STREET
Belleville, Illinois
(618) 234-0441

library logo

More Information for Librarians

Belleville Hospitals

Memorial Hospital
(Non-profit)
4500 Memorial Drive
(618) 233-7750
St Elizabeth Hospital
(Non-profit)
211 S Third St
(618) 234-2120

Belleville Public Schools

Belle Valley Elem School-north
2465 Amann Dr
ZIP: 62220
(618) 236-5200
Primary
Total Enrollment 549
Belle Valley School South
2465 Amann Dr
ZIP: 62220
(618) 236-5200
Middle
Total Enrollment 408
Central Jr High School
1801 Central School Rd
ZIP: 62220
(618) 233-5377
Middle
Total Enrollment 436
Douglas Elem School
125 Carlyle Ave
ZIP: 62220
(618) 233-2417
Primary
Total Enrollment 289
Franklin Elem School
301 N 2nd St
ZIP: 62220
(618) 233-2413
Primary
Total Enrollment 203
Henry Raab Elem School
1120 Union Ave
ZIP: 62220
(618) 234-4330
Primary
Total Enrollment 167
Roosevelt Elem School
700 W Cleveland Ave
ZIP: 62220
(618) 233-1608
Primary
Total Enrollment 331
Washington School
400 S Charles St
ZIP: 62220
(618) 277-2018
Primary
Total Enrollment 197
Westhaven Elementary
118 Westhaven School Rd
ZIP: 62220
(618) 257-9201
Primary
Total Enrollment 547
Belleville High School-east
2555 West Blvd
ZIP: 62221
(618) 222-3706
High
Total Enrollment 2504
Jefferson Elem School
1400 N Charles St
ZIP: 62221
(618) 233-3798
Primary
Total Enrollment 394
Pathways School
2401 Pathways Xing
ZIP: 62221
(618) 355-4410
Other
Total Enrollment 202
Whiteside Elem School
2028 Lebanon Ave
ZIP: 62221
(618) 239-0000
Primary
Total Enrollment 738
Whiteside Middle School
111 Warrior Way
ZIP: 62221
(618) 239-0000
Middle
Total Enrollment 593
Belleville High School-west
4063 Frank Scott Pkwy W
ZIP: 62223
(618) 222-7610
High
Total Enrollment 2182
Belleville Twp Hs-night/alt Sch
4063 Frank Scott Pkwy W
ZIP: 62223
(618) 222-7660
High
Total Enrollment 69
Ellis Elem School
250 Illini Dr
ZIP: 62223
(618) 397-5512
Primary
Total Enrollment 507
Emge Junior High School
7401 Westchester Dr
ZIP: 62223
(618) 397-6557
Middle
Total Enrollment 315
Signal Hill Elem School
40 Signal Hill Pl
ZIP: 62223
(618) 397-0325
Primary
Total Enrollment 367
St Clair Co Juv Detention Center
9006 Lebanon Rd
ZIP: 62223
(618) 397-0766
High
Abraham Lincoln Elem School
820 Royal Heights Rd
ZIP: 62226
(618) 233-2414
Primary
Total Enrollment 504
St Clair Co Roe Safe School
1722 W Main St
ZIP: 62226
(618) 233-6874
Other
Total Enrollment 22
Union Elem School
20 S 27th St
ZIP: 62226
(618) 233-4132
Primary
Total Enrollment 479
West Jr High School
840 Royal Heights Rd
ZIP: 62226
(618) 234-8200
Middle
Total Enrollment 380

Belleville Private Schools

Cathedral Grade School
200 S 2nd St
ZIP: 62220
Elementary
Total Enrollment 125
Faith Baptist School
413 E Main St
ZIP: 62220
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 15
Governor French Academy
219 W Main St
ZIP: 62220
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 172
Calvary Baptist Academy
423 Lucinda Ave
ZIP: 62221
Secondary
Total Enrollment 1
Montessori School-st Clair
2360 Country Rd
ZIP: 62221
Elementary
Total Enrollment 3
St Teresa Catholic School
1108 Lebanon Ave
ZIP: 62221
Elementary
Total Enrollment 293
True Vine Christian Academy School
2241 Country Rd
ZIP: 62221
Elementary
Total Enrollment 112
Zion Lutheran School
1810 Mcclintock Ave
ZIP: 62221
Elementary
Total Enrollment 240
Blessed Sacrament Elementary School
8809 W Main St
ZIP: 62223
Elementary
Total Enrollment 193
Our Lady Queen Of Peace School
5915 N Belt W
ZIP: 62223
Elementary
Total Enrollment 186
Althoff Catholic High School
5401 W Main St
ZIP: 62226
Secondary
Total Enrollment 417
St Mary St Augustine School
1900 W Belle St
ZIP: 62226
Elementary
Total Enrollment 102
Sources :
Additional Details
Belleville Colleges
Belleville colleges and trade schools.
Belleville Graduate Schools
Belleville Graduate and Business Schools
Study Online in Belleville
Additional Resources
Info for Belleville Government Officials


Are you an official in the Belleville 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.