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Overview

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population36,122
Male Share of the Population49%
Female Share of the Population51%
Senior Citizens12.4%
Employed Population 16+18,650
Age of the Population39

Families

% of people married44%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher26.3%
Median Earnings25+$40,624
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$29,100
Median Earnings With High School Degree$36,359

Wealth

Median Family Income$75,880
% Above Poverty Level90.3%
% Below Poverty Level9.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time30 minutes
% Working from Home1.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.3%
% Using Public Transportation10.4%

Housing

People Living Alone29.1%
Median Gross Rent$1,204
Median House Value$271,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)60.4%
Italian15.7%
Irish6.4%
German3.1%
West Indian2.6%
Polish2.4%
Arab2.2%
English1.4%
Egyptian1.2%
Portuguese1.1%
Russian0.9%
Brazilian0.9%
Trinidad Tobago0.9%
Jamaican0.8%
Haitian0.7%
African0.5%
Scottish0.5%
Dutch0.4%
Hungarian0.3%
Palestinian0.3%
Welsh0.3%
Danishn0.2%
Belizean0.2%
Greek0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Swedish0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
Turkish0.1%
Guyanese0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Jordanian0.1%
US/American0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Norwegian0.1%
French Except Basque0.1%
Czech0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
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Belleville Almanac

CategoryValue
County Essex County
Standard Zip Codes7109
Phone Area Codes862,973
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.79
Approximate Longitude-74.16

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)

StationNEWARK INTL AP
Distance5.4 miles
Jan Temp24 to 38 F
Apr Temp44 to 61 F
Jul Temp69 to 85 F
Oct Temp48 to 65 F
Annual Precip46.2 inches
StationESSEX FELLS SERV BLDG
Distance7.5 miles
Jan Temp19 to 36 F
Apr Temp38 to 60 F
Jul Temp62 to 84 F
Oct Temp41 to 64 F
Annual Precip51.9 inches
StationNEW YORK CITY CENTRAL PK
Distance9.7 miles
Jan Temp26 to 38 F
Apr Temp44 to 61 F
Jul Temp69 to 84 F
Oct Temp50 to 64 F
Annual Precip49.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bloomfield47,982$87,386
Glen Ridge7,615$201,759
Kearny42,029$65,755
Lyndhurst21,582$95,677
North Arlington15,788$89,549
Nutley28,586$109,464

Belleville Public Libraries

Belleville Public Library
221 WASHINGTON AVENUE
Belleville, New Jersey
(973) 450-3434

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Belleville Hospitals

Clara Maass Medical Center
(Non-profit)
1 Clara Maass Drive
(973) 450-2000

Belleville Public Schools

Belleville High School
100 Passaic Ave
ZIP: 7109
(973) 532-5012
High
Total Enrollment 1154
Belleville Middle School
279 Washington Ave
ZIP: 7109
(973) 532-5011
Middle
Total Enrollment 1041
Belleville Ps10
527 Belleville Ave
ZIP: 7109
(973) 532-5010
Primary
Total Enrollment 186
Belleville Ps3
230 Joralemon St
ZIP: 7109
(973) 532-5013
Primary
Total Enrollment 359
Belleville Ps4
30 Magnolia St
ZIP: 7109
(973) 532-5014
Primary
Total Enrollment 363
Belleville Ps5
149 Adelaide St
ZIP: 7109
(973) 450-3450
Primary
Total Enrollment 365
Belleville Ps7
20 Passaic Ave
ZIP: 7109
(973) 532-5017
Primary
Total Enrollment 371
Belleville Ps8
183 Union Ave
ZIP: 7109
(973) 532-5018
Primary
Total Enrollment 490
Belleville Ps9
301 Ralph St
ZIP: 7109
(973) 532-5019
Primary
Total Enrollment 141

Belleville Private Schools

1st Cerebral Palsy Of Nj
7 Sanford Ave
ZIP: 7109
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 54
Little Scholar Nursery School
444 Union Ave
ZIP: 7109
Elementary
Total Enrollment 10
Northwest Essex Community Healthcare Network Thera
570 Belleville Ave
ZIP: 7109
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 72
Sandy Lane Nursery School
634 Mill St
ZIP: 7109
Elementary
Total Enrollment 11
St Peter Elementary School
152 William St
ZIP: 7109
Elementary
Total Enrollment 163
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