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Population (year 2000): 14,906. Estimated population in July 2005: 15,423 (+3.5% change)
Males: 7,580 (50.9%), Females: 7,326 (49.1%)

Zip code:

Median resident age: 29.9 years
Median household income: $22,715 (year 2000)
Median house value: $74,600 (year 2000)

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Races in Belle Glade:

  • Black (50.7%)
  • Hispanic (27.6%)
  • White Non-Hispanic (13.8%)
  • Other race (9.7%)
  • Two or more races (8.9%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: West Indian (13.3%), United States (8.5%), English (3.0%), Irish (1.7%), German (1.4%), Subsaharan African (1.0%).Glade, Florida

Elevation: 20 feet

Land area: 4.6 square miles

Belle

For population 25 years and over in Belle Glade

  • High school or higher: 46.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.6%
  • Unemployed: 12.0%
  • Mean travel time to work: 26.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Belle Glade city

  • Never married: 38.1%
  • Now married: 44.1%
  • Separated: 4.5%
  • Widowed: 6.4%
  • Divorced: 6.9%

30.2% Foreign born (29.0% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: -1,071 (-6.7%).


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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Springs, FL Coral (40.3 miles pop. 117,549).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: FL Hialeah, (62.7 miles pop. 226,419).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: PA Philadelphia, (995.9 miles pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Glade Camp, FL (1.9 miles Belle Bay, FL (3.5 miles South Village-Padgett Island, FL (8.6 miles Fremd Lake Harbor, FL (9.4 miles) , FL (9.7 miles Pahokee, Point, FL Canal (12.5 miles FL (18.6 miles Clewiston, FL (19.6 miles Harlem,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 20 buildings, average cost: $65,600
  • 1997: 19 buildings, average cost: $60,300
  • 1998: 10 buildings, average cost: $101,200
  • 1999: 7 buildings, average cost: $77,100
  • 2000: 18 buildings, average cost: $73,800
  • 2001: 3 buildings, average cost: $176,700
  • 2002: 4 buildings, average cost: $134,500
  • 2003: 18 buildings, average cost: $86,300
  • 2004: 9 buildings, average cost: $87,300
  • 2005: 22 buildings, average cost: $105,700

Latitude: 26.69 N, Longitude: 80.67 W

Area code: 561


Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (21.2%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (18.9%), Manufacturing (11.7%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,105 (+7.4%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,306 (46.3%)


 

Crime in Belle Glade by Year

Type 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 2 0 1 2
    per 100,000 13.4 0.0 6.7 13.4
Rapes 12 14 9 10
    per 100,000 80.5 93.9 60.4 67.1
Robberies 65 96 149 71
    per 100,000 436.1 644.0 999.6 476.3
Assaults 255 397 302 306
    per 100,000 1710.7 2663.4 2026.0 2052.9
Burglaries 304 531 455 271
    per 100,000 2039.4 3562.3 3052.5 1818.1
Thefts 558 829 982 936
    per 100,000 3743.5 5561.5 6588.0 6279.4
Auto thefts 81 94 111 79
    per 100,000 543.4 630.6 744.7 530.0
854.6 1285.7 1272.7 1014.6

Average climate in Belle Glade, Florida

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Belle

Belle Glade-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Florida state average. It is 9% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/19/1958, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 9.3 miles away from the Belle Glade city center killed one person and injured 24 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 8/13/2004, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 18.3 miles away from the city center caused $50,000 in damages.

Birthplace of: Claude Harriott - 2005 NFL player (New York Giants, born: Apr 8, 1981), James Jackson - 2005 NFL player (Arizona Cardinals, born: Aug 4, 1976).


Hospital/medical center in Belle Glade:
  • GLADES GENERAL HOSPITAL (1201 S MAIN ST)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Belle Glade:
  • HENDRY REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (about 23 miles; CLEWISTON, FL)
  • PALMS WEST HOSPITAL (about 26 miles; LOXAHATCHEE, FL)
  • WELLINGTON REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (about 29 miles; WEST PALM BEACH, FL)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Belle Glade:
  • PALM BEACH INTL (about 41 miles; WEST PALM BEACH, FL; ID: PBI)
  • FORT LAUDERDALE/HOLLYWOOD INTL (about 56 miles; FORT LAUDERDALE, FL; ID: FLL)
  • MIAMI INTL (about 68 miles; MIAMI, FL; ID: MIA)
Other public-use airports nearest to Belle Glade:
  • BELLE GLADE STATE MUNICIPAL (about 2 miles; BELLE GLADE, FL; ID: X10)
  • PALM BEACH CO GLADES (about 7 miles; PAHOKEE, FL; ID: PHK)
  • AIRGLADES (about 26 miles; CLEWISTON, FL; ID: 2IS)

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Housing and Community Development(Local) 3 $7,317 $29,268 0 $0
Water Supply 25 $70,164 $33,678 0 $0
Financial Administration 19 $48,626 $30,711 0 $0
Other and Unallocable 19 $44,138 $27,876 0 $0
Other Government Administration 22 $61,848 $33,735 0 $0
Police Protection - Officers 41 $139,619 $40,864 1 $531
Parks and Recreation 18 $33,892 $22,594 7 $5,526
Streets and Highways 8 $21,498 $32,247 0 $0
Firefighters 19 $56,893 $35,932 0 $0
Police - Other 11 $25,000 $27,272 8 $3,751
Fire - Other 1 $2,384 $28,608 0 $0
Sewerage 15 $40,286 $32,228 0 $0
Solid Waste Management 23 $37,988 $19,819 0 $0
Totals for Government 224 $589,655 $31,588 16 $9,808
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Belle Glade:
  • PALM BEACH ATLANTIC COLLEGE-WEST PALM BEACH (about 41 miles; WEST PALM BEACH, FL; Full-time enrollment: 2,109)
  • PALM BEACH COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 41 miles; LAKE WORTH, FL; FT enrollment: 8,390)
  • FLORIDA ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY-BOCA RATON (about 45 miles; BOCA RATON, FL; FT enrollment: 14,311)
  • KEISER COLLEGE (about 49 miles; Ft. Lauderdale, FL; FT enrollment: 2,879)
  • NOVA SOUTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY (about 53 miles; FT LAUDERDALE, FL; FT enrollment: 12,554)
  • BROWARD COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 54 miles; FT LAUDERDALE, FL; FT enrollment: 12,747)
  • INDIAN RIVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 55 miles; FT PIERCE, FL; FT enrollment: 6,149)
Public high school in Belle Glade:
  • GLADES CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,166; Location: 1001 SW AVENUE M; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high school in Belle Glade:
  • GLADES DAY SCHOOL (Students: 537; Location: 400 NE AVENUE L; Grades: PK - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Belle Glade:
  • LAKE SHORE MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 1,211; Location: 425 W CANAL STREET, N; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • GOVE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 934; Location: 900 SE AVENUE G; Grades: PK - 06)
  • BELLE GLADE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 706; Location: 500 NW AVENUE L; Grades: PK - 05)
  • PIONEER PARK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 531; Location: 39500 PIONEER PARK ROAD; Grades: PK - 05)
  • GLADE VIEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 503; Location: 1100 SW AVENUE G; Grades: PK - 05)
  • LAKE SHORE ANNEX TRANSITION (Students: 113; Location: 1102 NW AVENUE A; Grades: 06 - 12)
  • LAKE SIDE ACADEMY (Students: 110; Location: 710 S MAIN STREET; Grades: KG - 05)
  • EAGLE ACADEMY (Students: 65; Location: 38800 STATE ROAD 80; Grades: 06 - 12)
  • WEST TECHNICAL EDUCATION CENTER (Location: 2625 STATE ROAD 715; Grades: N - N )
 

Belle Glade compared to Florida state average:
  • Median household income below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
Strongest AM radio stations in Belle Glade:
  • WJNA (640 AM; 38 kW; ROYAL PALM BEACH, FL; Owner: SOUTH FLORIDA RADIO, INC.)
  • WSWN (900 AM; 1 kW; BELLE GLADE, FL; Owner: BGI BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • WFTL (850 AM; 50 kW; WEST PALM BEACH, FL; Owner: JAMES CRYSTAL ENTERPRISES II, L.L.C.)
  • WAFC (590 AM; 5 kW; CLEWISTON, FL; Owner: GLADES MEDIA COMPANY)
  • WAQI (710 AM; 50 kW; MIAMI, FL; Owner: LICENSE CORPORATION #1)
  • WWFE (670 AM; 50 kW; MIAMI, FL; Owner: FENIX BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WLVJ (1040 AM; 25 kW; BOYNTON BEACH, FL; Owner: JAMES CRYSTAL BOYNTON BEACH, INC.)
  • WRFX (940 AM; 50 kW; MIAMI, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WWNN (1470 AM; 50 kW; POMPANO BEACH, FL; Owner: WWNN LICENSE, LLC)
  • WNMA (1210 AM; 49 kW; MIAMI SPRINGS, FL; Owner: RADIO UNICA OF MIAMI LICENSE CORP.)
  • WVCG (1080 AM; 50 kW; CORAL GABLES, FL; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WQBA (1140 AM; 50 kW; MIAMI, FL; Owner: WQBA-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • WSUA (1260 AM; 50 kW; MIAMI, FL; Owner: WSUA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
Strongest FM radio stations in Belle Glade:
  • WBGF (93.5 FM; BELLE GLADE, FL; Owner: BGI BROADCASTING, L.P.)
  • WRMF (97.9 FM; PALM BEACH, FL; Owner: PBB LICENSES, LLC)
  • WAFC-FM (99.5 FM; CLEWISTON, FL; Owner: GLADES MEDIA COMPANY)
  • WEAT-FM (104.3 FM; WEST PALM BEACH, FL; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WWFR (91.7 FM; STUART, FL; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WXEL (90.7 FM; WEST PALM BEACH, FL; Owner: BARRY TELECOMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WKGR (98.7 FM; FORT PIERCE, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WIRK-FM (107.9 FM; WEST PALM BEACH, FL; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WLDI (95.5 FM; FORT PIERCE, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WAYF (88.1 FM; WEST PALM BEACH, FL; Owner: WAY-FM MEDIA GROUP. INC.)
  • WMBX (102.3 FM; JENSEN BEACH, FL; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WPBZ (103.1 FM; INDIANTOWN, FL; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WOLL (105.5 FM; HOBE SOUND, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WJCB (88.5 FM; CLEWISTON, FL; Owner: BLACK MEDIA WORKS, INC.)
TV broadcast stations around Belle Glade:
  • WPTV (Channel 5; WEST PALM BEACH, FL; Owner: SCRIPPS HOWARD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WFLX (Channel 29; WEST PALM BEACH, FL; Owner: RAYCOM NATIONAL, INC.)
  • WXEL-TV (Channel 42; WEST PALM BEACH, FL; Owner: BARRY TELECOMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WFGC (Channel 61; PALM BEACH, FL; Owner: CHRISTIAN TELEVISION OF PALM BEACH COUNTY, INC.)
  • WPBF (Channel 25; TEQUESTA, FL; Owner: WPBF-TV COMPANY)
  • WTVX (Channel 34; FORT PIERCE, FL; Owner: C-34 FCC LICENSEE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • WPEC (Channel 12; WEST PALM BEACH, FL; Owner: FREEDOM BROADCASTING OF FLORIDA, INC)
  • WPXP (Channel 67; LAKE WORTH, FL; Owner: PAXSON WEST PALM BEACH LICENSE, INC.)
  • WHDT-LP (Channel 44; MIAMI, FL; Owner: GUENTER MARKSTEINER)
  • WTCN-CA (Channel 43; PALM BEACH, FL; Owner: WILLIAM H. BROTHERS)
  • WWHB-CA (Channel 15; STUART, FL; Owner: AMERICAN NETCOM, INC.)

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