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Belleville Facts

General Information

Address: 152 Washington Avenue, NJ 07109
Telephone: 973-450-3300
Land area: 3.34 square miles
Water area: 0.07 square miles
Type: Township
Form of government: CM '50


Demographics and Socio-Economic Characteristics

Census 2000 Demographic Profile Highlights:

 

General Characteristics

Number

Percent

U.S.

 

Total population

35,928

 

 

 

Male

17,330

48.2

49.1%

 

Female

18,598

51.8

50.9%

 

Median age (years)

36.2

(X)

35.3

 

Under 5 years

2,133

5.9

6.8%

 

18 years and over

28,082

78.2

74.3%

 

65 years and over

4,806

13.4

12.4%

 

 

 

 

 

 

One race

34,556

96.2

97.6%

 

White

24,950

69.4

75.1%

 

Black or African American

1,926

5.4

12.3%

 

American Indian and Alaska Native

60

0.2

0.9%

 

Asian

4,062

11.3

3.6%

 

Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

26

0.1

0.1%

 

Some other race

3,532

9.8

5.5%

 

Two or more races

1,372

3.8

2.4%

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hispanic or Latino (of any race)

8,507

23.7

12.5%

 

 

Household population

35,728

99.4

97.2%

 

Group quarters population

200

0.6

2.8%

 

 

Average household size

2.60

(X)

2.59

 

Average family size

3.23

(X)

3.14

 

 

Total housing units

14,144

 

 

 

Occupied housing units

13,731

97.1

91.0%

 

Owner-occupied housing units

6,997

51.0

66.2%

 

Renter-occupied housing units

6,734

49.0

33.8%

 

Vacant housing units

413

2.9

9.0%

 

 

 

 

 

 

Social Characteristics -

Number

Percent

U.S.

 

Population 25 years and over

25,114

 

 

 

High school graduate or higher

19,638

78.2

80.4%

 

Bachelor's degree or higher

5,461

21.7

24.4%

 

Civilian veterans (civilian population 18 years and over)

2,468

8.8

12.7%

 

Disability status (population 5 years and over)

7,609

22.5

19.3%

 

Foreign born

9,638

26.8

11.1%

 

Male, Now married, except separated (population 15 years and over)

7,163

51.1

56.7%

 

Female, Now married, except separated (population 15 years and over)

7,329

47.6

52.1%

 

Speak a language other than English at home (population 5 years and over)

14,445

42.6

17.9%

 

 

 

 

 

 

Economic Characteristics

Number

Percent

U.S.

 

In labor force (population 16 years and over)

18,392

63.5

63.9%

 

Mean travel time to work in minutes (workers 16 years and over)

27.5

(X)

25.5

 

Median household income in 1999 (dollars)

48,576

(X)

41,994

 

Median family income in 1999 (dollars)

55,212

(X)

50,046

 

Per capita income in 1999 (dollars)

22,093

(X)

21,587

 

Families below poverty level

577

6.3

9.2%

 

Individuals below poverty level

2,939

8.2

12.4%

 

 

 

 

 

 

Housing Characteristics

Number

Percent

U.S.

 

Single-family owner-occupied homes

4,850

 

 

 

Median value (dollars)

147,500

(X)

119,600

 

Median of selected monthly owner costs

(X)

(X)

 

 

With a mortgage (dollars)

1,544

(X)

1,088

 

Not mortgaged (dollars)

662

(X)

295

Source:  http://factfinder.census.gov/


Home Sales

    The Big Picture: This table shows annual residential sales data for Belleville. It includes all property sales listed as residential by the local assessor which closed in the calendar year listed for $10,000 or more.

*Sales for 2007 are through 2/28/2007, are based on preliminary reports, and the median price might not be comparable to previous years.

COUNTY: Essex TOWN: Belleville
Year Sales Median. Price (000s)  
2000: 606 $136   Change
2001: 542 $156   14.8%
2002: 626 $190   21.6%
2003: 688 $230   21.0%
2004: 672 $260   13.2%
2005: 662 $305   17.3%
2006: 559 $331   8.5%
*2007: 86 $340   2.7%
Overall change, 2000-2006: 143.7%

Source:  http://factfinder.census.gov/

 


School System

Board of Education

Belleville High School
100 Passaic Avenue, Ste. 2
Belleville, N.J 07109-3127
Telephone: 201-450-3447
Grade Plan: K-6, 7-8, 9-12

2006 School Report Card

 
Essex County Median 441 19 40%       75%   2%   72%   19%   75%   15%  
New Jersey Median 441 19 18%       85%   5%   83%   27%   87%   25%  
Belleville CD Belleville Middle 686 18 35%       69%   3%   50%   7%   68%   6%  
Belleville CD Number 3 313 17 36%     79%   1%   71% 20%   65% 8%
Belleville CD Number 4 323 19 46%       71%   2%   79% 20% 74%   4%
Belleville CD Number 5 338 19 38%     73%   0%   70% 11%   67%   7%  
Belleville CD Number 7 443 19 24%     84% 13%   83%   45%   82% 49%  
Belleville CD Number 8 474 23 42%       70% 0%   69% 11%   75% 7%  
Belleville CD Number 9 139 20 53%     75% 0%   85%   28% 88%   24%
Belleville CD Number 10 147 21 38%     85%   2%   87% 26% 73% 27%
 
Essex County Median           78   6   67   9   97 18 76 413 457 415   1285
New Jersey Median           88   19   81   23   97 7 73 487 507 486   1478
Belleville CD Bellville Sr. High       72 13   65   12   92 14 64 460 461 456   1377
 
 
Essex County Median $11,516 4% $1,403 0% 90 1 $57,112 8   $107,085
New Jersey Median $10,816 5% $1,334 2% 69 2 $51,343 10   $99,059
Belleville CD K-12 $9,466 2% $1,138 2% 58 3 $52,942 11   $119,128

Source:  http://www.nj.com/news/bythenumbers/

 


STATE POLICE UNIFORM REPORTS

  Belleville Overall Crime  
1997 barbutton.jpg (3057 bytes) 38.64
1998 barbutton.jpg (3057 bytes) 36.49
1999 barbutton.jpg (3057 bytes) 32.30
2000 barbutton.jpg (3057 bytes) 29.20
2001 barbutton.jpg (3057 bytes) 31.50
2002 barbutton.jpg (3057 bytes) 32.01
2003 barbutton.jpg (3057 bytes) 32.98
2004 barbutton.jpg (3057 bytes) 26.79
2005 barbutton.jpg (3057 bytes) 29.77
Crimes per 1,000 population
 

Year-by-Year Detail, Reported Crimes*
 
  Index Offenses Crime Rates Personnel
Year Crimes Violent Non-Violent Rate Per 1000 pop Violent Rate Non Violent Rate Male Female Civillian Total
1997 1,271 137 1,134 38.64 4.17 34.48 105 5 110
1998 1,200 132 1,068 36.49 4.01 32.47 108 1 5 114
1999 1,049 113 936 32.30 3.50 28.80 108 1 7 116
2000 1,049 123 926 29.20 3.40 25.80 107 1 7 115
2001 1,130 128 1,002 31.50 3.60 27.90 103 1 11 115
2002 1,150 126 1,024 32.01 3.51 28.50 103 1 40 144
2003 1,183 134 1,049 32.98 3.74 29.25 108 2 7 117
2004 954 104 850 26.79 2.92 23.87 108 2 7 117
2005 1,054 126 928 29.77 3.56 26.22 110 2 9 121

*Includes only offenses that make up official "crime index."

Source:  http://factfinder.census.gov/

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TAXES                                                        

This table shows basic property tax data for Belleville, as well as rankings among the 526 towns with at least 500 homeowners. Levies are in 000,000s.

Year Tax Rate Tax Levy/Rnk Residential
 Levy/Rnk
Avg. Tax Assessment Avg. Market Value Avg. Tax Bill/Rnk  Change Percent Change
2000 12.80 $551 71 $411 58 $39,385 $135,762 $5,039 160 N/A N/A
2001 12.74 $548 77 $410 72 $39,460 $146,202 $5,027 188 ($12) -0.2%
2002 13.69 $591 78 $441 74 $39,494 $162,996 $5,406 172 $379 7.5%
2003 14.08 $605 82 $454 80 $39,572 $187,280 $5,574 186 $168 3.1%
2004 14.52 $626 89 $468 86 $39,731 $215,227 $5,767 197 $193 3.5%
2005 15.06 $652 92 $487 91 $39,852 $260,808 $6,002 209 $235 4.1%
2006 15.89 $695 89 $516 95 $39,990 $307,377 $6,354 218 $352 5.9%
 

ABOUT THESE RANKINGS: The rankings in these tables are useful in several ways. In addition to showing where a town stands in any particular category in any given year, the rankings can be compared across categories -- for instance, a town might rank high in average tax bill but more in the middle in percent change in average tax bill. Also, it's good to look at the rankings over time -- is a town's ranking in any particular category changing much?
Category Rnk  
Tax Levy Change (Since 2000): $144 145
Tax Levy 
Percent Change:
26.2% 504
Residential Levy 
Change:
$105 163
Residential Levy 
Percent Change:
25.6% 515
Average Tax Bill 
Change:
$1,315 400
Average Tax Bill Percent 
Change:
26.1% 501

Tax Segments: This table provides more details about the tax base in Belleville.  The columns show the percentage of taxable land in various categories - several categories that impact only a few towns, such as personal property, are excluded. Rankings are provided in categories common to all towns.

Year Residential Commercial Industrial Vacant Apartment Farm
2000 74.6% 294 11.8% 235 5.8% 133 0.5% 500 7.1% 0.0%
2001 74.8% 291 12.1% 234 5.6% 134 0.4% 498 7.1% 0.0%
2002 74.7% 300 11.9% 232 5.5% 136 0.5% 491 7.1% 0.0%
2003 75.1% 305 11.5% 244 5.6% 126 0.5% 488 7.1% 0.0%
2004 74.8% 317 11.2% 247 5.6% 120 1.1% 373 7.1% 0.0%
2005 74.8% 323 11.3% 241 5.6% 117 1.1% 370 7.0% 0.0%
2006 74.2% 348 10.9% 243 5.5% 118 1.6% 256 7.3% 0.0%
 

Where It Goes: A breakdown of property taxes by branch of government. It shows how much a house with the average assessment in Belleville Township pays, the share of taxes in the town that go to each branch, and the annual change in the townwide tax levy for each branch. down.

Year County 
Bill
School
 Bill
Municipal 
Bill
 County
 School
 Muni.
County
Levy Chng.
School
Levy Chng.
Municipal
Levy Chng.
2000 $937 $2,194 $1,908     -4% -2% -2%
2001 $914 $2,202 $1,911     -3% -0% -0%
2002 $909 $2,263 $2,235     -0% 3% 17%
2003 $966 $2,369 $2,239     6% 4% -0%
2004 $992 $2,471 $2,304     3% 4% 3%
2005 $1,004 $2,652 $2,346     1% 7% 2%
2006 $1,156 $2,844 $2,356     16% 8% 1%
 

Who Pays? This table, from our 2004 study of local taxes and spending, puts the tax data above into further context. It shows how much Belleville relies on property taxes and how much other revenue sources contribute to keeping property taxes down.

  CATEGORY: FIGURE:
Cost of Government
 Paid For By:
STATE AID 30%
MISCELLANEOUS REVENUES: 11%
NON-RESIDENTIAL TAX REVENUE: 15%
RESIDENTIAL TAX REVENUE: 44%

Source:  http://www.nj.com/news/bythenumbers/

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TOWN PROFILE  FOR: BELLEVILLE

  Rnk
Population 34,901 88
Change -2.9% 5
White 57.5% 12
Black 4.8% 68
Hispanic 23.7% 94
Asian 11.2% 92
Avg Home Value $307,377 47
Avg Tax Bill $6,354 60
Change in Taxes 26% 3
Percent Residential 74.2% 36
Median Home  Sale Price $331,025 45
Change in Sale Price 144% 76

Median HH Income $65,308 25
Percent above $200,000 3.8% 29
Crime Rate 29.77 82
Violent Crime Rate 3.55 87
Buildings Permits, 2006 175 92
Ten-Year Total (1997-2006) 309 61

Source:  http://www.nj.com/news/bythenumbers/


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