FACTS ABOUT
BELLEVILLE, NEW JERSEY



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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

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DEMOGRAPHICS & SOCIO-ECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS
(1990 U.S. Census, except as noted)

Population
1970*: 37,629
1980*: 35,367
1990: 34,213
1998 estimate *: 32,508
Persons per sq. mile, 1990: 10,260.2

Gender
Male: 16,311
Female: 17,902

Race
White: 29,447
Black: 1,254
American Indian: 85
Asian/Pacific Islander: 2,055
Other: 1,372
Hispanic Origin: 3,441

Age
Under 5 years: 2,108
5-17 years: 4,456
18-64: 22,664
65 and over: 4,985
Median age: .34.9 years

Educational Attainment
0-8 years of school: 2,596
High School graduates: 8,902
College graduates & beyond: 4,161

Income & Poverty
Per capita income, 1989: $16,899
Median household income, 1989: $38,507
Median family income, 1989: $44,980
Persons in poverty, 1989: $ 1,770

Households
Total households: 13,374
With persons under 18: 3,861
With persons over 65: 3,714
Receiving public aid: 562
Receiving social security: 3,899
Family households:.9,193
Persons per family:.3.13

Labor & Employment
Total civilian labor force:19,175
Employed persons 16 years and over by occupation:
Mgrs. & professionals: 4,438
Technicians, sales & admin. support: 7,051
Service occupations: 1,947
Farming, fishing, & forestry: 71
Precision production craft, & repair: 2,057
Operators, fabricators & laborers: 2,621
Self-employed persons, 1990: 638
Total civilian labor force, 1998: 17,824
Unemployment rate, 1998: 3.2%

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HOUSING & CONSTRUCTION

Real Property Valuation, 1996
Class 		#Parcels	%Valuation
Vacant		  303		 0.48
Residential	8,141		73.90
Farm		    0		 0.00
Commercial 	  566		11.82
Industrial 	  148		 6.30
Apartments	  125		 7.50
Total		9,238
New Privately Owned Housing Units
Authorized by Building Permit
	Single Family	Total
1996		0	  2
1997		1	  7
1998		0	  0
Housing Units (1990 U.S. Census)

Total: 14,058
Single family units: 5,004
Owner occupied units: 7,121
Renter occupied units: 6,253
Units built before 1950: 6,928
Median Value,
Single family home: $163,800
Median rent: $551

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MUNICIPAL SERVICES

Number of employees, 1998: 114
Crime rate (per 1,000), 1998: 36.5
Violent crime rate (per 1,000),1998: 4.0

Water & Sewer (1990 U.S.Census)
Number of housing units using:
Public Water system: 14,058
Wells and other water: 0
Public sewer system: 13,972
Septic and other sewer: 86

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SCHOOL SYSTEM

Board of Education
Address: 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
Enrollment, 1998-99: 4,356
Students per teacher, 1998-99:12.4
Cost per pupil, 1998-99: $7,145
Median teacher salary, 1998-99: $56,450
Average SAT scores, senior class of 1999
	Verbal: 463
	Math: 470
Distribution of high school graduates, 
Total, 1999: 281
	4-year college/university: 124
	2-year colleage: 68
	Other post secondary school: 11
	Military: 0
	Full-time employment: 20

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Taxes                                                         

1997 1998 1999
General Tax Rate per $100 12.31 12.55 12.98
Net Valuation Taxable $437,628.88 $436,665,300 $433,949,200
State Equalized Value 1,380,811,481 1,397,229,777 1,414,384,170
County Equalization Ratio 30.42 31.59 31.15

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SOURCES: The New Jersey Muncipal Data Book, 2000 Edition


Updated on May 01, 2007