Belle Glade is a city located in Palm Beach County Florida. With a 2020 population of 16,544, it is the 234th largest city in Florida and the 2720th largest city in the United States. Belle Glade is currently declining at a rate of -0.46% annually and its population has decreased by -16.57% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 19,829 in 2020. Spanning over 7 miles, Belle Glade has a population density of 2,329 people per square mile.
The average household income in Belle Glade is $36,642 with a poverty rate of 40.16%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $638 per month, and the median house value is $115,400. The median age in Belle Glade is 32.6 years, 31.6 years for males, and 33.7 years for females.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Belle Gladewas:
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The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.
The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 27.36%.
56.81% of Belle Glade residents speak only English, while 43.19% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 25.08% of the population.
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The race most likely to be in poverty in Belle Glade is Black, with 46.82% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in Belle Glade is Multiple, with 10.15% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 7.68%. Among those working part-time, it was 37.73%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 56.12%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Belle Glade
72.70% of Belle Glade residents were born in the United States, with 59.78% having been born in Florida. 13.00% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.