Belleville, Illinois Population 2024

40,213

Belleville is a city located in St. Clair County Illinois. Belleville has a 2024 population of 40,213. It is also the county seat of St. Clair County.Belleville is currently declining at a rate of -1.33% annually and its population has decreased by -4.85% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 42,261 in 2020.

The average household income in Belleville is $74,567 with a poverty rate of 14.75%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Belleville is 38.4 years, 38.2 years for males, and 39 years for females.

Belleville Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Belleville was:

  • White: 59.63%
  • Black or African American: 30.59%
  • Two or more races: 6.61%
  • Other race: 1.94%
  • Asian: 0.9%
  • Native American: 0.17%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.15%
Land Area (mi²)
23.2 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,731.80/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-4.85% (-2,048)
The current population of Belleville, Illinois is 40,213 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 42,261.

Belleville, Illinois Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White25,13859.63%
Black or African American12,89730.59%
Two or more races2,7866.61%
Other race8191.94%
Asian3800.9%
Native American720.17%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander630.15%
showing: 7 rows

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Belleville Population by Race

Belleville Population Pyramid 2024

Belleville Median Age

38.4

Total

38.2

Male

39

Female

Belleville Adults

There are 32,506 adults, (6,321 of whom are seniors) in Belleville.

Belleville Age Dependency

61

Age Dependency Ratio

24.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Belleville Sex Ratio

Female22,23652.75%
Male19,91947.25%

Belleville Population by Age

Belleville Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All17,5962.3162.537.5
Non Family7,6871.1550.749.3
Married6,5023.1584.615.4
Female2,5433.4939.760.3
Male8642.968.631.4
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3.11

Average Family Size

2.31

Average Household Size

62.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Belleville Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Belleville Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Belleville Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 73.29%.

Belleville Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$41,949

Average Earnings

$50,449

Average Male

$37,049

Average Female

Belleville Earnings by Educational Attainment

Belleville Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Belleville Language

95.74% of Belleville residents speak only English, while 4.26% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.57% of the population.

Belleville Language

Belleville Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black12,3102,76622.47%
White23,7412,3409.86%
Hispanic1,72845026.04%
Multiple2,71638814.29%
Other81432640.05%
Asian3718522.91%
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14.75%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.88%

Male Poverty Rate

14.63%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Belleville

The race most likely to be in poverty in Belleville is Other, with 40.05% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Belleville is White, with 9.86% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.77%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.12%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.5%.

Belleville Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade24.1%
High School20.83%
Some College11.68%
Bachelors or Greater4.96%
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Belleville Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed24.46%
Male Unemployed15.65%
Female Employed8.55%
Male Employed7.81%
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Belleville Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Belleville Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Belleville Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

40.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

43.1%

Male Marriage Rate

38.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Belleville Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Belleville Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Belleville Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Belleville Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

3,334

Number of Veterans

2,795

Male Veterans

539

Female Veterans

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Belleville Veterans by War

count

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Belleville Veterans by Age

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Belleville Veterans by Race

Belleville Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

16.86%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.33%

Veteran Disability Rate

Belleville Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

66%

Labor Force Participation

61%

Employment Rate

6%

Unemployment Rate

Belleville Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Belleville Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Belleville Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

63.85%

Born in Belleville

97%

Native Born

3%

Foreign Born

1.13%

Non Citizen

1.87%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97% of Belleville residents were born in the United States, with 63.85% having been born in Illinois. 1.13% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Belleville Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202937,508-541-1.42%
202838,049-541-1.4%
202738,590-541-1.38%
202639,131-541-1.36%
202539,672-541-1.35%
202440,213-541-1.33%
202340,754-541-1.31%
202241,295-541-1.29%
202141,836-425-1.01%
202042,2611,3763.37%
201940,885-454-1.1%
201841,339-341-0.82%
201741,680-189-0.45%
201641,869-338-0.8%
201542,207-436-1.02%
201442,643-354-0.82%
201342,997-459-1.06%
201243,456-417-0.95%
201143,873-357-0.81%
201044,2302,8206.81%
200041,410-1,375-3.21%
199042,7851,2052.9%
198041,5803570.87%
197041,2233,95910.62%
196037,2644,54313.88%
195032,7214,31615.19%
194028,405-20-0.07%
193028,4253,60214.51%
192024,8233,70117.52%
191021,1223,63820.81%
190017,4842,12313.82%
189015,3614,67843.79%
188010,6832,53731.14%
18708,1466268.32%
18607,5204,579155.7%
18502,941
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Belleville Population by Year