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Belle Terre is a village in Suffolk County, in the New York metro area.
The community was named by the developer, who hoped to create a resort for the wealthy.
The latitude of Belle Terre is 40.959N. The longitude is -73.068W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 161 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 835.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Belle Terre demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Suffolk County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Nassau-Suffolk area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 11777 ZIP code.
12% of Belle Terre residents report German ancestry, and 17% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Belle Terre ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Belle Terre was $56,191, compared with $21,587 nationally.
66% of Belle Terre residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Belle Terre, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $890. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $3,219.
Suffolk County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Belle Terre political report.
The average commute time for Belle Terre workers is 29 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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