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Bellwood is a village in Cook County, in the Chicago metro area.
The latitude of Bellwood is 41.881N. The longitude is -87.883W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 633 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 20,121.
The village sued local real-estate agents, accusing them of block busting, and won its case in the Supreme Court.
Bellwood's population grew quickly after construction of the Eisenhower Expressway in the 1950s.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Bellwood demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Cook County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Chicago area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 60162 ZIP code.
3% of Bellwood residents report German ancestry, and 2% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Bellwood ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Bellwood was $19,420, compared with $21,587 nationally.
12% of Bellwood residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Bellwood, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $604. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,201.
Libraries in Bellwood include Bellwood Public Library ... View libraries
Cook County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Bellwood political report.
The average commute time for Bellwood workers is 29 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 4 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Bellwood between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.9 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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