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Belle Glade is a city in Palm Beach County, in the Miami-Fort Lauderdale metro area.

The name was chosen from a list of suggestions printed on a blackboard at a local hotel

The latitude of Belle Glade is 26.684N. The longitude is -80.667W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 16 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 15,206.


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Median household income
Local
$22,715
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Belle Glade demographic reports
Belle Glade is on Lake Okeechobee
Former and merged names include:
· Hillsborough Canal Settlement
Hundreds of people were killed and much of the community was destroyed by a 1928 hurricane

Journalist Edward R. Murrow drew national attention to the horrible living conditions of local migrant workers in the 1960 TV documentary, "Harvest of Shame"

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 461. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 29.8 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 1996 movie, "Up Close & Personal"
Historic sites and museums: Lawrence E. Will Museum

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2% of Belle Glade residents report German ancestry, and 2% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Belle Glade ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Belle Glade was $11,159, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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10% of Belle Glade residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Belle Glade, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $319.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $881.


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Libraries in Belle Glade include Belle Glade Branch ... View libraries

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Palm Beach County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Belle Glade political report.

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The average commute time for Belle Glade workers is 27 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 7 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Belle Glade between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 4.7 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was slightly higher than the national norm.

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