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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.
Journalist Edward R. Murrow drew national attention to the horrible living conditions of local migrant workers in the 1960 TV documentary, "Harvest of Shame"
Sections below provide additional information and links about Belle Glade demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Palm Beach County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, West Palm Beach area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 33430 ZIP code.
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.
10% of Belle Glade residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Belle Glade, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $319. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $881.
Libraries in Belle Glade include Belle Glade Branch ... View libraries
Palm Beach County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Belle Glade political report.
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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