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Bellefonte is a town in New Castle County, in the Philadelphia-Camden metro area.
The community name derives from French for "beautiful fountain."
The latitude of Bellefonte is 39.766N. The longitude is -75.509W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 187 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,264.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Bellefonte demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the New Castle County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Wilmington-Newark area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 19809 ZIP code.
19% of Bellefonte residents report German ancestry, and 23% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Bellefonte ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Bellefonte was $22,661, compared with $21,587 nationally.
26% of Bellefonte residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Bellefonte, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $502. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $984.
New Castle County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Bellefonte political report.
The average commute time for Bellefonte workers is 25 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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