Belle Glade, FL

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2022 Population
16,896
0.512% 1-year decline
US Senator
Marco Rubio
Republican Party
US Senator
Rick Scott
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
33
2.37% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
32.5%
6.11% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$42,314
28.4% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$136,500
13.8% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Belle Glade, FL had a population of 16.9k people with a median age of 33 and a median household income of $42,314. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Belle Glade, FL declined from 16,983 to 16,896, a −0.512% decrease and its median household income grew from $32,963 to $42,314, a 28.4% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Belle Glade, FL are Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (57.2%), White (Hispanic) (13.2%), White (Non-Hispanic) (12.2%), Two+ (Hispanic) (8.43%), and Other (Hispanic) (4.82%).

None of the households in Belle Glade, FL reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

87.9% of the residents in Belle Glade, FL are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Belle Glade, FL was $136,500, and the homeownership rate was 39.8%.

Most people in Belle Glade, FL drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 25.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Belle Glade, FL was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Belle Glade, FL is home to a population of 16.9k people, from which 87.9% are citizens. As of 2022, 28.4% of Belle Glade, FL residents were born outside of the country (4.8k people).

In 2022, there were 4.35 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (9.67k people) in Belle Glade, FL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.23k White (Hispanic) and 2.06k White (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

87.9%
2022 Citizenship
87.4%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 87.9% of Belle Glade, FL residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Belle Glade, FL was 87.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Belle Glade, FL
  1. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    9.67k ± 869
  2. White (Hispanic)
    2.23k ± 693
  3. White (Non-Hispanic)
    2.06k ± 633
28.1%
Hispanic Population
4.75k people

In 2022, there were 4.35 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (9.67k people) in Belle Glade, FL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.23k White (Hispanic) and 2.06k White (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

28.1% of the people in Belle Glade, FL are hispanic (4.75k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Belle Glade, FL as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

28.4%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
4.8k people
29.3%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
4.98k people

As of 2022, 28.4% of Belle Glade, FL residents (4.8k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Belle Glade, FL was 29.3%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    127 ± 83
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    125 ± 83
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    55 ± 64

Belle Glade, FL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.02 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Belle Glade, FL employs 6.79k people. The largest industries in Belle Glade, FL are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (849 people), Retail Trade (832 people), and Educational Services (825 people), and the highest paying industries are Manufacturing ($59,097), Educational Services ($50,459), and Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($41,060).

Occupations

6.79k
2022 Value
± 808
6.9%
1 Year growth
± 15.8%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Belle Glade, FL grew at a rate of 6.9%, from 6.35k employees to 6.79k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Belle Glade, FL, are Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (702 people), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (571 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (569 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Belle Glade, FL.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

6.79k
2022 Value
± 808
6.9%
1 Year growth
± 15.8%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Belle Glade, FL grew at a rate of 6.9%, from 6.35k employees to 6.79k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Belle Glade, FL, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (849 people), Retail Trade (832 people), and Educational Services (825 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Belle Glade, FL, though some of these residents may live in Belle Glade, FL and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$30,455
Median earning men ± $7,227
$30,061
Median earning women ± $3,502

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Manufacturing ($59,583), Wholesale Trade ($41,058), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($40,587).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Other Services Except Public Administration ($87,961), Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($42,309), and Information ($37,083).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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4.23%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 9.69M people employed in Florida. This represents a 4.23% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 12.6%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Florida.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Florida went to Donald J. Trump with 51.2% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (47.9%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.635%).

Marco Rubio and Rick Scott are the senators currently representing the state of Florida. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Florida is currently represented by 28 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Florida

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Marco Rubio
Senator from Florida3
Assumed office on January 3, 2011
Rick Scott
Senator from Florida1
Assumed office on January 8, 2019
Inauguration delayed in order to finish his term as Governor of Florida.

Marco Rubio and Rick Scott are the senators currently representing Florida.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Florida over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Florida

Florida is currently represented by 28 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Florida have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.19% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.2% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (4.97M), Some college (3.58M), and Bachelors Degree (3.32M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Belle Glade, FL was $136,500 in 2022, which is 0.484 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $119,900 to $136,500, a 13.8% increase. The homeownership rate in Belle Glade, FL is 39.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Belle Glade, FL have an average commute time of 25.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Belle Glade, FL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Belle Glade, FL is $42,314. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Belle Glade, FL was Census Tract 81.01 with a value of $64,658, followed by Census Tract 82.01 and Census Tract 82.03, with respective values of $44,306 and $41,020.

Property

$136,500
Median Property Value 2022
±$20,982
$2,126
Median Property Taxes
±$389

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Belle Glade, FL the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Belle Glade, FL compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

39.8%
Homeownership
2022
71.8%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 39.8% of the housing units in Belle Glade, FL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 38.5%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 81.01
  2. Census Tract 82.01
  3. Census Tract 82.03

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Belle Glade, FL was Census Tract 81.01 with a value of $64,658, followed by Census Tract 82.01 and Census Tract 82.03, with respective values of $44,306 and $41,020.

The following map shows all of the places in Belle Glade, FL colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$42,314
Median Household Income
± $6,894
5.34k
Number of Households
± 597

In 2022, the median household income of the 5.34k households in Belle Glade, FL grew to $42,314 from the previous year's value of $32,963.

The following chart displays the households in Belle Glade, FL distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Belle Glade, FL is from Florida.
0.474
2022 Wage GINI in Florida
0.473
2021 Wage GINI in Florida

In 2022, the income inequality in Florida was 0.474 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.285% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Florida was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Florida in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (67.8%)
  2. Carpooled (17.1%)
  3. Public Transit (8.44%)

In 2022, 67.8% of workers in Belle Glade, FL drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (17.1%) and those who used public transit to get to work (8.44%).

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Commute Time

25.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Belle Glade, FL have a shorter commute time (25.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 4.63% of the workforce in Belle Glade, FL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Belle Glade, FL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Belle Glade, FL have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

32.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Belle Glade, FL (5.46k out of 16.8k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 45 - 54, followed by Males 25 - 34 and then Females 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Belle Glade, FL is Black, followed by White and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

77.4% of the population of Belle Glade, FL has health coverage, with 24.4% on employee plans, 30.3% on Medicaid, 13.2% on Medicare, 8.96% on non-group plans, and 0.598% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Palm Beach County, FL see 1261 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.0792% decrease from the previous year (1262 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1329 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 419 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,261 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Palm Beach County, FL

Primary care physicians in Palm Beach County, FL see an average of 1,261 patients per year. This represents a 0.0792% decrease from the previous year (1,262 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Palm Beach County, FL in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 29.7% under 18 years, 23.5% between 18 and 34 years, 32% between 35 and 64 years, and 14.8% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.2% were men and 49.8% were women.

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Uninsured People

22.6%
Uninsured
24.4%
Employer Coverage
30.3%
Medicaid
13.2%
Medicare
8.96%
Non-Group
0.598%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Belle Glade, FL grew by 1.78% from 22.2% to 22.6%.

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