City of Belleville, IL
Belleville is located in St. Clair County in Illinois. The median income is $48,085 and the median home value is $109,500. The unemployment rate is 7.68% compared to 7.9% for the U.S. as a whole. Workers commute an average of 22 minutes to work each day. The population is 71% White, 23% Black, 1% Asian. 0% of residents are of Hispanic or Latino origin. 5% identify as another race or ethnicity, or two or more races. For more on schools, business, and healthcare in Belleville, see each of the tabs to the leftabove. Walkability can be a key driver of the overall livability of a community. Belleville has a Walk Score® of 35.
Median Household Income$48,085
Median Home Price$109,500
Every summer, a growing group of conscientious citizens gathers for an ambling bike ride through downtown Belleville, followed by ice cream treats for all. The annual Tour de Belleville is a favorite even for children, who can ride a shorter version of the near 20-mile course. The real draw for many riders, though, is the summer moonlight; the ride doesn’t kick off until 9 p.m. Phil Elmore and his wife, Barb, began organizing the race three years ago to raise money for public safety projects the city couldn’t afford.
The Lincoln Theatre has been around since 1921, and today it looks much like it did in the Roaring Twenties. It opened with four acts of vaudeville and a silent movie, and a Wurlitzer organ was installed in 1927 to accompany silent films. It was eventually removed from the theater once the silent film era died in the early 1930s.
Looking for an Irish pub, lively taproom or a hangout to hear some live music? You’re in luck – just stroll through Belleville for some far-flung food and entertainment options. Crehan’s Irish Pub has been owned by Barry and Patti Gregory for more than 10 years. Open for lunch and dinner, the restaurant is known for its sandwiches and steaks. “People also like the Irish chips, a deep-fried potato chip,” says manager Mary Gaston.
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