Belvidere, IL Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Belvidere, Illinois - Basic Facts

The City of Belvidere had a population of 25,767 as of July 1, 2017. Belvidere ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Illinois. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Belvidere is located at latitude 42.2564 and longitude -88.8667 in Boone County. The formal boundaries for the City of Belvidere (see map below) encompass a land area of 12.09 sq. miles and a water area of 0.23 sq. miles. Boone County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 784 feet.

The City of Belvidere (GNIS ID: 2394127) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Belvidere is located within Township of Belvidere, a minor civil division (MCD) of Boone County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Belvidere population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Belvidere, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 25,767
Daytime Population: Workers 12,454
Daytime Population: Residents 14,633
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 27,087
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.05
Population in Households 25,539
Population in Familes 21,479
Population in Group Qrtrs 228
Population Density2 2,132
Diversity Index3 67


Median Household Income $49,314
Average Household Income $61,701
Per Capita Income $21,782


Total Housing Units 9,684 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,900 (60.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,947 (30.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 837 ( 8.6%)
Median Home Value $123,394
Average Home Value $141,161


Total Households 8,847
Average Household Size 2.89
Family Households 6,212
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.1% -0.03%
Households 0.07% -0.04%
Families -0.16% -0.2%
Median Household Income   1.02%
Per Capita Income   2.64%

Belvidere, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Belvidere to the other 1,368 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 88 94th
Population Density # 243 82nd
Diversity Index # 70 95th
Median Household Income # 870 36th
Per Capita Income # 1151 16th

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