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Welcome to Belleville ...

The city of Belleville is located in Saint Clair County<1> and is the County Seat for Saint Clair County.

The pronunciation of Belleville: BEL-vil<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Belleville has a population of 40,897 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Belleville.

Belleville is 510 feet [155 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Belleville lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Belleville is within the (618) area code.

The ZIP codes for Belleville: 62220-62223, 62226<5>

Websites for Belleville ...

Official Website: www.belleville.net/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Belleville had an population of 40,897 people. This is a decrease of 8.05% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 1.24% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Belleville had a population of 44,478 people (or 16.47% of the total population of Saint Clair County). This makes Belleville the county's most populous community.

The population of Belleville represents 0.35% of the population of Illinois (which has 12,830,632 people), making it the state's 32nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 44,478 people, the population of Belleville increased 7.41% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 41,410 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Belleville.

Adding Belleville to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Belleville in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Belleville was

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Belleville on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Belleville ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 32 communities that are also named Belleville - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, California (2), Florida, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (3), Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri (3), Nevada (2), New Brunswick, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, Nova Scotia, Oklahoma, Ontario, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Belleville.

Communities near Belleville ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Belleville.

  • Saint Louis [Saint Louis City]
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    • Saint Louis [Saint Louis City] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the northwest of Belleville
    • Estimated population in 2019: 300,576 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Louis
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Louis<7>
  • O'Fallon [Saint Clair County]
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    • O'Fallon [Saint Clair County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the northeast of Belleville
    • Estimated population in 2019: 29,583 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on O'Fallon
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for O'Fallon<7>
  • Granite City [Madison County]
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    • Granite City [Madison County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the northwest of Belleville
    • Estimated population in 2019: 28,158 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Granite City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Granite City<7>
  • East Saint Louis [Saint Clair County]
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    • East Saint Louis [Saint Clair County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the northwest of Belleville
    • Estimated population in 2019: 26,047 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Saint Louis
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for East Saint Louis<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Collinsville [Madison County]
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      • Collinsville [Madison County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the north of Belleville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 24,395 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Collinsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Collinsville<7>
    • Cahokia [Saint Clair County]
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      • Cahokia [Saint Clair County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the west of Belleville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 13,880 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cahokia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cahokia<7>
    • Glen Carbon [Madison County]
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      • Glen Carbon [Madison County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the north of Belleville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 12,850 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glen Carbon have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glen Carbon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glen Carbon<7>
    • Waterloo [Monroe County]
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      • Waterloo [Monroe County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the southwest of Belleville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 10,578 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waterloo have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waterloo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waterloo<7>
    • Columbia [Monroe County]
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      • Columbia [Monroe County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the west of Belleville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 10,513 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Columbia have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Columbia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Columbia<7>
    • Troy [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Troy
      • Troy [Madison County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the north of Belleville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 10,375 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Troy have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Troy
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Troy<7>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Belleville. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Belleville.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Belleville. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Belleville.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Belleville. Our list includes 85 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Belleville.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Belleville ...

Looking for more information about Belleville? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Belleville, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Belleville.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Illinois

About Saint Clair County

About Illinois

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Belleville: www.belleville.net/

The official website for Saint Clair County: www.co.st-clair.il.us/

The official website for State of Illinois: https://illinois.gov

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Illinois' counties, including Saint Clair, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Belleville. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Belleville.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Belleville - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Belleville). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Belleville or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Belleville includes: 62220, 62221, 62222 & 62223.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Belleville) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Belleville. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from BellevilleOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Belleville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.5188, Longitude: -89.9842    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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