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Welcome to Belvidere ...

The city of Belvidere is located in Boone County<1> and is the County Seat for Boone County.



The pronunciation of Belvidere: BEL-vi-deer<2>

While we don't have a date for the founding of Belvidere, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1851.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Belvidere has a population of 25,014 people<3> (see below for details).

Belvidere is 740 feet [226 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Area codes for Belvidere: (815) & (779)<5>

The ZIP code for Belvidere: 61008<6>

Websites for Belvidere ...

Official Website: www.ci.belvidere.il.us/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Belvidere had an population of 25,014 people. This is a decrease of 2.23% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 20.14% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Belvidere had a population of 25,585 people (or 47.24% of the total population of Boone County). This makes Belvidere the county's most populous community.

The population of Belvidere represents 0.2% of the total population of Illinois (which has 12,830,632 people), making it the state's 86th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 25,585 people, the population of Belvidere increased 22.89% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 20,820 people).

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

Communities Also Named Belvidere ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 18 communities that are also named Belvidere - they are located in Delaware, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Massachusetts, Michigan (2), Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio (2), Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee and Vermont.

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

Communities near Belvidere ...

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

  • Rockford
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the west)
  • Beloit
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beloit
    • Beloit is located in Rock County (WI)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 36,637 people
  • Loves Park
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Loves Park have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Loves Park
    • Loves Park is located in Winnebago County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 23,382 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Loves Park <7>
  • Machesney Park
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Machesney Park have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Machesney Park
    • Machesney Park is located in Winnebago County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 22,678 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Machesney Park <7>
  • Sycamore
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sycamore have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sycamore
    • Sycamore is located in DeKalb County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 18,317 people
  • Roscoe
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roscoe have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roscoe
    • Roscoe is located in Winnebago County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,406 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Roscoe <7>
  • Harvard
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harvard have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harvard
    • Harvard is located in McHenry County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,979 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harvard <7>
  • South Beloit
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Beloit have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Beloit
    • South Beloit is located in Winnebago County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,540 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for South Beloit <7>
  • Rockton
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northwest)
  • Marengo
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marengo have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marengo
    • Marengo is located in McHenry County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,377 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marengo <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 Belvidere. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Belvidere.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Belvidere. 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 Belvidere.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Belvidere. Our list includes 15 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Belvidere.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Belvidere ...

Looking for more information about Belvidere? 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 Belvidere, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Belvidere.

Adding Belvidere to Our Gazetteer ...

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

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Belvidere was in the book titled Table of U.S. Post Offices in the United States (Jan. 1851).

We also found Belvidere on a map (with an unknown title) dated 1870.

For more details, see References and Mentions for Belvidere.

The official website for Belvidere: www.ci.belvidere.il.us/

The official website for Boone County: www.boonecountyil.org/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Illinois' counties, including Boone, 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 Belvidere. 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 Belvidere.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Belvidere - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (779) is an overlay for area code (815).
<6>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 Belvidere). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Belvidere or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.









 

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