Belleview, Florida

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Belleview, Florida
Old Belleview School, now the City Hall
Old Belleview School, now the City Hall
Location in Marion County and the state of Florida
Location in Marion County and the state of Florida
Coordinates: 29°3′41″N 82°3′18″W / 29.06139°N 82.05500°W / 29.06139; -82.05500Coordinates: 29°3′41″N 82°3′18″W / 29.06139°N 82.05500°W / 29.06139; -82.05500
Country United States
State Florida
County Marion
 • Total3.96 sq mi (10.25 km2)
 • Land3.95 sq mi (10.24 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.01 km2)
79 ft (24 m)
 • Total5,413
 • Density1,369.69/sq mi (528.85/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
Area code(s)352
FIPS code12-05375[2]
GNIS feature ID0278456[3]
WebsiteBelleview, Florida

Belleview is a city in Marion County, Florida, United States. The population was 4,492 at the 2010 census. According to the U.S Census estimates of 2018, the city had a population of 5,022. [1] It is part of the Ocala Metropolitan Statistical Area. The city name, Belleview, comes from the French words Belle and view, meaning beautiful view,. "The City with Small Town Charm" is the city's motto.


A post office has been in operation at Belleview since 1883.[4]


Belleview is located at 29°03′41″N 82°03′18″W / 29.061488°N 82.054941°W / 29.061488; -82.054941.[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.8 square miles (4.7 km2), all land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
U.S. Decennial Census[6]
Lake Lillian and its historic district

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 3,478 people, 1,600 households, and 956 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,905.5 inhabitants per square mile (733.8/km2). There were 1,806 housing units at an average density of 989.5 per square mile (381.0/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 91.14% White, 4.23% African American, 0.46% Native American, 0.58% Asian, 2.10% from other races, and 1.50% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.68% of the population.

There were 1,600 households, out of which 22.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.8% were married couples living together, 14.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.2% were non-families. 34.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 19.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.14 and the average family size was 2.72.

In the city, the population was spread out, with 20.2% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 23.5% from 25 to 44, 20.4% from 45 to 64, and 27.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females, there were 87.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $26,250, and the median income for a family was $33,701. Males had a median income of $27,500 versus $18,250 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,241. About 8.8% of families and 12.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.8% of those under age 18 and 7.4% of those age 65 or over.

Educational facilities[edit]

The town's school district is Marion County Public Schools. The schools in Belleview are:


  1. ^ "2020 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved October 31, 2021.
  2. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ "Marion County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 30 May 2015.
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2015.

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