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According to the United States Census Bureau, the town had a total area of 1.490 square miles (3.859 km2), including 1.452 square miles (3.759 km2) of land and 0.038 square miles (0.100 km2) of water (2.58%).
The 1,054 households accounted 30.8% with children under the age of 18 living with them; 48.8% were married couples living together; 12.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.3% were non-families. 28.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 3.17.
In the town, the population age was spread out with 25.3% under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 23.4% from 25 to 44, 30.6% from 45 to 64, and 12.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41.0 years. For every 100 females, the population had 93.0 males. For every 100 females ages 18 and older there were 88.5 males.
The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $60,707 (with a margin of error of +/- $10,476) and the median family income was $74,028 (+/- $13,366). Males had a median income of $53,796 (+/- $11,432) versus $32,000 (+/- $7,359) for females. The per capita income for the town was $28,220 (+/- $2,359). About 0.8% of families and 2.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under age 18 and 2.9% of those age 65 or over.
There were 1,088 households out of which 36.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.0% were married couples living together, 9.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.1% were non-families. 28.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 3.17.
In the town, the population was spread out with 28.1% under the age of 18, 6.1% from 18 to 24, 32.2% from 25 to 44, 20.7% from 45 to 64, and 12.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 92.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.5 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $52,792, and the median income for a family was $62,212. Males had a median income of $41,800 versus $31,444 for females. The per capita income for the town was $23,231. About 1.3% of families and 3.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 0.4% of those under age 18 and 10.4% of those age 65 or over.
A large site of DSM Nutritional Products that includes 250,000 square feet (23,000 m2) of facilities in the town, manufacturing products including arachidonic acid and beta-carotene by fermentation processes, is located on the town's border with White Township.
Belvidere is governed under the Town form of municipal government by a Mayor and a Town Council comprising six council members, with all positions elected at-large on a partisan basis as part of the November general election. A Mayor is elected directly by the voters to a four-year term of office. The Town Council consists of six members elected to serve three-year terms on a staggered basis, with two seats coming up for election each year in a three-year cycle.
As of 2020[update], the Mayor of Belvidere is Republican Joseph M. Kennedy Sr., whose term of office ends December 31, 2023. Members of the Town Council are Council President Laurel Napolitani (R, 2020), Charles A. Makatura Jr. (R, 2022), Kathleen Miers (R, 2020), Donald Mitchell (R, 2022), Joseph Roth (R, 2021) and Adam Zmigrodski (R, 2021).
In March 2015, the Town Council selected Timothy Petre from three candidates nominated by the Republican municipal committee to fill the seat expiring in December 2017 that had been held by William J. Murphy until he resigned from office. Petre served on an interim basis until the November 2015 general election, when Laurel Napolitani was elected to serve the balance of the term of office.
In December 2014, the Town Council selected Laurel Napolitani from among three names nominated by the Republican municipal committee to fill the term expiring in December 2016 that had been held by Michael Viglianco, who resigned from council in December 2014 after moving out of Belvidere. Napolitani served on an interim basis until the November 2015 general election, when Walter Tutka was elected to serve the balance of the term of office.
Warren County is governed by a Board of Chosen Freeholders whose three members are chosen at-large on a staggered basis in partisan elections with one seat coming up for election each year as part of the November general election. At an annual reorganization meeting held in the beginning of January, the board selects one of its members to serve as Freeholder Director and other as Deputy Director. As of 2014[update], Warren County's Freeholders are
Freeholder Director Edward J. Smith (R, Asbury / Franklin Township, 2015),
Freeholder Deputy Director Richard D. Gardner (R, Asbury / Franklin Township, 2014) and
Freeholder Jason Sarnoski (R, Lopatcong Township, 2016). Constitutional officers elected on a countywide basis are
County Clerk Patricia J. Kolb (Blairstown Township),
Sheriff David Gallant (Blairstown Township) and
Surrogate Kevin O'Neill (Hackettstown). The County Administrator, Steve Marvin, is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operation of the county and its departments.
As of March 23, 2011, there were a total of 1,687 registered voters in Belvidere, of which 380 (22.5% vs. 21.5% countywide) were registered as Democrats, 611 (36.2% vs. 35.3%) were registered as Republicans and 694 (41.1% vs. 43.1%) were registered as Unaffiliated. There were 2 voters registered to other parties. Among the town's 2010 Census population, 62.9% (vs. 62.3% in Warren County) were registered to vote, including 84.3% of those ages 18 and over (vs. 81.5% countywide).
In the 2012 presidential election, Republican Mitt Romney received 656 votes (53.8% vs. 56.0% countywide), ahead of Democrat Barack Obama with 521 votes (42.7% vs. 40.8%) and other candidates with 24 votes (2.0% vs. 1.7%), among the 1,220 ballots cast by the town's 1,724 registered voters, for a turnout of 70.8% (vs. 66.7% in Warren County). In the 2008 presidential election, Republican John McCain received 693 votes (55.0% vs. 55.2% countywide), ahead of Democrat Barack Obama with 514 votes (40.8% vs. 41.4%) and other candidates with 27 votes (2.1% vs. 1.6%), among the 1,260 ballots cast by the town's 1,684 registered voters, for a turnout of 74.8% (vs. 73.4% in Warren County). In the 2004 presidential election, Republican George W. Bush received 779 votes (61.9% vs. 61.0% countywide), ahead of Democrat John Kerry with 452 votes (35.9% vs. 37.2%) and other candidates with 21 votes (1.7% vs. 1.3%), among the 1,259 ballots cast by the town's 1,640 registered voters, for a turnout of 76.8% (vs. 76.3% in the whole county).
In the 2013 gubernatorial election, Republican Chris Christie received 68.3% of the vote (494 cast), ahead of Democrat Barbara Buono with 27.0% (195 votes), and other candidates with 4.7% (34 votes), among the 740 ballots cast by the town's 1,758 registered voters (17 ballots were spoiled), for a turnout of 42.1%. In the 2009 gubernatorial election, Republican Chris Christie received 480 votes (56.7% vs. 61.3% countywide), ahead of Democrat Jon Corzine with 221 votes (26.1% vs. 25.7%), Independent Chris Daggett with 116 votes (13.7% vs. 9.8%) and other candidates with 18 votes (2.1% vs. 1.5%), among the 847 ballots cast by the town's 1,642 registered voters, yielding a 51.6% turnout (vs. 49.6% in the county).
Belvidere Cemetery - Dating back to 1834, the cemetery is the burial site of several historical figures, many associated with the Civil War, and has been included in tours conducted as part of the town's annual Victorian Days celebration.
Foul Rift is a Class II rapids on the Delaware River located south of Belvidere, in which a drop of 22 feet (6.7 m) in elevation in a span of 0.5 miles (0.80 km) creates one of the river's most dangerous stretches.
Warren County Courthouse - Future New Jersey governor-elect Garret D. Wall (who declined to serve as governor after being elected in 1829) donated the land in 1825 and the courthouse was completed in 1826 at a cost of $10,000. In 1892, the courthouse was the site of the county's most recent public hanging.
Warren County Museum - Now the home of the Warren County Historical and Genealogical Society, the museum is located on Garret D. Wall county square in a townhome constructed c. 1848 and purchased in 1980 which now store many items related to the history of Warren County.
Wyckoff's Christmas Tree Farm - An ample supply of both cut-your-own and fresh cut Christmas trees available. Wyckoff's starts the season with approximately 5,000 trees available including: Douglas Fir, Fraser Fir, Blue Spruce, Norway Spruce & Concolor Fir. Opening on or about Nov. 25 through Dec. 24, 8 am - 4:30 pm.
^Town Council Meeting Minutes March 16, 2015, Town of Belvidere. Accessed August 7, 2016. "Councilwoman Napolitani, on behalf of the Republican County Committee, submitted the following names to fill the vacancy left by the resignation of William Murphy: John Clemmer, Timothy Petre, Jordon Schreffler. A motion was made by Councilwoman Miers and seconded by Councilwoman Napolitani nominating Timothy Petre to fill the Council vacancy.... Teresa Yeisley administered the Oath of Office to Timothy Petre."
^Herzog, Amy. "Belvidere councilman resigns as he moves out of town", The Express-Times, December 16, 2014. Accessed February 25, 2015. "Michael Viglianco resigned from the Belvidere town council on Monday night as he is moving out of town. Viglianco stepped down after months of questions about his residency as he purchased a home in Warren County's Washington Township."
^Town Council Special Meeting December 22, 2014, Town of Belvidere. Accessed February 25, 2015. "Councilwoman Napolitani presented a letter from the Belvidere County Republican Committee listing the following three individuals for consideration by Council to fill the Council seat of Michael Viglianco who resigned effective December 16, 2014: John Clemmer, Laurel Napolitani and Desmond Fitzgerald. A motion was made by Councilwoman Miers and seconded by Councilman Makatura to nominate Laurel Napolitani to fill the vacated Council seat of Michael Viglianco effective January 1, 2015."
^Biography, Congressman Josh Gottheimer. Accessed January 3, 2019. "Josh now lives in Wyckoff, New Jersey with Marla, his wife who was a federal prosecutor, and their two young children, Ellie and Ben."
^Third Street School Closing Transition Details, Belvidere School District. Accessed February 4, 2020. "PreK-5 classrooms will be in the current Oxford Street School. Grades 6-8 will be in the first floor front hallway of the high school as well as in 3 classrooms on the second floor of the high school."
^F.A.Q., Ridge and Valley Charter School. Accessed July 17, 2017. "Enrollment is open, on a space available basis, to all K-8 students residing in N.J. with priority given to students residing in the districts of Blairstown, Hardwick, Knowlton, Frelinghuysen, and North Warren Regional School."
^The Blair Estate, Warren County Library System, backed up by the Internet Archive as of February 16, 2005. Accessed October 15, 2018. "It was in 1865 that Kleinhans built the D. C. Blair House. It acquired that name because Kleinhans sold it to the prominent DeWitt Clinton Blair in 1867."
^Boehm, Mary Louise. "Schelling, Ernest Henry", American National Biography. Accessed October 15, 2018. "Schelling, Ernest Henry (26 July 1876-08 December 1939), pianist, composer, and conductor, was born in Belvidere, New Jersey, the son of Felix Emmanuel Schelling, a physician and musician from St. Gall, Switzerland, and the English-born Rose White Wilkes of Philadelphia."
^Staff. National Cyclopaedia of American Biography, p. 242. J. T. White, 1916. Accessed October 21, 2015. "Scovell, Melville Amasa, scientist and educator was born at Belvidere, N. J., Feb. 26, 1855, son of Nathan S. and Hannah (Aller) Scovell."