The median age in the city was 34.4 years. 30.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 27.3% were from...
Most people know that sunset is the time when the sun goes down. But did you know that the sun doesn't actually set? Instead, Earth rotates into darkness, giving us the illusion that the sun is setting. So what causes sunset?
Well, it's a combination of things. The Earth's atmosphere scatters sunlight in every direction, but blue and violet light are scattered more than other colors. This is why the sky is usually blue during the daytime. As the sun gets lower in the sky, the atmosphere becomes thicker and more dense.
This scattering of sunlight happens to a greater extent, and we see red and orange light more than blue and violet light. That's why sunset is usually a beautiful red or orange color. So next time you see sunset, remember that you're actually seeing Earth rotate into darkness!
Belvidere, Illinois, located in the northwest corner of Illinois, is the sixth largest city in the United States and the largest city in McLean County. With a population of just over 44,000, it is also one of the smallest cities in the Midwest. Belvidere is bordered by the towns of Bloomington to the east, Morris to the north, Aroma to the west, and Canton to the south. It is also adjacent to the state capital of Springfield. In fact, much of the city is situated on the Union Pacific Railroad tracks.
Belvidere is located in the Driftless Area, and as a result, has a 159-year history of agriculture. The city's namesake, Belvidere, Illinois, was given to the city by William H. Holmes, the president of the Illinois Central Railroad. The city was first settled in 1853, and was originally known as West Urbana. It was renamed in 1873 to honor Belvidere, Massachusetts, the home of John F. Kennedy.
Belvidere is located at 41°14′N 89°51′W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of , of which is land and is water.
As of the census of 2010, there were 44,438 people, 18,997 households, and 13,607 families residing in the city. The population density was . There were 21,488 housing units at an average density of . The racial makeup of the city was 77.2% White, 0.8% African American, 2.5% Native American, 2.5% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 18.5% from other races, and 3.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 43.9% of the population.
There were 18,997 households of which 42.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.9% were married couples living together, 12.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 28.6% were non-families. 24.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.74 and the average family size was 3.24.
The median age in the city was 34.4 years. 30.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 27.3% were from 25 to 44; 25.5% were from 45 to 64; and 12.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 46.5% male and 53.}
As the sun sets, the sky slowly grows dark. For many people, this is a time to relax and wind down for the day. But have you ever wondered exactly when it gets dark? The answer may surprise you.
Did you know that darkness actually begins long before the sun sets? As the sun gets lower in the sky, its light has to travel through more atmosphere. This filters out some of the blue light, making the sun look redder. At the same time, shadows get longer and darker. So by the time the sun finally dips below the horizon, darkness has already begun to fall.
Of course, not all places on Earth experience darkness at the same time. Near the equator, the sun sets and rises almost directly overhead. This means that there is less of a difference between daytime and nighttime. Closer to the poles, however, the sun stays low in the sky for much of the year. This leads to longer periods of darkness during wintertime.