Bel-Nor, Missouri

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Bel-Nor, Missouri
Village
Location of Bel-Nor, Missouri
Location of Bel-Nor, Missouri
Coordinates: 38°42′14″N 90°19′2″W / 38.70389°N 90.31722°W / 38.70389; -90.31722Coordinates: 38°42′14″N 90°19′2″W / 38.70389°N 90.31722°W / 38.70389; -90.31722
Country United States
State Missouri
County St. Louis
Area[1]
 • Total 0.63 sq mi (1.63 km2)
 • Land 0.63 sq mi (1.63 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 633 ft (193 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 1,499
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 1,492
 • Density 2,379.4/sq mi (918.7/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 29-04348[4]
GNIS feature ID 0755742[5]

Bel-Nor is a northern suburban village in St. Louis County, Missouri, United States. The population was 1,499 as of the 2010 census.[6] The events that were the basis for the 1971 novel and 1973 movie The Exorcist have a connection to the village of Bel-Nor.

Geography[edit]

Bel-Nor is located at 38°42′14″N 90°19′2″W / 38.70389°N 90.31722°W / 38.70389; -90.31722 (38.704001, -90.317353).[7]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.63 square miles (1.63 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
2000 1,598 —    
2010 1,499 −6.2%

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 1,499 people, 668 households, and 412 families residing in the village. The population density was 2,379.4 inhabitants per square mile (918.7 /km2). There were 702 housing units at an average density of 1,114.3 per square mile (430.2 /km2). The racial makeup of the village was 48.7% White, 46.4% African American, 2.2% Asian, 0.3% from other races, and 2.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.3% of the population.

There were 668 households of which 22.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.7% were married couples living together, 12.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 38.3% were non-families. 31.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.24 and the average family size was 2.81.

The median age in the village was 47.4 years. 16.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22% were from 25 to 44; 36.5% were from 45 to 64; and 16.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 48.2% male and 51.8% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 1,598 people, 667 households, and 474 families residing in the village. The population density was 2,555.5 people per square mile (979.4/km²). There were 689 housing units at an average density of 1,101.8 per square mile (422.3/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 57.20% White, 39.61% African American, 0.94% Asian, 0.25% from other races, and 2.00% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.88% of the population.

There were 667 households out of which 25.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.0% were married couples living together, 12.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.8% were non-families. 24.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 2.81.

In the village the population was spread out with 19.6% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 25.8% from 25 to 44, 30.4% from 45 to 64, and 17.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 84.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 79.3 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $57,857, and the median income for a family was $77,917. Males had a median income of $46,369 versus $32,625 for females. The per capita income for the village was $46,534. There were .3% of families and 1.0% of the population living below the poverty line, including 1.0% of under eighteens and 3.4% of those over 64.

Overview[edit]

Bel-Nor incorporated in November 1937 and uses a village form of government with five elected trustees. Bel-Nor provides police service, street maintenance and snow plowing.[citation needed]

The University of Missouri–St. Louis is partially within Bel-Nor.[8][9] Bel-Nor is also home to Incarnate Word Academy.

The Normandie Golf Club, which claims to be the oldest public golf course west of the Mississippi River, is adjacent to the city. It was created in 1901 as the Normandy Country Club.[10] Recently, village residents have been fighting in court to stop a planned redevelopment of Normandie Golf Course into residential housing.[10]

Police[edit]

The Bel-Nor Police Department (BNPD) is responsible for law enforcement and traffic control for the village of Bel-Nor and the city of Greendale. It consists of a small number of trained officers, and a fleet of three Dodge Charger patrol cars and one Ford Explorer patrol SUV. Bel-Nor officers are known for strict speed enforcement on Natural Bridge Road and are known to assist Bel-Ridge officers on mutual aid calls and traffic stops. Bel-Nor officers can also be seen regularly on the UMSL campus, as a section of this campus lies within Bel-Nor. Bel-Nor units are dispatched by the St. Louis County 2nd Precinct dispatch channel.

Bel-Nor operates a red-light camera on Natural Bridge Road, which contributes to the village's operating budget.

Film[edit]

The film The Exorcist was based on an exorcism that happened within the village of Bel-Nor in 1949.[citation needed]

Notable residents[edit]

This list may include persons born in the community, past residents, and current residents.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-07-08. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-07-08. 
  3. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-05-30. 
  4. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ "Race, Hispanic or Latino, Age, and Housing Occupancy: 2010 Census Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File (QT-PL), Bel-Nor village, Missouri". U.S. Census Bureau, American FactFinder 2. Retrieved October 25, 2011. 
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  8. ^ "Bel-Nor village, Missouri." U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on June 13, 2009.
  9. ^ "Campus Map." University of Missouri–St. Louis. Retrieved on June 13, 2009.
  10. ^ a b "Bel-Nor", St. Louis Post-Dispatch 'Our Towns' special section, October 27, 2006: 15