Bellbrook, Ohio

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Bellbrook, Ohio
City
Location of Bellbrook, Ohio
Location of Bellbrook, Ohio
Coordinates: 39°38′15″N 84°5′18″W / 39.63750°N 84.08833°W / 39.63750; -84.08833Coordinates: 39°38′15″N 84°5′18″W / 39.63750°N 84.08833°W / 39.63750; -84.08833
Country United States
State Ohio
County Greene
Government
 • Type Council-Manager
 • Mayor Hon. Robert Baird
Area[1]
 • Total 3.13 sq mi (8.11 km2)
 • Land 3.13 sq mi (8.11 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation[2] 778 ft (237 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 6,943
 • Estimate (2012[4]) 7,032
 • Density 2,218.2/sq mi (856.5/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 45305
Area code(s) 937
FIPS code 39-05102[5]
GNIS feature ID 1064403[2]
Website cityofbellbrook.org

Bellbrook is a city in Greene County, Ohio, United States. The population was 6,943 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Dayton Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History[edit]

Bellbrook was first laid out in 1816.[6] The name Bellbrook is a combination of that of one of the city's founders, Stephen Bell, and brook, or the Little Sugar Creek.[7]

Initially a village, Bellbrook grew by way of annexation of territory from surrounding Sugarcreek Township. The first annexation, in 1970, helped push the population over 5,000 and led to Bellbrook achieving city status in 1974. With large amounts of build-able land, the area added over 1,000 housing units since the annexation. Today the city is largely developed with little land left for future development. Most of the development is taking place in neighboring Sugarcreek Twp.[8][9]

Some of Bellbrook's former residents include actor and comedian Jonathan Winters, writer Erma Bombeck.

Events and attractions[edit]

The city holds a Sugar Maple Festival every April and a Lions Club Festival every August.[10]

Geography[edit]

Bellbrook is located at 39°38′15″N 84°5′18″W / 39.63750°N 84.08833°W / 39.63750; -84.08833 (39.637609, −84.088348).[11]

According to the 2010 census, the city has a total area of 3.13 square miles (8.1 km2), all land.[12]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1850 502
1860 510 1.6%
1870 369 −27.6%
1880 425 15.2%
1890 350 −17.6%
1900 352 0.6%
1910 283 −19.6%
1920 286 1.1%
1930 389 36.0%
1940 410 5.4%
1950 425 3.7%
1960 941 121.4%
1970 1,268 34.8%
1980 5,174 308.0%
1990 6,511 25.8%
2000 7,009 7.6%
2010 6,943 −0.9%
Est. 2012 7,032 1.3%
Sources:[13][14][15][16][17][18][5][19]

The median income for a household in the city was $62,794, and the median income for a family was $69,770. Males had a median income of $51,311 versus $35,184 for females. The per capita income for the city was $26,183. About 1.7% of families and 2.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.8% of those under age 18 and 4.5% of those age 65 or over.

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 6,943 people, 2,767 households, and 2,068 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,218.2 inhabitants per square mile (856.5/km2). There were 2,914 housing units at an average density of 931.0 per square mile (359.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.0% White, 1.3% African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.7% Asian, 0.4% from other races, and 1.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.1% of the population.

There were 2,767 households of which 33.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.4% were married couples living together, 8.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 25.3% were non-families. 21.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 2.93.

The median age in the city was 42.5 years. 23.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.8% were from 25 to 44; 33.2% were from 45 to 64; and 12.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.4% male and 50.6% female.

Government[edit]

Bellbrook is governed by a council-manager form of administration. The city manager is appointed by council, while the council is elected for four-year terms, and the mayor for two-year terms, in non-partisan elections.

Bellbrook is served by a branch of the Greene County Public Library called Winters-Bellbrook Community Library.

Education[edit]

Bellbrook has four school buildings:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-01-06. 
  2. ^ a b "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-01-06. 
  4. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-06-17. 
  5. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ Dills, R. S. (1881). History of Greene County: Together with Historic Notes on the Northwest, and the State of Ohio. Odell & Mayer. p. 635. 
  7. ^ Broadstone, Michael A. (1918). History of Greene County, Ohio: Its People, Industries and Institutions, Volume 1. B.F. Bowen. p. 260. 
  8. ^ [1] for the Sugarcreek Township official web site
  9. ^ Profile at Bellbrook's official website
  10. ^ Bellbrook Lions Club: http://bellbrooklions.org/festival.html
  11. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  12. ^ "2010 Census U.S. Gazetteer Files for Places – Ohio". United States Census. Retrieved 2012-10-19. 
  13. ^ "Population of Civil Divisions Less than Counties". Statistics of the Population of the United States at the Tenth Census. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 28 November 2013. 
  14. ^ "Population of Civil Divisions Less than Counties". Statistics of the Population of the United States at the Tenth Census. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 28 November 2013. 
  15. ^ "Population: Ohio". 1910 U.S. Census. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 28 November 2013. 
  16. ^ "Population: Ohio". 1930 US Census. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 28 November 2013. 
  17. ^ "Number of Inhabitants: Ohio". 18th Census of the United States. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 22 November 2013. 
  18. ^ "Ohio: Population and Housing Unit Counts". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 22 November 2013. 
  19. ^ "Incorporated Places and Minor Civil Divisions Datasets: Subcounty Population Estimates: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 25 November 2013. 

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