Belmont, Ohio

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Belmont, Ohio
Village
Streetside scenery in Belmont
Streetside scenery in Belmont
Location of Belmont, Ohio
Location of Belmont, Ohio
Coordinates: 40°1′39″N 81°2′27″W / 40.02750°N 81.04083°W / 40.02750; -81.04083Coordinates: 40°1′39″N 81°2′27″W / 40.02750°N 81.04083°W / 40.02750; -81.04083
Country United States
State Ohio
County Belmont
Area[1]
 • Total 0.27 sq mi (0.70 km2)
 • Land 0.27 sq mi (0.70 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation[2] 1,191 ft (363 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 453
 • Estimate (2012[4]) 447
 • Density 1,677.8/sq mi (647.8/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 43718
Area code(s) 740
FIPS code 39-05312[5]
GNIS feature ID 1064410[2]

Belmont is a village in Belmont County, Ohio, United States. It is part of the Wheeling, West Virginia Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 453 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Belmont was originally known as Wrightstown, and under the latter name was laid out in 1808 by Joseph Wright.[6] The name was switched to Belmont in anticipation of being the county seat of Belmont County.[citation needed] St. Clairsville, however, was given the honor of having Belmont County's center of government. The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad cut through the town until its dismantling in the 1980s.

Belmont has recently undergone a public sewer project that will enable the village to have sustainable growth and more business development.

Geography[edit]

Belmont is located at 40°1′39″N 81°2′27″W / 40.02750°N 81.04083°W / 40.02750; -81.04083 (40.027560, -81.040807).[7]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.27 square miles (0.70 km2), all of it land.[1]

Belmont is also located approximately 1 mile south of Barkcamp State Park. [1]

The Village is also part of the historic Drover's Trail that winds through the hills and valleys of Belmont County. [2]

Demographics[edit]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 453 people, 197 households, and 129 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,677.8 inhabitants per square mile (647.8 /km2). There were 218 housing units at an average density of 807.4 per square mile (311.7 /km2). The racial makeup of the village was 97.4% White, 0.4% African American, 1.3% Native American, and 0.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.2% of the population.

There were 197 households of which 27.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.7% were married couples living together, 11.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 34.5% were non-families. 31.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.26 and the average family size was 2.77.

The median age in the village was 44 years. 20.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.9% were from 25 to 44; 31.7% were from 45 to 64; and 15.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 46.1% male and 53.9% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 532 people, 208 households, and 148 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,886.6 people per square mile (733.6/km²). There were 224 housing units at an average density of 794.4 per square mile (308.9/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 96.43% White, 1.13% African American, 0.38% Native American, 0.94% Pacific Islander, and 1.13% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.94% of the population.

There were 208 households out of which 29.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.3% were married couples living together, 11.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.8% were non-families. 24.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.05.

In the village the population was spread out with 25.6% under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 27.8% from 25 to 44, 25.2% from 45 to 64, and 13.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 99.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.0 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $28,875, and the median income for a family was $35,000. Males had a median income of $25,000 versus $19,688 for females. The per capita income for the village was $13,015. About 9.9% of families and 12.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.1% of those under age 18 and 13.2% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Union Local School District. [3]

Faith Community Christian High School. This used to be Belmont Elementary School, now it is home to a private school. [4]

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "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. ^ McKelvey, A. T. (1903). Centennial History of Belmont County, Ohio, and Representative Citizens. Biographical Publishing Company. p. 292. 
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.