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Belle, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Belle is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Kanawha County at latitude 38.2354 and longitude -81.5367. Kanawha County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 604 feet.

The formal official name is the Town of Belle, but most people and references simply refer to it as Belle, West Virginia.

The P1 Census Class Code for Belle indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the Town of Belle (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.69 sq. miles and a water area of 0.09 sq. miles.

Town of Belle, WV Boundary Map

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Belle, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)

POPULATION

Total Population 1,285
Population in Households 1,285
Population in Familes 1,020
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,862
Diversity Index2 8
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 586
Average Household Size 2.19
Family Households 374
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 639 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 382 (59.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 203 (31.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 53 ( 8.3%)
Median Home Value $113,261
Average Home Value $126,837
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $41,581
Average Household Income $52,695
Per Capita Income $23,853
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.46% 0.25%
Households 0.61% 0.24%
Families 0.57% 0.11%
Median Household Income   2.68%
Per Capita Income   1.54%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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Belle, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Belle to the other 401 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in West Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 132 67th
Population Density1 # 61 85th
Diversity Index2 # 178 56th
Median Household Income # 94 77th
Per Capita Income # 86 79th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE West Virginia Census Data Comparison Tool.