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Belle, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Belle had a population of 1,214 as of July 1, 2016. Belle ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in West Virginia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Belle is located at latitude 38.2354 and longitude -81.5367 in Kanawha County. 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. Kanawha County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 604 feet.

The Town of Belle (GNIS ID: 2390719) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Belle is located within District 1, a minor civil division (MCD) of Kanawha County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Belle population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Belle, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,214
Population in Households 1,214
Population in Familes 960
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,759
Diversity Index2 8


Total Households 554
Average Household Size 2.19
Family Households 351
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 624 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 358 (57.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 196 (31.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 70 (11.2%)
Median Home Value $90,986
Average Home Value $103,852


Median Household Income $41,356
Average Household Income $52,480
Per Capita Income $23,785
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.59% -0.17%
Households -0.48% -0.07%
Families -0.62% -0.29%
Median Household Income   0.09%
Per Capita Income   0.86%
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.

Belle, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Belle to the other 405 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in West Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 134 67th
Population Density1 # 72 82nd
Diversity Index2 # 197 52nd
Median Household Income # 119 71st
Per Capita Income # 93 77th

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