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Belle, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Belle had a population of 1,177 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Belle, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,177
Daytime Population: Workers 532
Daytime Population: Residents 617
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,149
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.98
Population in Households 1,177
Population in Familes 930
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,706
Diversity Index3 9


Median Household Income $41,289
Average Household Income $53,165
Per Capita Income $24,035


Total Housing Units 614 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 347 (56.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 189 (30.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 79 (12.9%)
Median Home Value $92,333
Average Home Value $106,178


Total Households 535
Average Household Size 2.2
Family Households 339
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.94% -0.79%
Households -0.89% -0.76%
Families -1.01% -0.9%
Median Household Income   1.04%
Per Capita Income   2.15%

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, 2017 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 # 135 67th
Population Density # 74 82nd
Diversity Index # 194 52nd
Median Household Income # 152 63rd
Per Capita Income # 110 73rd

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