Belle, West Virginia

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Population in 2017: 1,162 (92% urban, 8% rural).
Population change since 2000: -7.7%
 
Males: 553  (47.6%)
Females: 609  (52.4%)
Median resident age:

43.2 years
West Virginia median age:

42.4 years

Zip codes: 25015, 25315.

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Estimated median household income in 2017: $42,637 (it was $34,118 in 2000)
Belle:

$42,637
WV:

$43,469

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $24,305 (it was $18,636 in 2000)

Belle town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $103,545 (it was $69,400 in 2000)
Belle:

$103,545
WV:

$119,800

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $140,437; detached houses: $149,741; townhouses or other attached units: $129,048; in 2-unit structures: $159,186; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $98,298; mobile homes: $57,471

Median gross rent in 2017: $677.

March 2019 cost of living index in Belle: 85.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 14.3%
(13.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 28.7% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Belle, WV (2017)
    • 1,06989.6%White alone
    • 746.2%Two or more races
    • 191.6%Hispanic
    • 60.5%Black alone
    • 30.3%Asian alone
    • 20.2%American Indian alone

Races in Belle detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of West Virginia and other state lists, there were 10 registered sex offenders living in Belle, West Virginia as of July 03, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Belle is 120 to 1.



Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 4 (4 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.48
West Virginia average:

2.58
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Ancestries: American (30.9%), Irish (23.5%), Scotch-Irish (11.0%), German (10.7%), English (5.8%), Scottish (2.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 12/13/1958

Elevation: 617 feet

Land area: 0.71 square miles.

Population density: 1,630 people per square mile   (low).

Belle, West Virginia map

4 residents are foreign born

This town:

0.3%
West Virginia:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $812 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $624 (0.8%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Charleston, WV (9.4 miles , pop. 53,421).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Columbus, OH (144.2 miles , pop. 711,470).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (364.2 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Chesapeake, WV (0.9 miles ),
Marmet, WV (1.3 miles ),
Rand, WV (1.9 miles ),
Chelyan, WV (2.0 miles ),
Shrewsbury, WV (2.1 miles ),
East Bank, WV (2.3 miles ),
Coal Fork, WV (2.4 miles ),
Cedar Grove, WV (2.5 miles )

Latitude: 38.23 N, Longitude: 81.54 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 304

Distribution of median household income in Belle, WV in 2017
Distribution of house value in Belle, WV in 2017

Property values in Belle, WV

Belle satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2004: 1 building, cost: $60,000
  • 2005: 1 building, cost: $197,000
  • 2017: 1 building, cost: $184,200
Number of permits per 10,000 Belle, WV residents
Average permit cost in Belle, WV
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.0%
West Virginia:

5.3%
Most common industries in Belle, WV (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Public administration (12.2%)
  • Health care (10.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (8.3%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.0%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (5.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.0%)
  • Educational services (4.4%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (7.5%)
  • Public administration (6.2%)
  • Construction (5.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.9%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (5.2%)
  • Repair & maintenance (5.2%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Public administration (18.0%)
  • Health care (16.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (11.6%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (9.3%)
  • Educational services (8.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.2%)
  • Machinery, equipment, supplies merchant wholesalers (3.9%)
Most common occupations in Belle, WV (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (8.9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.5%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Registered nurses (3.6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3.6%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.3%)
  • Other protective service workers, including supervisors (4.3%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.3%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (14.8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (12.2%)
  • Registered nurses (5.8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.5%)
  • Accountants and auditors (4.2%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (3.5%)

Average climate in Belle, West Virginia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Belle, West Virginia environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI CO SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 62.8. This is about average.

City:

62.8
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.230. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.230
U.S.:

0.267
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.497. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 8.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.497
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 21.3. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 8.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

21.3
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2015 was 11.1. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 9.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.1
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.56. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.56
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 0.00349. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00349
U.S.:

0.00984

Tornado activity:

Belle-area historical tornado activity is below West Virginia state average. It is 78% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/23/1968, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 54.0 miles away from the Belle town center killed 7 people and injured 93 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/4/1974, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 41.3 miles away from the town center killed one person and injured 11 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Belle-area historical earthquake activity is near West Virginia state average. It is 81% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 130.5 miles away from Belle center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 233.3 miles away from Belle center
On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 127.2 miles away from the city center
On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 74.4 miles away from Belle center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 78.2 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 233.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Kanawha County (27) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 21
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 15, Storms: 14, Landslides: 8, Winter Storms: 5, Hurricanes: 3, Mudslides: 3, Blizzard: 1, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Belle topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Belle:

  • HIGHLAND HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 6 miles away; CHARLESTON, WV)
  • HEARTLAND OF CHARLESTON (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; CHARLESTON, WV)
  • FMS - CHARLESTON (Dialysis Facility, about 8 miles away; CHARLESTON, WV)
  • AMEDISYS HOME HEALTH OF WEST VIRGINIA (Home Health Center, about 8 miles away; CHARLESTON, WV)
  • EAST END GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 9 miles away; CHARLESTON, WV)
  • OAK RIDGE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; CHARLESTON, WV)
  • CHARLESTON AREA MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 10 miles away; CHARLESTON, WV)

Heliports located in Belle:

Amtrak stations near Belle:

  • 10 miles: CHARLESTON (350 MCCORKLE AVE. SE) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
  • 13 miles: MONTGOMERY (WASHINGTON ST. & 3RD AVE.) . Services: public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Belle:

  • West Virginia State University (about 16 miles; Institute, WV; Full-time enrollment: 2,133)
  • New River Community and Technical College (about 36 miles; Beckley, WV; FT enrollment: 2,234)
  • Marshall University (about 50 miles; Huntington, WV; FT enrollment: 11,450)
  • Ashland Community and Technical College (about 63 miles; Ashland, KY; FT enrollment: 2,482)
  • Concord University (about 64 miles; Athens, WV; FT enrollment: 2,698)
  • West Virginia University at Parkersburg (about 68 miles; Parkersburg, WV; FT enrollment: 2,619)
  • Big Sandy Community and Technical College (about 78 miles; Prestonsburg, KY; FT enrollment: 2,660)

Public high school in Belle:

Public elementary/middle schools in Belle:

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Points of interest:

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Notable location: Belle Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Belle include: Judson Baptist Church (A), Church of Christ (B), Belle Presbyterian Church (C), Belle Church of the Nazarene (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: First Choice Amusement (Arcades & Amusements; 3171 West Dupont Avenue).

Birthplace of: Jason Williams (basketball, born 1975) - College basketball player, Jason Williams - NBA player (Miami Heat, born: Nov 18, 1975).

Kanawha County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Average household size:
This town:

2.2 people
West Virginia:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

63.9%
Whole state:

65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

4.7%
Whole state:

6.6%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Banks with branches in Belle (2011 data):

  • The Huntington National Bank: Belle Branch at 300 East Depont Street, branch established on 1964/09/08. Info updated 2012/04/02: Bank assets: $54,183.4 mil, Deposits: $44,300.3 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 878 total offices, Holding Company: Huntington Bancshares Incorporated

For population 15 years and over in Belle:

Marital status in Belle, WV
  • Never married: 24.4%
  • Now married: 54.9%
  • Separated: 0.2%
  • Widowed: 3.7%
  • Divorced: 16.7%

For population 25 years and over in Belle:

  • High school or higher: 94.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.8%
  • Unemployed: 3.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.1
West Virginia average:

10.8

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Belle
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Belle, WV (based on Kanawha County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant31,202219
Mainline Protestant27,583114
Catholic7,33111
Black Protestant3,11412
Other2,02010
Orthodox1,1362
None120,677-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 47
Kanawha County:

2.46 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

2.41 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
Here:

0.16 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

0.28 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 10
Kanawha County:

0.52 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

1.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 98
This county:

5.13 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 132
This county:

6.90 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.22 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Kanawha County:

12.1%
State:

12.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

29.6%
State:

31.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Kanawha County:

12.0%
West Virginia:

13.1%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

52.0%
West Virginia:

50.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

50.7%
West Virginia:

47.3%

Average BMI:
Belle:

29.5
West Virginia:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Belle:

12.1%
West Virginia:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Belle:

12.0%
West Virginia:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.6
State:

6.9

Overweight people:
Belle:

37.3%
State:

34.2%

General health condition:
Belle:

56.7%
State:

56.8%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

84.3%
West Virginia:

77.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Belle, WV Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Streets and Highways 4$6,084$18,2520$0
Police Protection - Officers 3$9,443$37,7723$2,495
Solid Waste Management 2$5,517$33,1020$0
Sewerage 1$4,711$56,5320$0
Financial Administration 1$3,206$38,4721$673
Parks and Recreation 0$0 1$930
Other Government Administration 0$0 0$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 11$28,961$31,5945$4,098

Belle government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Financial Administration: $422,000 ($363.17)
    Sewerage: $242,000 ($208.26)
    Regular Highways: $224,000 ($192.77)
    Police Protection: $139,000 ($119.62)
    Local Fire Protection: $139,000 ($119.62)
    Solid Waste Management: $84,000 ($72.29)
    Parks and Recreation: $17,000 ($14.63)
    Public Welfare - Other: $5,000 ($4.30)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $85,000 ($73.15)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $389,000 ($334.77)

Belle government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $270,000 ($232.36)
    Sewerage: $270,000 ($232.36)
    Other: $137,000 ($117.90)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $5,000 ($4.30)
  • Miscellaneous - Donations From Private Sources: $53,000 ($45.61)
    Fines and Forfeits: $14,000 ($12.05)
    General Revenue - Other: $10,000 ($8.61)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $12,000 ($10.33)
  • Tax - Occupation and Business License - Other: $454,000 ($390.71)
    Property: $260,000 ($223.75)
    Other: $28,000 ($24.10)
    Other License: $6,000 ($5.16)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $3,000 ($2.58)

Belle government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,119,000 ($1823.58)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,045,000 ($1759.90)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $74,000 ($63.68)

Belle government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,317,000 ($1133.39)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $97,000 ($83.48)

4.58% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($43,214 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.58%
West Virginia average:

5.10%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Putnam County, WV  0.69% ($44,780 average AGI)
from Cabell County, WV  0.24% ($30,903)
from Fayette County, WV  0.16% ($34,483)


5.35% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($56,107 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.35%
West Virginia average:

5.62%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Putnam County, WV  0.87% ($49,738 average AGI)
to Cabell County, WV  0.25% ($37,543)
to Jackson County, WV  0.15% ($46,532)
Businesses in Belle, WV
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1McDonald's1
H&R Block1Rite Aid2
MasterBrand Cabinets1U-Haul1

Strongest AM radio stations in Belle:

  • WCAW (680 AM; 10 kW; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF CHARLESTON)
  • WCHS (580 AM; 5 kW; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF CHARLESTON)
  • WVTS (950 AM; 5 kW; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WSCW (1410 AM; daytime; 5 kW; SOUTH CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: L.M. COMMUNICATIONS OF KENTUCKY, LLC)
  • WOAY (860 AM; 10 kW; OAK HILL, WV; Owner: COMMISSIONED COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WSWW (1490 AM; 1 kW; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF CHARLESTON)
  • WIWS (1070 AM; daytime; 10 kW; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: SOUTHERN COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WJLS (560 AM; 5 kW; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: FIRST MEDIA RADIO, LLC)
  • WTVN (610 AM; 50 kW; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WWNR (620 AM; 5 kW; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: DYNASTAR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WMON (1340 AM; 1 kW; MONTGOMERY, WV; Owner: L.M. COMMUNICATIONS OF KENTUCKY, LLC)
  • WBES (1240 AM; 1 kW; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WBGS (1030 AM; daytime; 10 kW; POINT PLEASANT, WV; Owner: BIG RIVER RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Belle:

  • WKAZ (107.3 FM; MIAMI, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF CHARLESTON)
  • WXAF (90.9 FM; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: MARANATHA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WKVW (93.3 FM; MONTGOMERY, WV; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • WVAF (99.9 FM; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF CHARLESTON)
  • WKWS (96.1 FM; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF CHARLESTON)
  • WKLC-FM (105.1 FM; ST. ALBANS, WV; Owner: WKLC, INC.)
  • WCIR-FM (103.7 FM; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: SOUTHERN COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WVSR-FM (102.7 FM; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WRVZ (98.7 FM; POCATALICO, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF CHARLESTON)
  • WZAC-FM (92.5 FM; DANVILLE, WV; Owner: PRICE BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WVPN (88.5 FM; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WQBE-FM (97.5 FM; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WZJO (94.5 FM; DUNBAR, WV; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC)
  • WDBS (97.1 FM; SUTTON, WV; Owner: SUMMIT MEDIA BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • W208AK (89.5 FM; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: LOWER OHIO VALLEY EDUCATIONAL CORP.)
  • WJYP-FM (100.9 FM; SOUTH CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: L.M. COMMUNICATIONS OF KENTUCKY, LLC)
  • WVWV (89.9 FM; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WAMX (106.3 FM; MILTON, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WAXS (94.1 FM; OAK HILL, WV; Owner: PLATEAU BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WMTD-FM (102.3 FM; HINTON, WV; Owner: SOUTHERN COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)

TV broadcast stations around Belle:

  • WVAH-TV (Channel 11; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WVAH LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WCHS-TV (Channel 8; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WCHS LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WLPX-TV (Channel 29; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: PAXSON CHARLESTON LICENSE, INC.)
  • WPBY-TV (Channel 33; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WSAZ-TV (Channel 3; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WOWK-TV (Channel 13; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA MEDIA HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WOAY-TV (Channel 4; OAK HILL, WV; Owner: THOMAS BROADCASTING CO.)
  • W16CE (Channel 16; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • W31CA (Channel 31; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)
  • WOWB-LP (Channel 53; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: COMMONWEALTH BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • Belle, West Virginia
  • Fatal accident count13
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents22
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons:5
  • Fatalities14
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents39
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents4
  • West Virginia average
  • Fatal accident count4325
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents6243
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons1567
  • Fatalities4831
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents10932
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents194
See more detailed statistics of Belle fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 8Number of bridges
  • 59ft / 17.8mTotal length
  • $850,000Total costs
  • 31,726Total average daily traffic
  • 1,800Total average daily truck traffic
  • 23,450Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Belle)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Belle, WV)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • DUPONT, 901 West Dupont Avenue (Lat: 38.254806 Lon: -81.557056), Type: Tower, Structure height: 53 m, Overall height: 54.3 m, Call Sign: WMQ462,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6404.79 MHz, 6063.80 MHz, 6226.89 MHz, 6197.24 MHz, 6256.54 MHz, Grant Date: 03/04/2011, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021, Certifier: Carol L Tacker, Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 208 S Akard St., Rm 1015, Dallas, TX 75202, Phone: (855) 699-7073, Fax: (214) 746-6410, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

18 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Belle)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$117,0102$56,7256$82,1831$15,8701$50,1300$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$01$33,9600$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$01$89,5703$65,5971$28,0300$01$29,360
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$01$100,7000$00$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$00$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0115.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED0$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$115,820
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0115.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Belle, WV
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Belle, WV - Value

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 15. The highest number of reported fires - 33 took place in 2007, and the least - 1 in 2003. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Belle, WV When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (49.0%), and Outside Fires (30.2%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Belle, WV
    • 12049.0%Structure Fires
    • 7430.2%Outside Fires
    • 4518.4%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 62.4%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Belle, WV
Most common first names in Belle, WV among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James6569.7 years
Mary4978.6 years
John4573.8 years
William3769.2 years
Robert3467.4 years
Charles3471.7 years
Virginia2176.9 years
George2076.7 years
Joseph1771.8 years
Harry1573.7 years
Most common last names in Belle, WV among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
White3774.0 years
Moore2566.0 years
Hancock2473.4 years
Smith1975.2 years
Brown1872.1 years
Mullins1772.9 years
Keeney1781.8 years
Williams1771.9 years
Campbell1574.1 years
Walker1581.3 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Belle, WV
  • 76.5%Utility gas
  • 21.8%Electricity
  • 1.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Belle, WV
  • 76.9%Utility gas
  • 21.2%Electricity
  • 1.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Belle compared to West Virginia state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
There are 2 pilots and no other airmen in this city.
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  • David L. Ballard (1)

Total of 1 patent application in 2008-2020.