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Belmont County, Ohio (OH)

County population in 2017: 68,029 (45% urban, 55% rural); it was 70,226 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 11,163
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 9,842
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 21,244
Renter-occupied apartments: 7,674 (it was 7,065 in 2000)
% of renters here:

25%
State:

32%

Land area: 537 sq. mi.

Water area: 4.0 sq. mi.

Population density: 127 people per square mile   (average).

March 2019 cost of living index in Belmont County: 82.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (14.7%), Educational, health and social services (12.9%), Retail trade (12.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 68%
  • Government: 3%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 28%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Belmont County, OH (2017)
    • 64,03691.2%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 2,8604.1%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 1,0041.4%Two or more races
    • 6240.9%Hispanic or Latino
    • 3020.4%Asian alone
    • 1860.3%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 720.1%Some other race alone
Median resident age:

44.7 years
Ohio median age:

39.3 years
Males: 34,825  (51.2%)
Females: 33,204  (48.8%)
Average household size:
Belmont County:

2.0 people
Ohio:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $54,253 ($29,714 in 1999)
This county:

$54,253
Ohio:

$54,021

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $466 (lower quartile is $351, upper quartile is $585)
This county:

$466
State:

$627


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $115,200 (it was $63,300 in 2000)
Belmont:

$115,200
Ohio:

$144,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $70,100 - $188,900
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $900
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $362

Institutionalized population: 3,650

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 7
  • Robberies: 2
  • Assaults: 6
  • Burglaries: 146
  • Thefts: 275
  • Auto thefts: 39

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 5
  • Robberies: 5
  • Assaults: 11
  • Burglaries: 126
  • Thefts: 250
  • Auto thefts: 36
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 21 buildings, average cost: $87,900
  • 1998: 32 buildings, average cost: $113,900
  • 1999: 42 buildings, average cost: $64,700
  • 2000: 25 buildings, average cost: $103,800
  • 2001: 15 buildings, average cost: $80,200
  • 2002: 20 buildings, average cost: $112,700
  • 2003: 21 buildings, average cost: $118,600
  • 2004: 65 buildings, average cost: $79,100
  • 2005: 19 buildings, average cost: $105,700
  • 2006: 23 buildings, average cost: $95,400
  • 2007: 18 buildings, average cost: $90,800
  • 2008: 10 buildings, average cost: $152,500
  • 2009: 10 buildings, average cost: $152,200
  • 2010: 13 buildings, average cost: $103,500
  • 2011: 5 buildings, average cost: $132,800
  • 2012: 11 buildings, average cost: $98,600
  • 2013: 10 buildings, average cost: $123,700
  • 2014: 5 buildings, average cost: $101,600
  • 2015: 8 buildings, average cost: $152,700
  • 2016: 10 buildings, average cost: $180,100
  • 2017: 4 buildings, average cost: $198,300
Number of permits per 10,000 Belmont, OH residents
Average permit cost in Belmont, OH
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,129 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,108 (1.0%)

Distribution of median household income in Belmont, OH in 2017
Distribution of house value in Belmont, OH in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Belmont, OH in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 6.5%
Belmont County:

6.5%
Ohio:

14.0%
(5.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 25.6% for Black residents, 37.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 39.8% for American Indian residents, 83.3% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 20.4% for other race residents, 35.9% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 44.7 years old
(Males: 42.2 years old, Females: 46.8 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 46.2 years old, Black residents: 42.8 years old, American Indian residents: 49.4 years old, Asian residents: 42.2 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 38.2 years old, Other race residents: 38.7 years old)

Area name: Wheeling, WV-OH MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Belmont County is $394 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $503 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $632 a month.

Cities in this county include: Martins Ferry, St. Clairsville, Bellaire, Barnesville, Shadyside, Bridgeport, Powhatan Point, Bethesda, Wolfhurst, Yorkville.

Belmont County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Zip CodeCityTestsMax concentrationMin concentrationArithmetic meanGeometric meanStandard deviationCoefficient of variationMean concentrationFirst quartileThird quartile
43713Barnesville3917.90.55.183.484.3784.464.201.787.43
43718Belmont1932.40.15.652.098.39148.482.100.905.18
43719Bethesda314.32.49.97.646.5365.9413.001.9513.33
43759Morristown42.622.42.390.2811.792.502.002.60
43902Alledonia23.10.81.951.571.6383.41.952.601.95
43905Barton413.30.95.453.635.4199.253.800.903.80
43906Bellaire3733.90.86.774.456.5696.943.601.8811.10
43909Blaine22.32.32.32.3002.302.302.30
43912Bridgeport1123.40.13.691.556.68180.931.500.602.13
43916Colerain33.32.732.990.3103.002.383.08
43927Fairpoint12.42.42.42.4  2.402.032.30
43933Jacobsburg11540.520.787.2422.62108.8611.200.8843.10
43935Martins Ferry3113.40.13.252.12.9691.012.101.284.43
43937Maynard324.33.111.438.0411.398.876.902.6311.25
43940Neffs16.26.26.26.2  6.202.385.75
43942Powhatan Point1313.60.54.022.244.15103.252.300.555.30
43947Shadyside1716.80.64.293.02493.242.801.655.58
43950Saint Clairsville20870.304.962.837.56152.223.001.505.10
43967Warnock20.90.90.90.9000.901.450.90
43972Bannock12.22.22.22.2  2.201.082.95
43977Flushing415.114.822.456.86142.251.601.002.00
43983Piedmont410.40.13.51.164.76135.971.750.102.90
43985Holloway25.90.53.21.723.82119.323.200.303.20

All concentrations are in units of pico-Curies of radiation per liter of air ( pCi/l ).

2018 air pollution in Belmont County:

Carbon Monoxide: 0.153 ppm (standard limit: 9 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Nitrogen Dioxide: 0.01 ppm (standard limit: 0.053 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides Annual: 0.000 ppm (standard limit: 0.03 ppm). Near U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Lyon County, Nevada , Ohio County, West Virginia , Warren County, Indiana .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.5%
Ohio:

4.1%

Unemployment by year in Belmont, OH
County total employment by year in Belmont, OH
County average yearly wages by year in Belmont, OH

Current college students: 2,477
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 91.5%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 14.4%

Number of foreign born residents: 327 (26.0% naturalized citizens)

Belmont County:

0.5%
Whole state:

4.5%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 1092010 or later
  • 1202000 to 2009
  • 1411990 to 1999
  • 1121980 to 1989
  • 1111970 to 1979
  • 309Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.5 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 64.0%

Belmont County marital status for males Belmont County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 24,417
  • One, attached: 894
  • Two: 1,256
  • 3 or 4: 566
  • 5 to 9: 350
  • 10 to 19: 149
  • 20 to 49: 405
  • 50 or more: 629
  • Mobile homes: 3,525

Housing units in Belmont County with a mortgage: 9,257 (262 second mortgage, 906 home equity loan, 101 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 10,129

Here:

47.4% with mortgage
State:

62.8% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Belmont County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant10,01266
Catholic8,17916
Evangelical Protestant7,73253
Orthodox4633
Other2025
Black Protestant1761
None43,636-
Belmont County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 18
Belmont County:

2.64 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Ohio:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 12
This county:

1.76 / 10,000 pop.
Ohio:

1.25 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 32
Belmont County:

4.69 / 10,000 pop.
Ohio:

2.93 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 35
This county:

5.13 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.25 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Belmont County:

11.1%
Ohio:

10.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Belmont County:

29.5%
State:

29.1%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

16.8%
State:

11.9%

Agriculture in Belmont County:

Average size of farms: 188 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $19,622
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $115.40
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 6.88%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 70.34%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $18,450
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 26.76%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.04%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $58,902
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 95.35%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 15.93
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 10.63%
Corn for grain: 524 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 119 harvested acres
Vegetables: 129 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 119 acres

Earthquake activity:

Belmont County-area historical earthquake activity is near Ohio state average. It is 84% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 104.8 miles away from Belmont County center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 109.7 miles away from the county center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 205.9 miles away from the county center
On 1/26/2001 at 03:03:20, a magnitude 4.4 (3.9 MB, 4.4 LG, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 132.6 miles away from the county center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 186.1 miles away from Belmont County center
On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 205.9 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Ohio Severe Storms and Straight-line Winds, Incident Period: June 29, 2012 to July 02, 2012, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4077: August 20, 2012, FEMA Id: 4077, Natural disaster type: Storm, Wind
  • Ohio Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: April 04, 2011 to May 15, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4002: July 13, 2011, FEMA Id: 4002, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Ohio Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3250: September 13, 2005, FEMA Id: 3250, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Ohio Severe Winter Storms, Flooding and Mudslides, Incident Period: December 22, 2004 to February 01, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1580: February 15, 2005, FEMA Id: 1580, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Mudslide, Flood
  • Ohio Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: August 27, 2004 to September 27, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1556: September 19, 2004, FEMA Id: 1556, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Ohio Severe Storms, Flooding, Mudslides, and Landslides, Incident Period: January 03, 2004 to January 30, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1507: January 26, 2004, FEMA Id: 1507, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
  • Ohio Severe Storms, Flooding and Tornadoes, Incident Period: June 24, 1998 to July 05, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1227: June 30, 1998, FEMA Id: 1227, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Ohio Flooding, Incident Period: May 02, 1996 to June 24, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1122: June 24, 1996, FEMA Id: 1122, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • Ohio Storms/Floods, Incident Period: January 20, 1996 to January 31, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1097: January 27, 1996, FEMA Id: 1097, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Ohio Flooding, Severe Storm, Tornadoes, Incident Period: July 12, 1992 to August 01, 1992, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-951: August 04, 1992, FEMA Id: 951, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • 6 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Belmont County (16) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Storms: 9, Tornadoes: 4, Mudslides: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Winds: 2, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Belmont

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 21,184 (85.8%)
  • Carpooled: 1,825 (7.4%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 104 (0.4%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 215 (0.9%)
  • Bicycle: 15 (0.1%)
  • Walked: 679 (2.7%)
  • Worked at home: 643 (2.6%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (31%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Finance and insurance (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)

Most common occupations in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2017


  • Construction and extraction occupations (16%)
  • Production occupations (10%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (22%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (13%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (8%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (6%)
  • Production occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Germany (15%)
  • India (9%)
  • Mexico (8%)
  • United Kingdom, excluding England and Scotland (7%)
  • Philippines (7%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (5%)
  • England (5%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Belmont County


  • German (17%)
  • American (12%)
  • Irish (10%)
  • Italian (9%)
  • Polish (8%)
  • English (7%)
  • Hungarian (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Belmont County, Ohio in 2000:

  • 2,156 people in state prisons
  • 718 people in nursing homes
  • 68 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 68 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 45 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 39 people in other group homes
  • 36 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 34 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 17 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 12 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 9 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 8 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 6 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped

People in group quarters in Belmont County, Ohio in 2010:

  • 2,692 people in state prisons
  • 798 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 94 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 78 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 76 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 35 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 31 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 18 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 8 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 4 people in other noninstitutional facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $60,208.

3.98% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($47,347 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.98%
Ohio average:

5.23%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
1.63% relocated from other counties in Ohio ($18,846 average AGI)
2.35% relocated from other states ($28,500 average AGI)
Belmont County:

2.35%
Ohio average:

1.73%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Ohio County, WV  0.61% ($38,597 average AGI)
from Jefferson County, OH  0.45% ($36,185)
from Marshall County, WV  0.34% ($34,330)
from Monroe County, OH  0.22% ($36,500)
from Franklin County, OH  0.15% ($32,950)
from Harrison County, OH  0.14% ($44,514)
from Guernsey County, OH  0.13% ($37,657)


4.19% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($51,329 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.19%
Ohio average:

5.51%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
1.91% relocated to other counties in Ohio ($19,153 average AGI)
2.28% relocated to other states ($32,176 average AGI)
Belmont County:

2.28%
Ohio average:

2.01%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Ohio County, WV  0.55% ($66,014 average AGI)
to Jefferson County, OH  0.54% ($34,549)
to Franklin County, OH  0.23% ($38,246)
to Marshall County, WV  0.21% ($43,164)
to Guernsey County, OH  0.16% ($48,829)
to Harrison County, OH  0.13% ($41,771)
to Monroe County, OH  0.11% ($27,800)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.9
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.1

Births per 1000 population in Belmont County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 12.8

Deaths per 1000 population in Belmont County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 9.8
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 8.5

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Belmont County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 13.4%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 5.8%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Belmont County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Belmont County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Belmont County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Belmont County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Belmont County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Belmont County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 14,126 (11,886 aged, 2,240 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 900 (6%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Belmont County, Ohio in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (1,717)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (1,361)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (884)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (665)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (384)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (341)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (311)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (301)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (285)
  • Congestive heart failure (228)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 4.32
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 13,499
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 388
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 45,137

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,011
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,400
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 9

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 40
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 98

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 10
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 142.3. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 88.7
  • Other - 53.6

Household type by relationship:

Households: 68,029
  • In family households: 56,175 (9,404 male householders, 6,979 female householders)
    13,122 spouses, 18,897 children (17,209 natural, 477 adopted, 1,211 stepchildren), 1,420 grandchildren, 1,107 brothers or sisters, 1,541 parents, 2,253 other relatives, 1,452 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 7,758 (3,152 male householders (2,858 living alone)), 3,985 female householders (3,712 living alone)), 621 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 4,096

Size of family households: 8,752 2-persons, 3,906 3-persons, 1,896 4-persons, 1,272 5-persons, 557 6-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 6,570 1-person, 567 2-persons.

8,764 married couples with children.
2,671 single-parent households (890 men, 1,781 women).

97.8% of residents of Belmont speak English at home.
0.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (91% speak English very well, 4% speak English well, 5% speak English not well).
0.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (90% speak English very well, 6% speak English well, 4% speak English not well).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (65% speak English very well, 35% speak English well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $420,158,000 ($6,057 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $6,190,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $210,052,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $117,404,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $1,819,000
Federal grants: $72,932,000
Federal procurement contracts: $5,372,000 ($956,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $12,579,000 ($338,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,006,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $11,872,000
Federal Government insurance: $25,177,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 3,563
Here:

51 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 4,878
Here:

70 per 1000 residents
State:

50 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +61
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+7 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +327
Here +5 per 1000 residents
State -15 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Belmont County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 8.28 millions of gallons per day (76% from ground, 24% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.3
State:

6.6

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.0
State:

4.5

Year house built in Belmont County, Ohio
  • Year house built in Belmont County, Ohio
  • 3902014 or later
  • 1952010 to 2013
  • 2,4692000 to 2009
  • 2,7481990 to 1999
  • 1,6041980 to 1989
  • 5,0681970 to 1979
  • 3,1601960 to 1969
  • 3,7501950 to 1959
  • 3,3901940 to 1949
  • 9,4171939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Belmont County, Ohio
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Belmont County, Ohio
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Belmont County, Ohio
  • 401 room
  • 02 rooms
  • 3723 rooms
  • 1,5934 rooms
  • 3,7895 rooms
  • 4,6086 rooms
  • 3,6187 rooms
  • 2,9198 rooms
  • 2,4479+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Belmont County, Ohio
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Belmont County, Ohio
  • 2921 room
  • 562 rooms
  • 2093 rooms
  • 8904 rooms
  • 1,2615 rooms
  • 6476 rooms
  • 4757 rooms
  • 1638 rooms
  • 1419+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Belmont County, Ohio
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Belmont County, Ohio
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Belmont County, Ohio
  • 40no bedroom
  • 6311 bedroom
  • 4,2462 bedrooms
  • 10,9303 bedrooms
  • 3,0914 bedrooms
  • 4485+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Belmont County, Ohio
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Belmont County, Ohio
  • 292no bedroom
  • 8101 bedroom
  • 1,8002 bedrooms
  • 9513 bedrooms
  • 2814 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Belmont County, Ohio in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Belmont County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Belmont County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 365no vehicle
  • 5,3431 vehicle
  • 7,4812 vehicles
  • 3,6673 vehicles
  • 1,6054 vehicles
  • 9255+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Belmont County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Belmont County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 779no vehicle
  • 1,8281 vehicle
  • 1,2082 vehicles
  • 703 vehicles
  • 2004 vehicles
  • 495+ vehicles

88.8% of Belmont County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 32% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 61% lived in Ohio.

Belmont County:

88.8%
State average:

85.3%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 35,705
  • Other state: 31,586
  • Northeast: 2,579
  • Midwest: 1,037
  • South: 27,072
  • West: 898
Year householders moved into unit in Belmont County, OH
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Belmont County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 51.7%Utility gas
  • 23.8%Electricity
  • 10.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 8.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 4.0%Wood
  • 0.8%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 44.9%Utility gas
  • 36.0%Electricity
  • 10.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 6.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.5%Wood
  • 0.7%Other fuel

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 348
Here:

6.3%
Ohio:

13.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 620
Here:

14.3%
Ohio:

13.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 430
Here:

27.1%
Ohio:

23.2%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Belmont County government finances - Expenditure in 2016:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $7,495,000
    Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $436,000
  • Charges - Sewerage: $2,245,000
  • Construction - Sewerage: $1,672,000
    Regular Highways: $550,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $15,604,000
    Financial Administration: $11,863,000
    Police Protection: $9,747,000
    General Public Buildings: $6,820,000
    Regular Highways: $6,820,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,947,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,947,000
    Sewerage: $3,861,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $1,526,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $633,000
    Correctional Institutions: $336,000
    Corrections - Other: $270,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $249,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $4,880,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $315,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,947,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,494,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,453,000
  • Miscellaneous - Royalties: $574,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $4,744,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $5,254,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $18,643,000
    Property: $12,685,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $73,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $3,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $61,173,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $226,000

Belmont County government finances - Revenue in 2016:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $7,495,000
    Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $436,000
  • Charges - Sewerage: $2,245,000
  • Construction - Sewerage: $1,672,000
    Regular Highways: $550,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $15,604,000
    Financial Administration: $11,863,000
    Police Protection: $9,747,000
    General Public Buildings: $6,820,000
    Regular Highways: $6,820,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,947,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,947,000
    Sewerage: $3,861,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $1,526,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $633,000
    Correctional Institutions: $336,000
    Corrections - Other: $270,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $249,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $4,880,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $315,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,947,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,494,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,453,000
  • Miscellaneous - Royalties: $574,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $4,744,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $5,254,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $18,643,000
    Property: $12,685,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $73,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $3,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $61,173,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $226,000

Belmont County government finances - Debt in 2016:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $7,495,000
    Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $436,000
  • Charges - Sewerage: $2,245,000
  • Construction - Sewerage: $1,672,000
    Regular Highways: $550,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $15,604,000
    Financial Administration: $11,863,000
    Police Protection: $9,747,000
    General Public Buildings: $6,820,000
    Regular Highways: $6,820,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,947,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,947,000
    Sewerage: $3,861,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $1,526,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $633,000
    Correctional Institutions: $336,000
    Corrections - Other: $270,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $249,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $4,880,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $315,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,947,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,494,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,453,000
  • Miscellaneous - Royalties: $574,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $4,744,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $5,254,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $18,643,000
    Property: $12,685,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $73,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $3,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $61,173,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $226,000

Belmont County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $7,495,000
    Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $436,000
  • Charges - Sewerage: $2,245,000
  • Construction - Sewerage: $1,672,000
    Regular Highways: $550,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $15,604,000
    Financial Administration: $11,863,000
    Police Protection: $9,747,000
    General Public Buildings: $6,820,000
    Regular Highways: $6,820,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,947,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,947,000
    Sewerage: $3,861,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $1,526,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $633,000
    Correctional Institutions: $336,000
    Corrections - Other: $270,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $249,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $4,880,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $315,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,947,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,494,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,453,000
  • Miscellaneous - Royalties: $574,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $4,744,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $5,254,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $18,643,000
    Property: $12,685,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $73,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $3,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $61,173,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $226,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 2,161
  • Number of aged recipients: 121
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 2,040
  • Number of recipients under 18: 274
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 1,575
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 312
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 613
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 1,026
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 20 full tracts)
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 ORIGINATED206$89,107269$103,792711$109,973211$27,07675$63,73334$66,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED8$89,62519$95,52644$100,45516$46,0633$155,0008$46,750
APPLICATIONS DENIED41$83,14663$81,698345$91,988132$20,97031$55,12923$68,783
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN18$85,77829$139,103146$130,87716$51,0006$184,8333$60,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS6$92,3333$36,00039$103,4101$47,0003$43,6671$49,000
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 19 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED25$110,36022$156,545
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED5$133,80010$132,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED8$137,1255$138,200
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN7$103,2867$195,571
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$01$87,000
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Belmont, OH
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Belmont, OH - Value
Most common first names in Belmont County, OH among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary1,17580.9 years
John1,06275.7 years
William87974.9 years
Charles62774.5 years
James55172.7 years
Joseph52675.4 years
George51074.3 years
Robert49971.0 years
Anna43881.8 years
Helen42979.8 years
Most common last names in Belmont County, OH among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith24975.2 years
Brown21777.1 years
Johnson20977.1 years
Miller15878.2 years
Davis14174.9 years
Jones14076.3 years
Moore13575.8 years
Williams12675.1 years
Wilson11678.0 years
Carpenter11175.5 years
Businesses in Belmont County, OH
NameCountNameCount
ALDI1Macy's1
AT&T1Marriott1
Advance Auto Parts2MasterBrand Cabinets1
Aeropostale1McDonald's6
American Eagle Outfitters1Men's Wearhouse2
Applebee's1Motherhood Maternity1
Arby's2New Balance1
AutoZone2Nike1
Bath & Body Works1Outback1
Buffalo Wild Wings1Outback Steakhouse1
Burger King3Pac Sun1
CVS2Panera Bread1
Carson Pirie Scott1Papa John's Pizza1
Circle K1Payless2
Cracker Barrel1Penske1
Curves3Pier 1 Imports1
Dairy Queen6Pizza Hut2
Days Inn1Quiznos2
Deb1RadioShack2
Dennys1Red Lobster1
Domino's Pizza4Red Roof Inn1
Econo Lodge1Rite Aid3
Fashion Bug1Sam's Club1
FedEx5Sears2
Finish Line1Spencer Gifts1
Ford1Staples1
GNC2Starbucks1
GameStop1Steak 'n Shake1
Goodwill2Subway7
H&R Block6Super 81
Hilton1T-Mobile1
Holiday Inn1Taco Bell1
Jones New York3Toys"R"Us1
KFC2True Value3
Kmart1U-Haul7
Kroger4UPS9
La-Z-Boy3Value City Furniture1
Lane Furniture3Verizon Wireless3
LensCrafters1Victoria's Secret1
Little Caesars Pizza2Walmart1
Long John Silver's1Wendy's3
Lowe's1World Gym1

Belmont County on our top lists:

  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Sulfur Oxides Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #47 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #70 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011"
  • #85 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2010 and 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #96 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"