Belle, West Virginia Population 2024

1,090

Belle is a city located in Kanawha County West Virginia. Belle has a 2024 population of 1,090. Belle is currently declining at a rate of -1.45% annually and its population has decreased by -5.55% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,154 in 2020.

The average household income in Belle is $69,415 with a poverty rate of 14.19%. The median age in Belle is 36.5 years: 33.2 years for males, and 40.6 years for females.

Belle Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Belle was:

  • White: 97.09%
  • Two or more races: 2.77%
  • Black or African American: 0.14%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Other race: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
0.7 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,579.50/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-5.55% (-64)
The current population of Belle, West Virginia is 1,090 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,154.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,40397.09%
Two or more races402.77%
Black or African American20.14%
Native American00%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%
Other race00%

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Belle Population by Race

Belle Population Pyramid 2024

Belle Median Age

36.5

Total

33.2

Male

40.6

Female

Belle Adults

There are 1,088 adults, (312 of whom are seniors) in Belle.

Belle Age Dependency

86.2

Age Dependency Ratio

40.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

46

Child Dependency Ratio

Belle Sex Ratio

Female66345.88%
Male78254.12%

Belle Population by Age

Belle Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All6202.337129
Married2752.7678.921.1
Non Family2071.1573.426.6
Female1303.225050
Male83.637525

2.87

Average Family Size

2.33

Average Household Size

71.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Belle Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade606.26%
Associates Degree899.28%
Bachelors Degree11511.99%
Graduate Degree959.91%
High School Graduate43044.84%
Less Than 9th Grade60.63%
Some College16417.1%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Belle Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Belle Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White915852200
2+ Races22198
Hispanic20200
Black222

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 100%.

Belle Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$70,375$71,136$66,875
Graduate Degree$54,063$0$44,583
High School Graduate$30,556$33,250$27,132
Less Than 9th Grade$16,250$0$16,563
Overall$40,843$44,583$37,375
Some College$40,845$53,125$40,208

$40,843

Average Earnings

$44,583

Average Male

$37,375

Average Female

Belle Earnings by Educational Attainment

Belle Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Belle Language

98.92% of Belle residents speak only English, while 1.08% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.08% of the population.

Belle Language

Belle Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White1,33915111.28%
Hispanic645484.38%

14.19%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.52%

Male Poverty Rate

10.26%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Belle

The race most likely to be in poverty in Belle is Hispanic, with 84.38% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Belle is White, with 11.28% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 9.89%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.77%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 7.69%.

Belle Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade65.15%
Some College11.07%
High School4.88%
Bachelors or Greater0%

Belle Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed57.14%
Female Employed10.86%
Male Employed7.6%
Male Unemployed0%

Belle Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Belle Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$80,950$85,436
Households$59,167$69,415
Married Families$84,718$-999,999,999
Non Families$35,048$36,083

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Belle Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

52.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.5%

Male Marriage Rate

51.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Belle Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Belle Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 15-19, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Belle Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Belle Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

190

Number of Veterans

160

Male Veterans

30

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam96
First Gulf War84
Korea4
World War II1
Second Gulf War0

Belle Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
35 to 5484
75+57
65 to 7447
55 to 642
18 to 340

Belle Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White18918.1%
2+ Races13.23%

Belle Veterans by Race

Belle Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0.53%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.63%

Veteran Disability Rate

Belle Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

57.8%

Labor Force Participation

52.1%

Employment Rate

8.3%

Unemployment Rate

Belle Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Belle Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Belle Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

87.68%

Born in Belle

100%

Native Born

0%

Foreign Born

0%

Non Citizen

0%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

100% of Belle residents were born in the United States, with 87.68% having been born in West Virginia. 0% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Belle Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20291,010-16-1.56%
20281,026-16-1.54%
20271,042-16-1.51%
20261,058-16-1.49%
20251,074-16-1.47%
20241,090-16-1.45%
20231,106-10-0.9%
20221,116-19-1.67%
20211,135-19-1.65%
20201,154272.4%
20191,127-17-1.49%
20181,144-20-1.72%
20171,164-23-1.94%
20161,187-19-1.58%
20151,206-19-1.55%
20141,225-14-1.13%
20131,239-8-0.64%
20121,247-2-0.16%
20111,249-8-0.64%
20101,25700%

Belle Population by Year