Bellefonte, Pennsylvania Population 2024

5,887

Bellefonte is a city located in Centre County Pennsylvania. Bellefonte has a 2024 population of 5,887. It is also the county seat of Centre County. Bellefonte is currently declining at a rate of -0.73% annually and its population has decreased by -2.84% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 6,059 in 2020.

The average household income in Bellefonte is $74,000 with a poverty rate of 12.56%. The median age in Bellefonte is 43 years: 41.4 years for males, and 46.1 years for females.

Bellefonte Demographics

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

  • White: 91.47%
  • Two or more races: 3.64%
  • Asian: 2.67%
  • Black or African American: 2.22%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Other race: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
1.8 sq mi
Density (mi²)
3,192.0/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-2.84% (-172)
The current population of Bellefonte, Pennsylvania is 5,887 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 6,059.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White5,55391.47%
Two or more races2213.64%
Asian1622.67%
Black or African American1352.22%
Native American00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%
Other race00%

White

Two or more races

Asian

Black or African American

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Bellefonte Population by Race

Bellefonte Population Pyramid 2024

Bellefonte Median Age

43

Total

41.4

Male

46.1

Female

Bellefonte Adults

There are 5,158 adults, (1,233 of whom are seniors) in Bellefonte.

Bellefonte Age Dependency

54.7

Age Dependency Ratio

31.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

23.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Bellefonte Sex Ratio

Female3,05150.26%
Male3,02049.74%

Bellefonte Population by Age

Bellefonte Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All2,8842.0251.248.8
Non Family1,3471.1532.467.6
Married1,2312.6678.521.5
Female2223.31486
Male843.055050

2.65

Average Family Size

2.02

Average Household Size

51.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Bellefonte Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade1202.51%
Associates Degree61812.94%
Bachelors Degree1,27626.72%
Graduate Degree69314.51%
High School Graduate1,43530.05%
Less Than 9th Grade871.82%
Some College54711.45%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Bellefonte Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Bellefonte Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White4,4504,2751,826
2+ Races10910332
Asian10810870
Black936725
Hispanic443816

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 64.81%.

Bellefonte Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$40,000$64,306$34,007
Graduate Degree$64,101$76,563$54,911
High School Graduate$33,300$0$33,350
Less Than 9th Grade$26,620$43,333$24,844
Overall$38,452$45,766$34,412
Some College$29,790$29,662$32,188

$38,452

Average Earnings

$45,766

Average Male

$34,412

Average Female

Bellefonte Earnings by Educational Attainment

Bellefonte Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Bellefonte Language

95.61% of Bellefonte residents speak only English, while 4.39% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 1.88% of the population.

Bellefonte Language

Bellefonte Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White5,28467912.85%
Multiple2155123.72%
Black13521.48%

12.56%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.42%

Male Poverty Rate

13.74%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Bellefonte

The race most likely to be in poverty in Bellefonte is Multiple, with 23.72% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Bellefonte is Black, with 1.48% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 7.15%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.39%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 14.17%.

Bellefonte Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School16.45%
Less Than 9th Grade13.79%
Some College13.7%
Bachelors or Greater1.19%

Bellefonte Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed96.88%
Female Employed10.33%
Male Employed8.02%
Female Unemployed0%

Bellefonte Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Bellefonte Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$96,250$100,242
Households$56,008$74,000
Married Families$98,653$-999,999,999
Non Families$37,250$42,070

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Bellefonte Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

46.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.0%

Male Marriage Rate

45.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Bellefonte Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Bellefonte Marriage

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

Bellefonte Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Bellefonte Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

427

Number of Veterans

410

Male Veterans

17

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam192
First Gulf War90
Korea59
World War II42
Second Gulf War30

Bellefonte Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
75+168
65 to 74126
35 to 5468
55 to 6450
18 to 3415

Bellefonte Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White3918.14%
2+ Races2321.1%
Black139.63%

Bellefonte Veterans by Race

Bellefonte Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.61%

Veteran Disability Rate

Bellefonte Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

65.9%

Labor Force Participation

65.2%

Employment Rate

1.1%

Unemployment Rate

Bellefonte Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Bellefonte Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Bellefonte 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

71.93%

Born in Bellefonte

95.75%

Native Born

4.25%

Foreign Born

2.27%

Non Citizen

1.98%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.75% of Bellefonte residents were born in the United States, with 71.93% having been born in Pennsylvania. 2.27% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Bellefonte Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20295,672-43-0.75%
20285,715-43-0.75%
20275,758-43-0.74%
20265,801-43-0.74%
20255,844-43-0.73%
20245,887-43-0.73%
20235,930-55-0.92%
20225,985-40-0.66%
20216,025-34-0.56%
20206,059-191-3.06%
20196,250-42-0.67%
20186,292-25-0.4%
20176,317-19-0.3%
20166,336570.91%
20156,27930.05%
20146,276-8-0.13%
20136,284-66-1.04%
20126,350881.41%
20116,262711.15%
20106,19100%
20006,395370.58%
19906,358580.92%
19806,300-528-7.73%
19706,82874012.16%
19606,0884377.73%
19505,6513476.54%
19405,30450010.41%
19304,80480820.22%
19203,996-149-3.59%
19104,145-71-1.68%
19004,2162706.84%
18903,94692030.4%
18803,02637113.97%
18702,655-3,017-53.19%
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Bellefonte Population by Year