Bellefonte, Pennsylvania Population 2021

6,169
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Bellefonte is a city located in Centre County Pennsylvania. It is also the county seat of Centre County. With a 2020 population of 6,169, it is the 140th largest city in Pennsylvania and the 4251st largest city in the United States . Bellefonte is currently declining at a rate of -0.58% annually and its population has decreased by -0.29% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 6,187 in 2010. Bellefonte reached it's highest population of 6,828 in 1970. Spanning over 2 miles, Bellefonte has a population density of 3,335 people per square mile.

The average household income in Bellefonte is $70,506 with a poverty rate of 7.10%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $807 per month, and the median house value is $191,600. The median age in Bellefonte is 42.9 years, 43.2 years for males, and 42.9 years for females.

Bellefonte Demographics

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

  • White: 93.95%
  • Black or African American: 4.43%
  • Two or more races: 0.94%
  • Asian: 0.54%
  • Other race: 0.14%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Bellefonte, Pennsylvania is 6,169 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 6,277.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 6,187.

Bellefonte, Pennsylvania Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White5,90293.95%
Black or African American2784.43%
Two or More Races590.94%
Asian340.54%
Some Other Race90.14%
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Bellefonte Population by Race

Bellefonte Population Pyramid $2021

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Bellefonte Median Age

42.9


Total

43.2


Male

42.9


Female

Bellefonte Adults

There are 5,267 adults, (1,283 of whom are seniors) in Bellefonte.

Bellefonte Age Dependency

57.7

Age Dependency Ratio

32.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

25.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Bellefonte Sex Ratio

Female

3,239

51.56%

Male

3,043

48.44%

Bellefonte Population by Age

Bellefonte Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Bellefonte Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married70.3%29.7%
All50.9%49.1%
Male38.8%61.2%
Non Family36.3%63.7%
Female27.1%72.9%

50.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Bellefonte Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,7062.2250.9
Married1,2192.8370.3
Non Family9821.1436.3
Female2732.9527.1
Male2322.838.8

2.68

Average Family Size

2.22

Average Household Size

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Bellefonte Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade671.37%
9th to 12th Grade1943.96%
High School Graduate1,74335.54%
Some College63512.95%
Associates Degree3817.77%
Bachelors Degree1,42329.02%
Graduate Degree4619.40%
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Bellefonte Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Bellefonte Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White4,5234,3301,791
Black21014223
Hispanic12712736
Asian343424
2+ Races272710
Other Race999

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 100.00%.

Bellefonte Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$34,980$43,622$28,944
Less Than 9th Grade$24,320$41,167$
High School Graduate$25,234$31,635$19,889
Some College$37,516$40,250$28,173
Bachelors Degree$44,167$51,901$32,974
Graduate Degree$60,129$99,412$53,641

$34,980

Average Earnings

$43,622

Average Male

$28,944

Average Female

Bellefonte Earnings by Educational Attainment

Bellefonte Language by Age

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Bellefonte Language

93.01% of Bellefonte residents speak only English, while 6.99% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other languages, which is spoken by 4.89% of the population.

Bellefonte Language

Bellefonte Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White5,5194167.54%
Multiple591220.34%

7.10%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.55%

Male Poverty Rate

7.64%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Bellefonte

The race most likely to be in poverty in Bellefonte is Multiple, with 20.34% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Bellefonte is White, with 7.54% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.52%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.64%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 8.72%.

Bellefonte Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade22.75%
Some College15.12%
High School6.45%
Bachelors or Greater2.11%

Bellefonte Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed43.48%
Male Unemployed28.05%
Female Employed8.35%
Male Employed5.47%

Bellefonte Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Bellefonte Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$56,250$70,506
Families$68,889$82,742
Married Families$71,489-
Non Families$39,014$44,137
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Income by Household Type

Bellefonte Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

47.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.3%

Male Marriage Rate

43.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Bellefonte Married by Age and Sex

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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 55-64.

Bellefonte Marital Status by Race

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Bellefonte Marital Status

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417

Number of Veterans

399

Male Veterans

18

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam167
First Gulf War67
Korea65
Second Gulf War55
World War II26

Bellefonte Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74156
75+109
35 to 5482
55 to 6457
18 to 3413

Bellefonte Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White4118.38%
Black62.16%

Bellefonte Veterans by Race

Bellefonte Veterans by Education

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0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

16.71%

Veteran Disability Rate

Bellefonte Veterans by Education

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68.3%

Labor Force Participation

65.9%

Employment Rate

3.5%

Unemployment Rate

Bellefonte Employment by Age

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Bellefonte Employment by Race

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Bellefonte Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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76.09%

Born in Bellefonte

94.16%

Native Born

5.84%

Foreign Born

3.23%

Non Citizen

2.61%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.16% of Bellefonte residents were born in the United States, with 76.09% having been born in Pennsylvania. 3.23% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Africa.

Bellefonte Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20216,169-36-0.58%
20206,205-36-0.58%
20196,241-36-0.57%
20186,277-28-0.44%
20176,305-18-0.28%
20166,323550.88%
20156,26810.02%
20146,267-12-0.19%
20136,279-68-1.07%
20126,347861.37%
20116,261701.13%
20106,191-204-0.32%
20006,395370.06%
19906,358580.09%
19806,300-528-0.80%
19706,8287401.15%
19606,0884370.75%
19505,6513470.64%
19405,3045001.00%
19304,8048081.86%
19203,996-149-0.37%
19104,145-71-0.17%
19004,2162700.66%
18903,9469202.69%
18803,0263711.32%
18702,6550.00%

Bellefonte Population by Year