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Belmont County, Ohio
Seal of Belmont County, Ohio
Map of Ohio highlighting Belmont County
Location in the state of Ohio
Map of the U.S. highlighting Ohio
Ohio's location in the U.S.
Seat St. Clairsville
Largest city Martins Ferry
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

541 sq mi (1,402 km²)
537 sq mi (1,391 km²)
4 sq mi (10 km²), 0.75%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

70,226
131/sq mi (50/km²)
Founded September 7, 1801[1]
Named for "beautiful mountain" in French
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website www.belmontcountyohio.org
Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1810 11,097
1820 20,329 83.2%
1830 28,627 40.8%
1840 30,901 7.9%
1850 34,600 12.0%
1860 36,398 5.2%
1870 39,714 9.1%
1880 49,638 25.0%
1890 57,413 15.7%
1900 60,875 6.0%
1910 76,856 26.3%
1920 93,193 21.3%
1930 94,719 1.6%
1940 95,614 0.9%
1950 87,740 −8.2%
1960 83,864 −4.4%
1970 80,917 −3.5%
1980 82,569 2.0%
1990 71,074 −13.9%
2000 70,226 −1.2%

Belmont County is a county located in the U.S. state of Ohio. It is part of the Wheeling, West Virginia Metropolitan Statistical Area. As of 2000, the population was 70,226. Its county seat is St. Clairsville[2]. The county takes its name from the French for "beautiful mountain".[3]

Contents

History

In 1976, Belmont County became the first American county to elect a female sheriff, Katherine Crumbly.[1]

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 541 square miles (1,402 km²), of which, 537 square miles (1,392 km²) of it is land and 4 square miles (10 km²) of it (0.75%) is water.

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Adjacent counties

Demographics

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 70,226 people, 28,309 households, and 19,250 families residing in the county. The population density was 131 people per square mile (50/km²). There were 31,236 housing units at an average density of 58 per square mile (22/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 94.98% White, 3.64% Black or African American, 0.14% Native American, 0.30% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.16% from other races, and 0.77% from two or more races. 0.39% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 20.2% were of German, 12.5% Irish, 12.0% American, 10.3% English, 10.2% Italian and 9.0% Polish ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 28,309 households out of which 28.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.10% were married couples living together, 11.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.00% were non-families. 28.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 2.90.

In the county the population was spread out with 21.80% under the age of 18, 7.70% from 18 to 24, 27.40% from 25 to 44, 24.90% from 45 to 64, and 18.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 96.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.60 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $29,714, and the median income for a family was $37,538. Males had a median income of $31,211 versus $19,890 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,221. About 11.70% of families and 14.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.40% of those under age 18 and 9.80% of those age 65 or over.

Government

Almost all of the county's government offices are located in the Belmont County Courthouse.[5]

Belmont County's county flag was designed in 1988 by local state official Michael Massa. Local citizens voted in a nationally-covered election to choose it from a group of three designs by Massa. The seal (minus a Latin phrase) is featured on the county's flag.[6]

Corrections

Belmont County is serviced by several detentional centers located around St. Clairsville. The Belmont Correctional Institution is located on 158 acres between St. Clairsville and Warnock on State Route 331. The facility currently houses 2,698 inmates.[7] The Belmont County Jail is located in St. Clairsville and is located near Belmont Technical College and Ohio University Eastern Campus. The facility contains 72 beds and also houses the county sheriff's offices.[8] The county is also serviced by Sargus Juvenile Detention Center, a 17 bed facility that also services surrounding counties.[9] Sargus Center is located next door to the county jail.

Communities

Map of Belmont County, Ohio With Municipal and Township Labels

Cities

Villages

Townships

Census-designated place

Unincorporated communities

Education

K-12

Belmont County is served by the following local school districts

A small part of the county is served by the following schools of the multicounty Switzerland of Ohio Local School District:

Higher education

References

External links

Coordinates: 40°01′N 80°59′W / 40.02°N 80.99°W / 40.02; -80.99


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Belmont County, Ohio
Seal of Belmont County, Ohio
Map
File:Map of Ohio highlighting Belmont County.png
Location in the state of Ohio
Map of the USA highlighting Ohio
Ohio's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded September 7 1801[1]
Seat St. Clairsville
Largest City Martins Ferry
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 0.75%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

70226
Time zone Eastern : UTC-5/-4
Website: www.belmontcountyohio.org
Named for: "beautiful mountain" in French

Belmont County is a county located in the state of Ohio. It is part of the Wheeling Metropolitan Statistical Area. As of 2000, the population was 70,226. Its county seat is St. Clairsville6. The county takes its name from the French for "beautiful mountain".[2]

Contents

Government

Main article: Ohio county government

Almost all of the county's government offices are located in the Belmont County Courthouse.[3]

Belmont County's county flag was designed by local state official Michael Massa. Local citizens voted in a nationally-covered election to choose it from a group of three designs by Massa. The seal (minus a Latin phrase) is featured on the county's flag.[4]

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,402 km² (541 sq mi). 1,392 km² (537 sq mi) of it is land and 10 km² (4 sq mi) of it (0.75%) is water.

Adjacent counties

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 70,226 people, 28,309 households, and 19,250 families residing in the county. The population density was 50/km² (131/sq mi). There were 31,236 housing units at an average density of 22/km² (58/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 94.98% White, 3.64% Black or African American, 0.14% Native American, 0.30% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.16% from other races, and 0.77% from two or more races. 0.39% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 28,309 households out of which 28.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.10% were married couples living together, 11.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.00% were non-families. 28.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 2.90.

In the county the population was spread out with 21.80% under the age of 18, 7.70% from 18 to 24, 27.40% from 25 to 44, 24.90% from 45 to 64, and 18.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 96.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.60 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $29,714, and the median income for a family was $37,538. Males had a median income of $31,211 versus $19,890 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,221. About 11.70% of families and 14.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.40% of those under age 18 and 9.80% of those age 65 or over.

Localities

Municipalities

Map of Belmont County, Ohio With Municipal and Township Labels

Townships

Census-designated place

Unincorporated localities

Education

Belmont County is served by the folowing local school districts

A small part of the county is served by the following schools of the multicounty Switzerland of Ohio Local School District:

References

  1. ^ Ohio County Profiles: Belmont County (PDF). Ohio Department of Development. Retrieved on 2007-04-28.
  2. ^ {{cite web|url = http://www.osuedc.org/profiles/profile_entrance.php?fips=39013&sid=0 |title = Belmont County data |accessdate = 2007-04-28 |publisher = Ohio State University
  3. ^ [http://www.sos.state.oh.us/SOS/ElectionsVoter/results2006.aspx Ohio Secretary of State 2006 Unofficial Election Statistics]. Retrieved on 2007-04-05.
  4. ^ Ohio County Flags: Belmont County, The Ohio Channel, 2007. Accessed 2007-09-11.

External links


Coordinates: 40°01′N 80°59′W / 40.02, -80.99

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