Bellaire, Michigan

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Bellaire, Michigan

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High Points

Bellaire strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Michigan):

Category Trophy
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 4% trophy Bellaire Walking and Biking to Work
Low Violent Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy Bellaire Low Violent Crime
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 13% Bellaire Short Commute Times
Affordability of Rents
(vs. State)
Top 17% Bellaire Affordability of Rents
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 19% Bellaire Low Rate of Poverty
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 19% Bellaire Public Transportation Use

Comparative Profile of Bellaire, Michigan

Comparing Bellaire to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Michigan (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Well-Paid Single Women 8 5
Children Under 5 Years Old 7 6
Well-Paid Single Men 7 5
Male Share of the Population 6 7
Age of the Population 5 7
Racial Diversity 5 4
Female Share of the Population 5 4
Senior Citizens 4 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 3 5
Average Household Size 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 9 8
College Educated Adults 8 7
Median Family Income 7 5
People in Middle Class or Better 6 5

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 10 10
Working at Home 10 10
Short Commute Times 9 9
Public Transportation Use 9 8


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 9 9
People Living Alone 8 7
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 8 5
Affordability of Rents 7 9
Housing Recently Built 6 8
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 10 10
Low Property Crime 7 9

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Bellaire Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 124 miles NW of Saginaw, Michigan (center to center)
Nearest Large City 189 miles NE of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
County Antrim
Standard Zip Codes 49615
Phone Area Codes 231
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.98
Longitude -85.211

Bellaire Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 12.3 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 29 F
Apr Temp 30 to 55 F
Jul Temp 54 to 82 F
Oct Temp 37 to 60 F
Annual Precip 32.1 inches
Distance 17.2 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 24 F
Apr Temp 29 to 51 F
Jul Temp 54 to 78 F
Oct Temp 36 to 55 F
Annual Precip 31.7 inches
Distance 28.9 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 26 F
Apr Temp 33 to 48 F
Jul Temp 59 to 75 F
Oct Temp 40 to 56 F
Annual Precip 31.1 inches
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Bellaire Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,164 100%
Male 565 48.5%
Female 599 51.5%
Under 18 281 24.1%
18+ 883 75.9%
65+ 157 13.5%
Median Age 37.5
Average Family Size 2.8
White 1,132 97.3%
African-American 2 0.2%
Asian 4 0.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 3 0.3%
Other 2 0.2%
Mixed Race 21 1.8%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 26 2.2%

Estimated Bellaire Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,146
Growth -18
Growth % -1.5%

Bellaire Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 24.3%
English 18.8%
US/American 12.7%
Irish 11.1%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 5.3%
French (except Basque) 3.6%
French Canadian 3.6%
Polish 3.4%
Dutch 3.3%
Scotch-Irish 2.9%
Scottish 2.5%
Italian 2.1%
Swedish 1.5%
Hungarian 0.6%
Finnish 0.6%
Czech 0.5%
Norwegian 0.5%
African 0.5%
Russian 0.5%
Canadian 0.3%
Austrian 0.3%
Slovak 0.3%
Albanian 0.2%
Slavic 0.2%
European 0.2%
British 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Bellaire 1,164 $44,625
Central Lake 990 $44,167
East Jordan 2,507 $39,669
Elk Rapids 1,700 $45,179
Ellsworth 483 $45,694
Kalkaska 2,226 $33,651
Mancelona 1,408 $32,375

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Bellaire Public Library
Bellaire, Michigan
(231) 533-8814

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Bellaire High Schools (2004)

Serves 383 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.2

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