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Overview

Introduction to Belpre, Ohio

Belpre, Ohio, in Washington county, is 64 miles N of Charleston, West Virginia (center to center) and 89 miles SE of Columbus, Ohio. The city is in the Parkersburg - Marietta area.

Belpre History

Belpre is situated in Washington county, Ohio. Originally called Belle Prairie or "Beautiful Prairie," the city’s existence is linked to the Ohio River. The earliest settlers journeyed down the river and made Belpre the second American settlement in 1789. Belpre has grown steadily over the years with businesses such as truck farming and plastics anchoring the economy during the 1950s and 1960s.

Belpre and Nearby Attractions

  • Campus Martius Museum
  • Blennerhassett Island Historical Park
  • Forked Run State Park
  • Hocking Valley Scenic Railway

Things To Do In Belpre

Several museums near Belpre include the Campus Martius Museum, the West Virginia State Farm Museum and the Ohio River Museum. Parks nearby include Forked Run State Park that offers opportunities for fishing, swimming and boating. Strouds Run State Park, North Bend State Park and Burr Oak State Park are also nearby. A visit to the site of Hocking Valley Scenic Railway may be planned.

Belpre Transportation

Flights are available from Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Airport.

Belpre Higher Education

West Virginia University, Hocking Technical College and Ohio University are located near the city of Belpre.

People

Total Population 6,448
Male Share of the Population 44.7%
Female Share of the Population 55.3%
Senior Citizens 21.6%
Employed Population 16+ 2,452
Age of the Population 45

Families

% of people married 48.5%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 13.5%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $50,597
% Above Poverty Level 79.7%
% Below Poverty Level 20.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 21 minutes
% Working from Home 1.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.8%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 39.4%
Median Gross Rent $613
Median House Value $96,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 15.2%
US/American 0%
English 12.4%
Irish 16.3%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Belpre Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 64 miles N of Charleston, West Virginia (center to center)
Nearest Large City 89 miles SE of Columbus, Ohio
County Washington
Metro Area Parkersburg - Marietta
Standard Zip Codes 45714
Phone Area Codes 740
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.273
Longitude -81.573

Belpre Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station PARKERSBURG
Distance 1.4 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 39 F
Apr Temp 40 to 65 F
Jul Temp 65 to 86 F
Oct Temp 43 to 67 F
Annual Precip 40.6 inches
Station PARKERSBURG AP
Distance 9.1 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 39 F
Apr Temp 42 to 65 F
Jul Temp 65 to 85 F
Oct Temp 45 to 66 F
Annual Precip 42 inches
Station CRESTON
Distance 26.9 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 41 F
Apr Temp 36 to 67 F
Jul Temp 61 to 87 F
Oct Temp 40 to 68 F
Annual Precip 45.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Beverly 1,139 $47,639
Chesterhill 382 $43,929
Coolville 649 $30,417
Lowell 492 $49,167
Lower Salem 59 $0
Marietta 13,996 $47,942

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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BELPRE HIGH SCHOOL
612 3RD ST
740-423-3000
Serves 426 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.2

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