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, which is in the Parkersburg - Marietta area, has 6,660 residents.

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.


Total Population 6,431
Male Share of the Population 44.5%
Female Share of the Population 55.5%
Senior Citizens 22.3%
Employed Population 16+ 2,430
Age of the Population 43


% of people married 49.1%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 12.1%
Median Earnings25+ $27,347
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $20,924
Median Earnings With High School Degree $23,101


Median Family Income $47,193
% Above Poverty Level 78.1%
% Below Poverty Level 21.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 22 minutes
% Working from Home 1.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4%
% Using Public Transportation 0.3%


People Living Alone 38.8%
Median Gross Rent $616
Median House Value $99,100


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 17.8%
US/American 0%
English 11.8%
Irish 15.9%

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


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

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
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
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 1,072 $50,536
Chesterhill 319 $48,125
Coolville 579 $34,250
Lowell 478 $52,969
Lower Salem 40 $18,750
Marietta 14,029 $47,200
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Student/teacher ratio: 16.2

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