St Clairsville, Ohio

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St Clairsville, Ohio

Introduction to St. Clairsville, Ohio

St. Clairsville, Ohio, in Belmont county, is 53 miles SW of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The city is located in the Wheeling metropolitan area and has a population of 5,057.

St. Clairsville History

The community of St. Clairsville, which was established in 1801, was named in honor of the governor of the Northwest Territory, Arthur St. Clair. By 1840, the city had several newspapers, stores, and churches, but growth slowed during the 19th century. St. Clairsville is the seat of Belmont County, and is also the second largest community in the county. It is nicknamed "Paradise on the Hill".

St. Clairsville and Nearby Attractions

  • West Virginia Independence Hall
  • Old Economy Village
  • National Road Bikeway
  • National Aviary
  • Barkcamp State Park

Things To Do In St. Clairsville

The National Road Bikeway is a popular attraction in St. Clairsville. Stretching across more than 7 miles, this bike path features two nature trails and a gazebo, and also has a rail tunnel. West Virginia Independence Hall, J.E. Reeves Victorian Home and Carriage House Museum, West Virginia Penitentiary, Zoar Village, Pennsylvania Trolley Museum, and Old Economy Village are some of the museums and historic sites near the city. Activities like camping, boating, swimming, and hiking can be enjoyed at the Barkcamp State Park. St. Clairsville also offers easy access to the National Aviary which is home to over 600 endangered and exotic birds. The Ohio Valley Mall is a popular shopping center in the city. Jamboree in the Hills, one of the Mid-West's largest country music concerts, is hosted in Morristown, near St. Clairsville. The city also organizes the Belmont County Fair in September every year.

St. Clairsville Transportation

Air transportation is available from Pittsburgh International Airport.

St. Clairsville Higher Education

St. Clairsville is home to the Belmont Technical College, and Ohio University-Eastern Campus. Bethany College, West Virginia Northern Community College, and West Liberty State College are close by.

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High Points

St Clairsville strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Ohio):

Category Trophy
College Educated Adults
(vs. State)
Top 16% St Clairsville College Educated Adults

Comparative Profile of St Clairsville, Ohio

Comparing St Clairsville to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Ohio (State):

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Age of the Population 10 10
Senior Citizens 10 10
Female Share of the Population 10 10
Well-Paid Single Women 7 8
Well-Paid Single Men 5 6
Racial Diversity 4 8
Male Share of the Population 1 1
Children Under 5 Years Old 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 6 5
Average Household Size 1 1


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

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 7 8
Short Commute Times 6 7
Walking and Biking to Work 1 1
Public Transportation Use 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 9 9
Affordability of Rents 7 6
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 6 7
Affordability of Property Taxes 6 4
Housing Recently Built 5 8
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 6

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St Clairsville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 53 miles SW of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
County Belmont
Metro Area Wheeling
Standard Zip Codes 43950
Phone Area Codes 740
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.08
Longitude -80.9

St Clairsville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 9.1 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 38 F
Apr Temp 39 to 63 F
Jul Temp 64 to 85 F
Oct Temp 44 to 66 F
Annual Precip 40.3 inches
Station CADIZ
Distance 13.9 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 34 F
Apr Temp 40 to 60 F
Jul Temp 63 to 82 F
Oct Temp 42 to 63 F
Annual Precip 40.7 inches
Distance 25.2 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 36 F
Apr Temp 39 to 62 F
Jul Temp 63 to 83 F
Oct Temp 43 to 64 F
Annual Precip 40.5 inches
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St Clairsville Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 5,057 100%
Male 2,292 45.3%
Female 2,765 54.7%
Under 18 1,003 19.8%
18+ 4,054 80.2%
65+ 1,208 23.9%
Median Age 46
Average Family Size 2.78
White 4,778 94.5%
African-American 156 3.1%
Asian 69 1.4%
American Indian & Alaskan 2 0%
Other 8 0.2%
Mixed Race 42 0.8%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 24 0.5%

Estimated St Clairsville Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 5,075
Growth 18
Growth % 0.4%

St Clairsville 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 21.4%
Italian 13.8%
English 11.8%
Polish 11.5%
Irish 9.3%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 5.9%
US/American 5.8%
Scotch-Irish 3.8%
Hungarian 3.2%
Scottish 2.2%
French (except Basque) 2.2%
Welsh 1.2%
Slovak 1.2%
Dutch 1.1%
Czech 0.7%
Greek 0.6%
Russian 0.6%
Swiss 0.5%
Lebanese 0.5%
British 0.4%
Canadian 0.4%
Croatian 0.3%
Swedish 0.3%
Danish 0.2%
Portuguese 0.2%
Austrian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
St Clairsville 5,057 $47,808
Belmont 532 $35,000
Bridgeport 2,186 $33,231
Harrisville 259 $38,438
Morristown 299 $40,750
Mount Pleasant 535 $46,591
New Athens 342 $31,667

St Clairsville Public Libraries

St. Clairsville Public Library
108 W. MAIN ST.
St Clairsville, Ohio
(740) 695-2062

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Student/teacher ratio: 16.2

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