Belington, West Virginia

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Belington, West Virginia

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Belington strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in West Virginia):

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Belington Affordability of Property Taxes
Low Property Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Belington Low Property Crime
Low Violent Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 12% Belington Low Violent Crime

Comparative Profile of Belington, West Virginia

Comparing Belington to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in West Virginia (State):

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 8 10
Children Under 5 Years Old 7 9
Age of the Population 6 2
Senior Citizens 6 2
Female Share of the Population 3 1
Racial Diversity 2 2
Well-Paid Single Men 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 6 9
Average Household Size 6 10


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 3 4
People Above Poverty 2 5
People in Middle Class or Better 2 2
Median Family Income 1 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 3 3
Working at Home 3 4
Walking and Biking to Work 2 2
Public Transportation Use 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 10 10
Affordability of Rents 8 6
Housing Recently Built 6 8
People Living Alone 4 1
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 2
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Property Crime 10 7
Low Violent Crime 9 8

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Belington Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 98 miles S of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
County Barbour
Standard Zip Codes 26250
Phone Area Codes 304
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.025
Longitude -79.935

Belington Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 1.2 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 38 F
Apr Temp 35 to 62 F
Jul Temp 59 to 81 F
Oct Temp 38 to 64 F
Annual Precip 48.6 inches
Station PARSONS 1 NE
Distance 15.4 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 38 F
Apr Temp 34 to 62 F
Jul Temp 59 to 82 F
Oct Temp 37 to 64 F
Annual Precip 51.8 inches
Distance 15.4 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 40 F
Apr Temp 35 to 63 F
Jul Temp 60 to 83 F
Oct Temp 38 to 66 F
Annual Precip 48.9 inches
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Belington Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,788 100%
Male 882 49.3%
Female 906 50.7%
Under 18 471 26.3%
18+ 1,317 73.7%
65+ 282 15.8%
Median Age 38
Average Family Size 2.95
White 1,764 98.7%
African-American 1 0.1%
Asian 1 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 3 0.2%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 18 1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 12 0.7%

Estimated Belington Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,814
Growth 26
Growth % 1.5%

Belington 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
US/American 24.3%
German 19.8%
English 15.8%
Irish 14.8%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 9.3%
Italian 5.3%
Dutch 2.8%
Scotch-Irish 2.2%
Welsh 1.6%
French (except Basque) 1.1%
European 0.9%
British 0.7%
Swedish 0.6%
Scottish 0.6%
Hungarian 0.2%
Norwegian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Belington 1,788 $28,500
Beverly 651 $24,722
Elkins 7,032 $34,291
Junior 450 $26,250
Montrose 156 $34,464
Parsons 1,463 $31,645
Philippi 2,870 $31,473

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Belington Public Library
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