Belle, West Virginia

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Belle, West Virginia

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy Belle Public Transportation Use
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Belle Walking and Biking to Work
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. State)
Top 10% Belle Well-Paid Single Women
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. State)
Top 11% Belle People in Middle Class or Better
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 13% Belle Affordability of Property Taxes
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. State)
Top 16% Belle Low Rate of Poverty
Median Family Income
(vs. State)
Top 17% Belle Median Family Income

Comparative Profile of Belle, West Virginia

Comparing Belle 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
Female Share of the Population 9 8
Age of the Population 9 7
Well-Paid Single Women 9 10
Senior Citizens 8 5
Racial Diversity 6 6
Well-Paid Single Men 5 9
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 5
Male Share of the Population 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 3 6
Average Household Size 2 4


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

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 10 10
Walking and Biking to Work 10 10
Short Commute Times 3 3
Working at Home 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 9 6
Affordability of Rents 7 4
People Living Alone 7 4
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 5 5
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 2
Housing Recently Built 2 3

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Belle Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 9 miles SE of Charleston, West Virginia (center to center)
Nearest Large City 143 miles SE of Columbus, Ohio
County Kanawha
Metro Area Charleston
Standard Zip Codes 25015
Phone Area Codes 304
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.231
Longitude -81.537

Belle Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 9.6 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 43 F
Apr Temp 41 to 67 F
Jul Temp 66 to 86 F
Oct Temp 47 to 68 F
Annual Precip 45.2 inches
Distance 10.8 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 43 F
Apr Temp 42 to 67 F
Jul Temp 63 to 85 F
Oct Temp 43 to 67 F
Annual Precip 44 inches
Distance 19.3 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 43 F
Apr Temp 39 to 69 F
Jul Temp 63 to 87 F
Oct Temp 41 to 69 F
Annual Precip 47.8 inches
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Belle Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,259 100%
Male 575 45.7%
Female 684 54.3%
Under 18 262 20.8%
18+ 997 79.2%
65+ 241 19.1%
Median Age 42.2
Average Family Size 2.79
White 1,200 95.3%
African-American 11 0.9%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 3 0.2%
Other 11 0.9%
Mixed Race 34 2.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 16 1.3%

Estimated Belle Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,187
Growth -72
Growth % -5.7%

Belle 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 34%
Irish 13.6%
English 12.5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 10.7%
German 9.2%
Scotch-Irish 6%
Italian 3.9%
Dutch 2.5%
Scottish 1.4%
Swedish 1.1%
French (except Basque) 1%
Polish 0.8%
Greek 0.8%
African 0.6%
Welsh 0.4%
Hungarian 0.3%
European 0.3%
Austrian 0.3%
Lithuanian 0.3%
Northern European 0.3%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Belle, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Diamond (25015)
Quincy (25015)
Shrewsbury (25015)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Belle 1,259 $43,203
Cedar Grove 862 $27,604
Charleston 53,421 $47,975
East Bank 933 $39,545
Glasgow 783 $40,500
Marmet 1,693 $34,345
Pratt 551 $42,115
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