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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population6,450
Male Share of the Population46.2%
Female Share of the Population53.8%
Senior Citizens23.1%
Employed Population 16+2,508
Age of the Population46

Families

% of people married51.6%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher15.5%
Median Earnings25+$29,170
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$23,031

Wealth

Median Family Income$51,123
% Above Poverty Level79.6%
% Below Poverty Level20.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time23 minutes
% Working from Home1.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.5%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone35.2%
Median Gross Rent$606
Median House Value$98,500

Ancestry

Irish15.1%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)14.4%
English14.1%
Dutch2.6%
Italian2.1%
French Except Basque1.6%
Scottish1.3%
Polish1.2%
Welsh1%
Hungarian0.8%
German0.6%
Finnish0.6%
Swiss0.5%
Russian0.3%
Greek0.3%
Slovak0.2%
Czech0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
Swedish0.1%
Arab0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Slovene0.1%
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Belpre Almanac

CategoryValue
County Washington County
Standard Zip Codes45714
Phone Area Codes740
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude39.27
Approximate Longitude-81.58

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)

StationPARKERSBURG
Distance1.4 miles
Jan Temp22 to 39 F
Apr Temp40 to 65 F
Jul Temp65 to 86 F
Oct Temp43 to 67 F
Annual Precip40.6 inches
StationPARKERSBURG AP
Distance9.1 miles
Jan Temp23 to 39 F
Apr Temp42 to 65 F
Jul Temp65 to 85 F
Oct Temp45 to 66 F
Annual Precip42 inches
StationCRESTON
Distance26.9 miles
Jan Temp20 to 41 F
Apr Temp36 to 67 F
Jul Temp61 to 87 F
Oct Temp40 to 68 F
Annual Precip45.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Beverly1,255$50,000
Chesterhill398$43,333
Coolville610$48,750
Lowell532$42,250
Lower Salem89$43,750
Marietta13,912$48,530

Belpre Public Schools

Belpre Elementary School
2000 Rockland Ave
ZIP: 45714
(740) 423-3010
Primary
Total Enrollment 525
Belpre High School
300 Stone Rd
ZIP: 45714
(740) 423-3000
High
Total Enrollment 405
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