- Belpre, Ohio
official_name = Belpre, Ohio
mapsize = 250px
map_caption = Location of Belpre, Ohio
leader_name = Michael L. Lorentz (D) [cite web
title = Washington County Election Results
url = http://www.co.washington.oh.us/linkfile/PastElections/Current_Election_Nov2007.html
accessdate = 2008-03-22 ]
unit_pref = Imperial
area_total_km2 = 9.2
area_land_km2 = 9.1
area_water_km2 = 0.1
area_total_sq_mi = 3.6
area_land_sq_mi = 3.5
area_water_sq_mi = 0.0
population_as_of = 2000
population_total = 6660
population_density_km2 = 729.6
population_density_sq_mi = 1889.6
timezone = Eastern (EST)
utc_offset = -5
timezone_DST = EDT
utc_offset_DST = -4
elevation_footnotes = GR|3
elevation_m = 187
elevation_ft = 614
latd = 39 |latm = 16 |lats = 49 |latNS = N
longd = 81 |longm = 35 |longs = 6 |longEW = W
postal_code = 45714
area_code = 740
blank_name = FIPS code
blank_info = 39-05424GR|2
blank1_name = GNIS feature ID
blank1_info = 1077518GR|3
website = http://www.cityofbelpre.com/
Belpre is a city in Washington County,
Ohio, United States, along the Ohio River. It is part of the Parkersburg-Marietta-Vienna, WV-OH Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 6,660 at the 2000 census.
The city was also the second settlement in the
Northwest Territoryafter Marietta, located just upriver and today the county seatof Washington County. The town was originally named Belle Prairie or "Beautiful Prairie."
Steven Soderberghfilm "Bubble", released in 2006, was filmed in Belpre and Parkersburg using an all-local cast.
Belpre is located at coor dms|39|16|49|N|81|35|6|W|city (39.280175, -81.585072)GR|1.
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.5 square miles (9.2 km²), of which, 3.5 square miles (9.1 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.85%) is water.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 6,660 people, 3,058 households, and 1,923 families residing in the city. The population densitywas 1,889.6 people per square mile (730.5/km²). There were 3,283 housing units at an average density of 931.5/sq mi (360.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.01% White, 2.10% African American, 0.11% Native American, 0.42% Asian, 0.12% from other races, and 1.25% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.48% of the population.
There were 3,058 households out of which 25.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.9% were married couples living together, 11.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.1% were non-families. 32.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.18 and the average family size was 2.73.
In the city the population was spread out with 20.9% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 26.4% from 25 to 44, 26.0% from 45 to 64, and 18.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 84.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 80.1 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $29,603, and the median income for a family was $36,401. Males had a median income of $31,743 versus $21,789 for females. The
per capita incomefor the city was $18,195. About 12.1% of families and 15.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 26.7% of those under age 18 and 7.6% of those age 65 or over.
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