Bellefontaine, OH Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Bellefontaine, Ohio - Basic Facts

The City of Bellefontaine had a population of 13,640 as of July 1, 2015. Bellefontaine ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Ohio. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Bellefontaine is located at latitude 40.3627 and longitude -83.763 in Logan County. The formal boundaries for the City of Bellefontaine (see map below) encompass a land area of 10.05 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Logan County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,243 feet.

The City of Bellefontaine (GNIS ID: 2394116) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Bellefontaine population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Bellefontaine: Belle Fontaine, Bellfontain, Bellfontaine, Blue Jackets Town.

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Bellefontaine, OH Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 13,640
Population in Households 13,499
Population in Familes 10,488
Population in Group Qrtrs 141
Population Density1 1,359
Diversity Index2 25


Total Households 5,550
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 3,492
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 6,247 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,069 (49.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,481 (39.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 697 (11.2%)
Median Home Value $129,995
Average Home Value $152,036


Median Household Income $39,921
Average Household Income $50,372
Per Capita Income $20,465
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.38% 0.44%
Households 0.47% 0.48%
Families 0.4% 0.21%
Median Household Income   3.83%
Per Capita Income   2.44%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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Bellefontaine, OH - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bellefontaine to the other 1,204 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Ohio by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 131 89th
Population Density1 # 543 55th
Diversity Index2 # 206 83rd
Median Household Income # 894 26th
Per Capita Income # 884 27th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Ohio Census Data Comparison Tool.