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Bellefontaine, Ohio - Basic Facts

The City of Bellefontaine is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Logan County at latitude 40.3627 and longitude -83.763. Logan County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,243 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Bellefontaine, but most people and references simply refer to it as Bellefontaine, Ohio.

The P1 Census Class Code for Bellefontaine indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

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

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Bellefontaine, OH Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 13,555
Population in Households 13,415
Population in Familes 10,403
Population in Group Qrtrs 140
Population Density1 1,351
Diversity Index2 24


Total Households 5,511
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 3,484
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 6,227 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,077 (49.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,434 (39.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 716 (11.5%)
Median Home Value $116,768
Average Home Value $139,451


Median Household Income $38,435
Average Household Income $49,528
Per Capita Income $20,112
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.32% 0.22%
Households 0.41% 0.24%
Families 0.44% -0.02%
Median Household Income   3.02%
Per Capita Income   2.24%
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.


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, 2014 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 # 547 55th
Diversity Index2 # 208 83rd
Median Household Income # 954 21st
Per Capita Income # 904 25th

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