Bellefontaine, OH

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2022 Population
46,098
0.22% 1-year growth
US Senator
Sherrod Brown
Democratic Party
US Senator
J. D. Vance
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
41.8
0.723% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
10.9%
14.5% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$69,125
7.68% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$168,300
13.3% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Bellefontaine, OH had a population of 46.1k people with a median age of 41.8 and a median household income of $69,125. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Bellefontaine, OH grew from 45,997 to 46,098, a 0.22% increase and its median household income grew from $64,196 to $69,125, a 7.68% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Bellefontaine, OH are White (Non-Hispanic) (92.4%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.08%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.61%), White (Hispanic) (0.996%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.651%).

None of the households in Bellefontaine, OH reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

99.3% of the residents in Bellefontaine, OH are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Bellefontaine, OH was $168,300, and the homeownership rate was 76.6%.

Most people in Bellefontaine, OH drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 22.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Bellefontaine, OH was 2 cars per household.

Bellefontaine, OH borders Columbus, OH, Sidney, OH, Urbana, OH, and Wapakoneta, OH.

Population & Diversity

Bellefontaine, OH is home to a population of 46.1k people, from which 99.3% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.45% of Bellefontaine, OH residents were born outside of the country (670 people).

In 2022, there were 30 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (42.6k people) in Bellefontaine, OH than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.42k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 741 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.3%
2022 Citizenship
99.4%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.3% of Bellefontaine, OH residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Bellefontaine, OH was 99.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Bellefontaine, OH
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    42.6k ± 118
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    1.42k ± 232
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    741 ± 190
1.98%
Hispanic Population
915 people

In 2022, there were 30 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (42.6k people) in Bellefontaine, OH than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.42k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 741 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.98% of the people in Bellefontaine, OH are hispanic (915 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Bellefontaine, OH as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

1.45%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
670 people
1.31%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
601 people

As of 2022, 1.45% of Bellefontaine, OH residents (670 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Bellefontaine, OH was 1.31%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,020 ± 180
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    423 ± 142
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    389 ± 141

Bellefontaine, OH has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.41 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Bellefontaine, OH employs 21.7k people. The largest industries in Bellefontaine, OH are Manufacturing (5,746 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,481 people), and Retail Trade (2,375 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($57,337), Manufacturing ($56,607), and Public Administration ($54,453).

Occupations

21.7k
2022 Value
± 1,034
0.741%
1 Year growth
± 6.62%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Bellefontaine, OH grew at a rate of 0.741%, from 21.6k employees to 21.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Bellefontaine, OH, are Production Occupations (3,305 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,201 people), and Management Occupations (1,984 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Bellefontaine, OH.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

21.7k
2022 Value
± 1,034
0.741%
1 Year growth
± 6.62%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Bellefontaine, OH grew at a rate of 0.741%, from 21.6k employees to 21.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Bellefontaine, OH, are Manufacturing (5,746 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,481 people), and Retail Trade (2,375 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Bellefontaine, OH, though some of these residents may live in Bellefontaine, OH and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$50,651
Median earning men ± $2,501
$35,105
Median earning women ± $2,056

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Other Services Except Public Administration ($73,594), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($63,854), and Wholesale Trade ($62,880).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($50,326), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($47,062), and Public Administration ($47,035).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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1.48%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 5.51M people employed in Ohio. This represents a 1.48% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 15.4%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Ohio.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 318
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 241
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 190
    Manufacturing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Ohio went to Donald J. Trump with 53.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (45.2%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.14%).

Sherrod Brown and J. D. Vance are the senators currently representing the state of Ohio. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Ohio is currently represented by 15 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Ohio

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Sherrod Brown
Senator from Ohio1
Assumed office on January 3, 2007
J. D. Vance
Senator from Ohio3
Assumed office on January 3, 2023

Sherrod Brown and J. D. Vance are the senators currently representing Ohio.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Ohio over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Ohio

Ohio is currently represented by 15 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Ohio have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.724% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.686% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (3.05M), Some college (1.98M), and Bachelors Degree (1.63M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Bellefontaine, OH was $168,300 in 2022, which is 0.597 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $148,600 to $168,300, a 13.3% increase. The homeownership rate in Bellefontaine, OH is 76.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Bellefontaine, OH have an average commute time of 22.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Bellefontaine, OH is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Bellefontaine, OH is $69,125. In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Bellefontaine, OH was Delaware County, OH with a value of $123,995, followed by Union County, OH and Warren County, OH, with respective values of $104,496 and $103,128.

Property

$168,300
Median Property Value 2022
±$7,128
$14,684
Median Property Taxes
±$840

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Bellefontaine, OH the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

76.6%
Homeownership
2022
67.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 76.6% of the housing units in Bellefontaine, OH were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 75.8%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Bellefontaine, OH was Delaware County, OH with a value of $123,995, followed by Union County, OH and Warren County, OH, with respective values of $104,496 and $103,128.

The following map shows all of the counties in Bellefontaine, OH colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$69,125
Median Household Income
± $3,303
19.2k
Number of Households
± 929

In 2022, the median household income of the 19.2k households in Bellefontaine, OH grew to $69,125 from the previous year's value of $64,196.

The following chart displays the households in Bellefontaine, OH distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Bellefontaine, OH is from Ohio.
0.456
2022 Wage GINI in Ohio
0.456
2021 Wage GINI in Ohio

In 2022, the income inequality in Ohio was 0.456 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0361% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Ohio was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Ohio in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (80.9%)
  2. Carpooled (8.82%)
  3. Worked At Home (6.56%)

In 2022, 80.9% of workers in Bellefontaine, OH drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.82%) and those who worked at home (6.56%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

22.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Bellefontaine, OH have a shorter commute time (22.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.32% of the workforce in Bellefontaine, OH have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Bellefontaine, OH distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Bellefontaine, OH have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

10.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Bellefontaine, OH (4.98k out of 45.6k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Bellefontaine, OH is White, followed by Two Or More and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

94.9% of the population of Bellefontaine, OH has health coverage, with 53.5% on employee plans, 15.8% on Medicaid, 14.5% on Medicare, 10.4% on non-group plans, and 0.693% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Ohio see 1291 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.921% decrease from the previous year (1303 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1566 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 346 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,291 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Ohio

Primary care physicians in Ohio see an average of 1,291 patients per year. This represents a 0.921% decrease from the previous year (1,303 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Ohio in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24.3% under 18 years, 18% between 18 and 34 years, 39.5% between 35 and 64 years, and 18.2% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.4% were men and 49.6% were women.

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Uninsured People

5.12%
Uninsured
53.5%
Employer Coverage
15.8%
Medicaid
14.5%
Medicare
10.4%
Non-Group
0.693%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Bellefontaine, OH grew by 5.39% from 4.85% to 5.12%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Bellefontaine, OH changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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