Belmont County

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Belmont County, Ohio

101 W Main St Courthouse
Saint Clairsville, OH 43950
Phone: (740) 695-2121
Fax: (740) 695-5305
www.belmontcountyohio.org

On the central eastern border of OH, west of Wheeling, WV; organized Sept 7, 1801 (prior to statehood) from Jefferson County. Name Origin: French 'beautiful mountain.'

Area (sq mi):: 541.39 (land 537.35; water 4.04) Population per square mile: 128.80
Population 2005: 69,228 State rank: 37 Population change: 2000-20005 -1.40%; 1990-2000 -1.20% Population 2000: 70,226 (White 94.70%; Black or African American 3.60%; Hispanic or Latino 0.40%; Asian 0.30%; Other 1.10%). Foreign born: 1.00%. Median age: 40.90
Income 2000: per capita $16,221; median household $29,714; Population below poverty level: 14.60% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $21,592-$24,152
Unemployment (2004): 6.70% Unemployment change (from 2000): 2.60% Median travel time to work: 23.50 minutes Working outside county of residence: 36.00%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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