Bellefontaine Neighbors is a somewhat small city located in the state of Missouri. With a population of 10,798 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Bellefontaine Neighbors is the 72nd largest community in Missouri.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Bellefontaine Neighbors is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Bellefontaine Neighbors is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Bellefontaine Neighbors who work in office and administrative support (21.00%), sales jobs (12.78%), and food service (10.75%).
Despite the fact that it is a small city, Bellefontaine Neighbors has quite a few people who take public transportation – mostly the bus - for their daily commute to work. This helps to fill a real need in the city for affordable transportation.
In terms of college education, the citizens of Bellefontaine Neighbors rank slightly lower than the national average. 15.43% of adults 25 and older in Bellefontaine Neighbors have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.
The per capita income in Bellefontaine Neighbors in 2010 was $18,404, which is middle income relative to Missouri, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $73,616 for a family of four.
Bellefontaine Neighbors is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Bellefontaine Neighbors home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Bellefontaine Neighbors residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Bellefontaine Neighbors include Irish, English, African, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Bellefontaine Neighbors is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.