Bellefontaine, OH


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Bellefontaine is a somewhat small city located in the state of Ohio. With a population of 13,117 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Bellefontaine is the 134th largest community in Ohio. Bellefontaine has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities.

When you are in Bellefontaine, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 39.25% of Bellefontaine’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Bellefontaine is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Bellefontaine who work in office and administrative support (10.88%), food service (7.05%), and healthcare (6.40%).

The percentage of adults in Bellefontaine with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 15.63% of adults in Bellefontaine have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Bellefontaine in 2010 was $21,818, which is middle income relative to Ohio and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $87,272 for a family of four. However, Bellefontaine contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Bellefontaine home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Bellefontaine residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Bellefontaine include Irish, English, Italian, and French .

The most common language spoken in Bellefontaine is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.

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