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The 2000 Census showed that Belmont County had a population of 70,226 people. This represented 0.62% of the total population of Ohio, making it the state's 37th most populous county (out of 88 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Belmont had a population of 68,066 people. This is a decrease of 3.08% since the 2000 Census.

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201070,400+0.25%+3.43% since 2009
200868,063-3.08%-0.51% since 2007
200768,409-2.59%-0.36% since 2006
200568,662-2.23%-0.49% since 2004
200468,998-1.75%-0.38% since 2003
200369,263-1.37%-0.57% since 2002
200269,663-0.8%+0.13% since 2001
200169,574-0.93%-0.93% since 2000
200070,226The Last Census

Belmont County had 31,236 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Belmont County has a total area<3> of 541 square miles [1,402 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of that area is covered by water (4.04 square miles [10.46 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Belmont County had a population density of 130.7 people per square mile [50.5 people/km²], making it the state's 38th most densely populated county (out of 88 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Belmont County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Belmont and the state of Ohio.

Click here for the Belmont County QuickFact (QF-39013).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Belmont County:

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in
Martins FerryQF-39481046,6187,226-8.41%
Saint ClairsvilleQF-39695265,0265,057-0.61%

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Belmont County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
GuernseyQF-39059   W40,05440,792-1.81%
HarrisonQF-39067   NW15,26815,856-3.71%
JeffersonQF-39081   N67,69173,894-8.39%
MonroeQF-39111   SW14,05815,180-7.39%
NobleQF-39121   SW14,31114,0581.8%
Marshall (WV)QF-54051   SE32,55635,519-8.34%
Ohio (WV)QF-54069   E44,01547,427-7.19%

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Belmont. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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