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Time Zone: Belmont County lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Saint Clairsville is the Seat for Belmont County.

Belmont County was founded September 7, 1801. Belmont was created by taking area from Jefferson and 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 last Census (which gave a population of 70,226 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Belmont represented 0.62% of the total population of Ohio, making it the state's 37th most populous county (out of 88 counties).

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
200070,226The Last Census

More information can be found on the Belmont County Census Page for Belmont County.


Below are some of the communities located in Belmont County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Belmont County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Martins Ferry   6,6187,2268.41% decrease  
Saint Clairsville   5,0265,0570.61% decrease  
Bellaire   4,5404,8927.2% decrease  
Barnesville   4,0154,2254.97% decrease  
Shadyside   3,5193,6754.24% decrease  

Websites for Belmont County

Official Website:   www.belmontcountyohio.org/

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

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