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Belle, Missouri - Basic Facts

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The City of Belle had a population of 1,568 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Belle is located at latitude 38.2851 and longitude -91.7215 in Maries County. The formal boundaries for the City of Belle (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.34 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Maries County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,027 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Belle are located in Maries County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Osage County.

The City of Belle (GNIS ID: 2394112) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Belle is located within Township of Jefferson, a minor civil division (MCD) of Maries County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Belle population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Belle, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,568
Daytime Population: Workers 438
Daytime Population: Residents 997
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,435
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.92
Population in Households 1,568
Population in Familes 1,209
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,175
Diversity Index3 11


Median Household Income $31,236
Average Household Income $43,032
Per Capita Income $18,155


Total Housing Units 757 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 388 (51.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 277 (36.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 91 (12.0%)
Median Home Value $83,021
Average Home Value $117,416


Total Households 666
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 416
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.2% 0.23%
Households 0.15% 0.18%
Families 0.27% 0.1%
Median Household Income   0.9%
Per Capita Income   2.44%

Belle, MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Belle to the other 1,032 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Missouri by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 298 71st
Population Density # 267 74th
Diversity Index # 663 35th
Median Household Income # 926 10th
Per Capita Income # 872 16th

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