Belle, MO Profile: Facts & Data


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Belle, Missouri - Basic Facts

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The City of Belle had a population of 1,506 as of July 1, 2018.

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, 2018.

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Belle, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 1,506
Population in Households 1,506
Population in Familes 1,156
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,128
Diversity Index2 12


Median Household Income $31,336
Average Household Income $42,387
Per Capita Income $17,867


Total Housing Units 721 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 346 (48.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 293 (40.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 82 (11.4%)
Median Home Value $86,859
Average Home Value $123,844


Total Households 639
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 399
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. 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 -0.31% -0.43%
Households -0.37% -0.47%
Families -0.27% -0.61%
Median Household Income   1.93%
Per Capita Income   2.61%

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, 2018 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 # 306 70th
Population Density # 295 72nd
Diversity Index # 582 44th
Median Household Income # 937 9th
Per Capita Income # 929 10th

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