Belmont County, Ohio

The Belmont County is a county located in the U.S. state of Ohio. In the census in 2010, the County had 70,400 inhabitants and a population density of 50.6 inhabitants per square kilometer. The administrative headquarters ( County Seat) St. Clairsville.


The County is located in eastern Ohio and is separated by the Ohio River from West Virginia. It has an area of 1,402 square kilometers, of which ten square kilometers of water surface. At the Belmont County borders the following counties:


The Belmont County was formed on September 7, 1801 from parts of Jefferson County and Washington County. It was named after the French expression for Beautiful Mountain.

Demographic data

According to the census in 2010 lived in Belmont County 70,400 people in 28,343 households. The population density was 50.6 inhabitants per square kilometer.

The racial the population was composed of 94.0 percent white, 4.0 percent African American, 0.1 percent Native American, 0.4 percent Asian and other ethnic groups; 1.3 percent were descended from two or more races. Regardless of ethnicity were 0.6 percent of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

In the 28,343 households lived statistically 2.24 per person.

19.7 percent of the population were under 18 years old, 62.7 percent were between 18 and 64 and 17.6 percent were 65 years or older. 49.6 percent of the population was female.

The median income for a household was $ 37,473. The per capita income was $ 19,991. 16.8 percent of the population lived below the poverty line.

Cities and Towns


  • Martins Ferry
  • St. Clairsville


  • Barnesville
  • Bellaire
  • Belmont
  • Bethesda
  • Bridgeport
  • Brookside
  • Fairview
  • Flushing
  • Holloway
  • Morristown
  • Powhatan Point
  • Shadyside
  • Wilson1
  • Yorkville

Census-designated place (CDP )

  • Neffs

1 - partly in Monroe County


  • Colerain Township
  • Flushing Township
  • Goshen Township
  • Kirkwood Township
  • Mead Township
  • Pease Township
  • Pulteney Township
  • Richland Township
  • Smith Township
  • Somerset Township
  • Union Township
  • Warren Township
  • Washington Township
  • Wayne Township
  • Wheeling Township
  • York Township