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Bellbrook, Ohio
City
City Hall on Franklin Street, downtown
City Hall on Franklin Street, downtown
Location of Bellbrook, Ohio
Location of Bellbrook, Ohio
Location of Bellbrook in Greene County
Location of Bellbrook in Greene County
Country United States
State Ohio
County Greene
Area
 • Total 3.13 sq mi (8.11 km2)
 • Land 3.13 sq mi (8.11 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 778 ft (237 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 6,943
 • Estimate (2012) 7,032
 • Density 2,218.2/sq mi (856.5/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 45305
Area code(s) 937
FIPS code 39-05102
GNIS feature ID 1064403
Website cityofbellbrook.org

Bellbrook is a city in Greene County, Ohio, United States. The population was 6,943 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Dayton Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History

Bellbrook was laid out in 1816. The name Bellbrook is an amalgamation of the name one of the city's founders, Stephen Bell, and brook, or the Little Sugar Creek. A post office called Bell Brook was established in 1817, and the name was changed to Bellbrook in 1895.

Initially a village, Bellbrook grew by way of annexation of territory from surrounding Sugarcreek Township. The first annexation, in 1970, helped push the population over 5,000 and led to Bellbrook achieving city status in 1974. With large amounts of build-able land, the area added over 1,000 housing units since the annexation. Today the city is largely developed with little land left for future development. Most of the development is taking place in neighboring Sugarcreek Twp.

Geography

Bellbrook is located at 39°38′15″N 84°5′18″W / 39.6375°N 84.08833°W / 39.6375; -84.08833 (39.637609, −84.088348).

According to the 2010 census, the city has a total area of 3.13 square miles (8.1 km2), all land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1850 502
1860 510 1.6%
1870 369 −27.6%
1880 425 15.2%
1890 350 −17.6%
1900 352 0.6%
1910 283 −19.6%
1920 286 1.1%
1930 389 36.0%
1940 410 5.4%
1950 425 3.7%
1960 941 121.4%
1970 1,268 34.8%
1980 5,174 308.0%
1990 6,511 25.8%
2000 7,009 7.6%
2010 6,943 −0.9%
Est. 2015 7,053 1.6%
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2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 6,943 people, 2,767 households, and 2,068 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,218.2 inhabitants per square mile (856.5/km2). There were 2,914 housing units at an average density of 931.0 per square mile (359.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.0% White, 1.3% African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.7% Asian, 0.4% from other races, and 1.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.1% of the population.

There were 2,767 households of which 33.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.4% were married couples living together, 8.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 25.3% were non-families. 21.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 2.93.

The median age in the city was 42.5 years. 23.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.8% were from 25 to 44; 33.2% were from 45 to 64; and 12.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.4% male and 50.6% female.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 7,009 people, 2,222 households, and 2,022 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,244.4 people per square mile (867.4/km²). There were 3,120 housing units at an average density of 861.1/sq mi (332.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.19% White, 0.78% African American, 0.30% Native American, 0.98% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.11% from other races, and 0.60% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.20% of the population.

There were 2,596 households out of which 39.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.0% were married couples living together, 7.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.1% were non-families. 18.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.70 and the average family size was 3.11.

In the city the population was spread out with 28.0% under the age of 18, 6.6% from 18 to 24, 31.4% from 25 to 44, 24.7% from 45 to 64, and 9.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 97.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $62,794, and the median income for a family was $69,770. Males had a median income of $51,311 versus $35,184 for females. The per capita income for the city was $26,183. About 1.7% of families and 2.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.8% of those under age 18 and 4.5% of those age 65 or over.

Arts and culture

The city holds a Sugar Maple Festival every April and a Lions Club Festival every August.

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