Bellbrook, Ohio facts for kids
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City Hall on Franklin Street, downtown
Location of Bellbrook, Ohio
Location of Bellbrook in Greene County
|• Total||3.14 sq mi (8.12 km2)|
|• Land||3.13 sq mi (8.12 km2)|
|• Water||0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)|
|Elevation||778 ft (237 m)|
| • Estimate
|• Density||2,342.58/sq mi (904.42/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|Area codes||937, 326|
|GNIS feature ID||1064403|
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.
Bellbrook is located at(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.
As of the census of 2010, there were 6,943 people, 2,767 households, and 2,068 families living 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.
Arts and culture
The city holds a Sugar Maple Festival every April and a Lions Club Festival every August.
Bellbrook has five school buildings:
- Stephen Bell Elementary, grades K–2
- Bell Creek Intermediate, grades 3–5
- Bellbrook Middle School, grades 6–8
- Bellbrook High School, grades 9–12
- Sugarcreek Education Center, alternate education
- Erma Bombeck, writer.
- Austin Spitler, NFL player
- Jonathan Winters, actor and comedian
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