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Belle Haven
Town
Location in Accomack County and the state of Virginia.
Location in Accomack County and the state of Virginia.
Country United States
State Virginia
County Accomack
Area
 • Total 1.6 sq mi (4.1 km2)
 • Land 1.5 sq mi (3.9 km2)
 • Water 0.08 sq mi (0.2 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 532
 • Density 336/sq mi (129.8/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)

Belle Haven is a town in Accomack and Northampton counties in the U.S. state of Virginia. The population was 532 at the 2010 census.

Geography

Belle Haven is located at 37°33′0″N 75°49′28″W / 37.55°N 75.82444°W / 37.55; -75.82444 (37.549989, -75.824329).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.6 square miles (4.1 km2), of which 1.5 square miles (3.9 km2) is land and 0.077 square miles (0.2 km2), or 5.24%, is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 331
1910 296 −10.6%
1920 311 5.1%
1930 372 19.6%
1940 277 −25.5%
1950 453 63.5%
1960 371 −18.1%
1970 504 35.8%
1980 589 16.9%
1990 526 −10.7%
2000 480 −8.7%
2010 532 10.8%
Est. 2015 525 −1.3%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 480 people, 220 households, and 139 families residing in the town. The population density was 317.1 people per square mile (122.7/km²). There were 248 housing units at an average density of 163.8 per square mile (63.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 78.12% White, 19.38% African American, 0.83% Native American, 0.62% Asian, 0.62% from other races, and 0.42% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.83% of the population.

There were 220 households out of which 25.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.1% were married couples living together, 18.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.8% were non-families. 33.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.11 and the average family size was 2.62.

In the town, the population was spread out with 20.4% under the age of 18, 6.0% from 18 to 24, 24.8% from 25 to 44, 27.3% from 45 to 64, and 21.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 79.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 69.8 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $33,500, and the median income for a family was $37,250. Males had a median income of $26,750 versus $21,146 for females. The per capita income for the town was $17,009. About 7.2% of families and 8.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.1% of those under age 18 and 25.6% of those age 65 or over.


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