Bellechester, Minnesota facts for kids
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Location of Bellechester, Minnesota
|• Total||0.32 sq mi (0.82 km2)|
|• Land||0.32 sq mi (0.82 km2)|
|• Water||0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)|
|Elevation||1,112 ft (339 m)|
| • Estimate
|• Density||550.63/sq mi (212.36/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||0639895|
Bellechester is a city in Goodhue and Wabasha counties in the U.S. state of Minnesota. The population was 175 at the 2010 census. Most of Bellchester is in Goodhue County, with only a small part extending into Wabasha County.
Bellechester was laid out in 1877, and named for its location in Chester Township, belle being derived from French meaning "beautiful". A post office was established on the Wabasha County side in 1879.
Bellechester was a railway shipping point of pottery clay.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.31 square miles (0.80 km2), all of it land.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census of 2010, there were 175 people, 75 households, and 47 families living in the city. The population density was 564.5 inhabitants per square mile (218.0/km2). There were 79 housing units at an average density of 254.8 per square mile (98.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 90.9% White, 8.6% from other races, and 0.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 10.3% of the population.
There were 75 households, of which 28.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.0% were married couples living together, 8.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 10.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 37.3% were non-families. 30.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 16% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.33 and the average family size was 2.85.
The median age in the city was 37.5 years. 24% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.7% were from 25 to 44; 25.8% were from 45 to 64; and 17.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 52.6% male and 47.4% female.
- Peter William Bartholome, Roman Catholic Bishop
- In Spanish: Bellechester (Minnesota)