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Location of Bellechester, Minnesota
Location of Bellechester, Minnesota
Country United States
State Minnesota
Counties Goodhue, Wabasha
 • Total 0.32 sq mi (0.82 km2)
 • Land 0.32 sq mi (0.82 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
1,112 ft (339 m)
 • Total 175
 • Estimate 
 • Density 550.63/sq mi (212.36/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
FIPS code 27-04798
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.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1960 184
1970 199 8.2%
1980 220 10.6%
1990 110 −50.0%
2000 172 56.4%
2010 175 1.7%
2019 (est.) 174 −0.6%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 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.

Notable person

  • Peter William Bartholome, Roman Catholic Bishop

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