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Bellefontaine Neighbors, Missouri
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Location of Bellefontaine Neighbors, Missouri
Location of Bellefontaine Neighbors, Missouri
Country United States United States
State  Missouri
County St. Louis
Incorporated June 19, 1950
 • Total 4.40 sq mi (11.39 km2)
 • Land 4.40 sq mi (11.39 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
456 ft (139 m)
 • Total 10,860
 • Estimate 
 • Density 2,365.10/sq mi (913.20/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
FIPS code 29-04222
GNIS feature ID 0755748

Bellefontaine Neighbors ( bel-FOWN-tən) is an inner-ring suburb city in St. Louis County, Missouri, United States. The population was 10,860 at the 2010 census.


Bellefontaine Neighbors is a second ring northern suburb of St. Louis, MO. Bellefontaine Neighbors is located at 38°44′54″N 90°13′41″W / 38.74833°N 90.22806°W / 38.74833; -90.22806 (38.748217, -90.227917).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.32 square miles (11.19 km2), all of it land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1960 13,650
1970 14,084 3.2%
1980 12,082 −14.2%
1990 10,922 −9.6%
2000 11,271 3.2%
2010 10,860 −3.6%
2019 (est.) 10,397 −4.3%
U.S. Decennial Census

2013 American Community Survey

As of the 2013 American Community Survey, the racial makeup of the city was:
73.1% Black or African American
24.3% White
0.1% Asian
0.1% Some other race
2.4% Two or more races
1.1% Hispanic or Latino (of any race)

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 10,860 people, 4,311 households, and 2,784 families living in the city. The population density was 2,513.9 inhabitants per square mile (970.6/km2). There were 4,645 housing units at an average density of 1,075.2 per square mile (415.1/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 25.7% White, 72.7% African American, 0.1% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 0.2% from other races, and 1.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.5% of the population.

There were 4,311 households, of which 33.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 32.0% were married couples living together, 27.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 35.4% were non-families. 31.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 2.98.

The median age in the city was 40.5 years. 23% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.8% were from 25 to 44; 29.5% were from 45 to 64; and 13.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 46.1% male and 53.9% female.


Jacques Delassas St. Vrain opened one of the first breweries in Missouri in 1810 in Bellefontaine, which advertised strong beer for $10/barrel and burned down in 1812.

Notable people

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