Belleville, Kansas facts for kids
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City and County seat
Republic County Courthouse (2010)
Location within Republic County and Kansas
KDOT map of Republic County (legend)
|Named for||Arabelle Tutton|
|• Total||2.08 sq mi (5.39 km2)|
|• Land||2.04 sq mi (5.29 km2)|
|• Water||0.04 sq mi (0.10 km2)|
|Elevation||1,549 ft (472 m)|
|• Density||964.9/sq mi (372.4/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (CST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
Belleville is a city in and the county seat of Republic County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2020 census, the population of the city was 2,007.
Belleville was founded in 1869, and incorporated as a city in 1878. It was named for Arabelle Tutton, the wife of a member of the town company.
The first post office in Belleville was established in February 1870.
Belleville is located at 39°49′25″N 97°37′49″W / 39.82361°N 97.63028°W (39.823548, -97.630183). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.02 square miles (5.23 km2), of which 1.98 square miles (5.13 km2) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) is water.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census of 2010, there were 1,991 people, 949 households, and 533 families living in the city. The population density was 1,005.6 inhabitants per square mile (388.3/km2). There were 1,162 housing units at an average density of 586.9 per square mile (226.6/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.5% White, 0.3% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.6% Asian, 0.5% from other races, and 1.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.4% of the population.
There were 949 households, of which 19.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.3% were married couples living together, 6.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 43.8% were non-families. 41.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 24.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.99 and the average family size was 2.67.
The median age in the city was 51.6 years. 18.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 4.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 18% were from 25 to 44; 26.5% were from 45 to 64; and 32.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 46.3% male and 53.7% female.
- Boyer Gallery
- Republic County Historical Society Museum
- Citizens Park (Frisbee Golf)
- Belleville High-Banks, Named "The fastest dirt track in the world"
The community is served by Republic County USD 109 public school district. It was formed in 2006 by the consolidation of Belleville USD 427 and Hillcrest USD 455.
- Larry Cheney (1886–1969), Major League Baseball player
- Nick Hague (born 1975), NASA astronaut, Colonel in United States Air Force, born in Belleville
- Dean Nesmith, professional football player and noted athletic trainer
- In Spanish: Belleville (Kansas)