Beallsville, Ohio

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Beallsville (pronounced /ˈbɛlzvɨl/)[3] is a village in Monroe County, Ohio, United States. As of the 2000 census, the village population was 423.

The village gained national attention during the Vietnam War by having lost six of its 475 citizens to the war, the worst per-capita loss of life experienced by any place in the country.[4]

Beallsville was the birthplace of Merriman Colbert Harris, a Civil War soldier and Methodist Episcopal Church Missionary Bishop.

Beallsville is served by the Monroe County District Library from its administrative offices in Woodsfield, Ohio.


Beallsville is located at 39°50′54″N 81°2′7″W / 39.84833°N 81.03528°W / 39.84833; -81.03528 (39.848402, -81.035174)[5].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.4 square miles (1.0 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 423 people, 171 households, and 114 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,145.5 people per square mile (441.4/km²). There were 186 housing units at an average density of 503.7/sq mi (194.1/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 98.35% White, 0.24% Pacific Islander, and 1.42% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.24% of the population.

There were 171 households out of which 32.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.7% were married couples living together, 11.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.3% were non-families. 29.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 3.05.

In the village the population was spread out with 24.3% under the age of 18, 12.5% from 18 to 24, 28.6% from 25 to 44, 22.9% from 45 to 64, and 11.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 85.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.9 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $25,893, and the median income for a family was $34,063. Males had a median income of $26,750 versus $20,938 for females. The per capita income for the village was $20,672. About 11.9% of families and 18.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.0% of those under age 18 and 13.6% of those age 65 or over.

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