Bellmont, Illinois

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Bellmont is a village in Wabash County, Illinois. The population was 297 at the 2000 census.



Bellmont is located at 38°23′5″N 87°54′34″W / 38.38472°N 87.90944°W / 38.38472; -87.90944 (38.384799, -87.909496).[1] According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.4 square miles (0.9 km²), all of it land. The town is connected to nearby Mount Carmel, Illinois and Albion, Illinois by Illinois Route 15.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 297 people, 123 households, and 84 families residing in the village. The population density was 813.9 people per square mile (318.5/km²). There were 140 housing units at an average density of 383.7/sq mi (150.2/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 97.98% White, 0.34% African American, 0.34% Asian, and 1.35% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.67% of the population.

There were 123 households out of which 36.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.3% were married couples living together, 10.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.7% were non-families. 30.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.2% 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 2.99.

In the village the population was spread out with 26.9% under the age of 18, 9.4% from 18 to 24, 30.6% from 25 to 44, 19.9% from 45 to 64, and 13.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 106.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.5 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $30,000, and the median income for a family was $33,906. Males had a median income of $25,417 versus $17,000 for females. The per capita income for the village was $14,263. About 15.1% of families and 11.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.9% of those under the age of eighteen and 17.1% of those sixty five or over.

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