Bellwood, Virginia

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Bellwood is a census-designated place (CDP) in Chesterfield County, Virginia, United States. The population was 5,974 at the 2000 census.


Bellwood is located at 37°24′20″N 77°26′3″W / 37.40556°N 77.43417°W / 37.40556; -77.43417 (37.405598, -77.434205)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 5.9 square miles (15.4 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 5,974 people, 2,323 households, and 1,598 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,005.0 people per square mile (388.3/km²). There were 2,448 housing units at an average density of 411.8/sq mi (159.1/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 69.17% White, 20.32% African American, 0.80% Native American, 2.56% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 4.35% from other races, and 2.76% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.52% of the population.

There were 2,323 households out of which 36.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.7% were married couples living together, 18.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.2% were non-families. 25.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.05.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 28.4% under the age of 18, 8.6% from 18 to 24, 31.9% from 25 to 44, 21.9% from 45 to 64, and 9.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 98.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.8 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $34,433, and the median income for a family was $39,632. Males had a median income of $28,144 versus $25,000 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $16,764. About 13.6% of families and 16.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 30.0% of those under age 18 and 9.5% of those age 65 or over.


Bellwood | Bensley | Bon Air | Chester | Chesterfield Court House | Ettrick | Matoaca

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