Belmore, Ohio

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Belmore is a village in Putnam County, Ohio, United States. The population was 171 at the 2000 census.

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Geography

Belmore is located at 41°9′15″N 83°56′28″W / 41.15417°N 83.94111°W / 41.15417; -83.94111 (41.154203, -83.940993)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.4 square miles (1.1 km²), all of it land.

History

Founded in 1862 as Montgomeryville, the name was changed to Belmore in 1868. The town peaked near the end of the 19th Century with several businesses and a population of 448 in 1880. By 1910, the population was below 300 and it dropped steadily throughout the first half of the 20th Century. Throughout rest of the 20th Century, the population has fluctuated between 160 and 320.

In recent years, the town has had a significant Hispanic population. In 1990, of Belmore's 161 residents, 70 of them were of Hispanic origin. Percentage-wise, this is among the highest in Ohio.[4]

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 171 people, 50 households, and 42 families residing in the village. The population density was 401.4 people per square mile (153.5/km²). There were 56 housing units at an average density of 131.4/sq mi (50.3/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 77.19% White, 0.58% Native American, 0.58% Asian, 21.05% from other races, and 0.58% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 25.73% of the population.

There were 50 households out of which 48.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.0% were married couples living together, 6.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 16.0% were non-families. 10.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.42 and the average family size was 3.62.

In the village the population was spread out with 37.4% under the age of 42, 6.4% from 18 to 24, 28.7% from 25 to 44, 22.8% from 45 to 64, and 4.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 29 years. For every 100 females there were 83.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 105.8 males.

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