Belle is a very small town located in the state of West Virginia. With a population of 1,126 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Belle is the 135th largest community in West Virginia.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Belle is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Belle is a town of professionals, service providers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Belle who work in healthcare (11.44%), office and administrative support (10.85%), and business and financial occupations (10.45%).
In terms of college education, Belle is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 25.64% of adults 25 and older in the town have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Belle in 2018 was $30,944, which is wealthy relative to West Virginia, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $123,776 for a family of four. However, Belle contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Belle home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Belle residents report their race to be White. Important ancestries of people in Belle include Irish, German, English, Scots-Irish, and European.
The most common language spoken in Belle is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Spanish.