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Bel-Nor is a village in St. Louis County. The population was 1,598 at the 2000 census.


Bel-Nor is located at 38°42′14″N, 90°19′2″W (38.704001, -90.317353).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.6 mi², all land.


As of the census of 2000, there were 1,598 people, 667 households, and 474 families residing in the village. The population density was 2,555.5/mi². There were 689 housing units at an average density of 1,101.8/mi². The racial makeup of the village was 57.20% White, 39.61% African American, 0.94% Asian, 0.25% from other races, and 2.00% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.88% of the population.

There were 667 households out of which 25.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.0% were married couples living together, 12.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.8% were non-families. 24.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 2.81.

In the village the population was spread out with 19.6% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 25.8% from 25 to 44, 30.4% from 45 to 64, and 17.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 84.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 79.3 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $57,857, and the median income for a family was $77,917. Males had a median income of $46,369 versus $32,625 for females. The per capita income for the village was $46,534. There were .3% of families and 1.0% of the population living below the poverty line, including 1.0% of under eighteens and 3.4% of those over 64.


Bordered by the University of Missouri–St. Louis and the Normandie Country Club, and home to Incarnate Word Academy, the village maintains its reputation as one of the most charming communities in North St. Louis County, despite the recently hostile redistricting issues, white flight, and the downfall of the Normandy School system. However Bel-Nor has managed to maintain its diverse community due to its high standard of living.

Bel-Nor incorporated in November 1937 and uses a village form of government with five elected trustees. Bel-Nor provides police service, street maintenance and snow plowing.


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