Belmont, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Belmont, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The City of Belmont had a population of 11,527 as of July 1, 2016. Belmont ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Belmont is located at latitude 35.2311 and longitude -81.0379 in Gaston County. The formal boundaries for the City of Belmont (see map below) encompass a land area of 10.27 sq. miles and a water area of 0.18 sq. miles. Gaston County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 682 feet.

The City of Belmont (GNIS ID: 2403850) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Belmont is located within Township of South Point, a minor civil division (MCD) of Gaston County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Belmont population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Belmont: Garibaldi, Garibuldi.

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Belmont, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 11,527
Population in Households 11,254
Population in Familes 9,127
Population in Group Qrtrs 273
Population Density1 1,122
Diversity Index2 36


Total Households 4,402
Average Household Size 2.56
Family Households 2,937
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 4,894 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,923 (59.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,478 (30.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 492 (10.1%)
Median Home Value $200,926
Average Home Value $258,108


Median Household Income $54,582
Average Household Income $75,974
Per Capita Income $30,854
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.63% 1.28%
Households 1.73% 1.32%
Families 1.67% 1.28%
Median Household Income   2.47%
Per Capita Income   1.96%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Belmont, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Belmont to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 79 89th
Population Density1 # 185 75th
Diversity Index2 # 481 35th
Median Household Income # 123 83rd
Per Capita Income # 101 86th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE North Carolina Census Data Comparison Tool.