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Belmont is a city in Gaston County, in the Charlotte-Gastonia metro area.

The latitude of Belmont is 35.242N. The longitude is -81.037W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 702 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 8,793.


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Median household income
Local
$38,819
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Belmont demographic reports
Belmont is on the Catawba River.
Former and merged names include:
· Garibaldi
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 33. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 3.6 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Grape Fest - Sept. 22, 2007
Dates often change. Check Belmont web sites and events links in the sections below.
Belmont attractions: Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden
Historic sites and museums: Piedmont Carolinas Railroad Museum
Colleges and universities: Belmont Abbey College

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Belmont demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Gaston County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Charlotte area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 28120 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

15% of Belmont residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Belmont ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Belmont was $20,065, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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22% of Belmont residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Belmont, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $416.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $949.


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Libraries in Belmont include Belmont Library ... View libraries

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TV stations in Belmont include WJZY.

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Gaston County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Belmont political report.

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The average commute time for Belmont workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Belmont include Holiday Inn Express.

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