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Belmont, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The City of Belmont had a population of 909 as of July 1, 2015. Belmont ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in West Virginia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Belmont is located at latitude 39.3783 and longitude -81.2632 in Pleasants County. The formal boundaries for the City of Belmont (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.41 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Pleasants County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 643 feet.

The City of Belmont (GNIS ID: 2390564) 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.

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, 2015.

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Belmont, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 909
Population in Households 855
Population in Familes 703
Population in Group Qrtrs 54
Population Density1 2,227
Diversity Index2 8


Total Households 370
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 245
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 402 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 253 (62.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 118 (29.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 32 ( 8.0%)
Median Home Value $127,296
Average Home Value $137,747


Median Household Income $36,421
Average Household Income $45,120
Per Capita Income $18,655
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.13% 0.33%
Households 0.47% 0.43%
Families 0.88% 0.24%
Median Household Income   2.26%
Per Capita Income   2.02%
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.

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Belmont, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Belmont to the other 401 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in West Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 165 59th
Population Density1 # 37 91st
Diversity Index2 # 218 46th
Median Household Income # 225 44th
Per Capita Income # 286 29th

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