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Belmont, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The City of Belmont had a population of 885 as of July 1, 2017. 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.

The City of Belmont is located within District A, a minor civil division (MCD) of Pleasants 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, 2017.

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Belmont, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 885
Daytime Population: Workers 606
Daytime Population: Residents 551
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,157
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.31
Population in Households 827
Population in Familes 677
Population in Group Qrtrs 58
Population Density2 2,169
Diversity Index3 8


Median Household Income $36,517
Average Household Income $50,574
Per Capita Income $21,352


Total Housing Units 395 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 241 (61.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 112 (28.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 42 (10.6%)
Median Home Value $121,575
Average Home Value $130,083


Total Households 353
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 232
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.28% -0.11%
Households -0.31% -0.11%
Families -0.12% -0.26%
Median Household Income   3.81%
Per Capita Income   2.89%

Belmont, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Belmont to the other 405 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in West Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 168 59th
Population Density # 34 92nd
Diversity Index # 223 45th
Median Household Income # 252 38th
Per Capita Income # 222 45th

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