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Overview

Introduction to Belmont, California

Belmont, California, in San Mateo county, is 3 miles NW of Redwood City, California (center to center) and 19 miles SE of San Francisco, California. The city is included in the San Francisco metropolitan area. 

Belmont History

The Ohlone Indians were the original inhabitants of the Belmont area, which was initially a part of Rancho de las Pulgas. One of Belmont's main roads, the Alameda de las Pulgas, is named after it. The San Francisco and San Jose Railroad Company brought the first railroad service to Belmont in September 1863. The great earthquake of 1906 resulted in the widening of the town's horizons to become a part of a larger peninsula community. This eventually resulted in the rapid development of Belmont. Belmont was finally incorporated in 1926.

Belmont and nearby Attractions

  • Belmont Branch San Mateo County Library
  • Water Dog Lake
  • Carlmont Village Shopping Center
  • Twin Pines Park
  • Belmont Historical Society Museum

Things To Do In Belmont

The city of Belmont offers a huge range of entertainment possibilities that include the Half Moon Bay State Beach, a popular destination for all visitors. This beach has facilities for all kinds of games and here one can even stay in campgrounds overlooking the beach. The Aquarium of the Bay is an ideal place to take kids to as they can get a close up feel of the marine life. Also there is the Hiller Aviation Museum where exciting exhibits are displayed. One can also take a trip to the Water Dog Lake or visit one of the many amusement parks in the area. The Carlmont Village Shopping Center is another popular hangout.

Belmont Transportation

Air transportation is available from San Francisco International Airport.

Belmont Higher Education

College of Notre Dame is the nearest college.

People

Total Population 26,766
Male Share of the Population 49.7%
Female Share of the Population 50.3%
Senior Citizens 15.2%
Employed Population 16+ 13,246
Age of the Population 40

Families

% of people married 58.5%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 58.6%
Median Earnings25+ $76,840
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $19,295
Median Earnings With High School Degree $34,604

Wealth

Median Family Income $149,627
% Above Poverty Level 93.8%
% Below Poverty Level 6.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 27 minutes
% Working from Home 7.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.9%
% Using Public Transportation 5.9%

Housing

People Living Alone 27.8%
Median Gross Rent $1,671
Median House Value $963,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 44.4%
US/American 0.1%
English 8.2%
Irish 10.6%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Belmont Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 3 miles NW of Redwood City, California (center to center)
Nearest Large City 19 miles SE of San Francisco, California
County San Mateo
Standard Zip Codes 94002
P.O. Box Zip Codes 94003
Phone Area Codes 650
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.52
Longitude -122.274

Belmont Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station REDWOOD CITY
Distance 3.4 miles
Jan Temp 39 to 58 F
Apr Temp 45 to 70 F
Jul Temp 55 to 81 F
Oct Temp 49 to 73 F
Annual Precip 20.1 inches
Station WOODSIDE FIRE STN 1
Distance 6.2 miles
Jan Temp 36 to 60 F
Apr Temp 42 to 73 F
Jul Temp 51 to 88 F
Oct Temp 45 to 79 F
Annual Precip 28.7 inches
Station PALO ALTO
Distance 9.2 miles
Jan Temp 40 to 58 F
Apr Temp 47 to 69 F
Jul Temp 57 to 79 F
Oct Temp 50 to 73 F
Annual Precip 15.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Atherton 7,081 $250
Foster City 32,377 $137,940
Redwood City 81,342 $103,608
San Carlos 29,454 $162,329
San Mateo 101,335 $105,790
Woodside 5,479 $250

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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Belmont High Schools

CARLMONT HIGH
1400 ALAMEDA DE LAS PULGAS
650-595-0210
Serves 1,928 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 22.4

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