Belt, Montana

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Belt, Montana

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High Points

Belt strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Montana):

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Racial Diversity
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Top 9% Belt Racial Diversity

Comparative Profile of Belt, Montana

Comparing Belt to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Montana (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Age of the Population 7 5
Female Share of the Population 7 8
Racial Diversity 6 10
Senior Citizens 6 3
Male Share of the Population 5 4
Well-Paid Single Men 4 3
Children Under 5 Years Old 4 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 4 6
Average Household Size 3 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 5 2
People Above Poverty 5 7
People in Middle Class or Better 2 3
Median Family Income 2 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 9 8
Walking and Biking to Work 5 3
Public Transportation Use 4 4
Short Commute Times 4 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 9 7
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 8 7
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 8 6
Affordability of Rents 8 6
Affordability of Property Taxes 5 6
Housing Recently Built 4 5

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Belt Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 19 miles SE of Great Falls, Montana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 532 miles E of Seattle, Washington
County Cascade
Metro Area Great Falls
Standard Zip Codes 59412
Phone Area Codes 406
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 47.386
Longitude -110.924

Belt Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 10.1 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 34 F
Apr Temp 31 to 55 F
Jul Temp 51 to 80 F
Oct Temp 35 to 58 F
Annual Precip 18.3 inches
Station SHONKIN 7 S
Distance 18.9 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 34 F
Apr Temp 32 to 54 F
Jul Temp 50 to 79 F
Oct Temp 35 to 57 F
Annual Precip 26.4 inches
Distance 25.3 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 34 F
Apr Temp 28 to 53 F
Jul Temp 47 to 78 F
Oct Temp 32 to 57 F
Annual Precip 21.4 inches
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Belt Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 633 100%
Male 301 47.6%
Female 332 52.4%
Under 18 168 26.5%
18+ 465 73.5%
65+ 101 16%
Median Age 39
Average Family Size 3.03
White 601 94.9%
African-American 9 1.4%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 9 1.4%
Other 1 0.2%
Mixed Race 11 1.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 7 1.1%

Estimated Belt Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 610
Growth -23
Growth % -3.6%

Belt Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 20.9%
Norwegian 12.2%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 10.9%
Irish 9.7%
US/American 7.6%
English 6%
French (except Basque) 5.4%
Scottish 4.8%
Finnish 2.9%
Swedish 2.9%
Italian 2.5%
Austrian 2.5%
Scotch-Irish 2.1%
Czechoslovakian 1.9%
Czech 1.9%
French Canadian 1.2%
Polish 1.2%
Dutch 0.8%
Danish 0.8%
Slavic 0.6%
Welsh 0.4%
Pennsylvania German 0.4%
Yugoslavian 0.2%
Lithuanian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Belt, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Armington (59412)
Wayne (59412)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Belt 633 $30,104
Great Falls 56,690 $40,107

Belt Public Libraries

Belt Public Library
Belt, Montana
(406) 277-3136

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Belt High Schools (2004)

Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 106 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.1

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