Introduction to Belmont, New Hampshire

Belmont, New Hampshire, in Belknap county, is 31 miles N of Manchester, New Hampshire and 78 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts. As of the year 2000 census, 6,716 people lived in Belmont.

Belmont History

Belmont is in Belknap County, which was organized in 1840. It was initially known as Upper Gilmanton. In 1727 it was chartered as a parish of Gilmanton. The area was named "Belmont" in the year 1859. It was named in honor of August Belmont.

Belmont and nearby Attractions

  • New Hampshire Historical Society
  • Museum of New Hampshire History
  • Sky Pond State Forest
  • Wright Museum
  • Rollins State Park
  • Sugar Hill State Forest

Things To Do In Belmont

Churches in the area include Belmont Baptist Church and Lakes Christian Corner. The community hosts the Belknap County Fair every August. A visit to the Canterbury Shaker Village, the Belknap Mill or the Franklin Pierce House may prove interesting to those hoping to learn more about the area’s history.

Belmont Transportation

Manchester Regional is the nearest major airport.

Belmont Higher Education

Plymouth State College, Dartmouth College, New Hampshire College and Merrimack College are the nearby institutions of higher education.


Total Population 7,319
Male Share of the Population 47.4%
Female Share of the Population 52.6%
Senior Citizens 12.4%
Employed Population 16+ 3,670
Age of the Population 40


% of people married 56.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 17.6%
Median Earnings25+ $38,571
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $31,412
Median Earnings With High School Degree $35,959


Median Family Income $66,066
% Above Poverty Level 90.7%
% Below Poverty Level 9.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 26 minutes
% Working from Home 2.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1%
% Using Public Transportation %


People Living Alone 14.6%
Median Gross Rent $990
Median House Value $189,700


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 15.4%
US/American 0%
English 12%
Irish 17.6%

Belmont Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 31 miles N of Manchester, New Hampshire (center to center)
Nearest Large City 78 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts
County Belknap
Standard Zip Codes 03220
Phone Area Codes 603
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.445
Longitude -71.478

Belmont Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Station LAKEPORT 2
Distance 7.3 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 29 F
Apr Temp 33 to 54 F
Jul Temp 60 to 82 F
Oct Temp 38 to 59 F
Annual Precip 40.9 inches
Distance 25.1 miles
Jan Temp 4 to 27 F
Apr Temp 28 to 52 F
Jul Temp 53 to 79 F
Oct Temp 31 to 57 F
Annual Precip 40.2 inches
Station WEARE
Distance 28.1 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 31 F
Apr Temp 32 to 55 F
Jul Temp 57 to 81 F
Oct Temp 36 to 59 F
Annual Precip 47.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Gilford 7,142 $74,253
Gilmanton 3,778 $73,602
Laconia 16,007 $61,694
Northfield 4,823 $72,197
Sanbornton 2,977 $74,508
Tilton 3,573 $58,514

Belmont Public Libraries

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Belmont, New Hampshire
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