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Overview

Introduction to Belmont, North Carolina

Belmont, North Carolina, in Gaston county, is 8 miles E of Gastonia, North Carolina (center to center) and 11 miles W of Charlotte, North Carolina. The city is included in the Charlotte - Gastonia - Rock Hill metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 8,705 people lived in Belmont.

Belmont History

The early settlers of the Belmont area concentrated around the site of the colonial–era Fort, which was constructed by the Dutch around 1750. In the late 1800s, Abram Stowe built a Greek Revival home and a small mercantile store. The Atlanta and Richmond Air Line Railway was established in 1871, and Stowe became its town depot agent. The community's rail road stop was called "Garibaldi Station" in honor of John Garibaldi, who was responsible for supervising the construction of a water tank near the rail road. In 1872, a Roman Catholic Missionary priest bought 500 acres in the area, and donated it to Saint Vincent's Arch–abbey. A school was eventually established on this land. Bishop Leo Haid, who founded the school, was instrumental in changing the name of the community from "Garibaldi Station" to "Belmont" in 1883. This name was in honor of a prominent New York banker, August Belmont. Belmont was incorporated in 1895.

Belmont and Nearby Attractions

  • Afro-American Cultural Center
  • President James K. Polk State Historic Site
  • Crowders Mountain State Park
  • Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden
  • Piedmont Carolinas Railroad Museum

Things To Do In Belmont

Gaston County Museum of Art and History houses artifacts which depict the history and culture of the region. Schiele Museum's exhibits reflect the natural history of the Carolinas' Piedmont. Belmont is also home to the Piedmont Carolinas Railroad Museum. Historic Rosedale Plantation, President James K. Polk State Historic Site, Historic Rural Hill Farm, and Latta Plantation are some of the historic sites nearby. Crowders Mountain State Park, and Kings Mountain State Park are two popular parks in the area where visitors can enjoy hiking, fishing, boating, horseback riding, rock climbing, canoeing, picnicking, and camping.

Belmont Transportation

The closest major airport is Charlotte/ Douglas International Airport.

Belmont Higher Education

Belmont is home to the Belmont Abbey College, as well as the East Campus of Gaston College. The other colleges situated nearby are Central Piedmont Community College, and Winthrop University.

People

Total Population 10,346
Male Share of the Population 49.1%
Female Share of the Population 50.9%
Senior Citizens 12.6%
Employed Population 16+ 5,009
Age of the Population 39

Families

% of people married 47%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 33.2%
Median Earnings25+ $36,393
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $12,232
Median Earnings With High School Degree $27,367

Wealth

Median Family Income $68,250
% Above Poverty Level 86.9%
% Below Poverty Level 13.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 22 minutes
% Working from Home 6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.8%
% Using Public Transportation 0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone 32.9%
Median Gross Rent $746
Median House Value $152,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 22.7%
US/American 0%
English 9.8%
Irish 13.7%

Belmont Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 8 miles E of Gastonia, North Carolina (center to center)
Nearest Large City 11 miles W of Charlotte, North Carolina
County Gaston
Metro Area Charlotte - Gastonia - Rock Hill
Standard Zip Codes 28012
Phone Area Codes 704
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 35.242
Longitude -81.037

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 CHARLOTTE DGLAS INTL AP
Distance 5.3 miles
Jan Temp 32 to 51 F
Apr Temp 49 to 73 F
Jul Temp 71 to 90 F
Oct Temp 51 to 73 F
Annual Precip 43.5 inches
Station GASTONIA
Distance 5.7 miles
Jan Temp 29 to 50 F
Apr Temp 47 to 72 F
Jul Temp 69 to 89 F
Oct Temp 48 to 72 F
Annual Precip 44.8 inches
Station NINETY NINE ISLANDS
Distance 28.9 miles
Jan Temp 27 to 51 F
Apr Temp 43 to 71 F
Jul Temp 66 to 88 F
Oct Temp 45 to 72 F
Annual Precip 48.3 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Catawba Heights (28012)

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

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Location Population Median Family Income
Cramerton 4,212 $81,489
Dallas 4,508 $49,970
Lowell 3,561 $60,680
McAdenville 617 $70,125
Mount Holly 13,815 $65,702
Ranlo 3,471 $49,545
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Belmont High Schools

SOUTH POINT HIGH
906 S POINT ROAD
704-825-3351
Serves 1,104 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16

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