Belmont, West Virginia

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Belmont, West Virginia

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High Points

Belmont strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in West Virginia):

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Top 4% trophy Belmont Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Belmont, West Virginia

Comparing Belmont to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in West Virginia (State):

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Female Share of the Population 10 10
Children Under 5 Years Old 8 10
Age of the Population 7 4
Senior Citizens 7 4
Well-Paid Single Men 1 1
Male Share of the Population 1 1
Racial Diversity 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 6 9
Average Household Size 5 10


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 5 5
Median Family Income 4 7
People in Middle Class or Better 3 6
People Above Poverty 2 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 6 7
Short Commute Times 5 5
Walking and Biking to Work 2 2
Public Transportation Use 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 10 10
Housing Recently Built 8 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 8 2
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 7 6
People Living Alone 3 1
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 1

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Belmont Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 74 miles N of Charleston, West Virginia (center to center)
Nearest Large City 99 miles SW of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
County Pleasants
Standard Zip Codes 26134
Phone Area Codes 304
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.379
Longitude -81.258

Belmont Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 2.7 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 39 F
Apr Temp 38 to 64 F
Jul Temp 63 to 85 F
Oct Temp 42 to 66 F
Annual Precip 42.1 inches
Distance 9.6 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 39 F
Apr Temp 42 to 65 F
Jul Temp 65 to 85 F
Oct Temp 45 to 66 F
Annual Precip 42 inches
Station BENS RUN 1 SSE
Distance 10.4 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 39 F
Apr Temp 37 to 64 F
Jul Temp 61 to 85 F
Oct Temp 40 to 66 F
Annual Precip 42.7 inches
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Belmont Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,036 100%
Male 452 43.6%
Female 584 56.4%
Under 18 239 23.1%
18+ 797 76.9%
65+ 183 17.7%
Median Age 40.1
Average Family Size 2.85
White 1,024 98.8%
African-American 3 0.3%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 5 0.5%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 4 0.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 0 0%

Estimated Belmont Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,009
Growth -27
Growth % -2.6%

Belmont 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
US/American 32.5%
German 19.9%
English 14.7%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 10.4%
Irish 9.5%
Scotch-Irish 2.7%
French (except Basque) 1.4%
Dutch 1.3%
Welsh 1.1%
Acadian/Cajun 0.9%
Swedish 0.8%
Greek 0.8%
Italian 0.8%
Czechoslovakian 0.8%
Scottish 0.6%
Slovak 0.5%
Polish 0.5%
Celtic 0.3%
British 0.3%
Scandinavian 0.3%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Eureka (26134)
Willow Island (26134)

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)
Belmont 1,036 $37,656
Cairo 263 $29,792
Ellenboro 373 $26,563
Friendly 159 $34,821
St. Marys 2,017 $37,621
Vienna 10,861 $49,477
Williamstown 2,996 $44,189
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