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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population26,918
Male Share of the Population49.4%
Female Share of the Population50.6%
Senior Citizens16.1%
Employed Population 16+13,522
Age of the Population40

Families

% of people married58.4%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher58.3%
Median Earnings25+$80,969
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$20,030
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,700

Wealth

Median Family Income$162,821
% Above Poverty Level95.3%
% Below Poverty Level4.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time29 minutes
% Working from Home7%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.2%
% Using Public Transportation6.2%

Housing

People Living Alone26.5%
Median Gross Rent$1,784
Median House Value$1,074,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)43.8%
German11.1%
Irish10.1%
Italian8.4%
English8.2%
Russian3.4%
French Except Basque3.1%
Polish2.1%
Scottish1.7%
Swedish1.7%
Arab1.7%
Norwegian1.4%
Ukrainian0.9%
Greek0.8%
Iranian0.8%
Welsh0.7%
Hungarian0.7%
Croatian0.6%
Portuguese0.6%
African0.5%
Brazilian0.5%
Canadian0.5%
Romanian0.5%
Dutch0.5%
Jordanian0.4%
Swiss0.4%
Lebanese0.4%
Serbian0.4%
Lithuanian0.4%
Austrian0.4%
Egyptian0.3%
Albanian0.2%
Finnish0.2%
US/American0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Basque0.1%
Turkish0.1%
Haitian0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Ethiopian0.1%
Palestinian0.1%
Maltese0.1%
Czech0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Australian0.1%
Slovene0.1%
South African0.1%
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Belmont Almanac

CategoryValue
County San Mateo County
Standard Zip Codes94002
Phone Area Codes650
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude37.5
Approximate Longitude-122.3

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)

StationREDWOOD CITY
Distance3.4 miles
Jan Temp39 to 58 F
Apr Temp45 to 70 F
Jul Temp55 to 81 F
Oct Temp49 to 73 F
Annual Precip20.1 inches
StationWOODSIDE FIRE STN 1
Distance6.2 miles
Jan Temp36 to 60 F
Apr Temp42 to 73 F
Jul Temp51 to 88 F
Oct Temp45 to 79 F
Annual Precip28.7 inches
StationPALO ALTO
Distance9.2 miles
Jan Temp40 to 58 F
Apr Temp47 to 69 F
Jul Temp57 to 79 F
Oct Temp50 to 73 F
Annual Precip15.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Atherton7,127$250
Foster City32,967$143,326
Redwood City82,595$111,066
San Carlos29,596$168,696
San Mateo102,224$110,228
Woodside5,496$250

Belmont Public Schools

Carlmont High
1400 Alameda De Las Pulgas
ZIP: 94002
High
Total Enrollment 2183
Central Elementary
525 Middle Rd.
ZIP: 94002
Primary
Total Enrollment 463
Cipriani Elementary
2525 Buena Vista
ZIP: 94002
Primary
Total Enrollment 363
Fox Elementary
3100 Saint James Rd.
ZIP: 94002
Primary
Total Enrollment 485
Nesbit Elementary
500 Biddulph Way
ZIP: 94002
Primary
Total Enrollment 450
Ralston Intermediate
2675 Ralston Ave.
ZIP: 94002
Middle
Total Enrollment 1130

Belmont Private Schools

Belmont Oaks Academy
2200 Carlmont Dr
ZIP: 94002
Elementary
Total Enrollment 228
Charles Armstrong School
1405 Solana Dr
ZIP: 94002
Elementary
Total Enrollment 245
Gloria Dei Lutheran Elementary School
2600 Ralston Ave
ZIP: 94002
Elementary
Total Enrollment 8
Immaculate Heart Of Mary School
1000 Alameda De Las Pulgas
ZIP: 94002
Elementary
Total Enrollment 287
Notre Dame Elementary School
1200 Notre Dame Ave
ZIP: 94002
Elementary
Total Enrollment 208
Notre Dame High School
1540 Ralston Ave
ZIP: 94002
Secondary
Total Enrollment 447
Serendipity School
2820 Ponce Ave
ZIP: 94002
Elementary
Total Enrollment 117
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