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Overview

Introduction to Belmont, Massachusetts

Belmont, Massachusetts, in Middlesex county, is 3 miles NE of Waltham, Massachusetts and 6 miles NW of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is included in the Boston metropolitan area.

Belmont History

The town of Belmont was founded by the former citizens of Massachusetts Bay Colony on March 18, 1859. The land was taken from the bordering towns Waltham to the west, West Cambridge to the north and Watertown to the south. The town was named after Bellmont, the 200 acre estate of John Perkins Cushing. J.P. Cushing was the largest tax payer of Belmont and one of the top advocates. Better roads and trolley services were introduced in the twentieth century and gradually Belmont became an attractive residential area, including several large estates. In fact, the city of Belmont is also known as "The Town of Home’s.

Belmont and nearby Attractions

  • Redtop
  • Boston Massachusetts Temple
  • Edwin O. Reischauer Memorial House
  • Boston Children's Museum
  • Boston Duck Tours
  • Martin Luther King Jr.'s Apartment

Belmont Transportation

Air transportation is available from Boston Logan International Airport.

Belmont Higher Education

Harvard University is nearby.

Demographics

People

Total Population25,965
Male Share of the Population47.9%
Female Share of the Population52.1%
Senior Citizens16.6%
Employed Population 16+13,048
Age of the Population42

Families

% of people married59%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher72.7%
Median Earnings25+$69,670
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$18,811
Median Earnings With High School Degree$40,766

Wealth

Median Family Income$148,793
% Above Poverty Level94.5%
% Below Poverty Level5.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time29 minutes
% Working from Home9.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work4.3%
% Using Public Transportation15.9%

Housing

People Living Alone23.5%
Median Gross Rent$1,802
Median House Value$759,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)27.5%
Irish19.2%
Italian12.2%
English10.5%
German6.9%
US/American4.4%
Scottish3.2%
Russian2.6%
French Except Basque2.5%
Swedish2.4%
Polish2.2%
Canadian2.1%
Greek1.8%
Portuguese1.3%
Arab1.2%
Norwegian1.1%
Dutch1%
Lebanese0.7%
Czech0.6%
Austrian0.6%
Welsh0.5%
West Indian0.5%
African0.5%
Lithuanian0.5%
Ukrainian0.4%
Swiss0.4%
Bulgarian0.4%
Danishn0.4%
Turkish0.3%
Finnish0.3%
Syrian0.3%
Icelander0.3%
Croatian0.3%
Hungarian0.3%
Haitian0.2%
Romanian0.2%
Brazilian0.2%
South African0.2%
Jamaican0.1%
Barbadian0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Estonian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Moroccan0.1%
Albanian0.1%
Israeli0.1%
Latvian0.1%
Ethiopian0.1%
Cape Verdean0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Kenyan0.1%
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Belmont Almanac

CategoryValue
County Middlesex County
Standard Zip Codes2478
Phone Area Codes617,857
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude42.39
Approximate Longitude-71.18

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)

StationBEDFORD
Distance8.1 miles
Jan Temp16 to 35 F
Apr Temp36 to 58 F
Jul Temp60 to 83 F
Oct Temp39 to 62 F
Annual Precip46.9 inches
StationREADING
Distance8.7 miles
Jan Temp16 to 35 F
Apr Temp35 to 58 F
Jul Temp60 to 83 F
Oct Temp39 to 62 F
Annual Precip48.3 inches
StationFRAMINGHAM
Distance14.4 miles
Jan Temp16 to 36 F
Apr Temp38 to 58 F
Jul Temp63 to 84 F
Oct Temp40 to 63 F
Annual Precip45.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Arlington44,992$139,063
Cambridge110,893$118,376
Medford57,700$107,385
Somerville79,983$95,492
Waltham62,832$103,874

Belmont Public Libraries

Belmont Public Library
336 CONCORD AVE.
Belmont, Massachusetts
(617) 489-2000

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Belmont Public Schools

Belmont High
221 Concord Avenue
ZIP: 2478
(617) 993-5901
High
Total Enrollment 1236
Daniel Butler
90 White Street
ZIP: 2478
(617) 993-5550
Primary
Total Enrollment 341
Mary Lee Burbank
266 School Street
ZIP: 2478
(617) 993-5500
Primary
Total Enrollment 351
Roger E Wellington
121 Orchard Street
ZIP: 2478
(617) 993-5600
Primary
Total Enrollment 605
Winn Brook
97 Waterhouse Rd
ZIP: 2478
(617) 993-5700
Primary
Total Enrollment 465
Winthrop L Chenery Middle
95 Washington Street
ZIP: 2478
(617) 993-5800
Middle
Total Enrollment 1285

Belmont Private Schools

Arlington School
115 Mill St
ZIP: 2478
Secondary
Total Enrollment 33
Belmont Day School
55 Day School Ln
ZIP: 2478
Elementary
Total Enrollment 250
Belmont Hill School
350 Prospect St
ZIP: 2478
Secondary
Total Enrollment 448
Cns/pathways Academy
115 Mill St
ZIP: 2478
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 25
The Kendall School
577 Belmont St
ZIP: 2478
Elementary
Total Enrollment 15
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