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Overview

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.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population7,281
Male Share of the Population46.3%
Female Share of the Population53.7%
Senior Citizens15.6%
Employed Population 16+3,708
Age of the Population44

Families

% of people married53.8%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher18.2%
Median Earnings25+$36,314
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$30,390
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,862

Wealth

Median Family Income$62,857
% Above Poverty Level91.4%
% Below Poverty Level8.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time26 minutes
% Working from Home1.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work0%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone17.6%
Median Gross Rent$892
Median House Value$186,100

Ancestry

French Except Basque22.4%
Irish16.2%
English14.1%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)10.9%
German6.9%
Italian6.5%
Canadian5.6%
Scottish2.9%
Polish2.4%
Greek1.5%
Portuguese0.8%
Romanian0.7%
Swedish0.6%
Dutch0.6%
Austrian0.5%
Russian0.4%
Finnish0.4%
Danishn0.4%
Welsh0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
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Belmont Almanac

CategoryValue
County Belknap County
Standard Zip Codes3220
Phone Area Codes603
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude43.44
Approximate Longitude-71.47

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)

StationLAKEPORT 2
Distance7.3 miles
Jan Temp10 to 29 F
Apr Temp33 to 54 F
Jul Temp60 to 82 F
Oct Temp38 to 59 F
Annual Precip40.9 inches
StationGRAFTON
Distance25.1 miles
Jan Temp4 to 27 F
Apr Temp28 to 52 F
Jul Temp53 to 79 F
Oct Temp31 to 57 F
Annual Precip40.2 inches
StationWEARE
Distance28.1 miles
Jan Temp10 to 31 F
Apr Temp32 to 55 F
Jul Temp57 to 81 F
Oct Temp36 to 59 F
Annual Precip47.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Gilford7,103$75,941
Gilmanton3,744$77,522
Laconia16,171$61,506
Northfield4,821$76,429
Sanbornton2,976$78,063
Tilton3,567$59,363

Belmont Public Libraries

Belmont Public Library
146 MAIN STREET
Belmont, New Hampshire
(603) 267-8331

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Belmont Public Schools

Belmont Elementary School
26 Best St.
ZIP: 3220
(603) 267-6568
Primary
Total Enrollment 444
Belmont High School
255 Seavey Rd.
ZIP: 3220
(603) 267-6525
High
Total Enrollment 414
Belmont Middle School
38 School St.
ZIP: 3220
(603) 267-9220
Middle
Total Enrollment 369

Belmont Private Schools

Heavenly Sonshine Preschool
49 Church St
ZIP: 3220
Elementary
Total Enrollment 3
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