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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.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population10,494
Male Share of the Population48.5%
Female Share of the Population51.5%
Senior Citizens14%
Employed Population 16+5,060
Age of the Population40

Families

% of people married48.8%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher34.9%
Median Earnings25+$39,987
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$23,467
Median Earnings With High School Degree$35,192

Wealth

Median Family Income$79,231
% Above Poverty Level88.6%
% Below Poverty Level11.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time23 minutes
% Working from Home5.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.7%
% Using Public Transportation0.1%

Housing

People Living Alone28.6%
Median Gross Rent$749
Median House Value$156,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)25.3%
German16%
English11.8%
Irish11.1%
Italian3.8%
Scottish3.7%
French Except Basque1.4%
Dutch1.4%
Polish1.1%
African1%
Hungarian0.6%
Canadian0.6%
Ethiopian0.4%
Arab0.4%
Welsh0.4%
Swedish0.3%
Greek0.3%
Australian0.2%
West Indian0.2%
Russian0.2%
Portuguese0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
Belgian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
New Zealand0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Cape Verdean0.1%
Czech0.1%
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Belmont Almanac

CategoryValue
County Gaston County
Standard Zip Codes28012
Phone Area Codes704,980
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude35.24
Approximate Longitude-81.04

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)

StationCHARLOTTE DGLAS INTL AP
Distance5.3 miles
Jan Temp32 to 51 F
Apr Temp49 to 73 F
Jul Temp71 to 90 F
Oct Temp51 to 73 F
Annual Precip43.5 inches
StationGASTONIA
Distance5.7 miles
Jan Temp29 to 50 F
Apr Temp47 to 72 F
Jul Temp69 to 89 F
Oct Temp48 to 72 F
Annual Precip44.8 inches
StationNINETY NINE ISLANDS
Distance28.9 miles
Jan Temp27 to 51 F
Apr Temp43 to 71 F
Jul Temp66 to 88 F
Oct Temp45 to 72 F
Annual Precip48.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Cramerton4,292$90,500
Dallas4,602$49,605
Lowell3,616$62,217
McAdenville653$67,083
Mount Holly14,058$63,529
Ranlo3,535$48,125

Belmont Hospitals

Carolinas Rehabilitation - Mount Holly
(Government - Local)
275 Beatty Drive
(704) 355-3398

Belmont Public Schools

Belmont Central Elementary
310 Eagle Road
ZIP: 28012
(704) 825-8479
Primary
Total Enrollment 678
Belmont Middle
110 N Central Avenue
ZIP: 28012
(704) 825-9619
Middle
Total Enrollment 726
Catawba Heights Elementary
101 Ivey Street
ZIP: 28012
(704) 827-3221
Primary
Total Enrollment 327
J B Page Primary School
215 Ewing Drive
ZIP: 28012
(704) 825-2614
Primary
Total Enrollment 374
North Belmont Elementary
210 School Street
ZIP: 28012
(704) 827-4043
Primary
Total Enrollment 414
South Point High
906 South Point Road
ZIP: 28012
(704) 825-3351
High
Total Enrollment 1101
Stuart W Cramer High
101 Lakewood Rd
ZIP: 28012
(704) 866-5700
High
Total Enrollment 782
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