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Welcome to Belmont ...

The city of Belmont is located in Gaston County<1>.

The location of Belmont has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Belmont has a population of 12,514 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Belmont.

Belmont is 730 feet [223 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Belmont lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Area codes for Belmont: (704) and (980)<5>

Websites for Belmont ...

Official Website:   www.ci.belmont.nc.us/

Junior League:   www.jlgaston.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Belmont had an population of 12,514 people. This is an increase of 24.2% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 43.76% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Belmont had a population of 10,076 people. This makes Belmont the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Belmont represents 0.11% of the population of North Carolina (which has 9,535,483 people), making it the state's 83rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 10,076 people, the population of Belmont increased 15.75% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 8,705 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Belmont.

Communities Also Named Belmont ...

While we believe that this Belmont is located in Gaston County, we know of another 5 North Carolina communities named Belmont. Those communities are located in the following counties: Halifax, Iredell, Mecklenburg, Rockingham and Rowan County.

Beyond North Carolina, there are 88 communities that are also named Belmont - they are located in Alabama (2), Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida (3), Georgia (4), Idaho, Illinois (3), Indiana (3), Kansas (6), Kentucky (3), Louisiana (3), Maine, Manitoba, Maryland (2), Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi (2), Missouri, Montana (2), Nebraska (2), Nevada, New Brunswick, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York (2), Nova Scotia (2), Ohio (4), Ontario, Pennsylvania (3), Prince Edward Island, South Carolina (3), Tennessee (6), Texas, Vermont, Virginia (8), Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Belmont.

Communities near Belmont ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Belmont.

  • Charlotte [Mecklenburg County]
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    • Charlotte [Mecklenburg County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the east of Belmont
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 900,350 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Charlotte
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Charlotte<7>
  • Gastonia [Gaston County]
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    • Gastonia [Gaston County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the west of Belmont
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 77,640 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gastonia
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gastonia<7>
  • Huntersville [Mecklenburg County]
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    • Huntersville [Mecklenburg County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the northeast of Belmont
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 59,095 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Huntersville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huntersville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Huntersville<7>
  • Matthews [Mecklenburg County]
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    • Matthews [Mecklenburg County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the southeast of Belmont
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 33,718 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Matthews
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Matthews<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Cornelius [Mecklenburg County]
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      • Cornelius [Mecklenburg County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the northeast of Belmont
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 30,804 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cornelius have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cornelius
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cornelius<7>
    • Fort Mill [York County]
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      • Fort Mill [York County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the south of Belmont
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 24,929 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Mill
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fort Mill<7>
    • Tega Cay [York County]
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      • Tega Cay [York County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the south of Belmont
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,696 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tega Cay
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tega Cay<7>
    • Kings Mountain [Cleveland County]
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      • Kings Mountain [Cleveland County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the west of Belmont
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,118 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kings Mountain
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kings Mountain<7>
    • Pineville [Mecklenburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pineville
      • Pineville [Mecklenburg County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the southeast of Belmont
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,185 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pineville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pineville<7>
    • Marvin [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marvin
      • Marvin [Union County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the southeast of Belmont
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,920 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marvin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marvin

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Belmont. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Belmont.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Belmont. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Belmont.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Belmont. See our Newspapers Page for Belmont.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Belmont ...

Looking for more information about Belmont? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Belmont, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Belmont.

Adding Belmont to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Belmont in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Belmont was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Belmont on a map titled Rand McNally Map of North Carolina (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Belmont on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for North Carolina

About Gaston County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Belmont: www.ci.belmont.nc.us/

The official website for Gaston County: www.co.gaston.nc.us/

The official website for State of North Carolina: https://www.nc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of North Carolina's counties, including Gaston, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Belmont.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Belmont - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (980) is an overlay for area code (704).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Belmont) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Belmont. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from BelmontOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Belmont. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.2321, Longitude: -81.0390       In this case, the coordinates for Belmont have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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