Belmont, NC Overview

Once known as Garibaldi, the community of Belmont was renamed to honor a New York banker.  Incorporated in 1895, Belmont blends its traditional manufacturing sector in the textile and hosiery industries with a well-established and convenient retail sector.  The influence and presence of the North Carolina Center for Applied Textile Technology and the private Belmont Abbey College have elevated Belmont to the status of a center for higher education within the county.  The centerpiece of Belmont Abbey College is the Abbey Basilica, one of the region's historic landmarks.  Beautiful architecture graced by mature magnolia, lilac, and dogwood trees are part of the visual appeal and charm of the Belmont community.  The city is also the home of the celebrated regional attraction of Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden.  The wealth of yesterday's textile mill owners is still evident in stately mansions that line the town's main road, although modern construction harmonizes beautifully with treasures from the past and the panoramic countryside. 


Population Growth (since 2000) 19%
Population Density (ppl / mile) 1,111.00
Household Size (ppl) 2.446
Households w/ Children 28%

Housing Stability

Annual Residential Turnover 10%
5+ Years in Residency 35%
Median Year in Residency 3.21

Housing Inventory

Belmont, NC Housing Inventory 3,104 428 1,380 3,104 428

Market Overview

200 listings with an estimated median price of $326,000

Price Count
$0 - 100K 10
$100K - 200K 24
$200K - 300K 54
$300K - 400K 68
$400K - 500K 16
$500K - 600K 4
$600K - 700K 7
$700K - 800K 4
$800K - 900K 3
$900K - 1M 3
$1M - Max 7
Property Type Count
Single Family 147
Townhouse 1
Commercial 2
Rental 9
Lots and Land 48
Multi Family 1
Mobile Home 1

(Data as of 10/16/2019)

Population Demographics

The population of the community broken down by age group. The numbers at the top of each bar indicate the number of people in the age bracket below.

Belmont, NC Population Demographics

Total: 11,692


Median Age: 40.63

Climate and Weather

The Temperature chart displays average high and low values for January and July, and is designed to provide an indication of both seasonal and daily temperature variability. The Weather Risk Index indicates the calculated risk of each type of weather event occurring in the future. This risk is based on historical localized storm events and weather patterns. The national average for each type of weather event equals a score of 100, so a score of 200 would represent twice the risk as the national average, and a score of 50 would represent half the risk of the national average.

Temperature (degrees F)

Belmont, NC Temperature

Weather Risk

Belmont, NC Weather Risk


The Community Educational Index chart is based on the U.S. Census Bureau's Socioeconomic Status (SES) elements. Factors used in creating the index below are income, educational achievement, and occupation of persons within the selected ZIP code. Since this index is based on the population of an entire Zip code, it may not reflect the nature of an individual school.

Education Climate Index

Belmont, NC Education Climate Index

Highest Education Level Attained

Belmont, NC Highest Education Level Attained 1,822 2,071 598 474 859 1,407 697 1,822 2,071 598 474 859

Employment and Finance


Belmont, NC Workforce

Income by dollar range (Median Income: $53,840)

Belmont, NC Income by dollar range 369 243 323 204 199 291 250 154 86 306 438 539 395 190 343 61 84 8

Fair Market Rents

The Fair Market Rents show average gross rent estimates based on figures provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

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Smoking Ban

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The Crime Index compares the risk or probability of future occurrence of certain types of crime in this community as compared to the national average. The national average for each type of crime equals a score of 1.0, so a score of 2.0 would represent twice the risk as the national average, and a score of 0.50 would represent half the risk of the national average.

Belmont, NC Crime

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