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Belmont, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The Belmont Census Designated Place had a population of 26,040 as of July 1, 2018. Belmont ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Massachusetts. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Belmont is located at latitude 42.3953 and longitude -71.1803 in Middlesex County. The formal boundaries for the Belmont Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.65 sq. miles and a water area of 0.07 sq. miles. Middlesex County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 56 feet.

The Belmont Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2377988) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Belmont Census Designated Place is located within Town of Belmont, a minor civil division (MCD) of Middlesex County.


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Belmont, MA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)

POPULATION

Total Population 26,040
Population in Households 25,841
Population in Familes 21,444
Population in Group Qrtrs 199
Population Density2 5,599
Diversity Index3 42
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $121,093
Average Household Income $172,313
Per Capita Income $66,403

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 10,611 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,148 (57.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,863 (36.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 600 ( 5.7%)
Median Home Value $720,466
Average Home Value $836,679
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 10,011
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 6,842
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.63% 0.86%
Households 0.44% 0.77%
Families 0.4% 0.76%
Median Household Income   1.67%
Per Capita Income   2.14%

Belmont, MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Belmont to the other 246 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Massachusetts by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 58 77th
Population Density # 18 93rd
Diversity Index # 56 78th
Median Household Income # 19 93rd
Per Capita Income # 19 93rd

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