Belmont, CA
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Living in Belmont

Belmont is a medium-sized coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of California. With a population of 27,225 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Belmont is the 265th largest community in California.

Belmont home prices are not only among the most expensive in California, but Belmont real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Belmont is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 93.23% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Belmont is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Belmont who work in management occupations (20.39%), computer science and math (11.75%), and business and financial occupations (9.57%).

Also of interest is that Belmont has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Of important note, Belmont is also a city of artists. Belmont has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Belmont’s character.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 13.63% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Belmont is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.

One downside of living in Belmont is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Belmont, the average commute to work is 31.26 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the city, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Belmont is somewhat unusual for a city of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the train helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Belmont area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

If knowledge is power, Belmont is a pretty powerful place. 67.45% of the adults in Belmont have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in Belmont in 2018 was $79,061, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $316,244 for a family of four.

Belmont is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Belmont home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Belmont residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Belmont also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 12.28% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Belmont include German, Irish, Italian, English, and French.

Belmont also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 30.32%.

The most common language spoken in Belmont is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Spanish.