Belmont, CA
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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 27,218 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Belmont is the 269th 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 93.44% 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 (18.52%), computer science and math (10.83%), and office and administrative support (10.10%).

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.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.47% 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.

Like elsewhere in America, most people in Belmont use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Belmont‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the train. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Belmont, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Belmont is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 57.54% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Belmont in 2010 was $56,302, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $225,208 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 12.83% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Belmont include Irish, English, Italian, and European.

In addition, Belmont has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (28.66%).

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