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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 26,773 people and five associated 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.

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.

And if you like science, one thing you'll find is that Belmont has lots of scientists living in town - whether they be life scientists, physical scientists (like astronomers), or social scientists (like geographers!). So, if you're scientific-minded, you might like it here too.

A relatively large number of people in Belmont telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 27.91% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.

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 subway 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. 68.48% 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 $92,904, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $371,616 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 13.84% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Belmont include German, Irish, English, Italian, and French.

In addition, Belmont has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (29.74%).

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