Belmont, NC
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Belmont is a somewhat small city located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 10,533 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Belmont is the 88th largest community in North Carolina.

Belmont real estate is some of the most expensive in North Carolina, although Belmont house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Belmont is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Belmont is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Belmont who work in office and administrative support (12.14%), sales jobs (9.60%), and management occupations (8.91%).

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.

The education level of Belmont citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 34.46% of adults in Belmont have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Belmont in 2010 was $32,111, which is wealthy relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $128,444 for a family of four. However, Belmont contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Belmont is a somewhat 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 Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Belmont include Irish, English, Scots-Irish, and Italian.

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