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Median resident age:  44.3 years
Alabama median age:  35.8 years

Zip code: 35470

Estimated median household income in 2012: $18,927 (it was $16,402 in 2000)
Belmont:

$18,927
AL:

$41,574
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $13,976

Belmont CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $94,663 (it was $49,800 in 2000)
Belmont:

$94,663
AL:

$123,200
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $119,112; Detached houses: $191,607; Mobile homes: $23,034

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Belmont races chart
  • Black alone - 382 (68.5%)
  • White alone - 172 (30.8%)
  • Two or more races - 4 (0.7%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Belmont: 151.7 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 256 feet




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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Belmont CCD:  0.4% ($199)
Alabama:  0.4% ($289)
Belmont satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Tuscaloosa, AL (54.3 miles , pop. 77,906).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Birmingham, AL (97.5 miles , pop. 242,820).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (477.0 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Demopolis, AL (3.0 miles ), Bellamy, AL (3.1 miles ), Forkland-Tishabee, AL (3.3 miles) , Forkland, AL (3.4 miles ), Livingston, AL (3.5 miles ), Epes, AL (3.7 miles ), Boligee, AL (4.1 miles ), Providence, AL (4.2 miles ).

Latitude: 32.52 N, Longitude: 88.00 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 334

Belmont household income distribution Belmont home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

11.7%
Alabama:

6.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (28%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (15%)
  • Paper (11%)
  • Food and beverage stores (9%)
  • Farm product raw materials merchant wholesalers (8%)
  • Repair and maintenance (7%)
  • Utilities (6%)
  • Educational services (25%)
  • Accommodation and food services (16%)
  • Social assistance (14%)
  • Food and beverage stores (9%)
  • Health care (9%)
  • Food (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (19%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (14%)
  • Cashiers (9%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Construction laborers (7%)
  • Electricians (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (19%)
  • Cashiers (15%)
  • Child care workers (14%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (14%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (9%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (9%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)

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Tornado activity:

Belmont-area historical tornado activity is near Alabama state average. It is 129% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/27/1973, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 11.4 miles away from the Belmont place center killed 7 people and injured 199 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 12/18/1967, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 3.6 miles away from the place center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Belmont-area historical earthquake activity is above Alabama state average. It is 74% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 74.6 miles away from the city center
On 11/7/2004 at 11:20:21, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MB, 4.3 MW, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 9.4 miles away from Belmont center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 83.2 miles away from the city center
On 12/12/1997 at 08:42:20, a magnitude 4.0 (3.9 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 76.5 miles away from the city center
On 11/28/1999 at 11:00:09, a magnitude 3.8 (3.5 MB, 3.8 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 75.3 miles away from Belmont center
On 7/16/1993 at 10:54:32, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 57.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Sumter County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 6, Floods: 4, Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 3, Winds: 3, Snowfall: 1, Drought: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals/medical centers near Belmont:

  • MARENGO NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; LINDEN, AL)
  • DEMOPOLIS DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 10 miles away; DEMOPOLIS, AL)
  • WOODHAVEN MANOR NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; DEMOPOLIS, AL)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Belmont:

  • University of West Alabama (about 8 miles; Livingston, AL; Full-time enrollment: 2,279)
  • East Mississippi Community College (about 36 miles; Scooba, MS; FT enrollment: 3,463)
  • Meridian Community College (about 45 miles; Meridian, MS; FT enrollment: 2,932)
  • Shelton State Community College (about 49 miles; Tuscaloosa, AL; FT enrollment: 3,652)
  • The University of Alabama (about 55 miles; Tuscaloosa, AL; FT enrollment: 24,935)
  • East Central Community College (about 66 miles; Decatur, MS; FT enrollment: 2,155)
  • University of Montevallo (about 77 miles; Montevallo, AL; FT enrollment: 2,494)

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Notable locations in Belmont: Whiteheads Landing (A), Brasfield Landing (B), Derder Landing (C), McDowells Landing (D), Belmont Hunting Club (E), Big Foot Hunting Club (F), Log Landing (G), Malakoff Landing (H), Paces Landing West (I), Pandora (J), Ruzic Hunting Club (K), Smiths Landing (L), The Rocks (M), Dug Hill Volunteer Fire Department (N), Rooster Ridge Hunting Lodge (O), Reeds Hunting Lodge (P), Belmont Volunteer Fire Department (Q). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Belmont include: Mount Carmel Church (A), Shady Grove Church (B), Trinity Church (C), Brewersville Church (D), Belmont Church (E), Bethel Church (F), Saint Michael Baptist Church (G), Oak Grove Baptist Church (H), Pinetop Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Houpt Cemetery (1), Davidson Cemetery (2), Palestine Cemetery (3), Taylor Cemetery (4), Phares Cemetery (5), Arrington Cemetery (6), Pinetop Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Mcgregor Lake (A), Lake Demopolis (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Spring Creek (A), Sand Branch (B), Ponkabia Creek (C), Mill Creek (D), Lost Creek (E), High Run (F), Hayes Creek (G), Hall Creek (H), Coatopa Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Belmont include: Belmont Public Use Area (1), Demopolis State Wildlife Management Area (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

 
Sumter County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2006 was 22.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.5 miles away from the city center.
City:

22.3
U.S.:

24.0
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2006 was 12.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.3 miles away from the city center.
City:

12.3
U.S.:

12.4


Average household size:
This place:  2.2 people
Alabama:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  60.6%
Whole state:  67.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  5.4%
Whole state:  4.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.9% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

34.3%
Whole state:

16.1%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

6.2%
Whole state:

7.3%

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Belmont, AL

Belmont compared to Alabama state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000



Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (50%)
  • Electricity (28%)
  • Utility gas (10%)
  • Wood (9%)
  • No fuel used (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Belmont CCD (based on Sumter County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 27.12%
Here27.1%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChurches of ChristPresbyterian Church (USA) Mennonite Church of God in Christ
Adherents54.1%20.0%5.2%5.0%4.6%
Congregations26.7%24.4%6.7%8.9%2.2%
NameLDS (Mormon) ChurchPresbyterian Church in AmericaEpiscopal ChurchCatholic ChurchOther
Adherents2.4%2.1%2.1%1.7%2.7%
Congregations2.2%13.3%4.4%2.2%8.9%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
Sumter County:

3.00 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Sumter County:

1.50 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 18
Sumter County:

13.50 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.32 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 4
Here:

3.00 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

16.0%
Alabama:

11.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Sumter County:

40.0%
Alabama:

31.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

15.2%
State:

13.5%

5.10% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($22,770 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.10%
Alabama average:

6.81%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Tuscaloosa County, AL  0.66% ($17,429 average AGI)
from Lauderdale County, MS  0.54% ($23,348)
from Marengo County, AL  0.28% ($19,167)


6.48% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($26,289 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.48%
Alabama average:

6.16%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Tuscaloosa County, AL  1.23% ($27,189 average AGI)
to Jefferson County, AL  0.53% ($25,000)
to Marengo County, AL  0.49% ($28,571)

Strongest AM radio stations in Belmont:

  • WYLS (670 AM; daytime; 5 kW; YORK, AL; Owner: GRANTELL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WJOX (690 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMOX (1010 AM; 10 kW; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: MAGNOLIA STATE B/C CO., INC.)
  • WXAL (1400 AM; 1 kW; DEMOPOLIS, AL; Owner: ROSS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WDJC (850 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WAPI (1070 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WSJC (810 AM; 50 kW; MAGEE, MS; Owner: FAMILY TALK RADIO)
  • WCPC (940 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, MS; Owner: WCPC BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WASG (550 AM; 25 kW; ATMORE, AL; Owner: 550 AM, INC)
  • WALT (910 AM; 5 kW; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: NEW SOUTH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WJNT (1180 AM; 50 kW; PEARL, MS; Owner: BUCHANAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WNSI (810 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, AL; Owner: UNITED BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WTSK (790 AM; 5 kW; TUSCALOOSA, AL; Owner: APEX BROADCASTING INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Belmont:

  • WZNJ (106.5 FM; DEMOPOLIS, AL; Owner: ROSS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WJDQ (101.3 FM; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WNPT-FM (102.9 FM; LINDEN, AL; Owner: BECKHAM PALMER III AS RECEIVER)
  • WINL (98.5 FM; LINDEN, AL; Owner: WEST ALABAMA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WSLY (104.9 FM; YORK, AL; Owner: GRANTELL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WOKK (97.1 FM; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: NEW SOUTH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WMBV (91.9 FM; DIXONS MILLS, AL; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WDGM (99.1 FM; GREENSBORO, AL; Owner: WARRIOR BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WQZZ (104.3 FM; EUTAW, AL; Owner: JIM LAWSON COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Belmont:

  • WIIQ (Channel 41; DEMOPOLIS, AL; Owner: ALABAMA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION COMMISSION)
  • WJMY-CA (Channel 28; DEMOPOLIS, AL; Owner: TTI, INC.)

National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 12
Total length: 17 meters (56ft)
Total costs: $6,958,000
Total average daily traffic: 2,795
Total average daily truck traffic: 279
Total future (year 2026) average daily traffic: 3,935

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1930-1939: 2
  • 1940-1949: 3
  • 1950-1959: 3
  • 1960-1969: 3
  • 1970-1979: 1
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Belmont on our top lists:

  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Farm product raw material merchant wholesalers"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Other healthcare support occupations"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Health technologists and technicians"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Retail sales workers except cashiers"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most bridges per 100,000 population"
  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Therapists"
  • #33 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Food preparation and serving related occupations:"
  • #50 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Kerry (Democrat) in the 2004 Presidential Election"
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