Belmont, West Virginia

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Population in 2013: 896 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: -13.5%
 
Males: 379  (42.4%)
Females: 517  (57.6%)
Median resident age:  44.7 years
West Virginia median age:  42.6 years

Zip codes: 26134, 26170.

Belmont Zip Code Map
Estimated median household income in 2012: $37,311 (it was $27,375 in 2000)
Belmont:

$37,311
WV:

$40,196
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $19,430 (it was $14,802 in 2000)

Belmont city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $101,019 (it was $71,000 in 2000)
Belmont:

$101,019
WV:

$100,400
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $97,188; Detached houses: $117,030; Mobile homes: $17,030

Median gross rent in 2012: $428.

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Belmont races chart
  • White alone - 875 (96.9%)
  • Two or more races - 10 (1.1%)
  • Hispanic - 7 (0.8%)
  • American Indian alone - 6 (0.7%)
  • Black alone - 3 (0.3%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.1%)
  • Other race alone - 1 (0.1%)

Races in Belmont detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Belmont: 91.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (24.3%), English (23.8%), Irish (13.7%), United States (7.6%), Dutch (2.1%), Scottish (1.9%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 04/19/1946

Elevation: 619 feet

Land area: 0.44 square miles.

Population density: 2,055 people per square mile   (low).

Belmont, West Virginia map

For population 25 years and over in Belmont:

  • High school or higher: 85.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.9%
  • Unemployed: 3.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Belmont city:

  • Never married: 18.8%
  • Now married: 56.3%
  • Separated: 0.7%
  • Widowed: 9.4%
  • Divorced: 14.8%

2 residents are foreign born

This city:  0.2%
West Virginia:  1.4%



According to our research of West Virginia and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Belmont, West Virginia as of March 01, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Belmont to the number of sex offenders is 450 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $590 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $573 (0.5%)

Belmont satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Charleston, WV (74.1 miles , pop. 53,421).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Pittsburgh, PA (100.1 miles , pop. 334,563).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (328.2 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: St. Marys, WV (1.8 miles ), Waverly, WV (2.7 miles ), Reno, OH (2.7 miles ), Williamstown, WV (3.2 miles ), Marietta, OH (3.3 miles ), Boaz, WV (3.5 miles ), Devola, OH (3.6 miles ), Cairo, WV (3.6 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1 building, cost: $94,000
  • 1998: 1 building, cost: $60,000
  • 2003: 2 buildings, average cost: $68,500
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $75,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 39.38 N, Longitude: 81.26 W

Area code: 304

Belmont household income distribution Belmont home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

7.0%
West Virginia:

5.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +65 (+6.7%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (22%)
  • Manufacturing (21%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (34%)
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Other services, except public administration (10%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (13%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Registered nurses (6%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)

Work and jobs in Belmont: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Belmont, West Virginia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Belmont-area historical tornado activity is slightly above West Virginia state average. It is 63% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/1/1986, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 26.2 miles away from the Belmont city center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 7/28/1981, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 3.2 miles away from the city center injured 8 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Belmont-area historical earthquake activity is near West Virginia state average. It is 82% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 152.9 miles away from the city center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 166.0 miles away from Belmont center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 153.8 miles away from the city center
On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 165.1 miles away from the city center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 183.3 miles away from Belmont center
On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 155.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Pleasants County (6) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Belmont topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Belmont:

  • CAREHAVEN OF PLEASANTS (506 RIVERVIEW DRIVE)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Belmont:

  • DAVITA - MARIETTA DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 9 miles away; MARIETTA, OH)
  • INTERIM HEALTHCARE (Home Health Center, about 9 miles away; MARIETTA, OH)
  • VENCARE HOSPICE - MARIETTA (Hospital, about 10 miles away; MARIETTA, OH)
  • FMC - DIALYSIS SPECIALISTS OF MARIETTA (Dialysis Facility, about 10 miles away; MARIETTA, OH)
  • VOCA OF OHIO/HILLCREST GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 11 miles away; MARIETTA, OH)
  • SELBY GENERAL HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 11 miles away; MARIETTA, OH)
  • HARMAR PLACE REHAB AND EXTENDED CARE (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; MARIETTA, OH)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Belmont:

  • West Virginia University at Parkersburg (about 18 miles; Parkersburg, WV; Full-time enrollment: 2,619)
  • Ohio University-Main Campus (about 46 miles; Athens, OH; FT enrollment: 26,181)
  • Muskingum University (about 50 miles; New Concord, OH; FT enrollment: 2,073)
  • Hocking College (about 52 miles; Nelsonville, OH; FT enrollment: 4,146)
  • Zane State College (about 58 miles; Zanesville, OH; FT enrollment: 2,200)
  • Fairmont State University (about 60 miles; Fairmont, WV; FT enrollment: 3,714)
  • West Liberty University (about 65 miles; West Liberty, WV; FT enrollment: 2,728)

Public elementary/middle schools in Belmont:

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Notable location: Belmont Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Belmont include: Belmont Baptist Church (A), Belmont United Methodist Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 76.1. This is about average.

City:

76.1
U.S.:

74.2

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 2.57. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 9.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.57
U.S.:

1.93

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 32.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

32.8
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2004 was 19.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 14.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

19.6
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 10.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.3
U.S.:

9.1

Drinking water stations with addresses in Belmont and their reported violations in the past:

BELMONT, CITY OF (Population served: 1,085, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 19.6%
(18.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 56.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
West Virginia:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  64.8%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  5.5%
Whole state:  6.6%

No gay or lesbian households reported
65 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
62 people in nursing homes in 2000

Belmont compared to West Virginia state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.

Banks with branches in Belmont (2011 data):

  • The Pleasants County Bank: Belmont Branch at 519 Riverview Drive, branch established on 2005/12/09. Info updated 2007/08/22: Bank assets: $58.4 mil, Deposits: $51.5 mil, headquarters in Saint Marys, WV, positive income, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Pleasants County Bankshares, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Belmont travel time to work - commute Belmont mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (68%)
  • Electricity (31%)
  • Wood (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Belmont city (based on Pleasants County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 34.47%
Here: 34.5%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameUnited Methodist ChurchAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAChurches of ChristNational Association of Free Will BaptistsCatholic Church
Adherents33.9%26.3%14.7%4.7%4.5%
Congregations29.6%14.8%22.2%7.4%3.7%
NameInternational Pentecostal Holiness ChurchChurch of the NazareneEpiscopal ChurchChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Other
Adherents3.4%2.9%2.9%2.8%4.0%
Congregations3.7%3.7%3.7%3.7%7.4%
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: 1
Pleasants County:

1.39 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

2.41 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
Pleasants County:

5.56 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 3
Here:

4.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.22 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

11.9%
West Virginia:

12.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Pleasants County:

29.9%
West Virginia:

31.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

15.2%
State:

13.1%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 1$527
Other Government Administration 2$3,818$22,90810$530
Sewerage 2$4,163$24,9780$0
Water Supply 2$6,599$39,5940$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$106
Totals for Government 6$14,580$29,16012$1,163

4.83% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,457 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.83%
West Virginia average:

5.16%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Wood County, WV  0.91% ($37,333 average AGI)
from Ritchie County, WV  0.84% ($32,318)
from Washington County, OH  0.65% ($40,882)


4.61% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($36,752 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.61%
West Virginia average:

5.13%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Wood County, WV  1.60% ($39,048 average AGI)
to Washington County, OH  0.46% ($42,083)

Strongest AM radio stations in Belmont:

  • WJAW (630 AM; 1 kW; ST. MARYS, WV; Owner: JAWCO, INC.)
  • WBRJ (910 AM; 5 kW; MARIETTA, OH; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WWVA (1170 AM; 53 kW; WHEELING, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WADC (1050 AM; 5 kW; PARKERSBURG, WV; Owner: BURBACH OF DE, LLC)
  • WTVN (610 AM; 50 kW; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WMOA (1490 AM; 1 kW; MARIETTA, OH; Owner: QUIET RADIO, INC.)
  • KDKA (1020 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WKNR (850 AM; 50 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: CARON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WLTP (1450 AM; 1 kW; PARKERSBURG, WV; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKYG (1230 AM; 1 kW; PARKERSBURG, WV; Owner: BURBACH OF DE, LLC)
  • WBGS (1030 AM; daytime; 10 kW; POINT PLEASANT, WV; Owner: BIG RIVER RADIO, INC.)
  • WTAM (1100 AM; 50 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WLW (700 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Belmont:

  • WRRR-FM (93.9 FM; ST. MARYS, WV; Owner: SEVEN RANGES RADIO COMPANY, INC.)
  • WDMX (100.1 FM; VIENNA, WV; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMBP (91.9 FM; BELPRE, OH; Owner: LOWER OHIO VALLEY EDUCATIONAL CORP.)
  • WXIL (95.1 FM; PARKERSBURG, WV; Owner: BURBACH OF DE, LLC)
  • WVVV (96.9 FM; WILLIAMSTOWN, WV; Owner: BENNCO, INC.)
  • WHBR-FM (103.1 FM; PARKERSBURG, WV; Owner: BURBACH OF DE, LLC)
  • WMRT (88.3 FM; MARIETTA, OH; Owner: MARIETTA COLLEGE)
  • WRVB (102.1 FM; MARIETTA, OH; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGGE (99.1 FM; PARKERSBURG, WV; Owner: BURBACH OF DE, LLC)
  • WCVV (89.5 FM; BELPRE, OH; Owner: BELPRE EDUC. B/CNG FOUNDATION)
  • WNUS (107.1 FM; BELPRE, OH; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • W300AQ (107.9 FM; WILLIAMSTOWN, WV; Owner: CHRISTIAN VOICE OF CENTRAL OHIO, INC)
  • WRZZ (106.1 FM; ELIZABETH, WV; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WYMJ (99.5 FM; NEW MARTINSVILLE, WV; Owner: DAILEY CORPORATION)
  • WETZ-FM (103.9 FM; NEW MARTINSVILLE, WV; Owner: DAILEY CORPORATION)
  • WJAW-FM (100.9 FM; MCCONNELSVILLE, OH; Owner: QUIET RADIO INC. D/B/A WJAW RADIO)
  • WXCR (92.3 FM; NEW MARTINSVILLE, WV; Owner: SEVEN RANGES RADIO COMPANY, INC.)
  • WCMO (98.5 FM; MARIETTA, OH; Owner: MARIETTA COLLEGE)

TV broadcast stations around Belmont:

  • WTAP-TV (Channel 15; PARKERSBURG, WV; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)
  • W45BW (Channel 45; PARKERSBURG, WV; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

Belmont fatal accident list:

Sep 26, 2007 02:45 AM, Triplett Street, Clark Street, Lat: 39.38085, Lon: -81.25994, Vehicles: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: Inconsistent data
Apr 16, 1978 09:43 PM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Mar 8, 1977 09:25 PM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Belmont)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

4
  • State Rd Commission (Lat: 39.258972 Lon: -81.379278), Call Sign: KQF784, Licensee ID: L00038645
    Assigned Frequencies: 47.2800 MHz, 47.3600 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/14/2012, Expiration Date: 10/02/2022
    Registrant: State Of West Virginia Division Of Highways, Buckhannon, WV 26201, Phone: (304) 473-5337, Fax: (304) 473-4256, Email:
  • Wv Rt 2 .9 Km S Of Wv Rt 2 & Cty Rt 1 Int (Lat: 39.378972 Lon: -81.266222), Type: Building, Structure height: 5 m, Call Sign: WPNS973
    Assigned Frequencies: 452.075 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/22/2004, Expiration Date: 06/02/2014, Certifier: Carolyn S Peluso
    Registrant: Us Filter Control Systems, 141 S Lafayette Fwy, Saint Paul, MN 55107, Fax: (651) 224-3628
  • Pleasants Power Station (Lat: 39.368417 Lon: -81.290944), Call Sign: KNFZ366
    Assigned Frequencies: 37.6000 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/03/2003, Expiration Date: 11/22/2013, Certifier: Ernest N Maley Jr
    Registrant: Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, 1333 New Hampshire Ave., Nw, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 887-4011, Fax: (202) 955-7719, Email:
  • Wv Rte. 2, 9km South Of Wv Rte. 2 & Cr 1 Intersection (Lat: 39.378972 Lon: -81.266222), Type: Tank, Structure height: 5 m, Call Sign: WQAJ524, Licensee ID: L00875392
    Assigned Frequencies: 452.075 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/15/2004, Expiration Date: 12/12/2004, Cancellation Date: 02/12/2005, Certifier: Carrie L Robinson
    Registrant: City Of Belmont

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Belmont)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 5
  • Hazardous Condition: 14

Incident types - Belmont

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Belmont, WV
Most common first names in Belmont, WV among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary1079.7 years
James873.9 years
William677.8 years
Robert680.3 years
Charles582.6 years
George469.0 years
Edna483.3 years
Harold483.2 years
Helen487.0 years
Ruth476.5 years
Most common last names in Belmont, WV among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Davis1076.9 years
Felter674.3 years
Kelly675.8 years
Smith682.0 years
Cantwell670.5 years
Adams584.8 years
Johnson480.7 years
Fauss475.8 years
Wilson472.8 years
Wells481.8 years
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