Belmont, New York

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Belmont is a village within the Town of Amity which is in Allegany County, New York, USA. Belmont is the county seat of Allegany County. The population was 952 at the 2000 census. The name means beautiful hill.

The Village of Belmont is centrally located in Amity. The village is northeast of Olean, New York.



The Village of Belmont was incorporated in 1871 as Philipsville, named after early settler Philip Church. The settlement was originally called Philipsburg. When the village assumed the community of Miltonville on the east bank of the Genesee River, it was renamed Belmont.

The village became the county seat in 1859, replacing the Village of Angelica.


Belmont is located at 42°13′33″N 78°1′55″W / 42.22583°N 78.03194°W / 42.22583; -78.03194 (42.225717, -78.031927).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.0 square miles (2.6 km²), all of it land.

The village is split by the Genesee River and is at the junctions of NY Route 19, NY Route 244 and County Road 48. Belmont is on the mainline of the Western New York and Pennsylvania Railroad.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 952 people, 392 households, and 241 families residing in the village. The population density was 952.9 people per square mile (367.6/km²). There were 449 housing units at an average density of 449.4/sq mi (173.4/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 96.11% White, 0.95% Black or African American, 0.11% Native American, 0.11% Asian, 0.21% from other races, and 2.52% from two or more races. 1.05% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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