Belmont, West Virginia

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Belmont is a city in Pleasants County, West Virginia, in the United States. It is part of the Parkersburg-Marietta-Vienna, WV-OH Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 1,036 at the 2000 census.

Belmont was incorporated on April 19, 1946 by the Circuit Court of Pleasants County. The city was named for the beautiful hills in the area.[3]

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Geography

Belmont is located at 39°22′49″N 81°15′33″W / 39.38028°N 81.25917°W / 39.38028; -81.25917 (39.380406, -81.259109),[4] along the Ohio River.[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.4 square miles (1.1 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,036 people, 401 households, and 289 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,376.6 people per square mile (909.1/km²). There were 411 housing units at an average density of 942.8/sq mi (360.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.84% White, 0.29% African American, 0.48% Native American, and 0.39% from two or more races.

There were 401 households out of which 33.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.6% were married couples living together, 15.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.9% were non-families. 24.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 2.85.

In the city the population was spread out with 23.1% under the age of 18, 9.1% from 18 to 24, 26.0% from 25 to 44, 24.2% from 45 to 64, and 17.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 77.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 72.9 males.

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