Belt, Montana

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Belt is a town in Cascade County, Montana, United States. The population was 633 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Great Falls Metropolitan Area. The current mayor is John Masonovich. The town is home to Belt Elementary School, Belt Middle School and Belt High School (sometimes called Belt Valley High School), collectively known as Belt School. Currently Kathleen Prody is the superintendent and Dan McGee is the principal. The current school building was built in 1949, though several major additions have followed, the most recent of which was completed in the late '90s.

The town's main street is called 'Castner Street' after its founder, John Castner. The street is home to the majority of the town's businesses, notably the Belt Creek Brew Pub, Belt Valley Grocery, and the Belt Creek Cafe.

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Geography

Belt is located at 47°23′9″N 110°55′36″W / 47.38583°N 110.92667°W / 47.38583; -110.92667 (47.385935, -110.926587)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.3 square miles (0.9 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 633 people, 273 households, and 168 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,877.0 people per square mile (718.8/km²). There were 295 housing units at an average density of 874.7/sq mi (335.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 94.94% White, 1.42% African American, 1.42% Native American, 0.32% Pacific Islander, 0.16% from other races, and 1.74% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.11% of the population.

There were 273 households out of which 28.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.1% were married couples living together, 8.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.1% were non-families. 35.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 3.03.

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