Belt, Montana

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Belt, Montana
City
Snow-covered mountains near Belt
Snow-covered mountains near Belt
Location of Belt, Montana
Location of Belt, Montana
Coordinates: 47°23′9″N 110°55′36″W / 47.38583°N 110.92667°W / 47.38583; -110.92667Coordinates: 47°23′9″N 110°55′36″W / 47.38583°N 110.92667°W / 47.38583; -110.92667
Country United States
State Montana
County Cascade
Area[1]
 • Total 0.35 sq mi (0.91 km2)
 • Land 0.35 sq mi (0.91 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 3,510 ft (1,070 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 597
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 606
 • Density 1,705.7/sq mi (658.6/km2)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code 59412
Area code(s) 406
FIPS code 30-05275
GNIS feature ID 0779676

Belt is a town in Cascade County, Montana, United States. The population was 597 according to the 2010 census.[4] It is part of the Great Falls, Montana metropolitan area.

Geography[edit]

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)[5]. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.35 square miles (0.91 km2), all of it land.[1]

The town was named after the nearby mountains which appear to have a belt around them.

Climate[edit]

According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Belt has a semi-arid climate, abbreviated "BSk" on climate maps.[6]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 1,158
1920 967 −16.5%
1930 810 −16.2%
1940 744 −8.1%
1950 702 −5.6%
1960 757 7.8%
1970 656 −13.3%
1980 825 25.8%
1990 571 −30.8%
2000 666 16.6%
2010 597 −10.4%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]
Montana Cities/Towns: 1890-2000[8]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 597 people, 261 households, and 159 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,705.7 inhabitants per square mile (658.6 /km2). There were 295 housing units at an average density of 842.9 per square mile (325.4 /km2). The racial makeup of the town was 95.5% White, 1.7% Native American, 0.5% Asian, 0.2% from other races, and 2.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.0% of the population.

There were 261 households of which 29.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.5% were married couples living together, 10.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 39.1% were non-families. 33.0% 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 2.29 and the average family size was 2.92.

The median age in the town was 43.4 years. 23.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 20.4% were from 25 to 44; 30.4% were from 45 to 64; and 18.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 50.1% male and 49.9% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[9] of 2000, there were 666 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 per square mile (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.

In the city the population was spread out with 26.5% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 25.9% from 25 to 44, 24.2% from 45 to 64, and 16.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 90.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $25,469, and the median income for a family was $30,104. Males had a median income of $21,477 versus $20,192 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,970. About 10.2% of families and 12.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.8% of those under age 18 and 16.5% of those age 65 or over.

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