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Belmont, Maine
Location of Belmont (in yellow) in Waldo County and the state of Maine
Location of Belmont (in yellow) in Waldo County and the state of Maine
Country United States
State Maine
County Waldo
Area
 • Total 14.19 sq mi (36.75 km2)
 • Land 13.61 sq mi (35.25 km2)
 • Water 0.58 sq mi (1.50 km2)
Elevation
249 ft (76 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 942
 • Estimate 
(2012)
931
 • Density 69.2/sq mi (26.7/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
04952
Area code(s) 207
FIPS code 23-04125
GNIS feature ID 0582349
Website Town of Belmont

Belmont is a town in Waldo County, Maine, United States. The population was 942 at the 2010 census. It was originally known as Green Plantation. The squatters who lived there would, when alerted to the impending arrival of law officers, dress as Indians and then ignore the officers.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 14.19 square miles (36.75 km2), of which, 13.61 square miles (35.25 km2) of it is land and 0.58 square miles (1.50 km2) is water, chiefly Tilden Pond (357 acres).

The town is crossed by SR 3 and SR 131. It is bordered by Morrill on the north, Belfast on the east, Northport on the southeast, Lincolnville on the south and Searsmont on the west.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1820 744
1830 1,042 40.1%
1840 1,378 32.2%
1850 1,486 7.8%
1860 686 −53.8%
1870 628 −8.5%
1880 520 −17.2%
1890 475 −8.7%
1900 352 −25.9%
1910 335 −4.8%
1920 250 −25.4%
1930 227 −9.2%
1940 213 −6.2%
1950 258 21.1%
1960 295 14.3%
1970 349 18.3%
1980 520 49.0%
1990 652 25.4%
2000 821 25.9%
2010 942 14.7%
2014 (est.) 923 −2.0%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 942 people, 405 households, and 252 families living in the town. The population density was 69.2 inhabitants per square mile (26.7/km2). There were 462 housing units at an average density of 33.9 per square mile (13.1/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 97.0% White, 0.2% African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 0.8% from other races, and 1.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.8% of the population.

There were 405 households, of which 28.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.9% were married couples living together, 9.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 37.8% were non-families. 30.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 14.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.33 and the average family size was 2.87.

The median age in the town was 44.8 years. 20.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.8% were from 25 to 44; 32.2% were from 45 to 64; and 17.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 47.6% male and 52.4% female.

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