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Belt, Montana - Basic Facts

The Town of Belt had a population of 561 as of July 1, 2017. Belt ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Montana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Belt is located at latitude 47.3874 and longitude -110.9278 in Cascade County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Belt (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.35 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Cascade County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 3,510 feet.

The Town of Belt (GNIS ID: 2409827) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Montana is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Town of Belt is located within Belt Division of Cascade County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Belt population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Belt: Black Diamond City, Coal Banks, Little Pittsburgh, Pittsburg.

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Belt, MT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 561
Daytime Population: Workers 127
Daytime Population: Residents 279
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 406
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.72
Population in Households 561
Population in Familes 445
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,600
Diversity Index3 13


Median Household Income $47,359
Average Household Income $82,081
Per Capita Income $34,302


Total Housing Units 295 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 178 (60.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 68 (23.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 49 (16.6%)
Median Home Value $105,208
Average Home Value $150,847


Total Households 246
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 157
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.85% -0.58%
Households -0.81% -0.49%
Families -0.17% -0.65%
Median Household Income   4.02%
Per Capita Income   4.3%

Belt, MT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Belt to the other 364 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Montana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 144 61st
Population Density # 39 90th
Diversity Index # 265 27th
Median Household Income # 172 53rd
Per Capita Income # 43 88th

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