Belgrade as seen from Airport Road
Location of Belgrade, Montana
Location of Belgrade, Montana
Belgrade (the United States)
Belgrade (North America)
|Coordinates: 45°47′N 111°11′W|
|• Total||3.25 sq mi (8.42 km2)|
|• Land||3.25 sq mi (8.42 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0 km2)|
|Elevation||4,459 ft (1,359 m)|
|• Density||2,300/sq mi (880/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−07:00 (Mountain (MST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−06:00 (MDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||0768673|
Belgrade and surrounding areas are experiencing significant population growth. The 59714 ZIP Code that includes the town and surrounding commercial and residential developments had an estimated population of 19,370 as of 2015.
The original townsite of Belgrade was established and filed in the Gallatin County Clerk and Recorder's Office by Thomas B. Quaw, a businessman from the midwest, in July 1881. According to Quaw, the townsite was an unmanned railroad siding 9.7 miles west of Bozeman, and was named Belgrade after the capital of Serbia as an expression of appreciation to the Serbian investors who helped finance a portion of the Northern Pacific Railroad. Quaw and William O. Tracy created the Belgrade Grain and Produce Company and marketed Belgrade as the "Princess of the Prairies." Belgrade is part of the Bozeman, MT Micropolitan Statistical Area.
The post office was established in 1887 with Quaw as postmaster. Belgrade was incorporated in 1906.
Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport is located adjacent to the city boundaries.
Belgrade is located at 45°47′N 111°11′W (45.7785, -111.1790).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.25 square miles (8.42 km2), all of it land.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census of 2010, there were 7,389 people, 2,965 households, and 1,877 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,273.5 inhabitants per square mile (877.8/km2). There were 3,174 housing units at an average density of 976.6 per square mile (377.1/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 94.2% White, 0.4% African American, 1.0% Native American, 0.5% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 1.2% from other races, and 2.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.8% of the population.
There were 2,965 households of which 38.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.4% were married couples living together, 10.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 36.7% were non-families. 26.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 3.07.
The median age in the city was 30.8 years. 27.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 35.9% were from 25 to 44; 21.5% were from 45 to 64; and 5.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.5% male and 49.5% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 5,728 people, 2,132 households, and 1,507 families residing in the city. The population density was 3,429.8 people per square mile (1,324.3/km²). There were 2,239 housing units at an average density of 1,340.6 per square mile (517.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.49% White, 0.09% African American, 1.06% Native American, 0.30% Asian, 0.09% Pacific Islander, 0.79% from other races, and 1.19% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.94% of the population.
There were 2,132 households out of which 41.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.9% were married couples living together, 10.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.3% were non-families. 19.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.68 and the average family size was 3.12.
In the city, the population was spread out with 29.7% under the age of 18, 11.5% from 18 to 24, 37.3% from 25 to 44, 15.5% from 45 to 64, and 6.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 29 years. For every 100 females there were 101.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.1 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $37,392, and the median income for a family was $40,378. Males had a median income of $27,154 versus $20,689 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,266. About 8.1% of families and 11.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.7% of those under age 18 and 7.1% of those age 65 or over.
Belgrade is governed via the mayor council system. The city council consists of six members who are elected from one of three wards. Each ward elects two members. The mayor is elected in a citywide vote.
Belgrade has a public library, the Belgrade Community Library.
Arts and culture
The Belgrade Special Events Center is a 4,800-seat indoor facility constructed by the Belgrade School District in 1996. The building is home to the Belgrade High School Panthers basketball, volleyball, and wrestling teams as well as numerous other school and community events. As one of the largest high school athletic facilities in the state, the Special Events Center hosts numerous district, divisional, and state athletic events. These sporting events bring thousands of people to Belgrade from all over the State of Montana who not only attend the games, but shop in area stores, stay in local motels, and eat in local restaurants. In March 2010 the facility hosted the State B Girls Basketball Tournament.
The Gallatin Speedway is located on the outskirts of Belgrade northeast of Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport on Tubb Road. The 3⁄8-mile (600 m) dirt oval hosts stock car racing events from May to September.
The Belgrade Fall Festival is an annual tradition (54 years) that takes place on Homecoming Weekend, typically the third weekend in September. The day's activities include a parade, community open-pit beef barbecue, car show, arts and crafts fair at Lewis and Clark Park, and the Belgrade High School Panthers varsity football game.
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