Belmont Township was organized in 1867, and named for an early settler.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 36.2 square miles (94 km2), of which 36.0 square miles (93 km2) is land and 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2) (0.66%) is water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 223 people, 90 households, and 66 families residing in the township. The population density was 6.2 people per square mile (2.4/km2). There were 98 housing units at an average density of 2.7/sq mi (1.1/km2). The racial makeup of the township was 100.00% White. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.45% of the population.
There were 90 households, out of which 27.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.9% were married couples living together, 2.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.6% were non-families. 22.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 6.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 2.93.
In the township the population was spread out, with 21.5% under the age of 18, 7.2% from 18 to 24, 28.3% from 25 to 44, 22.4% from 45 to 64, and 20.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 134.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 124.4 males.
The median income for a household in the township was $47,813, and the median income for a family was $51,071. Males had a median income of $31,000 versus $11,250 for females. The per capita income for the township was $23,215. About 4.4% of families and 6.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.8% of those under the age of eighteen and 8.2% of those 65 or over.
Belmont Township is located in Minnesota’s 1st congressional district, represented by Mankato educator Tim Walz, a Democrat. At the state level, Belmont Township is located in Senate District 22, represented by RepublicanDoug Magnus, and in House District 22B, represented by Republican Rod Hamilton.
- “U.S. Census website”. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- “US Board on Geographic Names”. United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- Upham, Warren (1920). Minnesota Geographic Names: Their Origin and Historic Significance. Minnesota Historical Society. p. 261.