Bellmont is a town in Franklin County, New York, United States. The town is on the east border of the county and is southeast of Malone. The population was 1,434 at the 2010 census. The town is named after William Bell, a major landowner in the early history of the town.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 167.1 square miles (432.9 km), of which 164.1 square miles (425.1 km) is land and 3.0 square miles (7.8 km), or 1.81%, is water.
The east town line is the border of Clinton County. The south part of the town is inside the Adirondack Park.
New York State Route 190 intersects New York State Route 374 in the northeast corner of the town at Brainardsville.
The Chateauguay River flows northward from Lower Chateaugay Lake, which is at the east town line. Lower Chateaugay Lake is connected to Upper Chateaugay Lake in Clinton County by the Chateaugay Narrows.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,423 people, 573 households, and 395 families residing in the town. The population density was 8.7 people per square mile (3.3/km²). There were 1,261 housing units at an average density of 7.7 per square mile (3.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.68% White, 0.07% African American, 0.84% Native American, 0.49% Asian, 0.07% from other races, and 0.84% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.28% of the population.
There were 573 households out of which 30.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.2% were married couples living together, 5.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.9% were non-families. 23.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 2.88.
In the town, the population was spread out with 24.7% under the age of 18, 6.1% from 18 to 24, 27.1% from 25 to 44, 28.5% from 45 to 64, and 13.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 104.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.3 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $33,417, and the median income for a family was $35,852. Males had a median income of $32,750 versus $19,879 for females. The per capita income for the town was $16,542. About 6.3% of families and 9.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.2% of those under age 18 and 13.0% of those age 65 or over.