is a city in Chambers
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Counties in the U.S. state
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. It is just north of Interstate 10 along State Highway 146. The population was 2,324 at the 2000 Census, increasing 65% to 3,835 in the 2010 Census.
Mont Belvieu is located at 29.860242°N 94.874535°W (29.860242, -94.874535).
According to the United States Census Bureau
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, the city has a total area of 14.9 square miles (38.6 km2
), of which, 14.5 square miles (37.6 km2
) of it is land and 0.4 square miles (0.9 km2
) of it (2.42%) is water.
The first permanent settlers to the area were Henry Griffith and his wife, Amelia Burrow. Both from the Louisiana area. After floating from Louisiana and landing in Mont Belvieu, they decided to settle there. Henry was a cattle rancher and at one time all of Mont Belvieu was used as pasture land for their cattle. Amos Barber became the second settler, and other settlers followed. After years of owning all of the land Griffith sold the deed to the land known today as Mont Belvieu. Henry Griffith died and was buried with no grave marker; Amelia soon followed. A memorial has been erected at the site of an old oak tree and there is a rumor that Amelia was buried just down the hill from where their house once stood, just down the road from Kennefick Veterinary clinic (which now borders the enterprise gas storage facility).
As of the census
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of 2000, there were 2,324 people, 805 households, and 664 families residing in the city. The population density
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was 160.0 people per square mile (61.8/km2
). There were 888 housing units at an average density of 61.1 per square mile (23.6/km2
). The racial makeup of the city was 90.96% White, 4.26% African American, 0.69% Native American, 0.43% Asian, 2.50% from other races
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, and 1.16% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.50% of the population.
There were 805 households out of which 49.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 69.2% were married couples
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living together, 8.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 17.4% were non-families. 15.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.88 and the average family size was 3.19.
In the city the population was spread out with 31.5% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 32.2% from 25 to 44, 23.5% from 45 to 64, and 5.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 98.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.0 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $54,732, and the median income for a family was $64,808. Males had a median income of $47,614 versus $29,537 for females. The per capita income
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for the city was $22,415. About 6.4% of families and 7.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.7% of those under age 18 and 18.8% of those age 65 or over.
The United States Postal Service
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operates the Mont Belvieu Post Office at 16043 Eagle Drive, 77580-9700.
The West Chambers County Library
is located at 10616 Eagle Drive, Mont Belvieu, Texas 77580.