Belmond is a city in Wright County, Iowa, United States. It is located along U.S. Route 69, 14 miles (23 km) by road from Clarion, the county seat. The population was 2,376 in the 2010 census, a decline from 2,560 in 2000.
On October 14, 1966, an F5 tornado ripped apart the community, destroying or damaging about 600 homes and 75 businesses. Six people were killed and large swaths of the town were left in ruins. On June 12, 2013, an EF3 tornado affected the northern sections of town by damaging or destroying several businesses and homes.
Belmond was impacted by major flooding in the June 2008 Midwest floods, along with many other parts of the state of Iowa.
Belmond is located at 42°50′50″N 93°36′44″W (42.847242, -93.612335) on the Iowa River.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.85 square miles (7.38 km2), all land.
As of the census of 2010, there were 2,376 people, 1,047 households, and 649 families residing in the city. The population density was 833.7 inhabitants per square mile (321.9/km2). There were 1,197 housing units at an average density of 420.0 per square mile (162.2/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 93.2% White, 0.1% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 0.2% Pacific Islander, 4.2% from other races, and 1.9% from two or more races.