Belfast Real Estate
Neighborhoods/Developments in Belfast, ME
Belfast is a city in Waldo County, Maine, in the United States. It is the county seat of Waldo County. Belfast is located at the mouth of the Passagassawakeag River on Penobscot Bay and the seaport has a wealth of antique architecture in several historic districts, and remains popular with tourists.
Passagassawakeag Plantation was renamed Belfast after Belfast, Northern Ireland, it was first settled in 1770, and incorporated as a town in 1773.
Belfast was a port of entry, and designated county seat of Waldo County in 1827, although land would be set off in 1845 to form part of Searsport. Belfast was incorporated in 1853 as a city, the 8th in Maine.
According to the US census, the city has a total area of 38.3 square miles, of which, 34.0 square miles is land and 4.3 square miles (11.26%) is water. Situated on Penobscot Bay, Belfast is drained by the Passagassawakeag River.
As of the 2010, there were 6,668 people residing in the city and according to the 2000 cenus there were 2,765 households, and 1,692 families residing in the city. The population density was 187.5 people per square mile. There were 3,121 housing units at an average density of 91.7 per square mile.
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