Bell County TX Information


Bell County Subdivisions

Bell County TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2022)


Total Population 384,548 (100%)
Population in Households 375,815 (97.7%)
Population in Families 313,306 (81.5%)
Population in Group Quarters1 8,733 ( 2.3%)
Population Density 366
Diversity Index2 81


Median Household Income $59,348
Average Household Income $83,743
% of Income for Mortgage4 18%
Per Capita Income $30,988
Wealth Index5 70


Total HU (Housing Units) 153,512 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 77,298 (50.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 63,599 (41.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 12,615 ( 8.2%)
Median Home Value $198,467
Average Home Value $228,751
Housing Affordability Index3 118


Total Households 140,897
Average Household Size 2.67
Family Households 96,743
Average Family Size 3.00
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2020-2022 2022-2027
Population 1.65% 1.02%
Households 1.69% 1.04%
Families   1.08%
Median Household Income   2.90%
Per Capita Income   2.99%
Owner Occupied HU   1.33%


Bell County TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bell County to the other 254 counties and county equivalents in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2022 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 15 94th
Population Density # 20 93rd
Median Household Income # 110 57th
Housing Affordability Index # 31 12th
Per Capita Income # 126 51st
Diversity Index # 25 90th

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