Belton, TX Profile: Facts & Data


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Belton, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Belton had a population of 20,724 as of July 1, 2018. Belton ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Texas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Belton is located at latitude 31.0566 and longitude -97.4777 in Bell County. The formal boundaries for the City of Belton (see map below) encompass a land area of 18.81 sq. miles and a water area of 1.01 sq. miles. Bell County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 515 feet.

The City of Belton (GNIS ID: 2409828) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Texas is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Belton is located within Belton Division of Bell County.

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Belton, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 20,724
Population in Households 19,063
Population in Familes 15,747
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,661
Population Density2 1,102
Diversity Index3 70


Median Household Income $50,505
Average Household Income $71,221
Per Capita Income $26,814


Total Housing Units 7,603 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,702 (48.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,337 (43.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 564 ( 7.4%)
Median Home Value $170,732
Average Home Value $235,454


Total Households 7,039
Average Household Size 2.71
Family Households 4,751
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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 race 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 1.58% 1.32%
Households 1.61% 1.4%
Families 1.64% 1.31%
Median Household Income   1.95%
Per Capita Income   2.52%

Belton, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Belton to the other 1,749 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 146 92nd
Population Density # 665 62nd
Diversity Index # 296 83rd
Median Household Income # 740 58th
Per Capita Income # 624 64th

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