Belton, TX Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Belton, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Belton had a population of 19,847 as of July 1, 2017. 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Belton population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Belton, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 19,847
Daytime Population: Workers 13,892
Daytime Population: Residents 10,734
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 24,626
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.24
Population in Households 18,268
Population in Familes 14,967
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,579
Population Density2 1,055
Diversity Index3 69


Median Household Income $49,918
Average Household Income $69,799
Per Capita Income $26,503


Total Housing Units 7,429 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,614 (48.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,168 (42.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 646 ( 8.7%)
Median Home Value $150,410
Average Home Value $208,154


Total Households 6,783
Average Household Size 2.69
Family Households 4,558
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.19% 1.31%
Households 1.32% 1.45%
Families 1.29% 1.32%
Median Household Income   1.81%
Per Capita Income   2.58%

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, 2017 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 # 148 92nd
Population Density # 683 61st
Diversity Index # 313 82nd
Median Household Income # 757 57th
Per Capita Income # 629 64th

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