Belton, Texas

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Population in 2019: 22,885 (94% urban, 6% rural).
Population change since 2000: +56.5%
Males: 10,873  (47.5%)
Females: 12,012  (52.5%)
Median resident age:

28.8 years
Texas median age:

35.1 years

Zip codes: 76502, 76513, 76571.

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Estimated median household income in 2019: $55,211 (it was $32,052 in 2000)
Belton:

$55,211
TX:

$64,034

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $27,878 (it was $14,345 in 2000)

Belton city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $173,843 (it was $63,200 in 2000)
Belton:

$173,843
TX:

$200,400

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $198,215; detached houses: $207,753; townhouses or other attached units: $169,390; in 2-unit structures: $191,101; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $238,364; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $407,333; mobile homes: $72,799; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $31,882

Median gross rent in 2019: $921.

March 2019 cost of living index in Belton: 85.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 16.1%
(14.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 26.2% for Black residents, 16.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 16.3% for other race residents, 11.9% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Belton, TX (2019)
    • 12,08653.5%White alone
    • 7,39332.7%Hispanic
    • 1,9828.8%Black alone
    • 7363.3%Two or more races
    • 2030.9%Asian alone
    • 160.07%Other race alone
    • 100.04%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Belton detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Texas and other state lists, there were 106 registered sex offenders living in Belton, Texas as of June 12, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Belton is 195 to 1.


Crime rates in Belton by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(5.3)
0
(0.0)
1
(5.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(9.5)
1
(4.7)
1
(4.5)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(6.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(5.3)
1
(5.1)
6
(30.2)
1
(4.9)
3
(14.3)
5
(23.5)
5
(22.5)
20
(87.9)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
7
(43.8)
8
(49.4)
5
(28.5)
9
(49.6)
10
(55.7)
9
(48.4)
13
(69.3)
6
(30.4)
10
(50.4)
5
(24.3)
12
(57.2)
11
(51.6)
12
(53.9)
9
(39.6)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
26
(162.8)
21
(129.7)
32
(182.5)
26
(143.4)
69
(384.3)
47
(252.7)
49
(261.2)
60
(304.0)
23
(115.8)
22
(107.0)
23
(109.6)
18
(84.5)
39
(175.3)
15
(66.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
150
(939.3)
127
(784.4)
113
(644.4)
154
(849.4)
171
(952.4)
149
(801.1)
145
(772.8)
152
(770.2)
166
(835.9)
146
(709.9)
103
(490.8)
102
(478.6)
80
(359.6)
57
(250.6)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
363
(2,273)
357
(2,205)
383
(2,184)
564
(3,111)
586
(3,264)
524
(2,817)
578
(3,081)
718
(3,638)
771
(3,883)
551
(2,679)
482
(2,297)
447
(2,098)
412
(1,852)
365
(1,605)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
18
(112.7)
21
(129.7)
23
(131.2)
8
(44.1)
9
(50.1)
5
(26.9)
2
(10.7)
8
(40.5)
23
(115.8)
5
(24.3)
6
(28.6)
4
(18.8)
19
(85.4)
9
(39.6)
Arson
(per 100,000)
2
(12.5)
3
(18.5)
1
(5.7)
3
(16.5)
4
(22.3)
2
(10.8)
0
(0.0)
1
(5.1)
0
(0.0)
9
(43.8)
2
(9.5)
1
(4.7)
5
(22.5)
5
(22.0)
City-Data.com crime index211.4199.2188.0231.0294.8236.0266.1276.7295.6191.4198.1179.4184.3180.3

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Belton, TX

Crime rate in Belton detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 48 (36 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.58
Texas average:

1.79
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Ancestries: American (13.1%), German (7.1%), Irish (3.2%), English (3.0%), Czech (2.6%), Italian (1.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 12.5 square miles.

Population density: 1,833 people per square mile   (low).

Belton, Texas map

2,158 residents are foreign born (8.3% Latin America).

This city:

9.6%
Texas:

17.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $4,232 (2.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,841 (1.8%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Temple, TX (6.5 miles , pop. 54,514).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Austin, TX (55.1 miles , pop. 656,562).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (126.8 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities:

Temple, TX (2.5 miles ),
Morgan's Point Resort, TX (2.6 miles ),
Little River-Academy, TX (2.9 miles ),
Salado, TX (2.9 miles ),
Northwest Bell, TX (2.9 miles ),
Nolanville, TX (2.9 miles ),
South Bell, TX (3.3 miles ),
Harker Heights, TX (3.4 miles )

Latitude: 31.06 N, Longitude: 97.46 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,786 (+7.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,504 (33.8%)

Area code: 254

Distribution of median household income in Belton, TX in 2019
Distribution of house value in Belton, TX in 2019
Belton satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 42 buildings, average cost: $106,200
  • 1998: 41 buildings, average cost: $131,500
  • 1999: 28 buildings, average cost: $133,300
  • 2000: 38 buildings, average cost: $124,200
  • 2001: 34 buildings, average cost: $135,400
  • 2002: 88 buildings, average cost: $103,100
  • 2003: 87 buildings, average cost: $195,400
  • 2004: 104 buildings, average cost: $162,900
  • 2005: 114 buildings, average cost: $152,000
  • 2006: 152 buildings, average cost: $193,500
  • 2007: 108 buildings, average cost: $178,700
  • 2008: 91 buildings, average cost: $152,700
  • 2009: 70 buildings, average cost: $183,700
  • 2010: 78 buildings, average cost: $154,000
  • 2011: 100 buildings, average cost: $193,100
  • 2012: 124 buildings, average cost: $217,300
  • 2013: 121 buildings, average cost: $206,900
  • 2014: 88 buildings, average cost: $216,300
  • 2015: 81 buildings, average cost: $271,200
  • 2016: 81 buildings, average cost: $190,600
  • 2017: 127 buildings, average cost: $207,300
  • 2018: 142 buildings, average cost: $204,300
  • 2019: 107 buildings, average cost: $218,500
Number of permits per 10,000 Belton, TX residents
Average permit cost in Belton, TX
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

7.5%
Texas:

8.0%
Historical population in Belton, TX
Historical housing units in Belton, TX

Population change in the 1990s: +2,050 (+16.3%).
Most common industries in Belton, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (13.9%)
  • Health care (13.7%)
  • Construction (8.4%)
  • Public administration (5.7%)
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (4.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.0%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (15.2%)
  • Educational services (6.8%)
  • Health care (6.1%)
  • Public administration (5.9%)
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (5.2%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (5.0%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (3.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (21.9%)
  • Educational services (21.6%)
  • Public administration (5.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.7%)
  • Social assistance (4.4%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.4%)
Most common occupations in Belton, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.0%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (3.8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.7%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.4%)
  • Cashiers (3.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.1%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.1%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4.0%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Cashiers (6.3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.1%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (5.8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4.7%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (4.6%)

Average climate in Belton, Texas

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Belton, Texas environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI NO2 Ozone
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 62.5. This is about average.

City:

62.5
U.S.:

74.2
Nitrogen Dioxide Level
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 27.4. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 4.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.4
U.S.:

33.3

Tornado activity:

Belton-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Texas state average. It is 60% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/27/1997, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 19.0 miles away from the Belton city center killed 27 people and injured 12 people and caused $40 million in damages.

On 5/11/1953, a category F5 tornado 38.7 miles away from the city center killed 114 people and injured 597 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Belton-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Texas state average. It is 283% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/6/2011 at 03:53:10, a magnitude 5.7 (5.7 MW, Depth: 3.2 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 312.0 miles away from Belton center
On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML) earthquake occurred 236.8 miles away from Belton center
On 10/20/2011 at 12:24:41, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 156.2 miles away from Belton center
On 9/3/2016 at 12:02:44, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.5 mi) earthquake occurred 372.4 miles away from the city center
On 4/14/1995 at 00:32:56, a magnitude 5.7 (5.6 MB, 5.7 MS, 5.7 MW, Depth: 11.1 mi) earthquake occurred 355.3 miles away from Belton center
On 5/17/2012 at 08:12:00, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 192.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Bell County (17) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 8

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 7, Hurricanes: 4, Storms: 4, Floods: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Other: 2 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Belton topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Belton:

  • CRESTVIEW MANOR N H (1103 MARY JANE ST)
  • CRESTVIEW MANOR NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (1103 MARY JANE ST)
  • PARK PLACE MANOR INC (810 E 13TH AVE)

Amtrak stations near Belton:

  • 8 miles: TEMPLE (315 WEST AVE. B) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, intercity bus service, public transit connection.
  • 17 miles: KILLEEN (ARROW TRAILWAYS, 200 E. AVENUE C) - Bus Station
  • 19 miles: FORT HOOD (BLDG. 108, 76 TANK BATTALION AVE.) - Bus Station

College/University in Belton:

  • University of Mary Hardin-Baylor (Full-time enrollment: 2,885; Location: 900 College St; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.umhb.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Belton:

  • Temple College (about 7 miles; Temple, TX; Full-time enrollment: 3,796)
  • Central Texas College (about 21 miles; Killeen, TX; FT enrollment: 15,911)
  • Baylor University (about 40 miles; Waco, TX; FT enrollment: 14,800)
  • McLennan Community College (about 41 miles; Waco, TX; FT enrollment: 6,673)
  • Texas State Technical College-Waco (about 46 miles; Waco, TX; FT enrollment: 4,210)
  • Concordia University-Texas (about 50 miles; Austin, TX; FT enrollment: 2,192)
  • Austin Community College District (about 52 miles; Austin, TX; FT enrollment: 25,957)

Public high schools in Belton:

  • BELTON H S (Location: 600 LAKE RD, Grades: 9-12)
  • BELTON NEW TECH H S AT WASKOW (Location: 320 N BLAIR, Grades: 9-12)
  • SOUTH BELTON MIDDLE (Location: 805 SAGEBRUSH, Grades: 6-9)

Public elementary/middle schools in Belton:

  • SPARTA EL (Students: 712, Location: 1800 SPARTA RD, Grades: KG-5)
  • LAKEWOOD EL (Students: 701, Location: 11200 FM 2305, Grades: KG-5)
  • SOUTHWEST EL (Students: 484, Location: 611 S SAUNDERS, Grades: KG-5)
  • MILLER HEIGHTS EL (Students: 412, Location: 1110 FAIRWAY DR, Grades: KG-5)
  • LEON HEIGHTS EL (Students: 293, Location: 1501 N MAIN, Grades: KG-5)
  • CHISHOLM TRAIL EL (Location: 1082 S WHEAT RD, Grades: KG-5)
See full list of schools located in Belton

Library in Belton:

  • LENA ARMSTRONG PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $254,680; Location: 301 E 1ST AVE; 24,190 books; 535 audio materials; 998 video materials; 50 state licensed databases; 11 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Belton: Leon Valley Golf Course (A), Baylor Female College Historic District (B), Belton Commercial Historic District (C), Belton Standpipe (D), Belton Yarn Mill (E), Bell County Expo Center (F), Ele Baggett House (G), F K and Mary Austin House (H), First Christian Church Parsonage (I), George and Martha McWhirter House (J), H A and Helena Ware House (K), James House (L), James E and Miriam Ferguson House (M), James A Ferguson House (N), J Z Miller House (O), Joel Elliott House (P), John P Hammersmith House (Q), L B Kinchion House (R), Miller-Curtis House (S), Morey House (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Belton include: First Mexican Baptist Church (A), Faith Baptist Church of Belton (B), Belton Church of God in Christ (C), Church of Christ Belton (D), Christ the King Catholic Church (E), Miller Heights Baptist Church (F), Magnolia First Baptist Church (G), Mount Zion United Methodist Church (H), First United Methodist Church of Belton (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: East Belton Cemetery (1), North Belton Cemetery (2), South Belton Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Kolls Lake (A), Temple City Lake (B), Northgate Reservoir (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Belton include: Lions Park (1), Belton Jaycee Park (2), Confederate Park (3), Continental Park (4), Yettie Polk Park (5), Beall Park (6), Belton Lakeview Park (7), Griggs Field (8), Bell County Expo Center (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Bell County Museum (201 North Main Street) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Hotels: Bloom's Apartments (2306 South Ih 35) (1), Budget Host Inn (1520 South Ih 35) (2), AAA Mini Storage (1900 South Highway Boulevard) (3). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Court: Belton-City - Municipal Court (711 East 2nd Avenue) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Birthplace of: J. Evetts Haley - Historian, Lawrence Westbrook (politician) - Politician, Walton Walker - Army general, Matt Braeuer - College basketball player (Wichita State Shockers), Rick Hoberg - Comic artist, Roy Mitchell (baseball) - Professional baseball player, Rudy Youngblood - Natice actor, Mike Weddington - Football player.

Bell County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Belton and their reported violations in the past:

ARROWHEAD HILL WSC (Population served: 81, Purch surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2013, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2013 and DEC-2013, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-23-2014), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-23-2014), St Public Notif received (AUG-12-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2013 and DEC-2013, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-23-2014), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-23-2014), St Public Notif received (AUG-12-2014)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Belton that have no violations reported:

  • 439 WSC (Population served: 6,669, Primary Water Source Type: Purch surface water)
Average household size:
This city:

2.6 people
Texas:

2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

67.3%
Whole state:

69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

4.9%
Whole state:

6.0%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

People in group quarters in Belton in 2010:

  • 1,035 people in college/university student housing
  • 677 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 167 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 40 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 8 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness

People in group quarters in Belton in 2000:

  • 921 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 677 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 181 people in nursing homes
  • 51 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 48 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
Arena or stadium:
  • Bell County Expo Center. Capacity: 6,559.

Banks with branches in Belton (2011 data):

  • First National Bank Texas: Belton Banking Center Rc-306 at 2509 North Main Street, branch established on 2011/11/04; Belton Banking Center - Rc 879 at 2604 North Maint St., branch established on 2005/03/23. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $944.3 mil, Deposits: $815.9 mil, headquarters in Killeen, TX, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 250 total offices, Holding Company: First Community Bancshares, Inc.
  • Compass Bank: Belton Branch at 313 East Central Avenue, branch established on 1907/01/01. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $63,107.0 mil, Deposits: $46,232.4 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 720 total offices, Holding Company: Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A.
  • Extraco Banks, National Association: Belton Branch at 2000 North Main St, branch established on 1984/06/05. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $1,194.0 mil, Deposits: $883.6 mil, headquarters in Temple, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 19 total offices, Holding Company: Extraco Corporation
  • First State Bank Central Texas: Belton Branch at 2855 North Main Street, branch established on 1998/07/13. Info updated 2010/06/14: Bank assets: $1,112.8 mil, Deposits: $884.8 mil, headquarters in Austin, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 31 total offices, Holding Company: Central Community Corporation
  • First Texas Bank: Belton Branch at 300 East First Avenue, branch established on 1933/10/25. Info updated 2009/08/25: Bank assets: $236.8 mil, Deposits: $206.0 mil, headquarters in Killeen, TX, positive income, 6 total offices, Holding Company: First Texas Bancorp, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Belton:

Marital status in Belton, TX
  • Never married: 41.8%
  • Now married: 38.1%
  • Separated: 2.2%
  • Widowed: 6.6%
  • Divorced: 11.3%

For population 25 years and over in Belton:

  • High school or higher: 85.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 27.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 12.2%
  • Unemployed: 10.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

13.3
Texas average:

13.8

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Belton
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Belton, TX (based on Bell County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant84,720225
Catholic25,3669
Mainline Protestant16,86144
Other14,38619
Black Protestant5,37819
None163,524-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 26
Bell County:

0.94 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 4
Bell County:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 41
Bell County:

1.48 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 117
Here:

4.21 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 143
Bell County:

5.15 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Bell County:

10.6%
State:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Bell County:

27.5%
Texas:

26.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Bell County:

10.4%
State:

15.7%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

47.1%
State:

48.0%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Belton:

44.7%
Texas:

46.4%

Average BMI:
Belton:

28.4
State:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Belton:

20.9%
Texas:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

11.2%
Texas:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Belton:

6.8
Texas:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

31.3%
Texas:

33.0%

General health condition:
Belton:

54.9%
Texas:

55.5%

Average condition of hearing:
Belton:

79.6%
State:

80.4%

More about Health and Nutrition of Belton, TX Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2019)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 35$154,223$52,8760$0
Firefighters 29$177,570$73,4770$0
Other and Unallocable 19$79,818$50,4111$1,063
Parks and Recreation 15$48,338$38,6702$3,441
Other Government Administration 12$73,291$73,2911$618
Police - Other 11$41,835$45,6381$1,209
Financial Administration 10$47,016$56,4190$0
Streets and Highways 10$29,937$35,9240$0
Water Supply 10$28,965$34,7580$0
Local Libraries 5$16,944$40,6660$0
Sewerage 5$13,910$33,3840$0
Fire - Other 3$15,837$63,3480$0
Judicial and Legal 1$3,758$45,0960$0
Solid Waste Management 1$3,135$37,6200$0
Totals for Government 166$734,576$53,1025$6,331

Belton government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $3,499,000 ($152.89)
    Sewerage: $659,000 ($28.80)
    General - Other: $313,000 ($13.68)
    Water Utilities: $276,000 ($12.06)
    Parks and Recreation: $215,000 ($9.39)
    Libraries: $25,000 ($1.09)
    Financial Administration: $15,000 ($0.66)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $3,266,000 ($142.71)
    Local Fire Protection: $3,097,000 ($135.33)
    Water Utilities: $2,279,000 ($99.58)
    Sewerage: $1,550,000 ($67.73)
    General - Other: $1,542,000 ($67.38)
    Central Staff Services: $1,340,000 ($58.55)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,242,000 ($54.27)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,132,000 ($49.46)
    Regular Highways: $1,120,000 ($48.94)
    Financial Administration: $498,000 ($21.76)
    Housing and Community Development: $497,000 ($21.72)
    Libraries: $348,000 ($15.21)
    General Public Buildings: $218,000 ($9.53)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $195,000 ($8.52)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $451,000 ($19.71)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $443,000 ($19.36)
    Sewerage: $89,000 ($3.89)
    General - Other: $57,000 ($2.49)
    Water Utilities: $49,000 ($2.14)
    Local Fire Protection: $41,000 ($1.79)
    Libraries: $28,000 ($1.22)
    Regular Highways: $25,000 ($1.09)
    Central Staff Services: $18,000 ($0.79)
    Parks and Recreation: $10,000 ($0.44)
    Financial Administration: $7,000 ($0.31)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $6,389,000 ($279.18)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $260,000 ($11.36)

Belton government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $2,557,000 ($111.73)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,245,000 ($54.40)
    Other: $229,000 ($10.01)
    Parks and Recreation: $44,000 ($1.92)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $878,000 ($38.37)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $205,000 ($8.96)
    Other: $118,000 ($5.16)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $2,179,000 ($95.22)
    Fines and Forfeits: $298,000 ($13.02)
    Rents: $78,000 ($3.41)
    Donations From Private Sources: $47,000 ($2.05)
    Sale of Property: $27,000 ($1.18)
    Interest Earnings: $24,000 ($1.05)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $3,864,000 ($168.84)
  • State Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $319,000 ($13.94)
    Highways: $218,000 ($9.53)
    Sewerage: $213,000 ($9.31)
    Water Utilities: $100,000 ($4.37)
    Other: $60,000 ($2.62)
    General Local Government Support: $27,000 ($1.18)
  • Tax - Property: $5,749,000 ($251.21)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $4,175,000 ($182.43)
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,330,000 ($58.12)
    Other Selective Sales: $184,000 ($8.04)
    Other License: $147,000 ($6.42)

Belton government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $17,190,000 ($751.15)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $16,040,000 ($700.90)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,150,000 ($50.25)

Belton government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $754,000 ($32.95)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $14,970,000 ($654.14)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $282,000 ($12.32)

12.34% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($40,399 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

12.34%
Texas average:

7.43%

0.66% of residents moved from foreign countries ($2,309 average AGI)
Bell County:

0.66%
Texas average:

0.08%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Coryell County, TX  0.89% ($36,078 average AGI)
from Travis County, TX  0.56% ($34,940)
from Williamson County, TX  0.52% ($49,721)


12.26% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($44,525 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

12.26%
Texas average:

7.26%

0.54% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,968 average AGI)
Bell County:

0.54%
Texas average:

0.08%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Coryell County, TX  0.81% ($34,143 average AGI)
to Williamson County, TX  0.50% ($56,650)
to Travis County, TX  0.47% ($40,477)
Businesses in Belton, TX
NameCountNameCount
AutoZone1McDonald's1
Burger King1Pizza Hut1
Cinnabon 1RadioShack1
Cricket Wireless1SAS Shoes1
Curves1SONIC Drive-In2
Domino's Pizza1Sears1
FedEx1Subway3
GameStop1T-Mobile2
H&R Block1Taco Bell2
Jack In The Box1U-Haul1
Knights Inn1UPS6
La Quinta1Walgreens1
Little Caesars Pizza1Walmart1
MasterBrand Cabinets3

Strongest AM radio stations in Belton:

  • KTON (940 AM; 1 kW; BELTON, TX; Owner: SHELDON COMMUNICATIONS, LTD.)
  • KTEM (1400 AM; 1 kW; TEMPLE, TX; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KRZX (1660 AM; 10 kW; WACO, TX; Owner: VAN D. GOODALL, JR.)
  • WBAP (820 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)
  • KBBW (1010 AM; 10 kW; WACO-MARLIN, TX; Owner: AMERICAN BROADCASTING OF TEXAS)
  • KRZI (1580 AM; 10 kW; WACO, TX; Owner: VAN D. GOODALL, JR.)
  • KTKR (760 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KKYX (680 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WOAI (1200 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KESS (1270 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: KESS-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KAHZ (1360 AM; 50 kW; HURST, TX)
  • KRLD (1080 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • KLBJ (590 AM; 5 kW; AUSTIN, TX; Owner: EMMIS AUSTIN RADIO BROADCASTING COMPANY, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Belton:

  • KOOC (106.3 FM; BELTON, TX; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KNCT-FM (91.3 FM; KILLEEN, TX; Owner: CENTRAL TEXAS COLLEGE)
  • KLFX (107.3 FM; NOLANVILLE, TX; Owner: SHELDON BROADCASTING, LTD.)
  • KWTX-FM (97.5 FM; WACO, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WACO-FM (99.9 FM; WACO, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KVLT (88.5 FM; TEMPLE, TX; Owner: AMERICAN EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING, INC)
  • KUSJ (105.5 FM; HARKER HEIGHTS, TX; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KBGO (95.7 FM; WACO, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KDHT (93.3 FM; CEDAR PARK, TX; Owner: EMMIS AUSTIN RADIO BROADCASTING COMPANY, L.P.)
  • KHHL (98.9 FM; LEANDER, TX; Owner: AMIGO RADIO, LTD.)
  • KBDE (89.9 FM; TEMPLE, TX; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KLTD (101.7 FM; TEMPLE, TX; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KIIZ-FM (92.3 FM; KILLEEN, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFMK (105.9 FM; ROUND ROCK, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KSSM (103.1 FM; COPPERAS COVE, TX; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KLRK (92.9 FM; MARLIN, TX; Owner: VAN D. GOODALL, JR.)
  • KINV (107.7 FM; GEORGETOWN, TX; Owner: SIMMONS LONE STAR MEDIA, LTD.)
  • KWBU-FM (103.3 FM; WACO, TX; Owner: BRAZOS VALLEY PUBLIC BROADCASTING FOUNDATION)

TV broadcast stations around Belton:

  • KNCT (Channel 46; BELTON, TX; Owner: CENTRAL TEXAS COLLEGE)
  • KCEN-TV (Channel 6; TEMPLE, TX; Owner: CHANNEL 6, INC.)
  • KWKT (Channel 44; WACO, TX; Owner: COMCORP OF TEXAS LICENSE CORP.)
  • KXXV (Channel 25; WACO, TX; Owner: CENTEX TELEVISION LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KWTX-TV (Channel 10; WACO, TX; Owner: KWTX-KBTX LICENSEE CORP.)
  • K38FN (Channel 38; WACO, TX; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)
  • KAKW (Channel 62; KILLEEN, TX; Owner: KAKW LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, L.P.)
  • KWBU-TV (Channel 34; WACO, TX; Owner: BRAZOS VALLEY PUBLIC BROADCASTING FOUNDATION)
  • KPLE-LP (Channel 31; KILLEEN, TX; Owner: KILLEEN CHRISTIAN B/CING.CORPORATION)
  • K16CY (Channel 16; KILLEEN, TX; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Belton fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 80Number of bridges
  • 1,870ft / 570mTotal length
  • $41,251,000Total costs
  • 1,571,787Total average daily traffic
  • 246,768Total average daily truck traffic
  • 1,241,131Total future (year 2026) average daily traffic
New bridges in Belton, TX - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11920-1929
  • 21930-1939
  • 21940-1949
  • 41950-1959
  • 91960-1969
  • 291970-1979
  • 51980-1989
  • 101990-1999
  • 22000-2009
  • 162010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Belton, TX
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 164 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Belton)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Belton, TX)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 21 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 23 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 195 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Belton)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 65 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Belton)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 4 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED51$150,33946$163,67184$169,18512$34,6771$9,707,3909$107,2073$105,327
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED3$230,8272$127,4154$168,2050$00$00$01$123,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED7$154,6966$179,12827$187,2907$29,5690$04$104,7182$125,900
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN4$169,0307$139,15017$196,8801$18,0100$01$127,9601$34,410
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$231,0301$93,8006$228,0870$00$01$159,2501$45,780

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0215.00 , 0216.01, 0216.02, 0217.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 4 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED5$196,0024$152,420
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$01$67,280
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$01$115,030
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0215.00 , 0216.01, 0216.02, 0217.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Belton, TX
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Belton, TX - Value

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 136. The highest number of fire incidents - 241 took place in 2006, and the least - 12 in 2002. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Belton, TX When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (52.6%), and Structure Fires (27.6%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Belton, TX
    • 1,21352.6%Outside Fires
    • 63627.6%Structure Fires
    • 36615.9%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 934.0%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Belton, TX

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Belton, Texas:

  • Budget Host Inn, 1520 S I-35, Belton, Texas 76513 , Phone: (254) 939-0744, Fax: (254) 939-9238
  • Knights Inn, 1102 E 2nd Ave, Belton, Texas 76513 , Phone: (254) 939-3745, Fax: (254) 939-7666
  • La Quinta Inn & Suites, 229 W Loop 121, Belton, Texas 76513 , Phone: (254) 939-2772, Fax: (254) 939-1769
All 3 fire-safe hotels and motels in Belton, Texas
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Belton, TX
  • 72.6%Electricity
  • 24.3%Utility gas
  • 1.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.5%No fuel used
  • 0.4%Wood
  • 0.3%Solar energy
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Belton, TX
  • 85.9%Electricity
  • 10.2%Utility gas
  • 1.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.0%No fuel used
  • 0.7%Wood
  • 0.5%Other fuel


Belton compared to Texas state average:

  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.
There are 99 pilots and 79 other airmen in this city.
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