Bell County, Texas Population 2019

Bell County, Texas's estimated population is 347,851 with a growth rate of 1.92% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Bell County, Texas is the 16th largest county in Texas.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2018355,6427,7912.24%
2017347,8516,5461.92%
2016341,3055,1311.53%
2015336,1745,9661.81%
2014330,2083,1470.96%
2013327,0612,0880.64%
2012324,9739,1932.91%
2011315,7802,9300.94%
2010312,850121,76263.72%
1990191,08833,19921.03%
1980157,88933,40626.84%
1970124,48330,38632.29%
196094,09720,27327.46%
195073,82428,96164.55%
194044,863-5,167-10.33%
193050,0303,6187.80%
192046,412-2,774-5.64%
191049,1863,6518.02%
190045,53512,15836.43%
189033,37712,85962.67%
188020,51810,747109.99%
18709,7714,972103.60%
18604,7990.00%

How Many People Live in Bell County, Texas?

347,851

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White215,70864.10%
Black or African American76,31922.68%
Two or More Races17,2365.12%
Some Other Race12,4263.69%
Asian9,7382.89%
American Indian and Alaska Native2,5720.76%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander2,5070.75%

Bell County, Texas Population Pyramid 2019

Bell County, Texas Median Age

30.6


Total

29.2


Male

31.9


Female

Bell County, Texas Adults

There are 242,982 adults, (33,740 of whom are seniors) in Bell County, Texas.

Bell County, Texas Age Dependency

60.8

Age Dependency Ratio

16.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

44.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Bell County, Texas Sex Ratio

Female

168,359

50.03%

Male

168,147

49.97%

Bell County, Texas Households and Families

Bell County, Texas Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Bell County, Texas Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married67.9%32.1%
All54.8%45.2%
Male46.5%53.5%
Non Family40.8%59.2%
Female39.6%60.4%

54.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All116,3972.8154.8
Married59,7683.4467.9
Non Family34,3561.2340.8
Female17,2673.5739.6
Male5,0063.4346.5

3.38

Average Family Size

2.81

Average Household Size

4.6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Bell County, Texas Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade8,0593.98%
9th to 12th Grade10,7955.33%
High School Graduate54,08026.70%
Some College59,01329.14%
Associates Degree21,54610.64%
Bachelors Degree32,37715.98%
Graduate Degree16,6808.24%

Bell County, Texas Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White106,225100,54231,537
Black43,89840,5978,841
Hispanic41,56332,5985,702
Asian7,0646,1252,330
Other Race6,8985,337807
Multiple Races5,8375,3361,288
Native American1,6631,369250
Islander1,5101,484156

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 98.28%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 32.98%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$34,038$40,882$28,223
Less Than High School$20,223$24,232$14,289
High School Grad$27,479$32,181$21,041
Some College$32,542$40,806$27,329
Bachelors Degree$47,529$54,353$40,766
Graduate Degree$64,072$78,390$52,367

$34,038

Average Earnings

$40,882

Average Male

$28,223

Average Female

Bell County, Texas Language

Bell County, Texas Language by Age

Bell County, Texas Language

80.88% of Bell County, Texas residents speak only English, while 19.12% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 14.03% of the population.

Bell County, Texas Poverty

Bell County, Texas Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic79,10015,00318.97%
White153,34614,7139.59%
Black74,20914,45719.48%
Multiple16,7832,96317.65%
Other12,3201,66813.54%
Asian9,4881,43515.12%
Native2,49842717.09%
Islander2,50737615.00%

14.30%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.77%

Male Poverty Rate

15.77%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Bell County, Texas

The race most likely to be in poverty in Bell County, Texas is Black, with 19.48% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Bell County, Texas is White, with 9.59% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.74%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.43%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.50%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School27.94%
High School14.73%
Some College9.67%
Bachelors or Greater3.96%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed31.03%
Male Unemployed24.11%
Female Employed9.11%
Male Employed5.98%

Bell County, Texas Income

Bell County, Texas Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$52,583$67,717
Families$60,751$76,034
Married Families$71,970$88,211
Non Families$34,971$44,038

Bell County, Texas Marital Status

Bell County, Texas Marital Status

Marriage Rates

51.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.9%

Male Marriage Rate

50.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Bell County, Texas Married by Age and Sex

Bell County, Texas Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Bell County, Texas Marital Status by Race

Bell County, Texas Veterans

48,330

Number of Veterans

37,372

Male Veterans

10,958

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War24,974
First Gulf War20,257
Vietnam9,577
Korea1,356
World War II725
Age Group Veterans
35 to 5418,863
18 to 3411,973
55 to 648,588
65 to 745,322
75+3,584

Bell County, Texas Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White27,84618.85%
Black15,55131.41%
Hispanic7,56415.54%
Other1,59619.34%
2 or More1,37517.95%
Asian1,07714.42%
Hawaiian56033.49%
Indian32517.58%

Bell County, Texas Veterans by Education

6.13%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.31%

Veteran Disability Rate

Bell County, Texas Employment Status

66.1%

Labor Force Participation

53.8%

Employment Rate

8.3%

Unemployment Rate

Bell County, Texas Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

46.96%

Born in Texas

91.85%

Native Born

8.15%

Foreign Born

3.86%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

91.85% of Bell County, Texas residents were born in the United States, with 46.96% having been born in Texas. 3.86% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Population of Cities in Bell County, Texas

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Killeen1279131434001548712.11%
Temple6627573600732511.05%
Copperas Cove 32161328086472.01%
Harker Heights2671529757304211.39%
Belton1817820873269514.83%
Nolanville4264495368916.16%
Morgan's Point Resort416742901232.95%
Bartlett 26762752762.84%
Salado21172156391.84%
Little River-Academy1961196870.36%
Troy1639191527616.84%
Rogers12171212-5-0.41%
Holland11211133121.07%
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990