Bell County, Texas Population 2018

Bell County, Texas's estimated population is 347,833 with a growth rate of 5.13% 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
2017347,83316,9745.13%
2016330,859-10,344-3.03%
2016341,2035,1091.52%
2015336,0945,8461.77%
2014330,2483,0980.95%
2013327,1502,1610.66%
2012324,9899,1802.91%
2011315,8092,9550.94%
2010312,854121,76663.72%
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%

Bell County, Texas Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White213,137
Black or African American74,113
Two or More Races16,727
Some Other Race12,931
Asian9,153
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander2,441
American Indian and Alaska Native2,357

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Bell County, Texas Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8%10% Male Population0%2%4%6%8%10% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Bell County, Texas Median Age

30.4


Total

29.1


Male

31.6


Female

Bell County, Texas Adults

There are 238,549 adults, (32,755 of which are seniors) in Bell County, Texas.

Bell County, Texas Age Dependency

60.7

Age Dependency Ratio

15.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

44.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Bell County, Texas Sex Ratio

Female

165,814

50.12%

Male

165,045

49.88%

Bell County, Texas Households and Families

Bell County, Texas Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Bell County, Texas Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married67.2%32.8%
All55.1%44.9%
Male44.9%55.1%
Non Family41.6%58.4%
Female41.6%58.4%

55.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Bell County, Texas Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All113,0272.8455.1
Married58,7443.4467.2
Non Family32,3611.2341.6
Female16,7673.6541.6
Male5,1553.5744.9

3.4

Average Family Size

2.84

Average Household Size

4.4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Bell County, Texas Households

Bell County, Texas Education

Bell County, Texas Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade8,3924.22%
9th to 12th Grade10,8635.47%
High School Graduate54,30027.33%
Some College58,61529.50%
Associates Degree20,36210.25%
Bachelors Degree30,28215.24%
Graduate Degree15,8958.00%

Bell County, Texas Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White106,166100,16930,071
Black42,68339,2467,879
Hispanic39,68230,7465,333
Other Race6,9155,381836
Asian6,6315,7902,259
Multiple Races5,4514,8811,242
Islander1,4701,45399
Native American1,4501,204191

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 98.84%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 34.07%.

Bell County, Texas Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$33,063$40,061$27,676
Less Than High School$19,952$23,770$14,162
High School Grad$27,021$31,515$21,021
Some College$32,090$39,746$27,034
Bachelors Degree$46,779$53,405$41,675
Graduate Degree$65,948$80,911$51,145

$33,063

Average Earnings

$40,061

Average Male

$27,676

Average Female

Bell County, Texas Language

Bell County, Texas Language by Age

Bell County, Texas Language

81.15% of Bell County, Texas residents speak only English, while 18.85% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 13.89% of the population.

Bell County, Texas Poverty

Bell County, Texas Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White153,92215,76210.24%
Black71,94214,64220.35%
Hispanic76,20814,31118.78%
Multiple16,1832,98718.46%
Other12,9181,76913.69%
Asian8,7831,39415.87%
Native2,27847120.68%
Islander2,42825810.63%

14.69%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.56%

Male Poverty Rate

15.78%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Bell County, Texas

The race most likely to be in poverty in Bell County, Texas is Native, with 20.68% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Bell County, Texas is White, with 10.24% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.63%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.43%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.65%.

Bell County, Texas Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School28.48%
High School15.44%
Some College9.48%
Bachelors or Greater4.18%

Bell County, Texas Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed29.80%
Male Unemployed29.68%
Female Employed9.28%
Male Employed6.22%

Bell County, Texas Income

Bell County, Texas Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$51,529$66,128
Families$59,365$74,349
Married Families$70,125$86,252
Non Families$32,399$41,842

Bell County, Texas Marital Status

Bell County, Texas Marital Status

Marriage Rates

52.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.5%

Male Marriage Rate

51.7%

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 Over65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35To44.

Bell County, Texas Marital Status by Race

Bell County, Texas Veterans

Bell County, Texas Veterans by War

46,663

Number of Veterans

36,095

Male Veterans

10,568

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Second Gulf War23,809
First Gulf War18,973
Vietnam9,661
Korea1,655
World War II826

Bell County, Texas Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
35 to 5418,174
18 to 3411,817
55 to 647,969
65 to 745,158
75+3,545

Bell County, Texas Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White27,41918.88%
Black14,83631.05%
Hispanic7,14615.38%
Other1,56018.65%
2 or More1,24917.20%
Asian82111.86%
Hawaiian41128.82%
Indian36722.07%

Bell County, Texas Veterans by Education

6.06%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.41%

Veteran Disability Rate

Bell County, Texas Employment Status

Bell County, Texas Employment by Age

65.9%

Labor Force Participation

52.8%

Employment Rate

8.7%

Unemployment Rate

Bell County, Texas Employment by Race

Bell County, Texas Employment by Education

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%
Data Sources
  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