Belton, Missouri Population 2023

24,205

Belton is a city located in Cass County Missouri. With a 2023 population of 24,205, it is the 32nd largest city in Missouri and the 1942nd largest city in the United States.Belton is currently growing at a rate of 0.35% annually and its population has increased by 1.05% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 23,953 in 2020. Spanning over 14 miles, Belton has a population density of 1,712 people per square mile.

The average household income in Belton is $72,650 with a poverty rate of 12.68%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Belton is 35.3 years, 33 years for males, and 37.6 years for females.

Belton Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Belton was:

  • White: 87.92%
  • Black or African American: 4.68%
  • Two or more races: 4.23%
  • Other race: 1.63%
  • Asian: 0.78%
  • Native American: 0.43%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.33%
The current population of Belton, Missouri is 24,205 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 23,953.

Belton, Missouri Population 2023

Population by Race

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Belton Population by Race

Belton Population Pyramid 2023

Belton Median Age

35.3

Total

33

Male

37.6

Female

Belton Adults

There are 17,443 adults, (3,405 of whom are seniors) in Belton.

Belton Age Dependency

67.9

Age Dependency Ratio

24.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

43.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Belton Sex Ratio

Female12,31452.25%
Male11,25447.75%

Belton Population by Age

Belton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

2.95

Average Family Size

2.59

Average Household Size

63.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Belton Households and Families

Male

Female

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Belton Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Belton Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 48.5%.

Belton Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

$40,920

Average Earnings

$49,364

Average Male

$35,199

Average Female

Belton Earnings by Educational Attainment

Belton Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Belton Language

93.17% of Belton residents speak only English, while 6.83% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.96% of the population.

Belton Language

Belton Poverty by Race

rate

12.68%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.88%

Male Poverty Rate

11.17%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Belton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Belton is Asian, with 57.49% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Belton is Other, with 3.91% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.4%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.25%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 10.24%.

Belton Poverty

Belton Poverty Rate by Education

Belton Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Belton Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Belton Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

50.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.5%

Male Marriage Rate

48.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Belton Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Belton Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Belton Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Belton Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,897

Number of Veterans

1,738

Male Veterans

159

Female Veterans

Belton Veterans by War

Belton Veterans by Age

count

Belton Veterans by Race

Belton Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

4.2%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.38%

Veteran Disability Rate

Belton Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

69%

Labor Force Participation

66.2%

Employment Rate

4%

Unemployment Rate

Belton Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Belton Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Belton Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

56.17%

Born in Belton

95.65%

Native Born

2.75%

Foreign Born

1.61%

Non Citizen

1.14%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.65% of Belton residents were born in the United States, with 56.17% having been born in Missouri. 1.61% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Belton Place of Birth

Note: data after 2020 is projected based on recent growth

Belton Population by Year