Belton, Missouri Population 2021

23,838
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Belton is a city located in Cass County Missouri. With a 2020 population of 23,838, it is the 28th largest city in Missouri and the 1619th largest city in the United States . Belton is currently growing at a rate of 0.41% annually and its population has increased by 3.12% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 23,116 in 2010. Belton reached it's highest population of 23,838 in 2021. Spanning over 14 miles, Belton has a population density of 1,686 people per square mile.

The average household income in Belton is $72,650 with a poverty rate of 11.03%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,067 per month, and the median house value is $135,800. The median age in Belton is 35.5 years, 33.6 years for males, and 37.5 years for females.

Belton Demographics

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

  • White: 89.71%
  • Black or African American: 3.68%
  • Two or more races: 3.22%
  • Other race: 1.67%
  • Asian: 0.85%
  • Native American: 0.55%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.31%
The current population of Belton, Missouri is 23,838 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 23,544.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 23,116.

Belton, Missouri Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White21,01489.71%
Black or African American8633.68%
Two or More Races7553.22%
Some Other Race3921.67%
Asian1980.85%
American Indian and Alaska Native1300.55%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander730.31%
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Belton Population by Race

Belton Population Pyramid $2021

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Belton Median Age

35.5


Total

33.6


Male

37.5


Female

Belton Adults

There are 17,210 adults, (3,245 of whom are seniors) in Belton.

Belton Age Dependency

67.7

Age Dependency Ratio

23.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

44.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Belton Sex Ratio

Female

11,899

50.80%

Male

11,526

49.20%

Belton Population by Age

Belton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Belton Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married75.4%24.6%
Male68.6%31.4%
All64.6%35.4%
Non Family54.9%45.1%
Female42.3%57.7%

64.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Belton Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All8,7162.6864.6
Married4,5003.2175.4
Non Family2,4741.2454.9
Female1,2143.3142.3
Male5283.3668.6

3.08

Average Family Size

2.68

Average Household Size

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Belton Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6003.93%
9th to 12th Grade1,0136.63%
High School Graduate5,75537.69%
Some College3,82025.02%
Associates Degree1,1947.82%
Bachelors Degree1,89312.40%
Graduate Degree9956.52%
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Belton Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Belton Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White13,22512,0532,591
Hispanic1,10872664
Black446434151
Other Race2971716
2+ Races26921618
Asian17816149
Native American95959
Islander1515

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 33.86%.

Belton Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$37,406$44,444$31,632
Less Than 9th Grade$25,173$31,648$17,781
High School Graduate$35,560$41,515$24,891
Some College$38,911$44,769$34,447
Bachelors Degree$45,142$55,795$31,830
Graduate Degree$65,946$68,750$64,125

$37,406

Average Earnings

$44,444

Average Male

$31,632

Average Female

Belton Earnings by Educational Attainment

Belton Language by Age

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Belton Language

92.04% of Belton residents speak only English, while 7.96% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 6.83% of the population.

Belton Language

Belton Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White19,3401,8369.49%
Black84435942.54%
Hispanic2,13924411.41%
Multiple7559913.11%
Asian1947639.18%
Islander301550.00%
Native1301410.77%
Other39261.53%

11.03%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.39%

Male Poverty Rate

12.63%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Belton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Belton is Islander, with 50.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Belton is Other, with 1.53% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.37%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.93%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 13.05%.

Belton Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade12.84%
High School9.31%
Some College7.75%
Bachelors or Greater3.82%

Belton Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed27.59%
Male Unemployed17.39%
Female Employed7.82%
Male Employed6.04%

Belton Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Belton Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$62,754$72,650
Families$67,814$78,008
Married Families$77,593-
Non Families$40,674$49,550
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Income by Household Type

Belton Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

51.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.3%

Male Marriage Rate

50.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Belton Married by Age and Sex

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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 45-54.

Belton Marital Status by Race

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Belton Marital Status

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2,092

Number of Veterans

1,928

Male Veterans

164

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam799
First Gulf War502
Second Gulf War384
Korea126
World War II30

Belton Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54559
65 to 74491
75+439
55 to 64438
18 to 34165

Belton Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2,04713.03%
Hispanic604.74%
2+ Races144.98%
Other Race113.48%
Asian95.06%
Native American86.15%
Black30.52%

Belton Veterans by Race

Belton Veterans by Education

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4.84%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.47%

Veteran Disability Rate

Belton Veterans by Education

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70.2%

Labor Force Participation

67.9%

Employment Rate

3.3%

Unemployment Rate

Belton Employment by Age

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Belton Employment by Race

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Belton Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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55.72%

Born in Belton

96.43%

Native Born

3.57%

Foreign Born

2.04%

Non Citizen

1.53%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.43% of Belton residents were born in the United States, with 55.72% having been born in Missouri. 2.04% 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

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202123,838980.41%
202023,740980.41%
201923,642980.42%
201823,5441530.65%
201723,391970.42%
201623,2941430.62%
201523,151-32-0.14%
201423,183-49-0.21%
201323,232-32-0.14%
201223,264560.24%
201123,208660.29%
201023,1421,4120.63%
200021,7303,5801.82%
199018,1505,4423.63%
198012,7084380.35%
197012,2707,3739.62%
19604,8973,8978.27%
19401,0001000.26%
19009000.00%

Belton Population by Year