Belton, Missouri Population 2020

23,848

Belton is a city located in Missouri. With a 2020 population of 23,848, it is the 28th largest city in Missouri and the 1613th largest city in the United States. Belton is currently growing at a rate of 0.53% annually and its population has increased by 3.17% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 23,116 in 2010. Spanning over 14 miles, Belton has a population density of 1,687 people per square mile.

The average household income in Belton is $70,850 with a poverty rate of 9.62%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,013 per month, and the median house value is $131,000. The median age in Belton is 36.1 years, 34 years for males, and 39.2 years for females. For every 100 females there are 97.9 males.

Belton Demographics

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

  • White: 90.30%
  • Two or more races: 3.47%
  • Black or African American: 2.69%
  • Other race: 1.64%
  • Asian: 1.43%
  • Native American: 0.47%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Belton, Missouri is 23,848, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 23,598.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 23,116.

Belton, Missouri Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White21,08490.30%
Two or More Races8113.47%
Black or African American6282.69%
Some Other Race3821.64%
Asian3331.43%
American Indian and Alaska Native1100.47%

Belton Population Pyramid 2020

Belton Median Age

36.1


Total

34


Male

39.2


Female

Belton Adults

There are 17,308 adults, (3,266 of whom are seniors) in Belton.

Belton Age Dependency

66.3

Age Dependency Ratio

23.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

43

Child Dependency Ratio

Belton Sex Ratio

Female

11,799

50.54%

Male

11,549

49.46%

Belton Households and Families

Belton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Belton Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married77%23%
All65.4%34.6%
Non Family55.6%44.4%
Male55.6%44.4%
Female46.8%53.2%

65.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All8,8962.6165.4
Married4,5583.1877
Non Family2,7081.2155.6
Female1,1263.3146.8
Male5043.4455.6

3.08

Average Family Size

2.61

Average Household Size

8.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Belton Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5363.46%
9th to 12th Grade1,0706.92%
High School Graduate5,47135.36%
Some College4,16926.94%
Associates Degree1,2438.03%
Bachelors Degree1,95412.63%
Graduate Degree1,0306.66%

Belton Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White13,62712,4162,662
Hispanic90861735
Black359351129
Other Race2972048
Multiple Races29125787
Asian25117557
Native American74746

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 35.93%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$37,504$43,982$31,852
Less Than High School$27,383$31,348$18,003
High School Grad$34,107$41,875$22,379
Some College$39,068$44,867$35,071
Bachelors Degree$40,195$48,229$31,922
Graduate Degree$57,422$68,281$55,859

$37,504

Average Earnings

$43,982

Average Male

$31,852

Average Female

Belton Language

Belton Language by Age

Belton Language

91.78% of Belton residents speak only English, while 8.22% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 6.26% of the population.

Belton Poverty

Belton Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White19,5971,5778.05%
Black62028646.13%
Hispanic1,91421811.39%
Multiple81112915.91%
Asian3294513.68%
Other382307.85%
Native1101210.91%

9.62%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.13%

Male Poverty Rate

11.08%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Belton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Belton is Black, with 46.13% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Belton is Other, with 7.85% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.64%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.13%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.39%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School15.62%
High School9.73%
Some College7.86%
Bachelors or Greater3.26%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed27.33%
Male Unemployed5.85%
Female Employed4.93%
Male Employed4.58%

Belton Income

Belton Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$63,321$70,850
Families$68,985$76,775
Married Families$76,724-
Non Families$41,321$48,909

Belton Marital Status

Belton Marital Status

Marriage Rates

52.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

54.1%

Male Marriage Rate

50.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Belton Married by Age and Sex

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

Belton Veterans

2,204

Number of Veterans

2,012

Male Veterans

192

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam826
First Gulf War529
Second Gulf War424
Korea131
World War II67
Name Veterans % of Total
White2,13013.44%
Hispanic686.33%
2 or More237.19%
Other195.97%
Black183.96%
Indian87.27%
Asian62.39%

$Belton Veterans by Education

5.75%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.24%

Veteran Disability Rate

Belton Employment Status

69.7%

Labor Force Participation

67.1%

Employment Rate

3.8%

Unemployment Rate

Belton 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

54.48%

Born in Missouri

96.20%

Native Born

3.80%

Foreign Born

1.96%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

96.20% of Belton residents were born in the United States, with 54.48% having been born in Missouri. 1.96% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202023,8481250.53%
201923,7231250.53%
201823,5981690.72%
201723,4291250.54%
201623,3041490.64%
201523,155-28-0.12%
201423,183-46-0.20%
201323,229-28-0.12%
201223,257570.25%
201123,200680.29%
201023,1321,4020.63%
200021,7303,5801.82%
199018,1505,4423.63%
198012,7084380.35%
197012,2707,3739.62%
19604,8973,8978.27%
19401,0001000.26%
19009000.00%