Belton, Texas Population 2024

25,518

Belton is a city located in Bell County Texas. Belton has a 2024 population of 25,518. It is also the county seat of Bell County. Belton is currently growing at a rate of 2.39% annually and its population has increased by 10.3% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 23,136 in 2020.

The average household income in Belton is $95,565 with a poverty rate of 17.93%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Belton is 28.7 years, 29.4 years for males, and 27.6 years for females.

Belton Demographics

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

  • White: 69.14%
  • Two or more races: 13.29%
  • Black or African American: 9.11%
  • Other race: 7.24%
  • Asian: 1.06%
  • Native American: 0.17%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
State
Texas
Land Area (mi²)
20.2 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,261.10/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
10.3% (2,382)
The current population of Belton, Texas is 25,518 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 23,136.

Belton, Texas Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White15,99769.14%
Two or more races3,07413.29%
Black or African American2,1079.11%
Other race1,6747.24%
Asian2461.06%
Native American390.17%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Belton Population by Race

Belton Population Pyramid 2024

Belton Median Age

28.7

Total

29.4

Male

27.6

Female

Belton Adults

There are 17,028 adults, (2,652 of whom are seniors) in Belton.

Belton Age Dependency

60.9

Age Dependency Ratio

18.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Belton Sex Ratio

Female12,47853.93%
Male10,65946.07%

Belton Population by Age

Belton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All7,6452.6549.550.5
Non Family3,0631.5135.664.4
Married2,9643.347228
Female1,3343.373763
Male2844.522.977.1

3.31

Average Family Size

2.65

Average Household Size

49.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Belton Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade7035.44%
9th to 12th Grade7756%
High School Graduate3,84829.79%
Some College2,94122.77%
Associates Degree8806.81%
Bachelors Degree2,53219.6%
Graduate Degree1,2389.58%

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

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White8,0197,5722,772
Hispanic3,3722,616647
2+ Races1,3761,155513
Black1,144867171
Other Race867690128
Asian10510534
Native American35180

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 37.28%.

Belton Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$42,017$46,365$34,713
Less Than 9th Grade$17,490$23,267$16,909
High School Graduate$25,382$26,554$24,022
Some College$41,873$50,824$34,009
Bachelors Degree$62,869$73,103$55,777
Graduate Degree$99,402$140,625$64,830

$42,017

Average Earnings

$46,365

Average Male

$34,713

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

79.92% of Belton residents speak only English, while 20.08% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 16.24% of the population.

Belton Language

Belton Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White11,7211,86715.93%
Hispanic5,1881,00119.29%
Multiple2,58950019.31%
Black1,50134522.98%
Other1,32021115.98%

17.93%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.06%

Male Poverty Rate

22.96%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Belton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Belton is Black, with 22.98% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Belton is White, with 15.93% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.96%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.89%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.55%.

Belton Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade43.3%
High School9.86%
Bachelors or Greater6.43%
Some College5.74%

Belton Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed73.49%
Male Unemployed28.85%
Female Employed12.9%
Male Employed3.68%

Belton Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Belton Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$57,025$95,565
Families$76,042$119,692
Married Families$105,754$-999,999,999
Non Families$36,705$58,116

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Belton Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

37.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

41.3%

Male Marriage Rate

33.4%

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

Belton Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Belton Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,729

Number of Veterans

1,363

Male Veterans

366

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Second Gulf War848
First Gulf War447
Vietnam390
Korea152
World War II86

Belton Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
35 to 54505
18 to 34346
75+341
55 to 64278
65 to 74259

Belton Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White1,35911.19%
Hispanic3458.45%
Black20812.77%
2+ Races1156.7%
Other Race474.85%

Belton Veterans by Race

Belton Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

1.5%

Veteran Poverty Rate

36.28%

Veteran Disability Rate

Belton Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

60.6%

Labor Force Participation

56.5%

Employment Rate

3.6%

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

60.74%

Born in Belton

91.43%

Native Born

8.57%

Foreign Born

5.59%

Non Citizen

2.98%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

91.43% of Belton residents were born in the United States, with 60.74% having been born in Texas. 5.59% 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 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202928,4955952.13%
202827,9005962.18%
202727,3045952.23%
202626,7095962.28%
202526,1135952.33%
202425,5185962.39%
202324,9225952.45%
202224,3277303.09%
202123,5974611.99%
202023,1363261.43%
201922,8104692.1%
201822,3417193.33%
201721,6227003.35%
201620,9223411.66%
201520,5814122.04%
201420,1696123.13%
201319,5572131.1%
201219,3444452.35%
201118,8994252.3%
201018,4743,85126.34%
200014,6232,14717.21%
199012,4761,81617.04%
198010,6601,96422.59%
19708,6965336.53%
19608,1631,91730.69%
19506,2462,67474.86%
19403,572-207-5.48%
19303,779-1,319-25.87%
19205,09893422.43%
19104,16446412.54%
19003,70070023.33%
18903,00000%
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Belton Population by Year