Belton, Texas Population 2021

23,973
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Belton is a city located in Bell County Texas. It is also the county seat of Bell County. With a 2020 population of 23,973, it is the 128th largest city in Texas and the 1609th largest city in the United States . Belton is currently growing at a rate of 2.32% annually and its population has increased by 31.60% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 18,216 in 2010. Belton reached it's highest population of 23,973 in 2021. Spanning over 21 miles, Belton has a population density of 1,186 people per square mile.

The average household income in Belton is $73,858 with a poverty rate of 16.06%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $924 per month, and the median house value is $158,400. The median age in Belton is 28.3 years, 26.7 years for males, and 29 years for females.

Belton Demographics

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

  • White: 80.21%
  • Black or African American: 10.65%
  • Other race: 4.13%
  • Two or more races: 4.01%
  • Asian: 0.90%
  • Native American: 0.06%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.04%
The current population of Belton, Texas is 23,973 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 22,341.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 18,216.

Belton, Texas Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White17,39380.21%
Black or African American2,30910.65%
Some Other Race8964.13%
Two or More Races8694.01%
Asian1950.90%
American Indian and Alaska Native140.06%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander90.04%
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Belton Population by Race

Belton Population Pyramid $2021

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Belton Median Age

28.3


Total

26.7


Male

29


Female

Belton Adults

There are 15,869 adults, (2,414 of whom are seniors) in Belton.

Belton Age Dependency

61.2

Age Dependency Ratio

17.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

43.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Belton Sex Ratio

Female

11,395

52.55%

Male

10,290

47.45%

Belton Population by Age

Belton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Belton Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married77.4%22.6%
All50.9%49.1%
Non Family35.1%64.9%
Female35%65%
Male27%73%

50.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Belton Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7,4122.6350.9
Non Family3,1011.1935.1
Married2,8473.6277.4
Female1,0983.6435
Male3664.1627

3.56

Average Family Size

2.63

Average Household Size

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Belton Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade8427.15%
9th to 12th Grade9197.81%
High School Graduate3,20027.19%
Some College2,88824.54%
Associates Degree7005.95%
Bachelors Degree1,78415.16%
Graduate Degree1,43712.21%
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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
White7,1846,5682,614
Hispanic3,2932,442335
Black1,010629154
Other Race59241674
2+ Races38737675
Asian157157125
Islander99

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 79.62%.

Belton Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$38,033$51,727$30,592
Less Than 9th Grade$26,171$32,273$15,632
High School Graduate$22,707$30,718$20,656
Some College$39,907$61,105$30,227
Bachelors Degree$52,666$56,364$49,342
Graduate Degree$82,996$99,271$57,230

$38,033

Average Earnings

$51,727

Average Male

$30,592

Average Female

Belton Earnings by Educational Attainment

Belton Language by Age

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Belton Language

78.04% of Belton residents speak only English, while 21.96% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 20.35% of the population.

Belton Language

Belton Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White10,6981,57914.76%
Hispanic6,3521,04216.40%
Black2,01852826.16%
Other89214516.26%
Multiple7889411.93%
Islander99100.00%
Asian16153.11%

16.06%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.50%

Male Poverty Rate

19.40%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Belton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Belton is Islander, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Belton is Asian, with 3.11% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.06%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.41%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.51%.

Belton Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade21.48%
High School10.92%
Some College6.19%
Bachelors or Greater5.49%

Belton Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed54.02%
Male Unemployed20.82%
Female Employed11.84%
Male Employed3.74%

Belton Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Belton Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$55,539$73,858
Families$66,933$92,275
Married Families$100,482-
Non Families$32,904$45,095
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Income by Household Type

Belton Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

39.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.4%

Male Marriage Rate

34.0%

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 Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Belton Marital Status by Race

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Belton Marital Status

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1,614

Number of Veterans

1,407

Male Veterans

207

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War565
First Gulf War478
Vietnam361
Korea166
World War II83

Belton Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54578
75+337
55 to 64285
65 to 74214
18 to 34200

Belton Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,36210.73%
Hispanic3477.59%
Black18112.04%
Other Race335.40%
2+ Races254.27%
Asian137.07%

Belton Veterans by Race

Belton Veterans by Education

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3.50%

Veteran Poverty Rate

34.76%

Veteran Disability Rate

Belton Veterans by Education

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64.5%

Labor Force Participation

59.6%

Employment Rate

5.1%

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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64.64%

Born in Belton

90.32%

Native Born

9.68%

Foreign Born

5.82%

Non Citizen

3.86%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

90.32% of Belton residents were born in the United States, with 64.64% having been born in Texas. 5.82% 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
202123,9735442.32%
202023,4295442.38%
201922,8855442.43%
201822,3417213.33%
201721,6207063.38%
201620,9143371.64%
201520,5774102.03%
201420,1676083.11%
201319,5592151.11%
201219,3444392.32%
201118,9054212.28%
201018,4843,8612.37%
200014,6232,1471.60%
199012,4761,8161.59%
198010,6601,9642.06%
19708,6965330.63%
19608,1631,9172.71%
19506,2462,6745.75%
19403,572-207-0.56%
19303,779-1,319-2.95%
19205,0989342.04%
19104,1644641.19%
19003,7007002.12%
18903,0000.00%

Belton Population by Year