Belton, Texas Population 2022

24,022
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Belton is a city located in Bell County Texas. Belton has a 2020 population of 24,022. It is also the county seat of Bell County. Belton is currently growing at a rate of 2.06% annually and its population has increased by 4.20% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 23,054 in 2010.

The average household income in Belton is $73,858 with a poverty rate of 17.88%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $967 per month, and the median house value is $161,200. 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 Beltonwas:

  • White: 71.71%
  • Black or African American: 10.69%
  • Two or more races: 8.61%
  • Other race: 7.17%
  • Asian: 1.67%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.09%
  • Native American: 0.06%
The current population of Belton, Texas is 24,022 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 23,054.

Belton, Texas Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White15,90171.71%
Black or African American2,37110.69%
American Indian and Alaska Native140.06%
Asian3701.67%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander190.09%
Some Other Race1,5907.17%
Two or More Races1,9088.61%
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Belton Population by Race

Belton Population Pyramid 2022

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Belton Median Age

26.6


Total

26.1


Male

27.5


Female

Belton Adults

There are 15,462 adults, (2,318 of whom are seniors) in Belton.

Belton Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

17.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

51.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Belton Sex Ratio

Female

12,345

55.68%

Male

9,828

44.32%

Belton Population by Age

Belton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Belton Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married73.2%26.8%
All49%51%
Non Family36.2%63.8%
Female34.5%65.5%
Male23.1%76.9%

49.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Belton Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7,4532.6649
Married2,7303.6873.2
Male2294.6723.1
Female1,1983.4834.5
Non Family3,2961.3736.2

3.59

Average Family Size

2.66

Average Household Size

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Belton Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade8036.85%
9th to 12th Grade8557.30%
High School Graduate3,33528.46%
Some College2,73123.31%
Associates Degree7856.70%
Bachelors Degree1,85715.85%
Graduate Degree1,35111.53%
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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
Asian245245157
White6,7686,2372,381
Black1,140726262
2+ Races663577113
Other Race815701123
Hispanic3,3782,653487
Islander1919

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 64.08%.

Belton Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,574$49,653$27,389
Less Than 9th Grade$25,565$35,167$16,069
High School Graduate$21,407$25,685$21,140
Some College$38,021$47,293$30,430
Bachelors Degree$56,118$65,050$52,652
Graduate Degree$84,521$108,290$58,995

$36,574

Average Earnings

$49,653

Average Male

$27,389

Average Female

Belton Earnings by Educational Attainment

Belton Language by Age

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Belton Language

78.16% of Belton residents speak only English, while 21.84% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 19.29% of the population.

Belton Language

Belton Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Islander1919100.00%
Black2,01467933.71%
Multiple1,52733221.74%
White10,2471,46914.34%
Other226NaN%
Hispanic5,8841,05117.86%

17.88%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.54%

Male Poverty Rate

20.56%

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 Hispanic, with 17.86% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.78%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.08%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.44%.

Belton Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade27.61%
High School12.78%
Some College5.40%
Bachelors or Greater5.66%

Belton Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed3.21%
Male Unemployed48.68%
Female Employed12.10%
Female Unemployed71.43%

Belton Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Belton Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$49,617$76,357
Families$68,125$93,774
Married Families$95,781-
Non Families$34,060$53,188
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Income by Household Type

Belton Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

37.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

43.2%

Male Marriage Rate

32.4%

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 35-44, 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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1,355

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War531
First Gulf War425
Vietnam302
Korea95
World War II79

Belton Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34217
35 to 54431
55 to 64246
65 to 74214
75+247

Belton Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,15310.08%
Black1227.40%
Asian103.17%
Other Race414.74%
2+ Races293.27%
Hispanic2536.01%

Belton Veterans by Race

Belton Veterans by Education

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2.76%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.99%

Veteran Disability Rate

Belton Veterans by Education

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64.9%

Labor Force Participation

60.8%

Employment Rate

3.7%

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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66.49%

Born in Belton

91.31%

Native Born

8.69%

Foreign Born

5.11%

Non Citizen

3.58%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

91.31% of Belton residents were born in the United States, with 66.49% having been born in Texas. 5.11% 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: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
18903,0000.00%
19003,7007002.12%
19104,1644641.19%
19205,0989342.04%
19303,779-1,319-2.95%
19403,572-207-0.56%
19506,2462,6745.75%
19608,1631,9172.71%
19708,6965330.63%
198010,6601,9642.06%
199012,4761,8161.59%
200014,6232,1471.60%
201018,2163,5932.22%
201118,7004842.66%
201219,1844842.59%
201319,6684842.52%
201420,1524842.46%
201520,6364842.40%
201621,1204842.35%
201721,6044842.29%
201822,0884842.24%
201922,5724842.19%
202023,0544822.14%
202123,5384842.10%
202224,0224842.06%

Belton Population by Year