Bell County, Texas Population 2022

Bell County, Texas's estimated population is 385,505 with a growth rate of 1.99% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Bell County, Texas is the 16th largest county in Texas. The 2010 Population was 312,849 and has seen a growth of 23.22% since this time.

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
18604,7990.00%
18709,7714,972103.60%
188020,51810,747109.99%
189033,37712,85962.67%
190045,53512,15836.43%
191049,1863,6518.02%
192046,412-2,774-5.64%
193050,0303,6187.80%
194044,863-5,167-10.33%
195073,82428,96164.55%
196094,09720,27327.46%
1970124,48330,38632.29%
1980157,88933,40626.84%
1990191,08833,19921.03%
2010312,849121,76163.72%
2011315,7992,9500.94%
2012324,9639,1642.90%
2013327,0282,0650.64%
2014330,1493,1210.95%
2015336,0765,9271.80%
2016341,0945,0181.49%
2017347,3776,2831.84%
2018355,3978,0202.31%
2019362,9247,5272.12%
2020370,4517,5272.07%
2021377,9787,5272.03%
2022385,5057,5271.99%
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Bell County, Texas Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White216,66660.91%
Black or African American85,98624.17%
American Indian and Alaska Native1,6850.47%
Asian10,0292.82%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander2,3460.66%
Some Other Race10,8723.06%
Two or More Races28,1167.90%
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Bell County, Texas Population by Race

Bell County, Texas Population Pyramid 2022

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Bell County, Texas Median Age

31.3


Total

30


Male

32.8


Female

Bell County, Texas Adults

There are 257,246 adults, (38,639 of whom are seniors) in Bell County, Texas.

Bell County, Texas Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

17.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

45

Child Dependency Ratio

Bell County, Texas Sex Ratio

Female

178,674

50.23%

Male

177,026

49.77%

Bell County, Texas Population by Age

Bell County, Texas Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Bell County, Texas Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married69.3%30.7%
All54%46%
Male44.8%55.2%
Female39.5%60.5%
Non Family39.5%60.5%

54.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Bell County, Texas Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All125,7472.7454
Married60,1353.3969.3
Male5,5543.5344.8
Female19,5923.5539.5
Non Family40,4661.2739.5

3.35

Average Family Size

2.74

Average Household Size

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Bell County, Texas Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade7,8513.62%
9th to 12th Grade11,7845.44%
High School Graduate55,76925.74%
Some College61,33228.30%
Associates Degree25,05811.56%
Bachelors Degree36,14516.68%
Graduate Degree18,7478.65%
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Bell County, Texas Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Bell County, Texas Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Asian7,4036,4632,374
White107,932102,22333,864
Native American1,062945236
Black49,21445,09410,017
2+ Races13,14111,6282,344
Other Race6,5825,5121,078
Hispanic47,13738,2347,512
Islander1,4471,335110

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 94.71%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 32.07%.

Bell County, Texas Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,315$42,934$30,673
Less Than 9th Grade$22,336$26,971$18,759
High School Graduate$28,379$32,434$21,131
Some College$34,440$41,650$28,709
Bachelors Degree$53,018$60,956$44,436
Graduate Degree$64,777$78,851$57,066

$36,315

Average Earnings

$42,934

Average Male

$30,673

Average Female

Bell County, Texas Earnings by Educational Attainment

Bell County, Texas Language by Age

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Bell County, Texas Language

81.45% of Bell County, Texas residents speak only English, while 18.55% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 13.70% of the population.

Bell County, Texas Language

Bell County, Texas Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Native1,64138423.40%
Black83,36215,81818.98%
Hispanic87,09316,50918.96%
Islander2,30741117.82%
Multiple26,9523,83614.23%
Asian9,7101,05310.84%
White152,96814,3949.41%
Other1,504NaN%

14.21%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.25%

Male Poverty Rate

16.08%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Bell County, Texas

The race most likely to be in poverty in Bell County, Texas is Native, with 23.40% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Bell County, Texas is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.37%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.49%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.23%.

Bell County, Texas Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade26.87%
High School14.51%
Some College9.52%
Bachelors or Greater4.70%

Bell County, Texas Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed4.93%
Male Unemployed20.98%
Female Employed8.67%
Female Unemployed31.15%

Bell County, Texas Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Bell County, Texas Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$54,987$72,294
Families$66,265$82,662
Married Families$79,847$97,197
Non Families$35,873$45,814
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Income by Household Type

Bell County, Texas Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

49.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.8%

Male Marriage Rate

47.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Bell County, Texas Married by Age and Sex

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Bell County, Texas 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 35-44.

Bell County, Texas Marital Status by Race

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Bell County, Texas Marital Status

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50,534

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War28,084
First Gulf War21,963
Vietnam9,131
Korea1,178
World War II426

Bell County, Texas Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 3411,227
35 to 5419,530
55 to 649,451
65 to 746,352
75+3,974

Bell County, Texas Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White28,30018.67%
Black16,83930.60%
Native American19014.79%
Asian1,06713.82%
Islander48831.20%
Other Race1,21316.53%
2+ Races2,43716.48%
Hispanic8,47315.52%

Bell County, Texas Veterans by Race

Bell County, Texas Veterans by Education

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6.17%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.43%

Veteran Disability Rate

Bell County, Texas Veterans by Education

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65.6%

Labor Force Participation

54.5%

Employment Rate

7.5%

Unemployment Rate

Bell County, Texas Employment by Age

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Bell County, Texas Employment by Race

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Bell County, Texas 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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47.37%

Born in Bell County, Texas

91.89%

Native Born

8.11%

Foreign Born

3.97%

Non Citizen

4.14%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

91.89% of Bell County, Texas residents were born in the United States, with 47.37% having been born in Texas. 3.97% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Bell County, Texas Place of Birth

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990

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