Bell County, Texas Population 2024

404,676

Bell County, Texas's estimated 2024 population is 404,676 with a growth rate of 2.05% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Bell County, Texas is the 15th largest county in Texas. The 2010 population was 312,886 and has seen a growth of 29.34% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029445,4018,1451.86%
2028437,2568,1451.9%
2027429,1118,1451.93%
2026420,9668,1451.97%
2025412,8218,1452.01%
2024404,6768,1452.05%
2023396,5318,1452.1%
2022388,3868,1452.14%
2021380,2418,0122.15%
2020372,2298,5362.35%
2019363,6937,9712.24%
2018355,7228,0392.31%
2017347,6836,2061.82%
2016341,4775,0431.5%
2015336,4345,9981.82%
2014330,4363,1820.97%
2013327,2542,1160.65%
2012325,1389,2232.92%
2011315,9153,0290.97%
2010312,886
1990191,08833,19921.03%
1980157,88933,40626.84%
1970124,48330,38632.29%
196094,09720,27327.46%
195073,82428,96164.55%
194044,863-5,167-10.33%
193050,0303,6187.8%
192046,412-2,774-5.64%
191049,1863,6518.02%
190045,53512,15836.43%
189033,37712,85962.67%
188020,51810,747109.99%
18709,7714,972103.6%
18604,799-440,602-98.92%
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2024 Growth Rate
2.05% (8,145)
County Website
Bell County
State
Texas
County Seat
2010 Population
312,886
Area
1051 mi²
Density
385 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
29.34% (91,790)
Founded
1850

Bell County, Texas Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White203,11954.48%
Black or African American88,93723.86%
Two or more races44,66611.98%
Other race20,5205.5%
Asian10,8012.9%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander2,5660.69%
Native American2,2120.59%
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White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Native American

Bell County, Texas Population by Race

Bell County, Texas Population Pyramid 2024

Bell County, Texas Median Age

31.7

Total

30.5

Male

33

Female

Bell County, Texas Adults

There are 270,193 adults, (42,044 of whom are seniors) in Bell County, Texas.

Bell County, Texas Age Dependency

63.4

Age Dependency Ratio

18.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

45

Child Dependency Ratio

Bell County, Texas Sex Ratio

Female186,56250.04%
Male186,25949.96%

Bell County, Texas Population by Age

Bell County, Texas Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All134,4952.6954.545.5
Married63,0873.3569.730.3
Non Family43,5141.2539.460.6
Female21,4093.4642.157.9
Male6,4853.45050
showing: 5 rows

3.29

Average Family Size

2.69

Average Household Size

54.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Bell County, Texas Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Bell County, Texas Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Bell County, Texas Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 94.56%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 36.85%.

Bell County, Texas Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$42,075

Average Earnings

$48,903

Average Male

$35,118

Average Female

Bell County, Texas Earnings by Educational Attainment

Bell County, Texas Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Bell County, Texas Language

80.71% of Bell County, Texas residents speak only English, while 19.29% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 14.38% of the population.

Bell County, Texas Language

Bell County, Texas Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Hispanic94,92818,78919.79%
White154,62115,93810.31%
Black86,65515,63018.04%
Multiple43,4626,01513.84%
Other19,8643,91619.71%
Asian10,4769709.26%
Native2,11062629.67%
Islander2,51559023.46%
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14.69%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.35%

Male Poverty Rate

16.96%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Bell County, Texas

The race most likely to be in poverty in Bell County, Texas is Native, with 29.67% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Bell County, Texas is Asian, with 9.26% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.43%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.35%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.32%.

Bell County, Texas Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade27.29%
High School14.78%
Some College10.24%
Bachelors or Greater5.15%
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Bell County, Texas Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed30.87%
Male Unemployed21.28%
Female Employed9.41%
Male Employed5.67%
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Bell County, Texas Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Bell County, Texas Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Bell County, Texas Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

49.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.1%

Male Marriage Rate

47.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Bell County, Texas Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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 45-54.

Bell County, Texas Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Bell County, Texas Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

49,403

Number of Veterans

39,013

Male Veterans

10,390

Female Veterans

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Bell County, Texas Veterans by War

count

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Bell County, Texas Veterans by Age

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Bell County, Texas Veterans by Race

Bell County, Texas Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

6.25%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.78%

Veteran Disability Rate

Bell County, Texas Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

65.7%

Labor Force Participation

54.2%

Employment Rate

7.7%

Unemployment Rate

Bell County, Texas Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Bell County, Texas Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Bell County, Texas 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

47.57%

Born in Bell County, Texas

91.81%

Native Born

8.19%

Foreign Born

4.05%

Non Citizen

4.14%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

91.81% of Bell County, Texas residents were born in the United States, with 47.57% having been born in Texas. 4.05% 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

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