Bell County, Texas Population 2021

Bell County, Texas's estimated population is 377,978 with a growth rate of 2.03% 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 20.82% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021377,9787,5272.03%
2020370,4517,5272.07%
2019362,9247,5272.12%
2018355,3978,0202.31%
2017347,3776,2831.84%
2016341,0945,0181.49%
2015336,0765,9271.80%
2014330,1493,1210.95%
2013327,0282,0650.64%
2012324,9639,1642.90%
2011315,7992,9500.94%
2010312,849121,76163.72%
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%
193050,0303,6187.80%
192046,412-2,774-5.64%
191049,1863,6518.02%
190045,53512,15836.43%
189033,37712,85962.67%
188020,51810,747109.99%
18709,7714,972103.60%
18604,7990.00%
2021 Growth Rate
2.03%
County Website
State
Founded
1850
County Seat
2010 Population
312,849
Growth Since 2010
20.82%
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Bell County, Texas Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White220,87263.36%
Black or African American84,43524.22%
Two or More Races18,9085.42%
Asian10,2822.95%
Some Other Race9,7162.79%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander2,3920.69%
American Indian and Alaska Native1,9690.56%
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Bell County, Texas Population by Race

Bell County, Texas Population Pyramid $2021

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Bell County, Texas Median Age

31


Total

29.7


Male

32.5


Female

Bell County, Texas Adults

There are 251,816 adults, (36,793 of whom are seniors) in Bell County, Texas.

Bell County, Texas Age Dependency

62.1

Age Dependency Ratio

17.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

45

Child Dependency Ratio

Bell County, Texas Sex Ratio

Female

174,737

50.13%

Male

173,837

49.87%

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
Married67.9%32.1%
All54.3%45.7%
Male48.1%51.9%
Female40.3%59.7%
Non Family40.1%59.9%

54.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Bell County, Texas Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All122,6892.7554.3
Married61,0563.467.9
Non Family37,7151.2340.1
Female18,6843.4640.3
Male5,2343.648.1

3.34

Average Family Size

2.75

Average Household Size

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Bell County, Texas Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade7,6143.60%
9th to 12th Grade11,3555.37%
High School Graduate55,00326.00%
Some College60,26028.49%
Associates Degree24,08711.39%
Bachelors Degree34,75116.43%
Graduate Degree18,4498.72%
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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
White107,439101,77232,631
Black48,73444,77210,154
Hispanic45,22636,7057,526
Asian7,6356,4962,542
2+ Races6,7176,3551,422
Other Race5,8944,940666
Islander1,5081,426105
Native American1,2441,004249

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 94.73%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 33.29%.

Bell County, Texas Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,946$42,986$30,138
Less Than 9th Grade$21,384$24,722$16,327
High School Graduate$28,727$33,383$21,577
Some College$33,834$41,369$28,624
Bachelors Degree$51,048$58,974$41,828
Graduate Degree$65,837$79,292$56,096

$35,946

Average Earnings

$42,986

Average Male

$30,138

Average Female

Bell County, Texas Earnings by Educational Attainment

Bell County, Texas Language by Age

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Bell County, Texas Language

80.59% of Bell County, Texas residents speak only English, while 19.41% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 14.21% of the population.

Bell County, Texas Language

Bell County, Texas Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black81,71515,85619.40%
Hispanic83,89615,72218.74%
White154,22513,9129.02%
Multiple18,1622,81315.49%
Other9,5261,44215.14%
Asian9,9401,31913.27%
Islander2,35843518.45%
Native1,92543222.44%

13.87%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.11%

Male Poverty Rate

15.56%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Bell County, Texas

The race most likely to be in poverty in Bell County, Texas is Native, with 22.44% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Bell County, Texas is White, with 9.02% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.34%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.26%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.91%.

Bell County, Texas Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade26.53%
High School14.06%
Some College9.98%
Bachelors or Greater4.20%

Bell County, Texas Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed28.80%
Male Unemployed20.47%
Female Employed9.30%
Male Employed5.74%

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$54,884$71,507
Families$64,505$80,881
Married Families$76,891$94,660
Non Families$35,866$46,203
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Income by Household Type

Bell County, Texas Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

51.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.6%

Male Marriage Rate

49.8%

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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49,937

Number of Veterans

39,058

Male Veterans

10,879

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War27,639
First Gulf War20,372
Vietnam9,607
Korea1,217
World War II463

Bell County, Texas Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 5418,605
18 to 3412,230
55 to 649,137
65 to 746,067
75+3,898

Bell County, Texas Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White28,57118.70%
Black16,90531.04%
Hispanic8,42416.14%
2+ Races1,59519.22%
Other Race1,11816.51%
Asian1,03813.15%
Islander52232.56%
Native American18812.56%

Bell County, Texas Veterans by Race

Bell County, Texas Veterans by Education

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6.31%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.75%

Veteran Disability Rate

Bell County, Texas Veterans by Education

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65.6%

Labor Force Participation

54%

Employment Rate

7.6%

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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47.10%

Born in Bell County, Texas

91.64%

Native Born

8.36%

Foreign Born

4.14%

Non Citizen

4.23%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

91.64% of Bell County, Texas residents were born in the United States, with 47.10% having been born in Texas. 4.14% 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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