Bell County Profile

Compiled by
The County Information Program, Texas Association of Counties

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POPULATION (Census Bureau)
County Population     «History Chart»   «Population Projection Chart»   «Group Quarters»   «Census 2020 Redistricting Data (county level only)»
Estimate 2023:393,193More data
Estimate 2022:387,454 
Estimate 2021:380,399 
Census 2020: See note at the bottom of the page.370,647More data
Census 2010:310,235More data
Census 2000:237,974More data
Population of the County Seat (Belton)
Census 2020:23,054 
Census 2010:18,216 
Census 2000:14,623 
POPULATION OF PLACES IN BELL COUNTY - 2023 Estimates (Census Bureau)
Note: City and town populations include only those parts of each place found within this county. Use our «Town & City Search» to find the total population of each place.
Bartlett city (pt.):679More data
Belton city:25,171More data
Copperas Cove city (pt.):0More data
Harker Heights city:34,447More data
Holland town:1,123More data
Killeen city:159,643More data
Little River-Academy city:1,984More data
Morgan's Point Resort city:4,771More data
Nolanville city:7,010More data
Rogers town:1,105More data
Salado village:2,394More data
Temple city:93,095More data
Troy city:3,169More data
GENERAL INFORMATION
County Size in Square Miles (Census Bureau)
Land Area:1,053.8More data
Water Area:36.4More data
Total Area:1,090.3More data
Population Density Per Square Mile
2020:351.71More data
Urban and Rural Population of the County, 2020 (Census Bureau)
Percent Urban:86.31More data
Percent Rural:13.69More data
DEMOGRAPHICS
Ethnicity - 2022 (Census Bureau)     «Population Estimates by Age, Sex, Race, and Hispanic Origin»
Percent Hispanic:26.8%More data
Race - 2022 (Census Bureau)
Percent White Alone:65.0%More data
Percent African American Alone:24.8%More data
Percent American Indian and Alaska Native Alone:1.1%More data
Percent Asian Alone:3.2%More data
Percent Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone:0.9%More data
Percent Multi-Racial:5.0%More data
Race and Ethnicity - 2022 (Census Bureau)
Percent Not Hispanic White Alone:43.0%More data
Percent Not Hispanic African American Alone:22.3%More data
Age - 2022 (Census Bureau Estimates)     «Age Groups Chart»
17 and Under:27.3%More data
65 and Older:11.8%More data
85 and Older:1.2%More data
Median Age:32.1More data
Income
Per Capita Income - 2022 (BEA):     «Per Capita Income History Chart»$49,416More data
Total Personal Income - 2022 (BEA):$19,192,659,000More data
Median Household Income - 2022 (Census Bureau):     «Median Household Income History Chart»$62,412More data
Poverty - 2022 (Census Bureau)     «Poverty Chart»
Percent of Population in Poverty:14.2%More data
Percent of Population under 18 in Poverty:19.5%More data
Educational Attainment (Census Bureau, 2018-2022 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate)     «ACS 5-Year Estimates, S1501, Educational Attainment 🗗»
Percent high school graduate and higher, Age 25 and over:90.8% 
Percent bachelor's degree or higher, Age 25 and over:26.8% 
Pay (BLS)     «Pay History Chart»
Average Annual Pay - 2023:$58,894More data
Average Annual Pay - 2022:$56,048 
Average Annual Pay - 2021:$53,498 
Average Annual Pay - 2020:$51,085 
Average Annual Pay - 2019:$48,842 
Annual Unemployment Rate, Not Adjusted (Texas Workforce Commission)     «Unemployment History Chart»
Unemployment Rate - 2023:4.5More data
Unemployment Rate - 2022:4.5 
Unemployment Rate - 2021:5.8 
Unemployment Rate - 2020:7.0 
Unemployment Rate - 2019:3.9 
COUNTY FINANCES (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Property Taxes - 2022
Total County Tax Rate:     «Detailed Tax Rates»   «Tax Rate History with Chart»$0.339300More data
Total Market Value:     «Values and Levies»   «Levy History with Chart»$39,258,295,751More data
Total Appraised Value Available for County Taxation:$29,868,971,856More data
Total Actual Levy:$101,345,421More data
For property tax information about a specific property, contact the Appraisal District.
Sales Tax Allocation History     «Sales Tax History Chart»
CY 2023:$33,351,319More data
CY 2022:$31,580,081 
CY 2021:$27,943,716 
CY 2020:$23,261,677 
CY 2019:$21,034,059 
ROAD INVENTORY WITHIN BELL COUNTY (TXDOT)
Centerline Miles - 2022
IH Highways:57.791More data
US Highways:16.880More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:127.991More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:277.518More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:127.939More data
On-System Subtotal:608.119More data
City Streets:1,395.921More data
Certified County Roads:900.829More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:207.323More data
Off-System Subtotal:2,504.073More data
Center Line Miles: County Total:3,112.192More data
Lane Miles - 2022
IH Highways:322.588More data
US Highways:55.137More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:385.352More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:630.003More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:259.407More data
On-System Subtotal:1,652.487More data
City Streets:2,931.240More data
Certified County Roads:1,801.658More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:414.646More data
Off-System Subtotal:5,147.544More data
County Total:6,800.031More data
Miles Travelled on County Roads     «Mileage History with Chart»
LINKS TO ADDITIONAL DATA
County Business Patterns (Census Bureau):     «CBP 2021»
Gross Domestic Product (BEA):     «GDP 2022»
County Agricultural Profile (USDA):     «Census of Agriculture 2017 🗗»     «2017 County Profile 🗗»
State & County QuickFacts (Census Bureau):     «Bell County QuickFacts 🗗»
State & County Narrative Profiles (Census Bureau):     «Narrative Profiles 🗗»
County History (Handbook of Texas Online):     «Bell County History 🗗»
Texas Almanac (Texas State Historical Association):     «Bell County 🗗»

Special Districts in Bell County.
School Districts in Bell County.
History of City Tax Rates in Bell County.

Airports in Bell County.
Hospitals in Bell County.
Prisons in Bell County.