Bell County Profile

Compiled by
The County Information Program, Texas Association of Counties

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POPULATION (Census Bureau)
County Population     «History»   «Group Quarters»  «Census 2020 Redistricting Data (county level only)»
Estimate 2021:379,617More data
Census 2020:370,647More 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 - 2021 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.):694More data
Belton city:23,845More data
Copperas Cove city (pt.):0More data
Harker Heights city:33,560More data
Holland town:1,086More data
Killeen city:156,261More data
Little River-Academy city:1,989More data
Morgan's Point Resort city:4,713More data
Nolanville city:6,249More data
Rogers town:1,104More data
Salado village:2,391More data
Temple city:85,416More data
Troy city:2,468More data
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, 2010 (Census Bureau)
Percent Urban:84.81More data
Percent Rural:15.19More data
Ethnicity - 2021 (Census Bureau)
Percent Hispanic:26.5%More data
Race - 2021 (Census Bureau)
Percent White Alone:65.3%More data
Percent African American Alone:24.7%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:4.9%More data
Race and Ethnicity - 2021 (Census Bureau)
Percent Not Hispanic White Alone:43.5%More data
Percent Not Hispanic African American Alone:22.3%More data
Age - 2021 (Census Bureau Estimates)     «Age Groups»
17 and Under:27.6%More data
65 and Older:11.5%More data
85 and Older:1.1%More data
Median Age:31.9More data
Per Capita Income - 2020 (BEA):$46,594More data
Total Personal Income - 2020 (BEA):$17,236,305,000More data
Median Household Income - 2020 (Census Bureau):$53,639More data
Poverty - 2020 (Census Bureau)
Percent of Population in Poverty:14.7%More data
Percent of Population under 18 in Poverty:21.4%More data
Educational Attainment (Census Bureau, 2016-2020 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate)
Percent high school graduate and higher, Age 25 and over:90.9% 
Percent bachelor's degree or higher, Age 25 and over:25.3% 
Pay (BLS)
Average Annual Pay - 2021:$53,498More data
Average Annual Pay - 2020:$51,085 
Average Annual Pay - 2019:$48,842 
Average Annual Pay - 2018:$46,975 
Average Annual Pay - 2017:$45,986 
Annual Unemployment Rate, Not Adjusted (Texas Workforce Commission)
Unemployment Rate - 2021:5.7More data
Unemployment Rate - 2020:7.0 
Unemployment Rate - 2019:3.9 
Unemployment Rate - 2018:4.2 
Unemployment Rate - 2017:4.3 
COUNTY FINANCES (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Property Taxes - 2021
Total County Tax Rate:     «Detailed Tax Rates»$0.394300More data
Total Market Value:     «Values and Levies»$30,853,766,784More data
Total Appraised Value Available for County Taxation:$24,621,643,090More data
Total Actual Levy:$97,083,139More data
For property tax information about a specific property, contact the Appraisal District.
Sales Tax Allocation History
CY 2021:$27,943,716More data
CY 2020:$23,261,677 
CY 2019:$21,034,059 
CY 2018:$19,452,762 
CY 2017:$18,683,991 
Centerline Miles - 2020
IH Highways:57.715More data
US Highways:16.880More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:127.972More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:277.496More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:126.945More data
On-System Subtotal:607.008More data
City Streets:1,275.365More data
Certified County Roads:890.569More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:207.323More data
Off-System Subtotal:2,373.257More data
Center Line Miles: County Total:2,980.265More data
Lane Miles - 2020
IH Highways:251.601More data
US Highways:55.137More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:385.187More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:629.369More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:258.408More data
On-System Subtotal:1,579.702More data
City Streets:2,684.726More data
Certified County Roads:1,782.592More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:414.646More data
Off-System Subtotal:4,881.964More data
County Total:6,461.666More data
County Business Patterns (Census Bureau):     «CBP 2020»
Gross Domestic Product (BEA):     «GDP 2020»
County Agricultural Profile (USDA):     «Census of Agriculture 2017»
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.