Bell County Profile

Compiled by
The County Information Program, Texas Association of Counties

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Map of County

Note: Corrected/updated 2013 property tax data for Anderson, Andrews, Angelina, Ector, Hale, Hood and Montgomery on April 29, 2015.

POPULATION (Census Bureau)
County Population     «History»   «Group Quarters»
Estimate 2019:362,924More data
Estimate 2018:355,397 
Estimate 2017:347,377 
Estimate 2016:341,094 
Estimate 2015:336,076 
Estimate 2014:330,149 
Estimate 2013:327,028 
Estimate 2012:324,963 
Estimate 2011:315,799 
Census 2010:310,235More data
Census 2000:237,974More data
Population of the County Seat (Belton)
Census 2010:18,216 
Census 2000:14,623 
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.):714More data
Belton city:22,885More data
Copperas Cove city (pt.):0More data
Harker Heights city:32,421More data
Holland town:1,171More data
Killeen city:151,666More data
Little River-Academy city:2,038More data
Morgan's Point Resort city:4,685More data
Nolanville city:5,879More data
Rogers town:1,252More data
Salado village:2,370More data
Temple city:78,439More data
Troy city:2,016More data
County Size in Square Miles (Census Bureau and EPA)
Land Area:1,051.0More data
Water Area:36.8More data
Total Area:1,087.8More data
Population Density Per Square Mile
2010:295.18More data
Urban and Rural Population of the County, 2010 (Census Bureau)
Percent Urban:84.81More data
Percent Rural:15.19More data
Ethnicity - 2018 (Census Bureau)
Percent Hispanic:25.3%More data
Race - 2018 (Census Bureau)
Percent White Alone:65.8%More data
Percent African American Alone:24.4%More data
Percent American Indian and Alaska Native Alone:1.1%More data
Percent Asian Alone:3.3%More data
Percent Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone:0.9%More data
Percent Multi-Racial:4.6%More data
Race and Ethnicity - 2018 (Census Bureau)
Percent Not Hispanic White Alone:44.8%More data
Percent Not Hispanic Black Alone:22.2%More data
Age - 2018 (Census Bureau)     «Age Groups»
17 and Under:27.7%More data
65 and Older:10.9%More data
85 and Older:1.2%More data
Median Age:31.3More data
Per Capita Income - 2018 (BEA):$42,773More data
Total Personal Income - 2018 (BEA):$15,211,864,000More data
Median Household Income - 2018 (Census Bureau):$54,292More data
Poverty - 2018 (Census Bureau)
Percent of Population in Poverty:13.0%More data
Percent of Population under 18 in Poverty:19.1%More data
Educational Attainment (Census Bureau, 2014-2018 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate)
Percent high school graduate and higher, Age 25 and over:90.6% 
Percent bachelor's degree or higher, Age 25 and over:24.5% 
Pay (BLS)
Average Annual Pay - 2018:$46,975More data
Average Annual Pay - 2017:$45,986 
Average Annual Pay - 2016:$44,151 
Average Annual Pay - 2015:$42,997 
Average Annual Pay - 2014:$41,681 
Annual Unemployment Rate, Not Adjusted (Texas Workforce Commission)
Unemployment Rate - 2019:3.8More data
Unemployment Rate - 2018:4.1 
Unemployment Rate - 2017:4.3 
Unemployment Rate - 2016:4.5 
Unemployment Rate - 2015:4.6 
COUNTY FINANCES (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Property Taxes - 2018
Total County Tax Rate:     «Detailed Tax Rates»$0.451100More data
Total Market Value:     «Values and Levies»$21,576,524,268More data
Total Appraised Value Available for County Taxation:$18,187,874,411More data
Total Actual Levy:$82,045,501More data
For property tax information about a specific property, contact the Appraisal District.
Sales Tax Allocation History
CY 2019:$21,034,059More data
CY 2018:$19,452,762 
CY 2017:$18,683,991 
CY 2016:$17,955,292 
CY 2015:$17,122,345 
Centerline Miles - 2018
IH Highways:57.743More data
US Highways:16.845More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:127.771More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:277.511More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:125.617More data
On-System Subtotal:605.487More data
City Streets:1,275.095More data
Certified County Roads:890.312More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:207.323More data
Off-System Subtotal:2,372.730More data
Center Line Miles: County Total:2,978.217More data
Lane Miles - 2018
IH Highways:256.150More data
US Highways:56.298More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:385.798More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:630.660More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:255.740More data
On-System Subtotal:1,584.646More data
City Streets:2,684.066More data
Certified County Roads:1,782.078More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:414.646More data
Off-System Subtotal:4,880.790More data
County Total:6,465.436More data
County Business Patterns (Census Bureau):     «CBP 2017»
Gross Domestic Product (BEA):     «GDP 2018»
County Agricultural Profile (USDA):     «Census of Agriculture 2017»
State & County QuickFacts (Census Bureau):     «Bell County QuickFacts»
State & County Narrative Profiles (Census Bureau):     «Narrative Profiles (Beta)»
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.