Historic Bell County Population: 1850 - Present

Compiled by
The County Information Program, Texas Association of Counties

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HISTORIC POPULATION (CENSUS BUREAU)
County Population
Census 2010:310,235
Census 2000:237,974
Census 1990:191,088
Census 1980:157,889
Census 1970:124,483
Census 1960:94,097
Census 1950:73,824
Census 1940:44,863
Census 1930:50,030
Census 1920:46,412
Census 1910:49,186
Census 1900:45,535
Census 1890:33,377
Census 1880:20,518
Census 1870:9,771
Census 1860:4,799
Census 1850:0
 
COUNTY POPULATION BY DECADE
n/a 4799 people in 1860 9771 people in 1870 20518 people in 1880 33377 people in 1890 45535 people in 1900 49186 people in 1910 46412 people in 1920 50030 people in 1930 44863 people in 1940 73824 people in 1950 94097 people in 1960 124483 people in 1970 157889 people in 1980 191088 people in 1990 237974 people in 2000 310235 people in 2010
1850 1860 1870 1880 1890 1900 1910 1920 1930 1940 1950 1960 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010
 

The preceeding chart has been edited so that the height of the tallest column is the same for every county regardless of the actual value. The other columns have been adjusted accordingly to maintain the correct ratio of column heights for each Census. Therefore, this chart should not be used to compare populations between counties.


The chart below has the bars offset to the right to make room for negative values.

PERCENT CHANGE IN COUNTY POPULATION BY DECADE
2000 - 2010:spacer30.4   30.4
1990 - 2000:spacer24.5   24.5
1980 - 1990:spacer21.0   21.0
1970 - 1980:spacer26.8   26.8
1960 - 1970:spacer32.3   32.3
1950 - 1960:spacer27.5   27.5
1940 - 1950:spacer64.6   64.6
1930 - 1940:spacer-10.3   -10.3
1920 - 1930:spacer7.8   7.8
1910 - 1920:spacer-5.6   -5.6
1900 - 1910:spacer8.0   8.0
1890 - 1900:spacer36.4   36.4
1880 - 1890:spacer62.7   62.7
1870 - 1880:spacer110.0   110.0
1860 - 1870:spacer103.6   103.6
1850 - 1860:spacerN/A   N/A