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 2017:347,833More data
Estimate 2016:341,203 
Estimate 2015:336,094 
Estimate 2014:330,248 
Estimate 2013:327,150 
Estimate 2012:324,989 
Estimate 2011:315,809 
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.):696More data
Belton city:21,734More data
Copperas Cove city (pt.):0More data
Harker Heights city:31,075More data
Holland town:1,142More data
Killeen city:145,482More data
Little River-Academy city:2,000More data
Morgan's Point Resort city:4,465More data
Nolanville city:5,231More data
Rogers town:1,215More data
Salado village:2,288More data
Temple city:74,503More data
Troy city:1,979More 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 - 2017 (Census Bureau)
Percent Hispanic:24.8%More data
Race - 2017 (Census Bureau)
Percent White Alone:66.1%More data
Percent African American Alone:24.0%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 - 2017 (Census Bureau)
Percent Not Hispanic White Alone:45.6%More data
Percent Not Hispanic Black Alone:21.9%More data
Age - 2017 (Census Bureau)     «Age Groups»
17 and Under:27.9%More data
65 and Older:10.6%More data
85 and Older:1.2%More data
Median Age:31.1More data
Per Capita Income - 2017 (BEA):$42,024More data
Total Personal Income - 2017 (BEA):$14,617,434,000More data
Median Household Income - 2017 (Census Bureau):$52,164More data
Poverty - 2017 (Census Bureau)
Percent of Population in Poverty:13.8%More data
Percent of Population under 18 in Poverty:20.5%More data
Educational Attainment (Census Bureau, 2012-2016 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate)
Percent high school graduate and higher:90.3% 
Percent bachelor's degree or higher:23.2% 
Pay (BLS)
Average Annual Pay - 2017:$45,986More data
Average Annual Pay - 2016:$44,151 
Average Annual Pay - 2015:$42,997 
Average Annual Pay - 2014:$41,681 
Average Annual Pay - 2013:$40,330 
Annual Unemployment Rate, Not Adjusted (Texas Workforce Commission)
Unemployment Rate - 2017:4.2More data
Unemployment Rate - 2016:4.5 
Unemployment Rate - 2015:4.6 
Unemployment Rate - 2014:5.8 
Unemployment Rate - 2013:6.9 
COUNTY FINANCES (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Property Taxes - 2017
Total County Tax Rate:     «Detailed Tax Rates»$0.451100More data
Total Market Value:     «Values and Levies»$20,669,416,819More data
Total Appraised Value Available for County Taxation:$17,574,574,581More data
Total Actual Levy:$79,278,906More data
For property tax information about a specific property, contact the Appraisal District.
Sales Tax Allocation History
CY 2017:$18,683,991More data
CY 2016:$17,955,292 
CY 2015:$17,122,345 
CY 2014:$17,102,814 
CY 2013:$15,829,533 
Centerline Miles - 2016
IH Highways:35.748More data
US Highways:39.011More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:128.233More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:278.274More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:122.338More data
On-System Subtotal:603.604More data
City Streets:1,274.283More data
Certified County Roads:890.367More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:207.423More data
Off-System Subtotal:2,372.073More data
Center Line Miles: County Total:2,975.677More data
Lane Miles - 2016
IH Highways:165.154More data
US Highways:145.740More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:365.956More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:631.653More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:249.366More data
On-System Subtotal:1,557.869More data
City Streets:2,678.812More data
Certified County Roads:1,782.188More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:414.846More data
Off-System Subtotal:4,875.846More data
County Total:6,433.715More data
County Business Patterns (Census Bureau):     «CBP 2016»
County Agricultural Profile (USDA):     «Census of Agriculture 2012»
State & County QuickFacts (Census Bureau):     «Bell County QuickFacts»
State & County Narrative Profiles (Census Bureau):     «Bell County Narrative Profile»
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.