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 2018:355,642More data
Estimate 2017:347,851 
Estimate 2016:341,305 
Estimate 2015:336,174 
Estimate 2014:330,208 
Estimate 2013:327,061 
Estimate 2012:324,973 
Estimate 2011:315,780 
Census 2010:310,235More data
Census 2000:237,974More data
Population of the County Seat (Belton)
Census 2010:18,216 
Census 2000:14,623 
POPULATION OF PLACES IN BELL COUNTY - 2018 (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.):711 
Belton city:22,222 
Copperas Cove city (pt.):0 
Harker Heights city:31,857 
Holland town:1,158 
Killeen city:149,103 
Little River-Academy city:2,027 
Morgan's Point Resort city:4,590 
Nolanville city:5,715 
Rogers town:1,225 
Salado village:2,351 
Temple city:76,256 
Troy city:1,997 
GENERAL INFORMATION
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
DEMOGRAPHICS
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
Income
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, 2013-2017 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate)
Percent high school graduate and higher:90.7% 
Percent bachelor's degree or higher:24.2% 
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 - 2018:4.1More data
Unemployment Rate - 2017:4.3 
Unemployment Rate - 2016:4.5 
Unemployment Rate - 2015:4.6 
Unemployment Rate - 2014:5.8 
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 2018:$19,452,762More data
CY 2017:$18,683,991 
CY 2016:$17,955,292 
CY 2015:$17,122,345 
CY 2014:$17,102,814 
ROAD INVENTORY WITHIN BELL COUNTY (TXDOT)
Centerline Miles - 2017
IH Highways:57.743More data
US Highways:16.845More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:127.794More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:277.514More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:121.899More data
On-System Subtotal:601.795More data
City Streets:1,274.691More data
Certified County Roads:890.303More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:207.323More data
Off-System Subtotal:2,372.317More data
Center Line Miles: County Total:2,974.112More data
Lane Miles - 2017
IH Highways:254.040More data
US Highways:56.298More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:364.064More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:630.666More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:248.304More data
On-System Subtotal:1,553.372More data
City Streets:2,683.258More data
Certified County Roads:1,782.060More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:414.646More data
Off-System Subtotal:4,879.964More data
County Total:6,433.336More data
LINKS TO ADDITIONAL 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):     «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.