Belton, TX Population

Population: 14,623. Estimated population in July 2020: 15,530 (+6.2% change)
Males: 7,125 (48.7%), Females: 7,498 (51.3%)

Bell County

Zip code: 76513

Median resident age: 28.4 years
Median household income: $32,052
Median house value: $64,900

Races in Belton:

  • White Non-Hispanic (64.2%)
  • Hispanic (25.1%)
  • Other race (14.8%)
  • Black (8.1%)
  • Two or more races (2.7%)
  • American Indian (1.3%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (11.4%), Irish (8.8%), United States (8.0%), English (6.3%), Scotch-Irish (3.7%), Italian (2.1%).

Land area: 12.5 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Belton

  • High school or higher: 73.4%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 21.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.4%
  • Unemployed: 10.0%
  • Mean travel time to work: 21.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Belton city

  • Never married: 27.2%
  • Now married: 54.8%
  • Separated: 2.8%
  • Widowed: 6.3%
  • Divorced: 9.0%

7.8% Foreign born (6.2% Latin America, 1.1% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: +2,050 (+16.3%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Belton:

  • SCOTT & WHITE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 3 miles; TEMPLE, TX)
  • KINGS DAUGHTERS HOSPITAL (about 5 miles; TEMPLE, TX)
  • METROPLEX HOSPITAL (about 22 miles; KILLEEN, TX)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Belton:

  • DRAUGHON-MILLER CENTRAL TEXAS REGIONAL (about 8 miles; TEMPLE, TX; Abbreviation: TPL)
  • KILLEEN MUNI (about 16 miles; KILLEEN, TX; Abbreviation: ILE)
  • ROBERT GRAY AAF (about 25 miles; FORT HOOD/KILLEEN, TX; Abbreviation: GRK)
Other public-use airports nearest to Belton:

  • HOOD AAF (about 18 miles; FORT HOOD(KILLEEN), TX; Abbreviation: HLR)
  • GEORGETOWN MUNI (about 31 miles; GEORGETOWN, TX; Abbreviation: GTU)
  • MC GREGOR EXECUTIVE (about 32 miles; WACO, TX; Abbreviation: PWG)
Amtrak stations near Belton:

  • 9 miles: TEMPLE (315 WEST AVE. B). Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, intercity bus service, public transit connection.
  • 19 miles: KILLEEN (ARROW TRAILWAYS, 200 E. AVENUE C) – Bus Station

Colleges and Universities

College/University in Belton:

  • UNIVERSITY OF MARY HARDIN-BAYLOR (Full-time enrollment: 2,257; Location: 900 COLLEGE ST BOX 8425; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.umhb.edu; Offers Master’s degree)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Belton:

  • TEMPLE COLLEGE (about 8 miles; TEMPLE, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,054)
  • CENTRAL TEXAS COLLEGE (about 23 miles; KILLEEN, TX; Full-time enrollment: 6,777)
  • MCLENNAN COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 41 miles; WACO, TX; Full-time enrollment: 3,658)
  • BAYLOR UNIVERSITY (about 42 miles; WACO, TX; Full-time enrollment: 13,183)
  • TEXAS STATE TECHNICAL COLLEGE-WACO (about 46 miles; WACO, TX; Full-time enrollment: 3,218)
  • AUSTIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 53 miles; AUSTIN, TX; Full-time enrollment: 12,819)
  • THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN (about 57 miles; AUSTIN, TX; Full-time enrollment: 46,503)

Schools

Public high schools in Belton:

  • BELTON H S (Students: 2,049; Location: 600 LK RD; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • HENRY T WASKOW HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 107; Location: 320 N BLAIR; Grades: 09 – 12)
Private high school in Belton:

  • FAITH CHRISTIAN ACADAMY (Students: 37; Location: 1205 S WALKER; Grades: PK – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Belton:

  • BELTON J H (Students: 1,133; Location: 400 N WALL; Grades: 07 – 08)
  • LAKEWOOD EL (Students: 546; Location: 11200 FM 2305; Grades: KG – 04)
  • BELTON INT (Students: 522; Location: 1704 SPARTA RD; Grades: 05 – 06)
  • SPARTA EL (Students: 469; Location: 1800 SPARTA RD; Grades: PK – 04)
  • SOUTHWEST EL (Students: 464; Location: 610 SAUNDERS; Grades: PK – 04)
  • MILLER HEIGHTS EL (Students: 363; Location: 1110 FAIRWAY DR; Grades: PK – 04)
  • LEON HEIGHTS EL (Students: 275; Location: 1501 N MAIN; Grades: PK – 04)
  • CEDAR CREST CHARTER SCHOOL (Students: 58; Location: 3500 S IH 35; Grades: KG – 12)

Libraries

Library in Belton:

  • LENA ARMSTRONG PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $138,871; Location: 301 E 1ST AVE; 26,426 books; 273 audio materials; 423 video materials; 24 serial subscriptions)

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