Introduction to Belton, Missouri

Belton, Missouri, in Cass county, is located 14 miles SE of Overland Park, Kansas (center to center) and is 20 miles S of Kansas City, Missouri. The city is in the Kansas City area. There are 21,730 residents in Belton.

Belton History

Shawnee Indians were the early settlers of this area. What is now known as the city of Belton was originally a government land of 80 acres which was purchased by George W. Scott and William H. Colbern in 1869. Scott and Colbern named the city "Belton" after their friend, Marcus Lindsey Belt, who helped them survey the land area, and the city was incorporated in 1872.

Belton and nearby Attractions

  • Thomas Hart Benton Home & Studio
  • Walt Disney House and Garage
  • Hillsdale State Park
  • Watkins Mill State Park
  • Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
  • Swan River Museum

Things To Do In Belton

The city of Belton offers easy access to several popular tourist attractions. The Watkins Mill State Park and the Hillsdale State Park are the two recreational parks which offer facilities for the enjoyment of a variety of sports and other activities. The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and the Swan River Museum showcase interesting artifacts relating to the ancient history of the region. The Thomas Hart Benton Home & Studio and the Walt Disney House and Garage are among the other major attractions of Belton.

Belton Transportation

Facilities for air transportation are available at the Lambert-Saint Louis International Airport.

Belton Higher Education

The University of Kansas, University of Missouri, University of Saint Mary, and William Jewell College are some of the nearby higher education institutes.


Total Population 23,197
Male Share of the Population 49.7%
Female Share of the Population 50.3%
Senior Citizens 11.2%
Employed Population 16+ 10,768
Age of the Population 34


% of people married 49.9%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 21.2%
Median Earnings25+ $35,354
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $22,134
Median Earnings With High School Degree $31,128


Median Family Income $59,525
% Above Poverty Level 87%
% Below Poverty Level 13%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 25 minutes
% Working from Home 3.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.3%
% Using Public Transportation 0.1%


People Living Alone 25.4%
Median Gross Rent $997
Median House Value $122,300


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 30.8%
US/American 0%
English 10%
Irish 15.3%

Belton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 14 miles SE of Overland Park, Kansas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 20 miles S of Kansas City, Missouri
County Cass
Metro Area Kansas City
Standard Zip Codes 64012
Phone Area Codes 816
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.811
Longitude -94.531

Belton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 11.8 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 34 F
Apr Temp 42 to 63 F
Jul Temp 66 to 87 F
Oct Temp 44 to 68 F
Annual Precip 41.1 inches
Station OLATHE 3 E
Distance 13.6 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 38 F
Apr Temp 45 to 67 F
Jul Temp 69 to 89 F
Oct Temp 47 to 69 F
Annual Precip 40.1 inches
Distance 20.9 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 36 F
Apr Temp 42 to 64 F
Jul Temp 67 to 88 F
Oct Temp 46 to 67 F
Annual Precip 43.1 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Belton, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Village of Loch Lloyd (64012)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Cleveland 643 $83,750
Grandview 24,860 $53,731
Greenwood 5,322 $76,721
Lake Annette 111 $35,000

Belton Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
17065 S 71 HIGHWAY
(816) 348-1236
Emergency Service: Yes

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Student/teacher ratio: 16.9

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Student/teacher ratio: 1.5

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