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Overview

Introduction to Bellmead, Texas

Bellmead, Texas, in McLennan county, is 3 miles NE of Waco, Texas (center to center) and 79 miles S of Arlington, Texas. It is part of the surrounding Waco metro area.

Bellmead History

The history of the area dates back to the 1920's when the Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railroad was established in the area. This created employment opportunities, which attracted many settlers. According to sources, the community was named after a Texas horse farm known as the Belle Meade Farms. Bellmead's first post office was constructed in 1937, and the residents voted in favor of incorporation in 1939. However, due to lack of fire, water, and sewerage facilities, the incorporation was discontinued. Following the establishment of the Waco Army Air Field in the 1940s, the economy of the region revived. The city of Bellmead was finally incorporated in 1954.

Bellmead and Nearby Attractions

  • Mayborn Museum
  • Earle-Harrison House & Gardens
  • Lake Whitney State Park
  • Cameron Park Zoo
  • Art Center Waco

Things To Do In Bellmead

The Earle-Harrison House & Gardens, which is close to Bellmead, is a mid-19th century mansion built in the Greek revival style. The burial site of Davy Crokett's second wife, Elizabeth Crokett, is at the nearby Acton State Historic Site. The Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, and the Cameron Park Zoo are other nearby places of interest. Camping, fishing, and picnicking opportunities are available at the Mother Neff State Park. In addition, activities like swimming, mountain biking, and hiking can be enjoyed at the 1,280-acre Lake Whitney State Park.

Bellmead Transportation

Air transportation is available from Waco Regional Airport.

Bellmead Higher Education

Baylor University, McLennan Community College, Paul Quinn College, and Texas State Technical College - Waco are close to Bellmead.

People

Total Population 10,022
Male Share of the Population 52%
Female Share of the Population 48%
Senior Citizens 8.2%
Employed Population 16+ 3,805
Age of the Population 30

Families

% of people married 46.4%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 8.4%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $37,029
% Above Poverty Level 70.3%
% Below Poverty Level 29.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 17 minutes
% Working from Home 2.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 5.6%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 22.4%
Median Gross Rent $734
Median House Value $62,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 60.8%
US/American 0%
English 5.9%
Irish 10.1%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Bellmead Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 3 miles NE of Waco, Texas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 79 miles S of Arlington, Texas
County McLennan
Metro Area Waco
Standard Zip Codes 76704, 76705
Phone Area Codes 254
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 31.593
Longitude -97.108

Bellmead Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

Station WACO DAM
Distance 6.4 miles
Jan Temp 33 to 57 F
Apr Temp 53 to 78 F
Jul Temp 74 to 96 F
Oct Temp 55 to 80 F
Annual Precip 36.2 inches
Station MCGREGOR
Distance 20.5 miles
Jan Temp 34 to 56 F
Apr Temp 53 to 77 F
Jul Temp 72 to 96 F
Oct Temp 56 to 79 F
Annual Precip 34.2 inches
Station WHITNEY DAM
Distance 23.3 miles
Jan Temp 33 to 56 F
Apr Temp 53 to 77 F
Jul Temp 72 to 96 F
Oct Temp 54 to 80 F
Annual Precip 35 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Lacy Lakeview (76705)

Northcrest (76705)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Beverly Hills 1,827 $36,205
Gholson 851 $61,250

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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