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Overview

Introduction to Belton, Texas

Belton, Texas, in Bell county, is 7 miles W of Temple, Texas and 57 miles N of Austin, Texas. The city is in the Killeen- Temple area. There are 14,623 residents in Belton.

Belton History

Belton was originally founded in 1850 as the county seat for Bell County. Within ten years, the region had a school, courthouse, hotel, church, saloon, stores and other businesses. The courthouse that stands in the town today was built in 1886. The Baylor Female College, later renamed the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, was chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas.

Belton and nearby Attractions

  • Bell County Expo Center
  • Bell County Museum
  • KOA Campgrounds
  • Valley Arts Studio
  • Kinkade Thomas at RMK Galleries
  • Miller Fine Art Gallery

Things To Do In Belton

There are several well-maintained parks, which make for good picnic and recreational spots. The Bell County Museum is another must-visit place in Belton. Here you can enjoy the collection of historical artifacts of the Bell County area.

Belton Transportation

Air transportation in the region is provided by Draughon-Miller Central Texas Regional Airport.

Belton Higher Education

Students seeking higher education can enroll in the local University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. Other institutes nearby include Temple College and Central Texas College.

People

Total Population 19,292
Male Share of the Population 47.9%
Female Share of the Population 52.1%
Senior Citizens 12.1%
Employed Population 16+ 8,039
Age of the Population 28

Families

% of people married 39.8%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 26.6%
Median Earnings25+ $34,685
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $24,118
Median Earnings With High School Degree $31,115

Wealth

Median Family Income $61,238
% Above Poverty Level 81.5%
% Below Poverty Level 18.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 18 minutes
% Working from Home 2.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.2%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 27.4%
Median Gross Rent $765
Median House Value $124,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 49.1%
US/American 0%
English 11.4%
Irish 12.5%

Belton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 7 miles W of Temple, Texas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 57 miles N of Austin, Texas
County Bell
Metro Area Killeen - Temple
Standard Zip Codes 76513
Phone Area Codes 254
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 31.055
Longitude -97.464

Belton 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 BELTON DAM
Distance 3.3 miles
Jan Temp 35 to 57 F
Apr Temp 54 to 77 F
Jul Temp 72 to 94 F
Oct Temp 56 to 79 F
Annual Precip 35.2 inches
Station KILLEEN 3 S
Distance 16 miles
Jan Temp 34 to 58 F
Apr Temp 53 to 78 F
Jul Temp 72 to 95 F
Oct Temp 56 to 80 F
Annual Precip 32.8 inches
Station MCGREGOR
Distance 26.4 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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Morgans Point (76513)

Morgans Point Resort (76513)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Harker Heights 27,757 $72,995
Holland 1,018 $51,111

Belton Public Libraries

Library
Lena Armstrong Public Library
301 E 1ST AVE
Belton, Texas
(254) 933-5832

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Belton High Schools

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BELTON H S
600 LK RD
254-933-4600
Serves 2,049 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.2

HENRY T WASKOW HIGH SCHOOL
320 N BLAIR
254-933-4595
A Non-traditional School
Serves 107 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.1

CEDAR CREST CHARTER SCHOOL
3500 S IH 35
254-939-4057
A Non-traditional School
A Charter School.
Serves 58 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.9

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