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Overview

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.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population23,236
Male Share of the Population50.5%
Female Share of the Population49.5%
Senior Citizens12.4%
Employed Population 16+11,373
Age of the Population35

Families

% of people married51.9%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher19.6%
Median Earnings25+$36,366
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$26,250
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,846

Wealth

Median Family Income$65,947
% Above Poverty Level89.4%
% Below Poverty Level10.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time26 minutes
% Working from Home2.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.5%
% Using Public Transportation0.1%

Housing

People Living Alone23.5%
Median Gross Rent$989
Median House Value$124,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)29.4%
German22.9%
Irish14.7%
English10.4%
Italian2.4%
French Except Basque2.2%
Dutch2%
Polish2%
Norwegian1.3%
Scottish1.2%
Welsh0.9%
Swedish0.8%
Greek0.4%
African0.3%
Romanian0.3%
Austrian0.2%
Jordanian0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Arab0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Russian0.2%
Czech0.2%
Portuguese0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Croatian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Cape Verdean0.1%
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Belton Almanac

CategoryValue
County Cass County
Standard Zip Codes64012
Phone Area Codes816
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude38.81
Approximate Longitude-94.53

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)

StationLEES SUMMIT REED WLR
Distance11.8 miles
Jan Temp15 to 34 F
Apr Temp42 to 63 F
Jul Temp66 to 87 F
Oct Temp44 to 68 F
Annual Precip41.1 inches
StationOLATHE 3 E
Distance13.6 miles
Jan Temp20 to 38 F
Apr Temp45 to 67 F
Jul Temp69 to 89 F
Oct Temp47 to 69 F
Annual Precip40.1 inches
StationINDEPENDENCE
Distance20.9 miles
Jan Temp17 to 36 F
Apr Temp42 to 64 F
Jul Temp67 to 88 F
Oct Temp46 to 67 F
Annual Precip43.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Cleveland610$85,469
Grandview25,126$51,306
Greenwood5,474$78,384
Lake Annette145$0
Peculiar4,856$60,511
Raymore20,107$83,793

Belton Hospitals

Belton Regional Medical Center
(Proprietary)
17065 S. 71 Highway
(816) 348-1200

Belton Public Schools

Belton High
801 W. North Avenue
ZIP: 64012
(816) 348-1036
High
Total Enrollment 978
Belton Middle School/fc
107 W. Pirate Parkway
ZIP: 64012
(816) 348-1726
Middle
Total Enrollment 1088
Belton-ozanam Southland Coop.
409 Colbern St
ZIP: 64012
(816) 348-1065
Cambridge Elem.
109 W Cambridge
ZIP: 64012
(816) 348-1008
Primary
Total Enrollment 313
Gladden Elem.
405 Westover Rd
ZIP: 64012
(816) 348-1015
Primary
Total Enrollment 331
Grace Early Child. Ed. Ctr.
614 W Mill
ZIP: 64012
(816) 348-1514
Primary
Total Enrollment 283
Hillcrest Elem.
106 S Hillcrest Rd
ZIP: 64012
(816) 348-1130
Primary
Total Enrollment 307
Kentucky Trail Elem.
8301 E 163rd St
ZIP: 64012
(816) 348-1100
Primary
Total Enrollment 570
Mill Creek Upper Elem.
308 S Cleveland
ZIP: 64012
(816) 348-1576
Middle
Total Enrollment 752
Scott Elem.
310 S Scott
ZIP: 64012
(816) 348-1005
Primary
Total Enrollment 349
Yeokum Middle
613 W Mill
ZIP: 64012
(816) 348-1042

Belton Private Schools

Heartland High School And Academy
810 S Cedar St
ZIP: 64012
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 122
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