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.



Total Population10,159
Male Share of the Population49.3%
Female Share of the Population50.7%
Senior Citizens9.7%
Employed Population 16+4,337
Age of the Population33


% of people married38.9%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher8.2%
Median Earnings25+$24,241
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$20,727
Median Earnings With High School Degree$24,610


Median Family Income$47,073
% Above Poverty Level76.2%
% Below Poverty Level23.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time17 minutes
% Working from Home2.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work5.6%
% Using Public Transportation%


People Living Alone21.2%
Median Gross Rent$740
Median House Value$67,900


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)60.7%
French Except Basque2.5%
West Indian0.2%
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Bellmead Almanac

County McLennan County
Standard Zip Codes76704, 76705
Phone Area Codes254
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude31.58
Approximate Longitude-97.13

Bellmead Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance6.4 miles
Jan Temp33 to 57 F
Apr Temp53 to 78 F
Jul Temp74 to 96 F
Oct Temp55 to 80 F
Annual Precip36.2 inches
Distance20.5 miles
Jan Temp34 to 56 F
Apr Temp53 to 77 F
Jul Temp72 to 96 F
Oct Temp56 to 79 F
Annual Precip34.2 inches
Distance23.3 miles
Jan Temp33 to 56 F
Apr Temp53 to 77 F
Jul Temp72 to 96 F
Oct Temp54 to 80 F
Annual Precip35 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Beverly Hills1,828$37,266
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