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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.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population20,138
Male Share of the Population49.5%
Female Share of the Population50.5%
Senior Citizens12.8%
Employed Population 16+8,706
Age of the Population28

Families

% of people married40.3%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher25.6%
Median Earnings25+$33,278
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$24,261
Median Earnings With High School Degree$22,644

Wealth

Median Family Income$57,195
% Above Poverty Level82.7%
% Below Poverty Level17.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time18 minutes
% Working from Home3.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work4.4%
% Using Public Transportation0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone34.8%
Median Gross Rent$782
Median House Value$122,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)50.2%
German14.7%
Irish9.1%
English7.6%
Scottish2.3%
French Except Basque2.1%
Italian1.4%
Norwegian1%
Swedish0.9%
Dutch0.8%
Danishn0.6%
Czech0.5%
Welsh0.4%
African0.4%
Russian0.4%
Polish0.2%
West Indian0.2%
Jamaican0.1%
South African0.1%
Haitian0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Arab0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Kenyan0.1%
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Belton Almanac

CategoryValue
County Bell County
Standard Zip Codes76513
Phone Area Codes254
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude31.06
Approximate Longitude-97.46

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)

StationBELTON DAM
Distance3.3 miles
Jan Temp35 to 57 F
Apr Temp54 to 77 F
Jul Temp72 to 94 F
Oct Temp56 to 79 F
Annual Precip35.2 inches
StationKILLEEN 3 S
Distance16 miles
Jan Temp34 to 58 F
Apr Temp53 to 78 F
Jul Temp72 to 95 F
Oct Temp56 to 80 F
Annual Precip32.8 inches
StationMCGREGOR
Distance26.4 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Harker Heights28,716$74,524
Holland1,274$61,667
Little River-Academy2,049$51,010
Nolanville4,643$52,148
Temple71,138$60,143

Belton Public Libraries

Lena Armstrong Public Library
301 E 1ST AVE
Belton, Texas
(254) 933-5830

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Belton Hospitals

Cedar Crest Hospital
(Proprietary)
3500 Ih 35 South

Belton Public Schools

Belton Early Childhood School
501 E 4th
ZIP: 76513
(254) 215-3700
Primary
Total Enrollment 368
Belton H S
600 Lake Rd
ZIP: 76513
(254) 215-2200
High
Total Enrollment 2643
Belton Middle
1704 Sparta Rd
ZIP: 76513
(254) 215-2800
Belton New Tech H S At Waskow
320 N Blair
ZIP: 76513
(254) 215-2500
High
Total Enrollment 447
Chisholm Trail El
1082 S Wheat Rd
ZIP: 76513
(254) 316-5100
Primary
Total Enrollment 646
Lakewood El
11200 Fm 2305
ZIP: 76513
(254) 215-3100
Primary
Total Enrollment 657
Leon Heights El
1501 N Main
ZIP: 76513
(254) 215-3200
Primary
Total Enrollment 264
Miller Heights El
1110 Fairway Dr
ZIP: 76513
(254) 215-3300
Primary
Total Enrollment 346
South Belton Middle
805 Sagebrush
ZIP: 76513
(254) 215-3000
Middle
Total Enrollment 792
Southwest El
611 S Saunders
ZIP: 76513
(254) 215-3500
Primary
Total Enrollment 391
Sparta El
1800 Sparta Rd
ZIP: 76513
(254) 215-3600
Primary
Total Enrollment 592
Tyler El
501 E 4th
ZIP: 76513
(254) 215-3700
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