Belton, MO
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Belton is a medium-sized city located in the state of Missouri. With a population of 23,168 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Belton is the 28th largest community in Missouri.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Belton is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Belton is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Belton who work in office and administrative support (16.28%), sales jobs (10.23%), and management occupations (8.09%).

Also of interest is that Belton has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

The education level of Belton citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 20.81% of adults 25 and older in Belton have a college degree.

The per capita income in Belton in 2010 was $23,274, which is upper middle income relative to Missouri, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $93,096 for a family of four. However, Belton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Belton is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Belton home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Belton residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Belton include Irish, English, Polish, and Italian.

The most common language spoken in Belton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Gujarathi.