Belton is a medium-sized city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 22,885 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Belton is the 139th largest community in Texas.
Belton is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Belton is a city of professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Belton who work in office and administrative support (12.29%), healthcare (9.33%), and management occupations (8.95%).
Of important note, Belton is also a city of artists. Belton has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Belton’s character.
Because there are quite a few people attending college in Belton, it is thought of as a college town. To the benefit of the many students in the area, Belton provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards their needs and activities.
In terms of college education, Belton is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 27.37% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Belton in 2018 was $26,942, which is upper middle income relative to Texas, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $107,768 for a family of four. However, Belton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Belton is an extremely 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. Belton also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 31.81% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Belton include German, Irish, English, Italian, and French.
The most common language spoken in Belton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.