Belton is a medium-sized city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 20,547 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 service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Belton who work in office and administrative support (11.68%), sales jobs (11.38%), and food service (10.83%).
In addition, Belton is a college town. There are a lot of students in Belton attending college, and as a result Belton provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared to the needs and activities of students.
The percentage of people in Belton who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 26.63% of adults in Belton have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Belton in 2010 was $21,704, which is middle income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $86,816 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 32.52% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Belton include Irish, English, French , and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Belton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.