Belton is a medium-sized city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 22,222 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Belton is the 139th largest community in Texas.
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 service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Belton who work in office and administrative support (11.20%), management occupations (9.03%), and healthcare (8.42%).
Belton is also a college town, where lots of students live while attending area colleges. Because of the high percentage of people living in Belton enrolled in college, Belton has a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards 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%: 25.87% of adults in Belton have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Belton in 2010 was $25,031, which is middle income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $100,124 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 38.41% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Belton include German, Irish, English, Scottish, and French.
The most common language spoken in Belton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.