Belton, TX

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Living in Belton

Belton is a medium-sized city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 23,054 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Belton is the 136th largest community in Texas. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Belton, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Belton, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Belton’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Belton does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $49,617.00.

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 (12.55%), healthcare (9.89%), and sales jobs (7.78%).

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 overall education level of Belton is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 27.38% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Belton in 2018 was $27,047, 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 $108,188 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 31.61% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Belton include German, Irish, English, Czech, and Italian.

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