Belton, TX


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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 sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Belton who work in office and administrative support (14.16%), sales jobs (12.56%), and food service (10.30%).

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.

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: 26.62% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Belton in 2010 was $21,415, which is middle income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $85,660 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. Belton also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 31.67% 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 Other Asian languages.