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 (10.76%), maintenance occupations (9.36%), and management occupations (9.31%).
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%: 25.63% of adults in Belton have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Belton in 2010 was $23,942, which is middle income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $95,768 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 35.71% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Belton include German, Irish, English, Scottish, and Scots-Irish.
The most common language spoken in Belton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.