A Community Profile

 

LocationBelton is the County Seat of Bell County in central Texas. It is located on I-35, midway between Dallas and San Antonio. Belton is within 180 miles of every major population center within the State.

Dallas – 135 m North Austin – 65 m South
Houston – 163 m SE San Antonio – 146 m S
Chicago – 1100 m N Mexico City- 1039 m S
Population by Age

MSA Belton
Population Under 6 11.6% 11.7%
Population 6 to 17 17.7% 17.2%
Population 18 to 34 33.5% 29.5%
Population 35 to 49 19.3% 17.0%
Population 50 or Older 17.9% 24.5%
Population

City MSA
2000 14,623 307,610
1997 (est.) 14,020 296,100
1990 12,476 255,301
1980 10,660 214,656
1970 8,696 144,483

Source:  2000 US Census Data

The Killeen/Temple MSA consists of Bell and portions of Coryell County. The City of Belton is experiencing an approx. 1.7% annual growth.

Population by Ethnic Background

Anglo Black Hispanic Other
Belton 64.2% 7.9% 16.70% 2.8%
Bell County 57.3% 19.90% 16.70% 6.10%
MSA 55% 21% 13% 3.5%

Source:  2000 US Census Data

Population Income Statistics

Median Family Income $26,831.00
Per Capita Income $10,908.00

 

 

 

 

Government Profile

 

City Government

Type: Home Rule
Number on Council: 7
Municipal Police: 24
Paid Firefighters: 18
Volunteer Firefighters: 12
Insurance Key Rate: $ 0.25 w/ 15% credit
City zoning body: Yes
City Master Plan: Yes

Taxation

There is no personal income tax in the State of Texas.

Total Sales Tax 8.25 %

(State 6.25%, City 1%., Economic Dev. .5%, Other .5%)

Property Taxes (Per $100.00 Assessed Value)

Bell County $ 0.3366
Belton $ 0.6975
Belton ISD $ 1.6668
Other (Road) $ 0.0285
Water District $ 0.0059
Total $ 2.7353

 

 

 

Utility Profile

 

Electric Power

Supplier: TXU Electric
Reliability: .9998
Total capacity: 22,808,000 KW
Reserve at system peak: 15.1 %
Transmission voltage: 69KV 138KV 345KV
Service voltage: 120/208 120/240 240/480 277/480

Natural Gas

Supplier: TXU/Lone Star Gas
BTU content per cubic foot: 1,030

Water and Sewer System

Water Supplier: City of Belton
Maximum daily capacity: 6,572,000 gallons
Maximum daily use: 4,000,000 gallons
Pressure on mains: 45-85 psi
Storage capacity: 3,875,000 gallons
System looped: Yes
Size of mains: 4″ to 21″
Sewer Service: Brazos River Auth.
Type Treatment: Activated sludge
Maximum capacity: 2,500,000 gallons
Maximum daily use: 1,300,000 gallons

Telephone

Supplier: Southwestern Bell Telephone
Digital: Yes
Make and Model: Northern Telecom DMS 100
Fiber Optics: Yes
Switched 56KBPS: Yes
High Capacity digital (T-1): Yes
Digital data service: Yes
911 Service: Yes

 

 

 

This page was last updated on December 21, 2015.

Development Corporation of Belton
715 E Central
P.O. Box 750
Belton, TX 78654
(254) 488-7539