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Welcome to Belton ...

The city of Belton is located in Bell County<1> and is the County Seat for Bell County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Belton has a population of 22,810 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Belton.

Belton is 570 feet [174 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Belton lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Belton: (254)

The ZIP code for Belton: 76513<4>

Websites for Belton ...

Official Website:   www.ci.belton.tx.us/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.beltontxchamber.com/

Junior League:   www.jlbellco.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Belton had an population of 22,810 people. This is an increase of 25.22% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 55.99% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Belton had a population of 18,216 people (which is 5.87% of the total population of Bell County). This makes Belton the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Belton represents 0.07% of the total population of Texas (which has 25,145,561 people), making it the state's 134th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 18,216 people, the population of Belton increased 24.57% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 14,623 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Belton.

Adding Belton to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Belton in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Belton was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Belton on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Texas (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Belton on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Belton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 10 communities that are also named Belton - they are located in Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Missouri, Montana (2), Ontario, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Belton.

Communities near Belton ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Belton.

  • Killeen [Bell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Killeen
    • Killeen [Bell County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the west of Belton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 153,991 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Killeen have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Killeen
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Killeen<7>
  • Temple [Bell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Temple
    • Temple [Bell County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the northeast of Belton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 80,761 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Temple
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Temple<7>
  • Harker Heights [Bell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harker Heights
    • Harker Heights [Bell County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the west of Belton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 33,071 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harker Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harker Heights
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harker Heights<7>
  • Nolanville [Bell County]
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    • Morgan's Point Resort [Bell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morgan's Point Resort
      • Morgan's Point Resort [Bell County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the north of Belton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,785 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Morgan's Point Resort have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morgan's Point Resort
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Morgan's Point Resort<7>
    • Troy [Bell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Troy
      • Troy [Bell County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northeast of Belton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,191 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Troy have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Troy
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Troy<7>
    • Salado [Bell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salado
      • Salado [Bell County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the southwest of Belton
      • Estimated population in 2015: 2,140 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salado
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Salado<7>
    • Jarrell [Williamson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jarrell
      • Jarrell [Williamson County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southwest of Belton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,077 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jarrell have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jarrell
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jarrell<7>
    • Little River-Academy [Bell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little River-Academy
      • Little River-Academy [Bell County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the southeast of Belton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,048 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little River-Academy
    • Bartlett [Bell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bartlett
      • Bartlett [Bell County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the south of Belton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,766 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bartlett have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bartlett
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bartlett<7>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Belton. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Belton.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Belton. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Belton.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Belton. Our list includes 28 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Belton.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Belton ...

Looking for more information about Belton? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Belton, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Belton.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Texas

About Bell County

About Texas

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Belton: www.ci.belton.tx.us/

The official website for Bell County: www.bellcountytx.com/

The official website for State of Texas: https://texas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Texas' counties, including Bell, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Belton.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Belton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Belton). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Belton or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Belton) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Belton. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from BeltonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Belton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.0583, Longitude: -97.4631    
<6>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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