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

The community of Belton is the Seat for Bell County.

Bell County was founded in 1850.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Bell had a population of 285,787 people. This is an increase of 20.09% since the last Census (which gave a population of 237,974 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Bell represented 1.14% of the total population of Texas, making it the state's 19th most populous county (out of 254 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2010310,235+30.37%+8.55% since 2009
2008285,598+20.01%+2.61% since 2007
2000237,974The Last Census

More information can be found on the Bell County Census Page for Bell County.


Below are some of the communities located in Bell County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Bell County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Killeen   119,51286,91137.51% increase  
Temple   60,12054,51410.28% increase  
Harker Heights   26,02617,30850.4% increase  
Belton   17,79914,62321.72% increase  
Morgan's Point Resort   4,3852,98946.7% increase  

Websites for Bell County

Official Website:   www.bellcountytx.com/

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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