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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    B+
Belton is a town in Texas with a population of 21,123. Belton is in Bell County and is one of the best places to live in Texas. Living in Belton offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Belton there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Belton and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Belton are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$144,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$807
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    47%
  • Own
    53%
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Belton Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    175.3
    282.7
  • Murder
    4.5
    6.1
  • Rape
    22.5
    40.7
  • Robbery
    53.9
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    359.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,851.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    85.4
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    16%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    20%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    8%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    11%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    26%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    18%
    13%

Working in Belton

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$53,623
National
$55,322
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Belton Reviews

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This is an absolutely amazing town to live in! The sense of community is outrageous, from the Independence parade to the market days there is always fun to be had. A big hotspot is our town creek being the center of attention on warm days. You can always find something to do or people to do things with. IT is an honor to be a part of this great town.
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Home to the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, Belton houses a wonderful atmosphere both traditional and commercial. As a soldier on Fort Hood, I met my wife while she attended classes at the University. Being that I grew up in Akron Ohio, a far fling from Texas, I had a hard time coping with home sickness. As we dated, I spent all of my time after work visiting her at her job, stay with her to do homework etc. Overtime it occurred to me that my homesickness was going away. Belton had everything for me. The Grand Avenue movie theaters with their wholesome friendly service, the grocery stores close by and the wonderful selections of food provided a safe haven where we could spend quality time in getting to know each other. Belton has provided a home away from my home in Ohio of which I had spent 21 years of my life. Now, of course, I live here with my wife and I couldn't be more happier than I am now.
I love Belton! Belton has a great small town feel with quick access to I-35. I enjoy being close to my family while pursuing my nursing education at The University of Mary Hardin Baylor. There are beautiful parks and trails that I enjoy going to. There is live music and downtown shopping. Millers Smokehouse is a great spot for the best BBQ! I wish there was a Chick-Fil-A!