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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    B+
Bell County is located in Texas with a population of 336,506. Bell County is one of the best places to live in Texas. In Bell County, most residents own their homes. In Bell County there are a lot of bars, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Bell County and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Bell County are above average.
Population
336,506

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$137,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$886
National
$949
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    45%
  • Own
    55%
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Bell County 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
    283.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    10.7
    6.1
  • Rape
    87.3
    40.7
  • Robbery
    148.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    645.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,874.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    310.2
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    17%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    12%
  • 25-34 years
    17%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    9%
  • 65+ years
    10%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    40%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    27%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%

Working in Bell County

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$52,583
National
$55,322

Bell County Reviews

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I love Bell County. The people are so friendly, as well as helpful. I feel safe when I am home alone. The overall price of things is average. This community is also family-friendly.
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The area is an okay place when considering safety. We are right next to an army base so safety should be a given, but it has to be remembered that not all soldiers are mentally stable and there will be incidents where someone will lose control of their sanity. In these moments everyone is affected but precautions are taken to insure and reassure the safety of the public. Many of the crimes committed are taken care of with the appropriate actions and swiftness. There are a few crashes that happen here, I am surprised that as congested as the roads get when the soldiers get off from work that there are not that many crashes and I believe that the city is taking action to widen the roads so traffic can flow a lot smoother than it does now.
I moved here from Travis County an I am loving the lower cost of living. There is plenty to do if you love the outdoors. Many lakes surround the area and we have The Expo center that brings a variety of attractions such as the Sami show, bull riding, and concerts.