Belton sits within Bell County and two beautiful man made lakes. Belton is renowned for its old world charm which is provided by many of its towns 19th century stone buildings. The Bell County Museum located in the old Carnegie Library building is another pleasant reminder of Beltons 19th century charm. With its approximate 18,216 residents, Belton is one of Texas’s fastest growing areas.
The median income for a household in the city was $48,191, and the median income for a family was $45,346. Males had a median income of $38,039 versus $25,012 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,641. About 13.0% of families and 15.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.9% of those under age 18 and 9.8% of those age 65 or over.