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Location
pie_chartBelton is situated along the banks of the Leon River in the rapidly growing Central Corridor of Texas. It is on Interstate 35 near the geographic center of the state, approximately 127 miles south of Dallas/Fort Worth and 60 miles north of Austin. Local topography varies from rolling plains to wooded hills with two large lakes just ten minutes from downtown. Within a 150-mile radius of Belton is a market of more than 9.4  million people, including the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, San Antonio, and much of Houston. This region encompasses 55 percent of the population of Texas.
 
Distance to:
 Austin  57 miles                  Denver  734 miles 
 Dallas 127 miles     Atlanta 785 miles 
 San Antonio 128 miles     Chicago 925 miles 
 Houston 153 miles     Los Angeles 1,226 miles 
 El Paso 534 miles     New York 1,468 miles 

Climate
 Average Winter Temperature   46.7 degrees fahrenheit
 Average Summer Temperature  81.5 degrees fahrenheit
 Average Annual Precipitation  35.25" 
 Elevation 525 Feet 

Population     
  2010  2000   1990
 Belton    18,216  14,623  12,476
 Bell County  310,235   237,974  191,088
 Killeen/Temple MSA
(Bell, Coryell Counties)
385,623 312,952 255,301

Population Composition:
Under 18:  33.1%    Female population:  50.9% 
 18 – 64:  56.0%                          Male population:  49.1%
 Over 65:  10.9%   Veterans:  1,631

High school graduate or higher, age 25 or older:   82.0%
Bachelor’s degree or higher, age 25 or older:  27.1%

According  to  the  U.S.  Census  Bureau,  Belton’s  population  consists  of  59.4%  White,  29.1%
Hispanic or Latino, 8.1% African American, and 3.4% all other ethnicities.