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Bell County, Texas

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Table

Bell County, Texas
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
379,617
People
Population
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
379,617
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2021)
370,647
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2021, (V2021)
2.4%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 370,647
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 310,235
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
8.2%
Persons under 18 years, percent
27.6%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
11.2%
Female persons, percent
50.3%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
65.7%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
24.4%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
1.1%
Asian alone, percent(a)
3.2%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.8%
Two or More Races, percent
4.7%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
25.6%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
44.6%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2016-2020 50,534
Foreign born persons, percent, 2016-2020 8.1%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 144,240
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2016-2020 54.0%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2016-2020 $153,500
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2016-2020 $1,369
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2016-2020 $478
Median gross rent, 2016-2020 $946
Building permits, 2021 4,019
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2016-2020 125,747
Persons per household, 2016-2020 2.74
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2016-2020 76.4%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2016-2020 18.5%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2016-2020 93.6%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2016-2020 88.0%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 90.9%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 25.3%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2016-2020 11.3%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
16.6%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 58.9%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 57.9%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 552,019
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 2,849,556
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 1,962,480
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 3,626,052
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $11,225
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2016-2020 21.9
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $54,987
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $27,171
Persons in poverty, percent
14.7%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2020 5,414
Total employment, 2020 98,320
Total annual payroll, 2020 ($1,000) 4,258,131
Total employment, percent change, 2019-2020 0.3%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 19,882
All firms, 2012 17,636
Men-owned firms, 2012 8,393
Women-owned firms, 2012 7,045
Minority-owned firms, 2012 6,573
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 9,961
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 2,299
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 14,076
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 295.2
Land area in square miles, 2010 1,051.02
FIPS Code 48027
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2021) refers to the final year of the series (2020 thru 2021). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Users should exercise caution when comparing 2016-2020 ACS 5-year estimates to other ACS estimates. For more information, please visit the 2020 5-year ACS Comparison Guidance page.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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