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Bell County, Texas

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Bell County, Texas
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 362,924
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 362,924
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 310,159
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) 17.0%
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, 2014-2018 49,034
Foreign born persons, percent, 2014-2018 8.3%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 144,240
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2014-2018 54.3%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2014-2018 $141,200
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2014-2018 $1,319
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2014-2018 $483
Median gross rent, 2014-2018 $908
Building permits, 2019 2,355
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2014-2018 120,241
Persons per household, 2014-2018 2.76
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2014-2018 75.3%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2014-2018 19.6%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2014-2018 91.3%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2014-2018 82.8%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 90.6%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 24.5%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2014-2018 11.5%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
15.1%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 58.8%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 57.4%
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 merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 3,630,471
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+, 2014-2018 21.1
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $54,184
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $25,911
Persons in poverty, percent
13.0%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2018 5,249
Total employment, 2018 96,534
Total annual payroll, 2018 ($1,000) 4,072,237
Total employment, percent change, 2017-2018 4.6%
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.

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The vintage year (e.g., V2019) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2019). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

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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