Bell County

Bell County, Texas

Bell County, Texas

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Bell County, in east central Texas, is located along the Balcones Escarpment approximately forty-five miles north of the Capitol in Austin and is bordered by Coryell, McLennan, and Falls counties on the north, on the east by Falls and Milam counties, on the south by Milam and Williamson counties, and on the west by Lampasas and Burnet counties. Belton, the third largest town in the county, serves as the county seat and is sixty-five miles north of Austin. The county's center lies at approximately 31°02' north latitude and 97°30' east longitude. Interstate Highway 35 and State highways 195, 95, and 317 are the major north-south roads in the county; U.S. Highway 190 and State Highway 36 cross the county east and west. Bell County is also served by the Burlington Northern Santa Fe and the Union Pacific railroads.

Adapted from the official Handbook of Texas, a state encyclopedia developed by the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA). It is an authoritative source of trusted historical records.

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Bell County is classified as a County

Altitude Range

390 ft – 1227 ft

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Bell County by the Numbers

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Population Counts

Bell County
Pop. Year Source
362,924 2019 United States Census Bureau

Civilian Labor Counts

Bell County
People Year Source
140,185 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Per Capita Income (USD) Year Source
$42,773 2019 U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

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Property Values

Bell County
USD ($) Year Source
21,576,524,268 2019 State Property Tax Board

Retail Sales

Bell County
USD ($) Year Source
4,953,557,399 2019 State Comptroller of Public Accounts

Wages

Bell County
USD ($) Year Source
1,579,869,287 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Unemployment Percentage Year Source
8.1 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Rainfall (inches) Year Source
36.1 2019 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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Min. (January Average, °F) Max. (July Average, °F) Year Source
35.6 94.6 2019 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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Land Area

Bell County
Area (square miles) Year Source
1,051.0 2019 United States Census Bureau

Total Area

Bell County
Area (square miles) Year Source
1,087.8 2019 United States Census Bureau