Belton

Population: 20,138Median home value: $122,500 80 Ranks better than 92% of areas
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A- Belton Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
B+ Belton Cost of Living Cost of living is 5% lower than Texas
Belton
8614% less expensive than the US average
Texas
919% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Belton cost of living
B Belton Crime Total crime is 8% lower than Texas
Total crime
2,7591% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 371% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-22%Year over year crime is down
Belton crime
D Belton Employment Household income is 7% lower than Texas
Median household income
$50,6428% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$23,14122% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
4%6% lower than the US average
Belton employment
D- Belton Housing Home value is 14% lower than Texas
Median home value
$122,50034% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$78218% lower than the US average
Home ownership
55%14% lower than the US average
Belton real estate or Belton rentals
A Belton Schools HS graduation rate is 2% lower than Texas
High school grad. rates
76%8% lower than the US average
School test scores
77%57% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
15:17% lower than the US average
Belton K-12 schools or Belton colleges

Living in Belton, TX

Belton, Texas is a medium-sized city with a population of 20,138 residents. The majority of Belton residents report their race to be White; this is followed by Black and Asian. Additionally, more than a quarter of the population of Belton are of Hispanic or Latino origin, and 24% of the population also speak Spanish. Belton tends to attract a younger crowd, as the median age of 28 is far below the national average. Belton is known to be family friendly as more than 70% of the population has already tied the knot. It might also be worth noting that 56% of residents also have children under the age of 18.

Whether you’re relocating to a new city to be closer to family, friends or for a new job, living in Belton could be a positive experience compared to other cities in Texas if you know where to search. To help you find the best places to live in and around Belton, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like amenities, weather, education, employment, housing and more.

With a livability score of 79/100, Belton is ranked #2,062 in the United States and #428 in Texas. Based on this score, Belton would be considered a very livable city! Belton has also earned the rare honor of ranking in the top 10 percentile among all cities. Based on the scores for each individual category, Belton has been rewarded with high marks for amenities (A-), crime (B-), cost of living (B+), weather (B+) and education (A). Unfortunately for Belton, there are some categories for which it does not score well, this includes: employment (D) and housing (D-).

Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., Belton has received a higher than average score for its local amenities. If you’re planning on relocating and making this area your permanent home, it’s nice to know that there is an ample amount of amenities and things to do within walking distance or a short drive.

Feeling a sense of safety in the area that you live in is a must for most people. Low crime rates can have a positive impact on things like home prices, home appreciation rates and the overall sense of community. Belton has a violent crime rate of 164 crimes per 100,000 residents which is far lower than the national average.

Knowing that the Belton schools rank highly for test scores plays an important factor in deciding if this area is the right place to live. The average school test scores are 77%, which is far higher than the national average.

Assuming that Belton meets all of your requirements, the next most important item to examine is the affordability of real estate in Belton. Everything else becomes a lot less important if it turns out that home prices in Belton are simply unattainable. The median home price for Belton homes is $122,500, which is 14.2% lower than the Texas average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Belton, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 2.4, which is 7.7% lower than the Texas average. For most people, purchasing a new home is the biggest investment they will make in their lifetime. Taking a look at overall real estate appreciation rates in Belton will offer some insight into determining if your home purchase will be a solid investment for years to come. In Belton, the year-over-year appreciation rates were 10%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 2.9%.

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Belton is a small town with lots of big adventures. You'll find activities that your kids will love, as well as attractions that will make your time with friends worthwhile.

The Bell County Museum is a popular attraction that displays the history of the area. A number of artwork and fascinating artifacts are featured to give you an idea of how people lived in Belton in centuries past. Stillhouse Hollow Lake is also a great place to visit if you like spending time outdoors, since it's a great place to walk by the lake. Belton Lake is an ideal outdoor attraction as well and is one of the best areas for a picnic.

Take the kids to Summer Fun Waterpark as a fun way to cool off on hot summer days, and you can also visit Scuba Divers Paradise, where you'll learn about the creatures that are native to bodies of water and learn how to dive. Belton is also home to delicious Mexican restaurants like Jaliscos, and Dead Fish Grill, which offers fresh, delicious meal options.
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Source: The Belton, TX data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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