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%.