Bell County


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Bell County, Texas

PO Box 480
Belton, TX 76513
Phone: (254) 933-5160
Fax: (254) 933-5176
www.bellcountytx.com

In south-central TX, northeast of Austin; organized Jan 22, 1850 from Bexar County. Name Origin: For Peter Hansborough Bell (1812-98), governor of TX (1849-53) and U.S. representative from TX (1853-57)

Area (sq mi):: 1087.93 (land 1059.72; water 28.21) Population per square mile: 241.60
Population 2005: 256,057 State rank: 17 Population change: 2000-20005 7.60%; 1990-2000 24.50% Population 2000: 237,974 (White 57.30%; Black or African American 20.40%; Hispanic or Latino 16.70%; Asian 2.60%; Other 13.60%). Foreign born: 7.30%. Median age: 29.20
Income 2000: per capita $17,219; median household $36,872; Population below poverty level: 12.10% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $23,776-$26,412
Unemployment (2004): 5.60% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.40% Median travel time to work: 21.10 minutes Working outside county of residence: 11.10%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Killeen (96,943)
  • Temple (54,505)
  • Harker Heights (20,255)
  • Belton County seat (14,838)

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    Bell County, Kentucky

    PO Box 157
    Pineville, KY 40977
    Phone: (606) 337-6143
    Fax: (606) 337-5415

    On southeastern border of KY, west of Harlan; organized as Josh Bell County Feb 28, 1867 from Knox and Harlan counties; name shortened 1872. Name Origin: For Joshua Fry Bell (1811-70), KY legislator and U.S. representative (1845-47)

    Area (sq mi):: 361.35 (land 360.77; water 0.58) Population per square mile: 82.20
    Population 2005: 29,665 State rank: 36 Population change: 2000-20005 -1.30%; 1990-2000 -4.60% Population 2000: 30,060 (White 95.60%; Black or African American 2.40%; Hispanic or Latino 0.60%; Asian 0.30%; Other 1.10%). Foreign born: 0.70%. Median age: 37.00
    Income 2000: per capita $11,526; median household $19,057; Population below poverty level: 31.10% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $16,574-$17,788
    Unemployment (2004): 6.90% Unemployment change (from 2000): -1.90% Median travel time to work: 24.80 minutes Working outside county of residence: 19.60%
    Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Middlesborough (10,192)

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    References in periodicals archive ?
    $100,000: Bell County, to make improvements to the courthouse that will result in both energy savings and a reduction in operational expenses.
    He was recaptured nine hours later and taken to the Bell County jail.
    Marks was arrested in Michigan last month on a Bell County, Texas, charge alleging that on Aug.
    The 31st Congressional District extends across two counties -- all of suburban Williamson County and most of Bell County, a largely rural area that takes in cities along Interstate 35, stretches of farming communities and the Fort Hood military base.
    Ben Bowling, valedictorian of his class at Bell County High School in Pineville -- a tiny outpost in Kentucky's coal country - mentioned an inspirational quote during graduation ceremonies Saturday.
    Morris Smith, a farmer near the small town of Maxdale in western Bell County, Texas, was that kind of person.
    Bell County in eastern Kentucky had a DFC grant that was not renewed for a second cycle.
    * $4,805,000 ($2,205,000 loan and $200,000 in loan forgiveness) from the DWSRF and a $2,400,000 loan from the CWSRF to the city of Rogers (Bell County) for system improvements, including replacement of water lines to reduce water loss, and construction of a new water well and ground storage tank to secure additional water supply.
    A former mine foreman in Bell County, Kentucky, has pleaded guilty to violating federal mine safety regulations that contributed to an October 2014 worker death.
    Headquartered in Winchester, Kentucky, the company owns approximately 2,600 miles of natural gas gathering, transmission, distribution, and storage service lines; and holds leases for the storage of natural gas under 8,000 acres located in Bell County, Kentucky.