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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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