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Belton is a city in Cass County, Missouri, and part of the Kansas City metropolitan area. The population was 23,116 at the 2010 census.

Belton, Missouri
City
Location of Belton, Missouri
Location of Belton, Missouri
Coordinates: 38°49′6″N 94°31′47″W / 38.81833°N 94.52972°W / 38.81833; -94.52972Coordinates: 38°49′6″N 94°31′47″W / 38.81833°N 94.52972°W / 38.81833; -94.52972
Country United States
State Missouri
County Cass
Area[1]
 • Total 14.32 sq mi (37.09 km2)
 • Land 14.25 sq mi (36.91 km2)
 • Water 0.07 sq mi (0.18 km2)
Elevation 1,106 ft (337 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 23,116
 • Estimate (2016)[3] 23,290
 • Density 1,600/sq mi (620/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 64012
Area code(s) 816
FIPS code 29-04384[4]
GNIS feature ID 0729844[5]
Website belton.org

Contents

HistoryEdit

Belton was platted in 1871.[6] The city was likely named for surveyor Capt. Marcus Lindsey Belt.[7] A post office called Belton has been in operation since 1872.[8]

GeographyEdit

Belton is at 38°49′6″N 94°31′47″W / 38.81833°N 94.52972°W / 38.81833; -94.52972 (38.818232, -94.529838).[9]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 14.32 square miles (37.09 km2), of which, 14.25 square miles (36.91 km2) is land and 0.07 square miles (0.18 km2) is water.[1]

DemographicsEdit

Census Pop.
1880552
189098879.0%
19001,0051.7%
1910922−8.3%
1920899−2.5%
193099210.3%
1940971−2.1%
19501,23327.0%
19604,897297.2%
197012,270150.6%
198012,7083.6%
199018,15042.8%
200021,73019.7%
201023,1166.4%
Est. 201623,290[3]0.8%
U.S. Decennial Census[10]

2010 censusEdit

As of the census[2] of 2013, there were 23,175 people, 8,623 households, and 6,083 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,622.2 inhabitants per square mile (626.3/km2). There were 9,440 housing units at an average density of 662.5 per square mile (255.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 85.7% White, 6.0% African American, 0.6% Native American, 0.9% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 3.7% from other races, and 3.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.1% of the population.

There were 8,623 households of which 39.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.5% were married couples living together, 15.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 29.5% were non-families. 24.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.67 and the average family size was 3.15.

The median age in the city was 33.6 years. 28.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 28.2% were from 25 to 44; 24.3% were from 45 to 64; and 10.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.4% male and 51.6% female.

2000 censusEdit

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 21,730 people, 7,945 households, and 5,807 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,622.2 people per square mile (626.1/km²). There were 8,411 housing units at an average density of 627.9 per square mile (242.4/km²).

The racial makeup of the city was 91.95% White, 3.85% Black, 0.60% Native American, 0.58% Asian, 0.09% Pacific Islander, 1.08% from other races, and 1.85% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.69% of the population.

There are 7,945 households, out of which 40.6% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.0% were married couples living together, 12.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.9% were non-families. 22.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.70 and the average family size was 3.15.

The population is spread out with 30.0% under the age of 18, 8.6% from 18 to 24, 32.6% from 25 to 44, 18.8% from 45 to 64, and 10.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females, there were 93.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $45,581, and the median income for a family was $51,268. Males had a median income of $35,518 versus $25,542 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,572. About 6.5% of families and 7.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.5% of those under age 18 and 4.1% of those age 65 or over.

EconomyEdit

Largest employersEdit

According to the City's 2016 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report,[11] the largest employers in the city are:

# Employer # of Employees
1 Quick Trip Distribution 1,005
2 Belton School District 637
3 Belton Regional Medical Center 286
4 Hy-Vee 269
5 City of Belton 185
6 ROM 161
7 Price Chopper 150
8 Beautiful Savior Home 150
9 Adesa Kansas City 122
10 Home Depot 112

EducationEdit

Belton School District #124 operates six elementary schools, two middle schools, and Belton High School.[12]

Belton has a public library, a branch of the Cass County Public Library.[13]

Notable peopleEdit

Sister CountriesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-07-14. Retrieved 2012-07-08. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-07-08. 
  3. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  4. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ Eaton, David Wolfe (1916). How Missouri Counties, Towns and Streams Were Named. The State Historical Society of Missouri. p. 272. 
  7. ^ Earngey, Bill (1995). Missouri Roadsides: The Traveler's Companion. University of Missouri Press. p. 14. 
  8. ^ "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Archived from the original on 6 March 2016. Retrieved 16 September 2016. 
  9. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  10. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  11. ^ "City of Belton, Missouri Comprehensive Annual Financial Report For the Year Ended March 31, 2016" (PDF). Retrieved February 27, 2017. 
  12. ^ "Belton School District #124". Great Schools. Retrieved 17 March 2018. 
  13. ^ "Locations & Hours". Cass Co. Public Library. Retrieved 17 March 2018. 

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