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Belton, Missouri - Basic Facts

The City of Belton had a population of 23,421 as of July 1, 2016. Belton ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Missouri. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Belton is located at latitude 38.8187 and longitude -94.5296 in Cass County. The formal boundaries for the City of Belton (see map below) encompass a land area of 14.25 sq. miles and a water area of 0.07 sq. miles. Cass County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,106 feet.

The City of Belton (GNIS ID: 2394125) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Belton is located within Township of Mount Pleasant, a minor civil division (MCD) of Cass County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Belton population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Belton: Rankin.

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Belton, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 23,421
Population in Households 23,257
Population in Familes 19,221
Population in Group Qrtrs 164
Population Density1 1,644
Diversity Index2 41


Total Households 8,767
Average Household Size 2.65
Family Households 6,127
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 9,613 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,959 (62.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,808 (29.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 846 ( 8.8%)
Median Home Value $122,450
Average Home Value $143,613


Median Household Income $51,965
Average Household Income $62,281
Per Capita Income $23,534
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.21% 0.19%
Households 0.27% 0.23%
Families 0.12% 0.12%
Median Household Income   1.91%
Per Capita Income   1.96%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Belton, MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Belton to the other 1,032 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Missouri by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 30 97th
Population Density1 # 141 86th
Diversity Index2 # 84 92nd
Median Household Income # 259 75th
Per Capita Income # 348 66th

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