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Belton, Missouri - Basic Facts

The City of Belton had a population of 23,674 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Belton: Rankin.

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Belton, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 23,674
Daytime Population: Workers 8,518
Daytime Population: Residents 12,043
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 20,561
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.87
Population in Households 23,510
Population in Familes 19,405
Population in Group Qrtrs 164
Population Density2 1,662
Diversity Index3 42


Median Household Income $53,775
Average Household Income $64,891
Per Capita Income $24,494


Total Housing Units 9,699 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,930 (61.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,923 (30.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 846 ( 8.7%)
Median Home Value $126,337
Average Home Value $147,841


Total Households 8,853
Average Household Size 2.66
Family Households 6,181
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.33% 0.42%
Households 0.36% 0.44%
Families 0.22% 0.33%
Median Household Income   1.58%
Per Capita Income   2.55%

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, 2017 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 Density # 139 87th
Diversity Index # 85 92nd
Median Household Income # 264 75th
Per Capita Income # 381 63rd

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