Belton, MO Profile: Facts & Data


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Belton, Missouri - Basic Facts

The City of Belton had a population of 24,097 as of July 1, 2018. 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 38.812 and longitude -94.5319 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Belton: Rankin.

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Belton, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 24,097
Population in Households 23,932
Population in Familes 19,697
Population in Group Qrtrs 165
Population Density2 1,692
Diversity Index3 41


Median Household Income $55,993
Average Household Income $68,021
Per Capita Income $25,729


Total Housing Units 9,918 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,752 (58.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,278 (33.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 888 ( 9.0%)
Median Home Value $128,604
Average Home Value $155,951


Total Households 9,030
Average Household Size 2.65
Family Households 6,308
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.51% 0.71%
Households 0.56% 0.74%
Families 0.44% 0.65%
Median Household Income   2.01%
Per Capita Income   2.85%

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, 2018 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 # 134 87th
Diversity Index # 84 92nd
Median Household Income # 239 77th
Per Capita Income # 363 65th

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