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Bell County, TX&

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1.63% growth
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Median Household Income
6.88% growth
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Number of Employees
8.28% growth
Median Property Value
5.93% growth

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The economy of Bell County, TX employs 140,022 people. The economy of Bell County, TX is specialized in Public Admin.; Healthcare & Social Assistance; and Admin., Support, Waste Management Services, which employ respectively 2.5; 1.29; and 1.22 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Bell County, TX are Healthcare & Social Assistance (24,985), Retail trade (16,508), and Public Admin. (15,817), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($67,854), Transportation & Warehousing ($45,637), and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($44,365).

Median household income in Bell County, TX is $52,275. Males in Bell County, TX have an average income that is 1.19 times higher than the average income of females, which is $42,967. The income inequality of Bell County, TX (measured using the Gini index) is 0.477 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Bell County, TX. In Bell County, TX the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 83 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $10,022. Newton County, TX has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Texas.


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Bell County, TX is home to a population of 340,411 people, from which 96% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Bell County, TX is composed of 158,267 White residents (46.5%), 82,567 Hispanic residents (24.3%), 72,153 Black residents (21.2%), 14,556 Two+ residents (4.28%), and 9,427 Asian residents (2.77%). The most common foreign languages in Bell County, TX are Spanish (41,669 speakers), German (3,179 speakers), and Korean (2,683 speakers), but compared to other places, Bell County, TX has a relative high number of German (3,179 speakers), Other Pacific Island (1,079 speakers), and Korean (2,683 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Bell County, TX awarded 6,227 degrees. The student population of Bell County, TX is skewed towards females, with 3,103 male students and 3,124 female students. Most students in Bell County, TX are White (2,845 and 45.7%), followed by Black or African American (1,549 and 24.9%), Hispanic or Latino (1,102 and 17.7%), and Unknown (227 and 3.65%). The largest universities in Bell County, TX by number of graduates are Central Texas College (3,994 and 64.1%), University of Mary Hardin-Baylor (776 and 12.5%), and Temple College (697 and 11.2%). The most popular majors in Bell County, TX are General Studies (2,286 and 36.7%), General Business (191 and 3.07%), and Other Military Applied Sciences (176 and 2.83%). The median tuition costs in Bell County, TX are $22,680 for private four year colleges, and $4,174 and $14,786 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Bell County, TX is $141,100, which is 0.69 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $133,200 to $141,100, a 5.93% increase. The homeownership rate of Bell County, TX is 53.4%, which is lower than the national average of 63.1%. People in Bell County, TX have an average commute time of 19 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Bell County, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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