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Bellmead, Texas
Location of Bellmead, Texas
Location of Bellmead, Texas
McLennan County Bellmead.svg
Country United States
State Texas
County McLennan
Area
 • Total 6.2 sq mi (16.1 km2)
 • Land 6.2 sq mi (16.1 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation
436 ft (133 m)
Population
 (2000)
 • Total 9,214
 • Density 1,478.2/sq mi (570.7/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP codes
76704-76705
Area code(s) 254
FIPS code 48-07408
GNIS feature ID 1351850
Website http://www.bellmead.com

Bellmead is a city in McLennan County, Texas, United States. The population was 9,901 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Waco Metropolitan Statistical Area. The word Bellmead means "Beautiful Autumn Valley" and was the name given to the region by its native inhabitants.

Geography

Bellmead is located at 31°35′48″N 97°5′48″W / 31.59667°N 97.09667°W / 31.59667; -97.09667 (31.596765, -97.096627).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 6.2 square miles (16 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1960 5,127
1970 7,698 50.1%
1980 7,569 −1.7%
1990 8,336 10.1%
2000 9,214 10.5%
2010 9,901 7.5%
Est. 2015 10,164 2.7%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census[1] of 2010, there were 9,901 people, 3,513 households, and a labor force size of 4,756 people. The population density was 571.0 people per square kilometre (1,549/sq mi). The racial makeup of the city was 42.5% White, 17.2% African American, 0.4% Native American, 0.6% Asian, 0.1% from other races, and 1.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race is 37.8% of the population.

There were 3,513 households out of which 47.01% had children under the age of 18 living with them. Within the population, 30.5% are under 18 years of age. The average household size was 2.5. Women comprise 48.9% of the population while men make up 51.1%.

The average income for a household in the city was $43,523, and the median income for a family was $34,511. The per capita income for the city was $16,910. Within the population 65.7% have graduated from high school and nearly 11% of these people have completed a higher degree.

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