Belton, Missouri

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Belton is a city in Cass County, Missouri, and part of the Kansas City metropolitan area. As of the 2000 census, the city had a population of 21,730.



Belton is at 38°49′6″N 94°31′47″W / 38.81833°N 94.52972°W / 38.81833; -94.52972 (38.818232, -94.529838)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 13.4 square miles (34.8 km²), of which, 13.4 square miles (34.7 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.30%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 21,730 people, 7,945 households, and 5,807 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,622.2 people per square mile (626.1/km²). There were 8,411 housing units at an average density of 627.9/sq mi (242.4/km²).

Racial makeup

The racial makeup of the city was 91.95% White, 3.85% Black, 0.60% Native American, 0.58% Asian, 0.09% Pacific Islander, 1.08% from other races, and 1.85% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.69% of the population.


There are 7,945 households, out of which 40.6% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.0% were married couples living together, 12.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.9% were non-families. 22.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.70 and the average family size was 3.15.

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