|Motto: "A Texas Experience"|
Location of Bellville, Texas
|• Total||2.7 sq mi (6.9 km2)|
|• Land||2.7 sq mi (6.9 km2)|
|• Water||0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)|
|Elevation||292 ft (89 m)|
|• Density||1,543/sq mi (595.6/km2)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||13724922|
Bellville is a city in the U.S. state of Texas and the seat of Austin County, within the Houston–The Woodlands–Sugar Land metropolitan area. The city's population was 4,097 at the 2010 census.3 Bellville was named for Thomas B. Bell, one of Stephen F. Austin's earliest colonists, after he and his brother James Bell donated land for the new county seat established by voters in 1846. The original county seat was located in San Felipe. Bellville is located at the intersection of State Highway 36 and State Highway 159 as well as FM 529, FM 1456, and FM 2429.
Bellville is located in northern Austin County at 4 Sealy, along Interstate 10, is 10 miles (16 km) to the south, Hempstead is 15 miles (24 km) to the northeast, and Brenham is 18 miles (29 km) to the northwest. Downtown Houston is 64 miles (103 km) to the southeast via Sealy and Interstate 10.(29.947225, -96.258657).
As of the census1 of 2000, there were 3,794 people, 1,425 households, and 966 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,452.0 people per square mile (561.3/km²). There were 1,566 housing units at an average density of 599.3 per square mile (231.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 81.89% White, 11.68% African American, 0.40% Native American, 0.34% Asian, 3.95% from other races, and 1.74% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 11.97% of the population.
There were 1,425 households out of which 34.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.6% were married couples living together, 11.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.2% were non-families. 27.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 3.11.
In the city the population was spread out with 26.4% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 25.3% from 25 to 44, 20.2% from 45 to 64, and 19.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 90.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.1 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $40,806, and the median income for a family was $49,730. Males had a median income of $36,719 versus $21,685 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,671. About 4.5% of families and 8.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.9% of those under age 18 and 8.1% of those age 65 or over.
Bellville Independent School District serves Bellville.
- Bellville High School (Grades 9-12)
- Bellville Junior High School (Grades 6-8)
- O'Bryant Intermediate School (4-5)
- O'Bryant Primary School (PK-3)
- West End Elementary School (K-5)
- Faith Academy of Bellville (PK-12)
The climate in this area is characterized by relatively high temperatures and evenly distributed precipitation throughout the year. The Köppen Climate System describes the weather as humid subtropical, and uses the abbreviation Cfa.5
- Beau Bell, Major League Baseball player
- William Crump, first Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives following statehood
- Johnny Holland, NFL linebacker and coach
- Ernie Koy, Major League Baseball player
- Ernie Koy, Jr., NFL player
- Ted Koy, NFL player
- Emmanuel Sanders, NFL wide receiver
- David Smith, reality TV show contestant
- Doug Supernaw, country music artist
- Kelly Kaminski, world champion barrel racer6
The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters.
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- "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Bellville city, Texas". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved August 26, 2013.
- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- Climate Summary for Bellville, Texas
- "Kelly Kaminski". About.com Rodeo. Retrieved 2014-02-09.