Bellville, Texas


Bellville, Texas

Infobox Settlement
official_name = Bellville, Texas
settlement_type = City
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map_caption = Location of Bellville, Texas



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subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_name = United States
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_name1 = Texas
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Austin

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area_total_km2 = 6.8
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area_total_sq_mi = 2.6
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population_as_of = 2000
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population_total = 3794
population_density_km2 = 560.6
population_density_sq_mi = 1452.0

timezone = Central (CST)
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postal_code_type = ZIP code
postal_code = 77418
area_code = 979
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Bellville is a city in and the county seat of Austin County, Texas, United States, located in the southeastern part of the state. The population was 3,794 at the 2000 census. Bellville was named for Thomas B. Bell, one of Stephen F. Austin's Old Three Hundred, after he 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.

Geography

Bellville is located at coor dms|29|56|50|N|96|15|31|W|city (29.947225, -96.258657)GR|1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.6 square miles (6.8 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the censusGR|2 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/sq mi (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.

Education

Bellville Independent School District serves Bellville.

Schools

* 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 (K-12) [http://www.faithacademybellville.org/]

Notable Residents

*Beau Bell
*William Crump
*Johnny Holland
*Ernie Koy
*Ernie Koy, Jr.
*Ted Koy

*David Smith (reality TV star)
*Doug Supernaw
*Sudie L. Williams

References

External links

* [http://www.cityofbellville.com/ City of Bellville]
* [http://www.bellville.com/ Bellville Chamber of Commerce]
* [http://www.tsha.utexas.edu/handbook/online/articles/BB/hgb5.html Handbook of Texas Online article]


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