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Belton is a city in Cass County, in the Kansas City metro area.
The community was named for a local blacksmith named Belt
The latitude of Belton is 38.811N. The longitude is -94.531W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,106 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 23,575.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Belton demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Cass County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Kansas City area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 64012 ZIP code.
22% of Belton residents report German ancestry, and 15% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Belton ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Belton was $18,572, compared with $21,587 nationally.
15% of Belton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Belton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $458. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $840.
Libraries in Belton include Belton Branch ... View libraries
Cass County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Belton political report.
The average commute time for Belton workers is 25 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 4 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Belton between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.8 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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