Today, Belton is home to an estimated 19,000 people. The Belton metro area (Temple-Killeen-Ft. Hood) has a population of 405,300 and is projected to grow 43 percent between 2009 and 2035. New residents continue to be drawn to the area by great schools, beautiful parks, outstanding jobs and excellent education.

Thriving industries contribute to the area's growth and prosperity, and local independent school districts (ISDs) are keeping pace. Belton ISD is the area's premier school district. CGI partners with several nearby institutions of higher learning, including Temple College, Texas A&M Central Texas, the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor and ITT.

Belton neighborhoods boast lovely Central Texas terrain, quality built homes, good city services and well maintained parks. A wide variety of homes are available, from historical neighborhoods with nicely renovated homes to new subdivisions offering contemporary homes in a quaint setting.

Belton is a unique city with friendly people and a rich history located in the middle of natural wonders, shopping and entertainment. From beautiful lakes and interesting museums, to historic landmarks and shopping, there is an endless supply of places to experience. Shopping is a social event. Downtown Market Days offer a unique shopping opportunity as well as a reminder of a bygone era. Activities are available for all ages, and focus on opportunities to enjoy family and friends in a safe and friendly atmosphere.

Situated along Belton Lake, Belton abounds with parks and recreational opportunities. The beautiful Nolan Creek meanders through central Belton where the 1.5 mile Nolan Creek Hike and Bike Trail provides a scenic tour through three city parks. Active sporting enthusiasts will be impressed with Belton’s outstanding sports fields, park complexes and water-based recreational activities.