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About Bell County
Bell County is centrally located along the
I-35 corridor. Bell County is serviced by two major railroads and offers state-of-the art medical facilities, several excellent colleges, and a large regional airport, all of which make it a great choice to call home. Bell County is home to Fort Hood. With a capacity of 50,000 troops, it is one of the largest military installations in the free world. The 2010 Census put Bell County's population at 310,325 - the 16th largest of Texas' 254 counties. Bell County grew by 30.4% from 2000 to 2010. The 2012 population is estimated to be over 315,000, and it continues to grow, fueling a strong and stable economy.
The Bell County Youth Fair Scholarship Committee announced 12 recipients of scholarships totaling $60,000 awarded to local high school seniors. These students represent the top applicants of the numerous students that participated in the Bell County Youth Fair. Click Here for the press release. The Bell County 4-H Scholarship Program also announced 7 recipients of scholarships totaling $8000 to their youth members. The 4-H scholarship committee based the criteria for their scholarships off of 4-H involvement. Click Here for the press release.