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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.
Bell County was recently honored at the National Association of Counties Annual Conference during the Center for Digital Government 2017 Digital Counties Survey Awards Reception. Bell County Technology Services Assistant Director, Vane Hugo III was presented the award which ranked Bell County as 10th nationwide for a county with a population category of 250K to 500K. The annual survey identifies the best technology practices among U.S. counties, including initiatives that streamline delivery of government services, encourage collaboration and shared services, and enhance cybersecurity.