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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 Center for Digital Government and the National Association of Counties (NACo) recently recognized Bell County with a 3rd place national award as a leading example of counties using technology to improve services and boost efficiencies. The award was given at the annual national NACo conference to Bell County in the 250,000 – 499,999 population category. Accepting the award are Jon Burrows, County Judge and Adam Ward, Director of Technology Services.