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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.
George P. Bush, Texas Land Commissioner, dropped by the Central Texas Council of Governments to meet with Bell County Veteran Services Officer (VSO), KC Hawkins, and talked about the various programs offered to veterans by the Texas General Land Office. He stated that Bell County knows how to care for their veterans and it is in the partnerships with non-profits where the highest levels of service can be found. Bell County is the second highest performing county in the state.