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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 Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting has been awarded to Bell County by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR). The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting, and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management. Pictured are Donna Eakin, County Auditor and Tina Entrop, First Assistant Auditor.