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DAAG - City Bellaire

City of Bellaire

Pop. 18,797

% Change Population, 2008-2017

+14.0% Bellaire +16.9% Texas

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Bellaire in Harris County was home to 18,797 Texans in 2017. Its residents had a median income of $187,805 in 2016.

The data on this page is provided as of the date indicated and may not reflect debt, population or other data as of any subsequent date. In addition, the debt is shown for the city only, and not for other political subdivisions that may have outstanding debt, taxing powers, and the same boundaries as the city. Debt of a controlled non-profit corporation is included as debt of its sponsoring city, even if non-recourse. See other explanations.

For more information on the types of debt, refer to our Debt Glossary.

Current Debt Obligations

Debt Outstanding Bellaire, Texas as of August 31, 2017

the table lists the type of debt and amount
Type of Debt Amount
Tax Supported Debt $106,790,000  
Revenue Supported Debt $0  
Lease-Purchase Obligations $0 

Source: Texas Bond Review Board

CABs Outstanding for Bellaire, as of August 31, 2017

No data available.

Source: Texas Bond Review Board

Sales Tax Rate in Fiscal Year 2017

Property Tax Rate in Calendar Year 2017
(Per $100 Valuation)

How Bellaire Compares

Tax-Supported Debt Outstanding for Cities of Similar Size, as of August 31, 2017

a list of cities of similar population and their debt
City Name Tax Supported Debt Outstanding Tax Supported Debt Outstanding Per Capita Population
Horizon City   $14,740,000   $754   19,562  
Angleton   $15,235,000   $780   19,544  
Ennis   $37,860,000   $1,966   19,261  
Orange   $18,225,000   $956   19,072  
Alice   $28,143,000   $1,485   18,949  
Brownwood   $29,755,000   $1,580   18,831  
Bellaire   $106,790,000   $5,681   18,797  
Stafford   $0   $0   18,315  
Palestine   $11,449,000   $625   18,306  
Katy   $17,115,000   $936   18,282  

Source: Texas Bond Review Board, U.S. Census Bureau
Note: The table includes Bellaire and nine cities with closest population numbers based on 2017 U.S. Census Bureau population data. Tax-supported debt does not include revenue debt and lease-purchase obligations. For cities with municipal gas and/or electric utilities, regional airports, or other capital assets not common to cities generally, Tax-Supported Outstanding Debt may include debt for infrastructure that in other cities is carried by private enterprises, a public facility corporation or not at all.

Certificates of Obligation Issuances

Source: Texas Bond Review Board
Note: Amounts are estimates and have not been adjusted for inflation or population growth. The Bond Review Board has reconciled Certificates of Obligation issuances from 2003 through 2017.

Most Recent Bond Election

City of Bellaire Bond Election

Approved Bonds

Election Proposition Purpose Amount
11/08/2016 Prop. 1   Streets, Drainage, and Sidewalks   $24,000,000  
11/08/2016 Prop. 2   New Municipal Buildings   $5,600,000  
11/08/2016 Prop. 3   Water and Wastewater Improvements   $24,380,000  
11/05/2013 Prop. 1   City Renovations   $11,000,000  
11/05/2013 Prop. 3   City Park   $5,000,000  
11/05/2013 Prop. 4   Nature Center   $500,000  

Defeated Bonds

Election Proposition Purpose Amount
11/05/2013 Prop. 2   Relocation of facilities   $5,000,000  

Source: City of Bellaire
Note: Does not reflect authorized but unissued debt, if any, approved at earlier elections.

Proposed Bond Issuances

No data available.

Note: Reflects only referenda currently known and verified by the Comptroller's office at this time.

For a full list statewide, see the Upcoming Bond Election Roundup.

Tax-Supported Debt per Capita
changed by +40.2%
from 2008 to 2017.

Bellaire Tax-Supported Debt Per Capita Outstanding at Fiscal Year End: 10-Year Trend

Sources: Texas Bond Review Board, U.S. Census Bureau, Bureau of Labor Statistics
Note: Reflects debt in 2017 dollars divided by estimated population in the relevant year. Some debt issued before 2008 may not be reflected.

Authorized But Unissued Tax-Supported Debt

After voters approve tax-supported debt for a local entity in an election, the entity applies to the Attorney General (OAG) to approve issuance before debt is issued. Typically, the entity does not apply for the OAG to approve the total debt package at once, but rather over time so that it can manage the projects and reduce interest expense. Authorized but unissued tax-supported debt totals are the remaining voter approved tax-supported debt that the entity has not issued yet and may be issued in the future.

list of authorized but unissued debt
Election Prop. Purpose Authorized Issued Unissued
11/2005   Prop. 1   Street & Drainage   $41,000,000   $40,970,000   $30,000  

Source: Texas Bond Review Board
Note: Reflects authorized but unissued tax-supported debt as of August 31, 2017. Some debt authorized prior to 2003 but still unissued may not be reflected.

An Introduction to Understanding

Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports

When you’re ready to learn about a public entity’s fiscal health, you’ll find a great deal of information in comprehensive annual financial reports (CAFRs) and other yearly reports. Often posted online alongside other financial information, CAFRs report an entity’s accounting statements, debts and other key information for the past year.

But sometimes that information can be tricky to find – and tough to understand. Because of that, our office compiled some tips for locating an entity’s CAFRs and for understanding them. You’ll learn how all CAFRs have certain similarities and when and why different entities’ CAFRs will differ in key ways. Plus, we detail strategies for pinpointing the debt, expenditure and revenue information you need to hold a government entity accountable.

Note that the data in the following publications is presented as of the dates indicated in the publications and may not reflect debt, population or other data as of any subsequent date. For further or more current information, see the applicable entity’s web site or its most recent filings at Electronic Municipal Market Access (EMMA®). The Comptroller does not control or guarantee the accuracy, completeness, or currency of any such site. When you access any such site, you will be leaving the Comptroller’s website.

Read our Guide to Understanding Comprehensive Annual Reports (CAFRs)

Download 2017 city debt data. (XLSX)

To learn more about the finances of public pension plans that may operate in this jurisdiction, please visit our public pension search tool.