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Population (year 2000): 17,308. Estimated population in July 2005: 21,337 (+23.3% change)
Males: 8,696 (50.2%), Females: 8,612 (49.8%)

Bell County

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Median resident age: 30.3 years
Median household income: $42,947 (year 2000)
Median house value: $110,400 (year 2000)

Harker Heights, TX residents, houses, and apartments details

Races in Harker Heights:

  • White Non-Hispanic (65.5%)
  • Black (14.9%)
  • Hispanic (12.4%)
  • Other race (5.8%)
  • Two or more races (3.6%)
  • Korean (1.8%)
  • American Indian (1.5%)
  • Filipino (0.7%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (15.3%), Irish (10.8%), United States (9.4%), English (8.2%), French (2.9%), Italian (2.7%).

New! Heights, Texas forum

Elevation: 765 feet

Land area: 12.8 square miles

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For population 25 years and over in Harker Heights

  • High school or higher: 88.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 29.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 12.0%
  • Unemployed: 6.7%
  • Mean travel time to work: 23.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Harker Heights city

  • Never married: 20.5%
  • Now married: 63.4%
  • Separated: 2.9%
  • Widowed: 3.5%
  • Divorced: 9.8%

8.0% Foreign born (3.2% Latin America, 2.9% Asia, 1.8% Europe).

Population change in the 1990s: +4,464 (+34.8%).


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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: TX (5.5 miles Killeen, pop. 86,911).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: TX Austin, (53.5 miles www.PaulaSoldIt.com )

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Antonio, TX San (126.4 miles pop. 1,144,646).

Nearest cities: TX (3.3 miles Nolanville, TX (5.5 miles Killeen, Hood, TX (9.6 miles Fort TX Salado, (11.4 miles TX Belton, (13.2 miles Point Resort, TX (15.1 miles Morgan's Cove, TX (17.3 miles Copperas TX (18.2 miles Florence,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 113 buildings, average cost: $118,800
  • 1997: 63 buildings, average cost: $122,800
  • 1998: 99 buildings, average cost: $131,300
  • 1999: 121 buildings, average cost: $133,400
  • 2000: 140 buildings, average cost: $144,400
  • 2001: 183 buildings, average cost: $161,300
  • 2002: 193 buildings, average cost: $160,900
  • 2003: 308 buildings, average cost: $166,500
  • 2004: 349 buildings, average cost: $175,000
  • 2005: 553 buildings, average cost: $189,600

Latitude: 31.07 N, Longitude: 97.66 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 254


Harker Heights, Texas business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (26.2%), Retail trade (12.0%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: -5,667 (-32.7%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 857 (10.2%)


 

Crime in Harker Heights by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 3 0 0 1 0 4
    per 100,000 17.3 0.0 0.0 5.8 0.0 23.1
Rapes 8 1 6 10 16 11
    per 100,000 46.2 5.8 34.7 57.8 92.4 63.6
Robberies 9 9 10 6 18 9
    per 100,000 52.0 52.0 57.8 34.7 104.0 52.0
Assaults 31 18 12 26 18 18
    per 100,000 179.1 104.0 69.3 150.2 104.0 104.0
Burglaries 182 135 131 158 221 210
    per 100,000 1051.5 780.0 756.9 912.9 1276.9 1213.3
Thefts 515 532 588 602 499 435
    per 100,000 2975.5 3073.7 3397.3 3478.2 2883.1 2513.3
Auto thefts 35 25 18 46 28 39
    per 100,000 202.2 144.4 104.0 265.8 161.8 225.3
296.0 227.8 242.3 293.6 306.6 288.4


Average climate in Harker Heights, Texas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Harker Heights-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Texas state average. It is 102% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/27/1997, a category 5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 17.4 miles away from the Harker Heights city center killed 27 people and injured 12 people and caused $40 million in damages.

On 5/6/1973, a category 5 tornado 40.7 miles away from the city center .


Hospitals/medical centers near Harker Heights:
  • METROPLEX HOSPITAL (about 9 miles; KILLEEN, TX)
  • SCOTT & WHITE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 12 miles; TEMPLE, TX)
  • KINGS DAUGHTERS HOSPITAL (about 18 miles; TEMPLE, TX)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Harker Heights:
  • KILLEEN MUNI (about 3 miles; KILLEEN, TX; ID: ILE)
  • ROBERT GRAY AAF (about 12 miles; FORT HOOD/KILLEEN, TX; ID: GRK)
  • DRAUGHON-MILLER CENTRAL TEXAS REGIONAL (about 19 miles; TEMPLE, TX; ID: TPL)
Other public-use airports nearest to Harker Heights:
  • HOOD AAF (about 6 miles; FORT HOOD(KILLEEN), TX; ID: HLR)
  • CITY-COUNTY (about 26 miles; GATESVILLE, TX; ID: 05F)
  • GEORGETOWN MUNI (about 28 miles; GEORGETOWN, TX; ID: GTU)

Amtrak stations near Harker Heights:
  • 7 miles: KILLEEN (ARROW TRAILWAYS, 200 E. AVENUE C) - Bus Station
  • 9 miles: FORT HOOD (BLDG. 108, 76 TANK BATTALION AVE.) - Bus Station

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Health 3 $11,701 $46,804 0 $0
Firefighters 24 $70,682 $35,341 0 $0
Police - Other 8 $11,590 $17,385 1 $613
Police Protection - Officers 31 $98,740 $38,221 0 $0
Judicial and Legal 4 $8,668 $26,004 1 $1,703
Other Government Administration 14 $30,265 $25,941 7 $1,548
Financial Administration 5 $14,940 $35,856 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 9 $20,911 $27,881 3 $1,944
Local Libraries 4 $10,368 $31,104 2 $1,426
Streets and Highways 10 $37,603 $45,123 0 $0
Water Supply 6 $15,830 $31,660 0 $0
Sewerage 4 $11,387 $34,161 0 $0
Totals for Government 122 $342,685 $33,706 14 $7,233


Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Harker Heights:
  • CENTRAL TEXAS COLLEGE (about 10 miles; KILLEEN, TX; Full-time enrollment: 6,777)
  • UNIVERSITY OF MARY HARDIN-BAYLOR (about 12 miles; BELTON, TX; FT enrollment: 2,257)
  • TEMPLE COLLEGE (about 21 miles; TEMPLE, TX; FT enrollment: 2,054)
  • MCLENNAN COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 49 miles; WACO, TX; FT enrollment: 3,658)
  • BAYLOR UNIVERSITY (about 50 miles; WACO, TX; FT enrollment: 13,183)
  • AUSTIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 51 miles; AUSTIN, TX; FT enrollment: 12,819)
  • TEXAS STATE TECHNICAL COLLEGE-WACO (about 55 miles; WACO, TX; FT enrollment: 3,218)
Public primary/middle schools in Harker Heights:
  • MOUNTAIN VIEW ELEMENTARY (Students: 920; Location: 500 MTN LION; Grades: PK - 05)
  • EASTERN HILLS MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 822; Location: 300 INDIAN TRL; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • HARKER HEIGHTS ELEMENTARY (Students: 662; Location: 726 S ANN BLVD; Grades: PK - 05)
Library in Harker Heights:
  • HARKER HEIGHTS PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $250,095; Location: 100 E BEELINE LN; 21,162 books; 255 audio materials; 50 video materials; 39 serial subscriptions)

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Churches in Harker Heights include: Zion Temple Church of God in Christ (A), Mountain View Baptist Church (B).

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Hay Branch (A).

Parks in Harker Heights include: Cox Park (1), Kern Park (2).


Harker Heights compared to Texas state average:
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.


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Strongest AM radio stations in Harker Heights:
  • KRMY (1050 AM; 0 kW; KILLEEN, TX; Owner: MARTIN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WBAP (820 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)
  • KTKR (760 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KRZX (1660 AM; 10 kW; WACO, TX; Owner: VAN D. GOODALL, JR.)
  • KKYX (680 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KTON (940 AM; 1 kW; BELTON, TX; Owner: SHELDON COMMUNICATIONS, LTD.)
  • WOAI (1200 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KBBW (1010 AM; 10 kW; WACO-MARLIN, TX; Owner: AMERICAN BROADCASTING OF TEXAS)
  • KESS (1270 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: KESS-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KAHZ (1360 AM; 50 kW; HURST, TX)
  • KRZI (1580 AM; 10 kW; WACO, TX; Owner: VAN D. GOODALL, JR.)
  • KLBJ (590 AM; 5 kW; AUSTIN, TX; Owner: EMMIS AUSTIN RADIO BROADCASTING COMPANY, L.P.)
  • KTEM (1400 AM; 1 kW; TEMPLE, TX; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Harker Heights:
  • KNCT-FM (91.3 FM; KILLEEN, TX; Owner: CENTRAL TEXAS COLLEGE)
  • KLFX (107.3 FM; NOLANVILLE, TX; Owner: SHELDON BROADCASTING, LTD.)
  • KIIZ-FM (92.3 FM; KILLEEN, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KVLT (88.5 FM; TEMPLE, TX; Owner: AMERICAN EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING, INC)
  • KUSJ (105.5 FM; HARKER HEIGHTS, TX; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • K221BM (92.1 FM; KILLEEN, ETC., TX; Owner: JAKE E. KING)
  • KOOC (106.3 FM; BELTON, TX; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KDHT (93.3 FM; CEDAR PARK, TX; Owner: EMMIS AUSTIN RADIO BROADCASTING COMPANY, L.P.)
  • WACO-FM (99.9 FM; WACO, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KWTX-FM (97.5 FM; WACO, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KHHL (98.9 FM; LEANDER, TX; Owner: AMIGO RADIO, LTD.)
  • K232BY (94.3 FM; KILLEEN, TX; Owner: J AND J BROADCASTING)
  • KBGO (95.7 FM; WACO, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KSSM (103.1 FM; COPPERAS COVE, TX; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KFMK (105.9 FM; ROUND ROCK, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KBDE (89.9 FM; TEMPLE, TX; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KHFI-FM (96.7 FM; GEORGETOWN, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KLTD (101.7 FM; TEMPLE, TX; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KINV (107.7 FM; GEORGETOWN, TX; Owner: SIMMONS LONE STAR MEDIA, LTD.)
  • KVLZ (98.3 FM; GATESVILLE, TX; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)

TV broadcast stations around Harker Heights:
  • KNCT (Channel 46; BELTON, TX; Owner: CENTRAL TEXAS COLLEGE)
  • KPLE-LP (Channel 31; KILLEEN, TX; Owner: KILLEEN CHRISTIAN B/CING.CORPORATION)
  • KWKT (Channel 44; WACO, TX; Owner: COMCORP OF TEXAS LICENSE CORP.)
  • KXXV (Channel 25; WACO, TX; Owner: CENTEX TELEVISION LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KCEN-TV (Channel 6; TEMPLE, TX; Owner: CHANNEL 6, INC.)
  • KAKW (Channel 62; KILLEEN, TX; Owner: KAKW LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, L.P.)
  • KWTX-TV (Channel 10; WACO, TX; Owner: KWTX-KBTX LICENSEE CORP.)
  • K16CY (Channel 16; KILLEEN, TX; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • K38FN (Channel 38; WACO, TX; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)

 

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