Living in Harker Heights, TX

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2020-03-11

Harker Heights SnackAbility

8
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
7/10
Housing
8
Affordability
8.5
Diversity
10
Safety
6
Amenities
8.5
Education
8.5
Commute
8

Harker Heights, TX Crime Report

812
Total Crimes
2,560.7
Total Crimes / 100k People
-0.30%
Below National Average

Harker Heights, TX Cost Of Living

91
Harker Heights's Overall Cost Of Living
0.9x
Lower Than The National Average

Harker Heights, Texas Info Snack

Harker Heights is a city in Bell County, Texas, United States. As of the 2010 census there were 26,700 people, 9,488 households, and 7,139 families residing in the city, up from a population of 17,308 in 2000. This makes Harker Heights the third largest city in Bell County, after Killeen and Temple. Incorporated in 1960, the city derives its name from one of the two original landowners and founder, Harley Kern. Harker Heights is part of the KilleenĀ–TempleĀ–Fort Hood Metropolitan Statistical Area. People usually refer to the town as just "Heights".
Population
30,251
Unemployment
9.0%
Poverty
13.3%
Median Home
$187,500
Median Income
$72,603
Median Rent
$873

Rankings for Harker Heights in Texas

Best Places Around Harker Heights

1

Fort Hood, TX
Population 25,365

2

Temple, TX
Population 73,143

3

Killeen, TX
Population 143,070

4

Copperas Cove, TX
Population 32,731

5

Belton, TX
Population 21,123

Map Of Harker Heights, TX

Population over time in Harker Heights

Year Population % Change
2017 30,251 2.4%
2016 29,548 2.9%
2015 28,716 1.8%
2014 28,199 1.6%
2013 27,757 2.2%
2012 27,163 2.2%
2011 26,579 3.0%
2010 25,814 3.8%
2009 24,877 -
Crime/100k Harker Heights TX USA
Violent Crime 198.7 410.9 368.9
Murder 6.3 4.6 5.0
Robbery 69.4 98.4 86.2
Aggravated Assault 85.1 256.6 246.8
Property Crime 2362.0 2367.2 2199.5
Burglary 271.2 410.8 376.0
Larceny 1955.2 1713.1 1594.6
Car Theft 135.6 243.2 228.9

Race / Ethnicity in Harker Heights

White
47.5% (14,379)
African American
18.7% (5,657)
American Indian
0.3% (85)
Asian
5.1% (1,552)
Hawaiian
0.6% (196)
Other
0.0% (14)
Two Or More
5.4% (1,640)
Hispanic
22.2% (6,728)
Race Harker Heights TX USA
White 47.5% 42.3% 61.1%
African American 18.7% 11.7% 12.3%
American Indian 0.3% 0.2% 0.7%
Asian 5.1% 4.6% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.6% 0.1% 0.2%
Other 0.0% 0.2% 0.2%
Two Or More 5.4% 1.7% 2.4%
Hispanic 22.2% 39.2% 17.8%

Household Income For Harker Heights, Texas

Less than $10,000
6.7% (201,187)
$10,000 to $14,999
2.3% (68,811)
$15,000 to $24,999
7.2% (218,973)
$25,000 to $34,999
6.9% (207,602)
$35,000 to $49,999
13.0% (394,502)
$50,000 to $74,999
17.2% (519,879)
$75,000 to $99,999
18.6% (563,033)
$100,000 to $149,999
20.2% (610,268)
$150,000 to $199,999
4.3% (129,168)
$200,000 or more
3.7% (111,673)
Income Harker Heights TX USA
Less than $10,000 6.7% 6.4% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 2.3% 4.4% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 7.2% 9.3% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 6.9% 9.6% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 13.0% 12.8% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 17.2% 17.7% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 18.6% 12.2% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 20.2% 14.6% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 4.3% 6.2% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 3.7% 6.9% 7.0%

Gender in Harker Heights

Female
49.6% (15,018)
Male
50.4% (15,232)
Gender Harker Heights TX USA
Female 49.6% 50.3% 50.8%
Male 50.4% 49.7% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Harker Heights for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
3.0% (907)
9-12th Grade
5.0% (1,512)
High School / GED
21.0% (6,352)
Some College
26.0% (7,865)
Associate's Degree
9.0% (2,722)
Bachelor's Degree
24.0% (7,260)
Master's Degree
10.0% (3,025)
Professional Degree
1.0% (302)
Doctorate Degree
1.0% (302)
Education Harker Heights TX USA
< 9th Grade 3.0% 9.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 5.0% 8.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 21.0% 25.0% 27.0%
Some College 26.0% 22.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 9.0% 7.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 24.0% 19.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 10.0% 7.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 1.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 1.0% 1.0% 1.0%

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