Harker Heights, TX Population

By | June 29, 2019

Population: 17,308. Estimated population in 2021: 21,337 (+23.3% change)
Males: 8,696 (50.2%), Females: 8,612 (49.8%)

Bell County

Zip code: 76548

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

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%).

Elevation: 765 feet

Land area: 12.8 square miles

Population

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%).

Hospitals

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

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Harker Heights:

  • KILLEEN MUNI (about 3 miles; KILLEEN, TX; Abbreviation: ILE)
  • ROBERT GRAY AAF (about 12 miles; FORT HOOD/KILLEEN, TX; Abbreviation: GRK)
  • DRAUGHON-MILLER CENTRAL TEXAS REGIONAL (about 19 miles; TEMPLE, TX; Abbreviation: TPL)
Other public-use airports nearest to Harker Heights:

  • HOOD AAF (about 6 miles; FORT HOOD(KILLEEN), TX; Abbreviation: HLR)
  • CITY-COUNTY (about 26 miles; GATESVILLE, TX; Abbreviation: 05F)
  • GEORGETOWN MUNI (about 28 miles; GEORGETOWN, TX; Abbreviation: 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

Colleges and Universities

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; Full-time enrollment: 2,257)
  • TEMPLE COLLEGE (about 21 miles; TEMPLE, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,054)
  • MCLENNAN COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 49 miles; WACO, TX; Full-time enrollment: 3,658)
  • BAYLOR UNIVERSITY (about 50 miles; WACO, TX; Full-time enrollment: 13,183)
  • AUSTIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 51 miles; AUSTIN, TX; Full-time enrollment: 12,819)
  • TEXAS STATE TECHNICAL COLLEGE-WACO (about 55 miles; WACO, TX; Full-time 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)

Libraries

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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