Harker Heights, Texas

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Population in 2019: 32,421 (97% urban, 3% rural).
Population change since 2000: +87.3%
Males: 16,312  (50.3%)
Females: 16,109  (49.7%)
Median resident age:

35.6 years
Texas median age:

35.1 years

Zip codes: 76543, 76548, 76559.

Harker Heights Zip Code Map
Estimated median household income in 2019: $74,397 (it was $42,947 in 2000)
Harker Heights:

$74,397
TX:

$64,034

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $31,926 (it was $20,061 in 2000)

Harker Heights city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $221,035 (it was $96,800 in 2000)
Harker Heights:

$221,035
TX:

$200,400

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $198,215; detached houses: $207,753; townhouses or other attached units: $169,390; in 2-unit structures: $191,101; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $238,364; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $407,333; mobile homes: $72,799; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $31,882

Median gross rent in 2019: $932.

March 2019 cost of living index in Harker Heights: 84.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 12.7%
(4.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 26.6% for Black residents, 20.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 57.1% for American Indian residents, 11.9% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 39.7% for other race residents, 3.3% for two or more races residents)

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  • Races in Harker Heights, TX (2019)
    • 14,60745.5%White alone
    • 7,41323.1%Hispanic
    • 6,67820.8%Black alone
    • 1,5594.9%Asian alone
    • 1,4884.6%Two or more races
    • 1970.6%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 860.3%American Indian alone
    • 80.02%Other race alone

Races in Harker Heights detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Texas and other state lists, there were 53 registered sex offenders living in Harker Heights, Texas as of December 05, 2022.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Harker Heights is 557 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Harker Heights by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(4.2)
1
(3.9)
0
(0.0)
1
(3.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(6.9)
0
(0.0)
5
(16.5)
2
(6.3)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
5
(22.8)
9
(37.9)
3
(11.7)
16
(60.5)
9
(33.4)
9
(33.0)
13
(47.2)
8
(28.4)
12
(42.1)
23
(79.5)
14
(47.3)
23
(76.0)
12
(37.8)
14
(43.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
13
(59.2)
21
(88.5)
24
(93.8)
17
(64.2)
8
(29.7)
19
(69.7)
20
(72.6)
25
(88.9)
27
(94.8)
17
(58.8)
24
(81.1)
24
(79.3)
22
(69.4)
17
(52.3)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
9
(41.0)
20
(84.3)
20
(78.2)
23
(86.9)
27
(100.1)
43
(157.7)
90
(326.8)
57
(202.7)
37
(129.9)
37
(127.9)
34
(114.9)
26
(85.9)
27
(85.1)
34
(104.5)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
217
(989.0)
207
(872.5)
187
(731.1)
204
(770.7)
248
(919.5)
317
(1,163)
293
(1,064)
226
(803.6)
158
(554.7)
150
(518.4)
146
(493.2)
130
(429.7)
86
(271.2)
68
(209.1)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
527
(2,402)
452
(1,905)
534
(2,088)
558
(2,108)
607
(2,251)
645
(2,366)
569
(2,066)
687
(2,443)
618
(2,170)
617
(2,132)
759
(2,564)
852
(2,816)
620
(1,955)
419
(1,288)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
46
(209.6)
30
(126.4)
36
(140.7)
9
(34.0)
25
(92.7)
41
(150.4)
25
(90.8)
37
(131.6)
34
(119.4)
31
(107.1)
39
(131.8)
52
(171.9)
43
(135.6)
42
(129.1)
Arson
(per 100,000)
1
(4.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(11.1)
0
(0.0)
2
(7.3)
1
(3.6)
4
(14.0)
1
(3.5)
2
(6.8)
4
(13.2)
2
(6.3)
4
(12.3)
City-Data.com crime index226.3229.6206.9226.0224.8266.9289.3254.4223.3250.8232.8291.4188.8147.5

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Harker Heights, TX

Crime rate in Harker Heights detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 56 (47 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.44
Texas average:

1.79
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Ancestries: American (15.6%), German (6.6%), Irish (3.6%), English (2.0%), Dutch (1.4%), European (1.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 765 feet

Land area: 12.8 square miles.

Population density: 2,541 people per square mile   (average).

Harker Heights, Texas map

3,587 residents are foreign born (4.1% Latin America, 2.3% Europe, 1.6% Asia).

This city:

11.2%
Texas:

17.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $4,948 (2.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $3,128 (2.0%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Killeen, TX (4.9 miles , pop. 86,911).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Austin, TX (53.4 miles , pop. 656,562).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: San Antonio, TX (123.0 miles , pop. 1,144,646).

Nearest cities:

Nolanville, TX (1.7 miles ),
Killeen, TX (2.2 miles ),
Fort Hood, TX (2.9 miles ),
Southwest Bell, TX (3.1 miles ),
Salado, TX (3.3 miles ),
Belton, TX (3.4 miles ),
South Bell, TX (3.6 miles ),
Morgan's Point Resort, TX (3.7 miles )

Latitude: 31.07 N, Longitude: 97.66 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -5,166 (-16.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,503 (18.5%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 254

Distribution of median household income in Harker Heights, TX in 2019
Distribution of house value in Harker Heights, TX in 2019
Harker Heights satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 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
  • 2006: 389 buildings, average cost: $195,000
  • 2007: 303 buildings, average cost: $196,800
  • 2008: 185 buildings, average cost: $209,400
  • 2009: 176 buildings, average cost: $183,900
  • 2010: 176 buildings, average cost: $194,500
  • 2011: 141 buildings, average cost: $200,800
  • 2012: 204 buildings, average cost: $222,900
  • 2013: 194 buildings, average cost: $199,500
  • 2014: 203 buildings, average cost: $214,400
  • 2015: 211 buildings, average cost: $226,700
  • 2016: 147 buildings, average cost: $254,000
  • 2017: 129 buildings, average cost: $255,200
  • 2018: 158 buildings, average cost: $283,500
  • 2019: 142 buildings, average cost: $283,200
Number of permits per 10,000 Harker Heights, TX residents
Average permit cost in Harker Heights, TX
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

7.2%
Texas:

8.0%
Historical population in Harker Heights, TX
Historical housing units in Harker Heights, TX

Population change in the 1990s: +4,464 (+34.8%).
Most common industries in Harker Heights, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (13.6%)
  • Health care (11.3%)
  • Public administration (9.2%)
  • Construction (7.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.2%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.1%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (12.4%)
  • Public administration (12.1%)
  • Educational services (7.2%)
  • Health care (6.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.9%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.8%)
  • Repair & maintenance (4.2%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (20.0%)
  • Health care (16.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.5%)
  • Public administration (6.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.4%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.2%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.1%)
Most common occupations in Harker Heights, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.3%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (3.3%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (2.9%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (2.7%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (2.6%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6.2%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.3%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.2%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.1%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.4%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (8.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.6%)
  • Registered nurses (4.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.2%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.5%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (3.4%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (3.2%)

Average climate in Harker Heights, Texas

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Harker Heights, Texas environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI NO2 Ozone
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 62.5. This is about average.

City:

62.5
U.S.:

74.2
Nitrogen Dioxide Level
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 30.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.1
U.S.:

33.3

Tornado activity:

Harker Heights-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Texas state average. It is 56% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/27/1997, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 17.3 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 F5 tornado 40.2 miles away from the city center .

Earthquake activity:

Harker Heights-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Texas state average. It is 284% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 227.3 miles away from the city center
On 11/6/2011 at 03:53:10, a magnitude 5.7 (5.7 MW, Depth: 3.2 mi) earthquake occurred 313.0 miles away from Harker Heights center
On 10/20/2011 at 12:24:41, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 154.5 miles away from Harker Heights center
On 4/14/1995 at 00:32:56, a magnitude 5.7 (5.6 MB, 5.7 MS, 5.7 MW, Depth: 11.1 mi) earthquake occurred 344.1 miles away from Harker Heights center
On 9/3/2016 at 12:02:44, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.5 mi) earthquake occurred 372.8 miles away from the city center
On 5/17/2012 at 08:12:00, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 202.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Bell County (17) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 8

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 7, Hurricanes: 4, Storms: 4, Floods: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Other: 2 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Harker Heights topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Harker Heights:

  • HERITAGE CARE HOSPICE LLC (451 EAST CENTRAL TEXAS EXPRESSWAY C)
  • SETON MEDICAL CENTER HARKER HEIGHTS (Proprietary, provides emergency services, 850 W CENTRAL TEXAS EXPRESSWAY)
  • ABSOLUTE HOME CARE (813 S AMY LANE #104)
  • FAMILY CARE HOME HEALTH (581 PAN AMERICAN DRIVE SUITE #2)
  • INDIAN OAKS LIVING CENTER (415 INDIAN OAKS DR)

Heliports located in Harker Heights:

Amtrak stations near Harker Heights:

  • 6 miles: KILLEEN (ARROW TRAILWAYS, 200 E. AVENUE C) - Bus Station
  • 9 miles: FORT HOOD (BLDG. 108, 76 TANK BATTALION AVE.) - Bus Station
  • 19 miles: TEMPLE (315 WEST AVE. B) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, intercity bus service, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Harker Heights:

  • Central Texas College (about 10 miles; Killeen, TX; Full-time enrollment: 15,911)
  • University of Mary Hardin-Baylor (about 12 miles; Belton, TX; FT enrollment: 2,885)
  • Temple College (about 19 miles; Temple, TX; FT enrollment: 3,796)
  • Baylor University (about 46 miles; Waco, TX; FT enrollment: 14,800)
  • McLennan Community College (about 46 miles; Waco, TX; FT enrollment: 6,673)
  • Concordia University-Texas (about 47 miles; Austin, TX; FT enrollment: 2,192)
  • Austin Community College District (about 51 miles; Austin, TX; FT enrollment: 25,957)

Public high school in Harker Heights:

Public elementary/middle schools in Harker Heights:

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Library in Harker Heights:

  • HARKER HEIGHTS PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $368,202; Location: 400 INDIAN TRL; 37,253 books; 2,000 e-books; 1,252 audio materials; 1,124 video materials; 50 state licensed databases; 47 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Harker Heights: Harker Heights Volunteer Fire Department Station 2 (A), Harker Heights Fire Department and Emergency Medical Services (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Harker Heights include: Zion Temple Church of God in Christ (A), Mountain View Baptist Church (B), Deliverance Ministries Household of Faith Church of The Living God (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Hay Branch (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Harker Heights include: Kern Park (1), Cox Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Bell County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Harker Heights and their reported violations in the past:

CENTRAL TEXAS WSC (Population served: 0, Surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monthly Turbidity Exceed (Enhanced SWTR) - In AUG-2007, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (SEP-04-2007), St Public Notif requested (SEP-28-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-28-2007), St Compliance achieved (OCT-01-2007)
  • Monthly Turbidity Exceed (Enhanced SWTR) - In AUG-2007, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (SEP-04-2007), St Public Notif requested (SEP-28-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-28-2007), St Compliance achieved (OCT-01-2007)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
Average household size:
This city:

2.8 people
Texas:

2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

75.2%
Whole state:

69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

5.8%
Whole state:

6.0%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
166 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
103 people in nursing homes in 2000
8 people in other noninstitutional group quarters in 2000

Banks with branches in Harker Heights (2011 data):

  • First National Bank Texas: Harker Heights Wal Mart - Rc 880, Harker Heights Branch - Rc 121, First Community Mortgage Company, Market Heights Banking Center - Rc 1. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $944.3 mil, Deposits: $815.9 mil, headquarters in Killeen, TX, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 250 total offices, Holding Company: First Community Bancshares, Inc.
  • Union State Bank: Harker Heights Branch at 345 E. Fm 2410, branch established on 2006/10/16. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $424.1 mil, Deposits: $368.1 mil, headquarters in Florence, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 8 total offices, Holding Company: Union State Bancshares, Inc.
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: Harker Heights Branch at 201 E Central Texas Expy, Unit 1800, branch established on 2009/03/31. Info updated 2011/11/10: Bank assets: $1,811,678.0 mil, Deposits: $1,190,738.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, International Specialization, 5577 total offices, Holding Company: Jpmorgan Chase & Co.
  • Texas Star Bank, SSB: Harker Heights Branch at 905 E Fm 2410, branch established on 2010/12/28. Info updated 2009/11/16: Bank assets: $76.0 mil, Deposits: $61.9 mil, headquarters in Lott, TX, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Southern Bancshares, Inc.
  • Extraco Banks, National Association: Harker Heights Branch at 100 West Central Texas Expressway, branch established on 1990/12/07. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $1,194.0 mil, Deposits: $883.6 mil, headquarters in Temple, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 19 total offices, Holding Company: Extraco Corporation
  • Bank of America, National Association: Harker Heights Branch at 201 E Central Texas Expy, Suite 1900, branch established on 2008/12/31. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • First State Bank Central Texas: Harker Heights Branch at 661 W Central Texas Expressway, #100, branch established on 2003/10/01. Info updated 2010/06/14: Bank assets: $1,112.8 mil, Deposits: $884.8 mil, headquarters in Austin, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 31 total offices, Holding Company: Central Community Corporation

For population 15 years and over in Harker Heights:

Marital status in Harker Heights, TX
  • Never married: 29.2%
  • Now married: 53.1%
  • Separated: 2.2%
  • Widowed: 4.1%
  • Divorced: 11.4%

For population 25 years and over in Harker Heights:

  • High school or higher: 90.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 35.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 12.0%
  • Unemployed: 6.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.7
Texas average:

13.8

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Harker Heights
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Harker Heights, TX (based on Bell County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant84,720225
Catholic25,3669
Mainline Protestant16,86144
Other14,38619
Black Protestant5,37819
None163,524-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 26
This county:

0.94 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 4
This county:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 41
Bell County:

1.48 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 117
Bell County:

4.21 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 143
This county:

5.15 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

10.6%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

27.5%
Texas:

26.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

10.4%
Texas:

15.7%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Harker Heights:

50.1%
Texas:

48.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Harker Heights:

49.4%
Texas:

47.4%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.5
Texas:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Harker Heights:

19.9%
Texas:

20.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Harker Heights:

10.2%
State:

10.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Harker Heights:

6.8
Texas:

6.8

Overweight people:
Harker Heights:

32.8%
Texas:

33.1%

General health condition:
Harker Heights:

58.5%
Texas:

56.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Harker Heights:

82.3%
Texas:

80.7%

More about Health and Nutrition of Harker Heights, TX Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 44$245,042$66,8300$0
Firefighters 38$195,437$61,7170$0
Parks and Recreation 28$91,665$39,2858$6,098
Other and Unallocable 16$58,428$43,8210$0
Other Government Administration 13$71,601$66,0930$0
Financial Administration 11$55,227$60,2480$0
Police - Other 11$49,879$54,4132$2,212
Judicial and Legal 9$34,133$45,5112$4,105
Water Supply 9$30,502$40,6690$0
Sewerage 7$23,460$40,2170$0
Local Libraries 6$24,486$48,9727$6,532
Streets and Highways 6$31,341$62,6820$0
Fire - Other 5$15,313$36,7511$1,125
Natural Resources 3$9,951$39,8040$0
Solid Waste Management 2$6,696$40,1760$0
Welfare 1$4,761$57,1320$0
Totals for Government 209$947,921$54,42620$20,073

Harker Heights government finances - Expenditure in 2018 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $6,411,000 ($197.74)
    Water Utilities: $2,652,000 ($81.80)
    Central Staff Services: $1,942,000 ($59.90)
    Parks and Recreation: $794,000 ($24.49)
    Sewerage: $675,000 ($20.82)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $5,855,000 ($180.59)
    Water Utilities: $4,047,000 ($124.83)
    Local Fire Protection: $3,953,000 ($121.93)
    Central Staff Services: $2,758,000 ($85.07)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,165,000 ($66.78)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,777,000 ($54.81)
    Sewerage: $1,180,000 ($36.40)
    Regular Highways: $1,079,000 ($33.28)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $885,000 ($27.30)
    Financial Administration: $680,000 ($20.97)
    Libraries: $667,000 ($20.57)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $546,000 ($16.84)
    Health - Other: $528,000 ($16.29)
    General - Other: $246,000 ($7.59)
    Natural Resources - Other: $202,000 ($6.23)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,024,000 ($31.58)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff Services: $179,000 ($5.52)
    Parks and Recreation: $146,000 ($4.50)
    Police Protection: $143,000 ($4.41)
    Regular Highways: $117,000 ($3.61)
    Sewerage: $107,000 ($3.30)
    Water Utilities: $86,000 ($2.65)
    Health - Other: $75,000 ($2.31)
    Financial Administration: $49,000 ($1.51)
    Local Fire Protection: $40,000 ($1.23)
    Natural Resources - Other: $23,000 ($0.71)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $20,000 ($0.62)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $5,000 ($0.15)
    General - Other: $4,000 ($0.12)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $12,012,000 ($370.50)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $432,000 ($13.32)

Harker Heights government finances - Revenue in 2018 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $3,533,000 ($108.97)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,120,000 ($65.39)
    Other: $902,000 ($27.82)
    Hospital Public: $696,000 ($21.47)
    Parks and Recreation: $232,000 ($7.16)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $4,000 ($0.12)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $9,000 ($0.28)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $878,000 ($27.08)
    Interest Earnings: $175,000 ($5.40)
    Special Assessments: $57,000 ($1.76)
    Donations From Private Sources: $29,000 ($0.89)
    General Revenue - Other: $23,000 ($0.71)
    Sale of Property: $22,000 ($0.68)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $5,856,000 ($180.62)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $251,000 ($7.74)
    Highways: $205,000 ($6.32)
  • Tax - Property: $11,132,000 ($343.36)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $6,502,000 ($200.55)
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,333,000 ($41.12)
    Other License: $236,000 ($7.28)
    Other Selective Sales: $95,000 ($2.93)
    Other: $50,000 ($1.54)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $44,000 ($1.36)

Harker Heights government finances - Debt in 2018 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $48,625,000 ($1499.80)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $45,815,000 ($1413.13)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,915,000 ($182.44)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,105,000 ($95.77)

Harker Heights government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,640,000 ($173.96)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $16,745,000 ($516.49)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $263,000 ($8.11)

12.34% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($40,399 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

12.34%
Texas average:

7.43%

0.66% of residents moved from foreign countries ($2,309 average AGI)
Bell County:

0.66%
Texas average:

0.08%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Coryell County, TX  0.89% ($36,078 average AGI)
from Travis County, TX  0.56% ($34,940)
from Williamson County, TX  0.52% ($49,721)


12.26% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($44,525 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

12.26%
Texas average:

7.26%

0.54% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,968 average AGI)
Bell County:

0.54%
Texas average:

0.08%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Coryell County, TX  0.81% ($34,143 average AGI)
to Williamson County, TX  0.50% ($56,650)
to Travis County, TX  0.47% ($40,477)
Businesses in Harker Heights, TX
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1McDonald's2
Ace Hardware1Nike2
AutoZone1Old Navy1
Barnes & Noble1Panda Express1
Bed Bath & Beyond1Papa John's Pizza1
Catherines1Payless1
Chick-Fil-A1Pizza Hut1
Chipotle1Quiznos1
Cracker Barrel1Rue211
Cricket Wireless1SONIC Drive-In1
Curves1Sprint Nextel1
Dairy Queen1Starbucks2
Discount Tire1Subway1
FedEx3Super 81
Firestone Complete Auto Care1T-Mobile1
Goodwill1Target1
H&R Block1UPS3
KFC1Walgreens1
Lane Bryant1Walmart1
Little Caesars Pizza1Wet Seal1
Maurices1

Strongest AM radio stations in Harker Heights:

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

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)
  • KLTD (101.7 FM; TEMPLE, TX; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KHFI-FM (96.7 FM; GEORGETOWN, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • 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.)
  • KCEN-TV (Channel 6; TEMPLE, TX; Owner: CHANNEL 6, INC.)
  • KXXV (Channel 25; WACO, TX; Owner: CENTEX TELEVISION LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KWTX-TV (Channel 10; WACO, TX; Owner: KWTX-KBTX LICENSEE CORP.)
  • KAKW (Channel 62; KILLEEN, TX; Owner: KAKW LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, L.P.)
  • K16CY (Channel 16; KILLEEN, TX; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • K38FN (Channel 38; WACO, TX; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)
  • KWBU-TV (Channel 34; WACO, TX; Owner: BRAZOS VALLEY PUBLIC BROADCASTING FOUNDATION)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Harker Heights fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 16Number of bridges
  • 240ft / 73.0mTotal length
  • $12,110,000Total costs
  • 352,450Total average daily traffic
  • 25,576Total average daily truck traffic
  • 319,160Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic
New bridges in Harker Heights, TX - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11960-1969
  • 101970-1979
  • 21990-1999
  • 12000-2009
  • 22010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Harker Heights, TX

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

39 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Harker Heights)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

6
  • 1230 Cedar Oaks (Lat: 31.071472 Lon: -97.641639), Type: Tank, Structure height: 30.5 m, Overall height: 35.5 m, Call Sign: WPML266,
    Assigned Frequencies: 856.462 MHz, 856.487 MHz, 856.737 MHz, 857.237 MHz, 857.462 MHz, 857.487 MHz, 858.737 MHz, 859.237 MHz, 859.487 MHz, 859.737 MHz... (+9 more), Grant Date: 07/26/2013, Expiration Date: 09/01/2023, Certifier: Dan Engler, Registrant: Afc Apcos Spectrum Management Div Ls 091713, 351 N Williamson Blvd, Daytona Beach, FL 32114-1112, Phone: (386) 944-2463, Fax: (386) 322-2502, Email:
  • 526 E. Fm 2410 Rd. (Lat: 31.060694 Lon: -97.661806), Call Sign: WQEW805,
    Assigned Frequencies: 464.212 MHz, 464.037 MHz, 464.237 MHz, 464.062 MHz, 464.262 MHz, 464.087 MHz, 464.287 MHz, 464.112 MHz, 464.312 MHz, 464.137 MHz... (+4 more), Grant Date: 05/05/2006, Expiration Date: 05/05/2016, Cancellation Date: 07/09/2016, Certifier: Rami Alatrach, Registrant: Erc Parts, Inc., 4001 Cobb International Blvd., Kennesaw, GA 30152, Phone: (800) 241-6880, Fax: (770) 951-1875, Email:
  • 1230 Cedar Oaks (Lat: 31.071472 Lon: -97.641639), Type: Tank, Structure height: 30.5 m, Overall height: 35.5 m, Call Sign: WQEZ830,
    Assigned Frequencies: 856.462 MHz, 856.487 MHz, 856.737 MHz, 857.237 MHz, 857.462 MHz, 857.487 MHz, 858.237 MHz, 858.462 MHz, 858.487 MHz, 858.737 MHz... (+9 more), Grant Date: 05/30/2006, Expiration Date: 11/26/2006, Cancellation Date: 01/27/2007, Certifier: Dalton Cross, Registrant: Dailey Wells Communication, 3440 E. Houston Street, San Antonio, TX 78219, Phone: (210) 893-6507, Fax: (210) 893-6592, Email:
  • 1230 Ceader Oaks (Lat: 31.071472 Lon: -97.641639), Type: Tank, Structure height: 30.5 m, Overall height: 35.5 m, Call Sign: WQGU685,
    Assigned Frequencies: 856.462 MHz, 856.487 MHz, 856.737 MHz, 857.237 MHz, 857.462 MHz, 857.487 MHz, 858.237 MHz, 858.462 MHz, 858.487 MHz, 858.737 MHz... (+9 more), Grant Date: 04/19/2007, Expiration Date: 10/16/2007, Cancellation Date: 12/22/2007, Certifier: Dalton Cross, Registrant: Dailey Wells Communications, 3440 E. Houston Street, San Antonio, TX 78219, Phone: (210) 893-6507, Fax: (210) 893-6592, Email:
  • 1230 Ceader Oaks (Lat: 31.071472 Lon: -97.641639), Type: Tank, Structure height: 30.5 m, Overall height: 35.5 m, Call Sign: WQHS400,
    Assigned Frequencies: 857.087 MHz, 858.037 MHz, 859.037 MHz, 855.487 MHz, 856.462 MHz, 856.487 MHz, 856.737 MHz, 857.237 MHz, 857.462 MHz, 857.487 MHz... (+9 more), Grant Date: 10/04/2011, Expiration Date: 04/01/2012, Cancellation Date: 06/02/2012, Certifier: Dalton Cross, Registrant: County Of Bell, 708 W. Ave O, Belton, TX 76513, Phone: (254) 933-5500
  • Lat: 31.072139 Lon: -97.681583, Call Sign: WQOR565,
    Assigned Frequencies: 72.2200 MHz, Grant Date: 01/09/2012, Expiration Date: 01/09/2022, Certifier: Matthew Maxfield, Registrant: Primex Wireless, Inc., 965 Wells Street, Lake Geneva, WI 53147, Phone: (800) 537-0464

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

75 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Harker Heights)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

25 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Harker Heights)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full and 1 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED195$183,03653$132,070265$168,34516$42,39837$123,5301$25,130
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED11$176,4602$219,85025$178,8146$32,4621$261,8400$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED21$167,8966$109,34775$156,22923$26,81411$98,6464$72,598
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN19$182,6997$145,46486$158,8636$53,89710$112,8241$62,150
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$178,8552$227,21516$138,4901$155,3802$53,3200$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0219.01 , 0219.02

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full and 1 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED14$133,6849$169,1931$153,400
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$01$144,8000$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$01$229,4400$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$112,3751$95,8700$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$75,3800$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0219.01 , 0219.02

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Harker Heights, TX
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Harker Heights, TX - Value

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 99. The highest number of reported fires - 188 took place in 2011, and the least - 43 in 2002. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Harker Heights, TX When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (47.8%), and Structure Fires (34.8%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Harker Heights, TX
    • 80447.8%Outside Fires
    • 58634.8%Structure Fires
    • 21712.9%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 764.5%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Harker Heights, TX

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Harker Heights, Texas:

  • Best Western Harker Heights, 511 Pan American Dr, Harker Heights, Texas 76548 , Phone: (254) 432-5106, Fax: (254) 432-5257
  • Super 8 Harker Heights, 540 E Central Texas Expy, Harker Heights, Texas 76548 , Phone: (254) 698-6900, Fax: (254) 698-3900
  • Super 8, 540 E Central tx Expy, Harker Heights, Texas 76548 , Phone: (254) 698-6900, Fax: (254) 698-3900
  • BEST WESTERN HOTEL, 511 PAN AMERICAN Dr, Harker heights, Texas 76548 , Phone: (254) 432-5106, Fax: (254) 432-5257
All 4 fire-safe hotels and motels in Harker Heights, Texas
Most common first names in Harker Heights, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John2573.3 years
James2371.6 years
Robert1971.2 years
Mary1879.3 years
Charles1471.4 years
William1471.8 years
Harold1376.2 years
Edward1171.4 years
Richard971.8 years
Donald970.0 years
Most common last names in Harker Heights, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith1670.8 years
Johnson960.2 years
Miller768.1 years
Williams670.0 years
Thomas677.5 years
Davis669.8 years
Jones578.8 years
Moore572.4 years
Brown572.4 years
Young578.2 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Harker Heights, TX
  • 83.2%Electricity
  • 14.9%Utility gas
  • 1.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.6%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Harker Heights, TX
  • 91.4%Electricity
  • 6.0%Utility gas
  • 1.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.4%No fuel used


Harker Heights compared to Texas state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.
There are 81 pilots and 56 other airmen in this city.
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • John J. Breen (12)
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  • Gina M. Gatto-Weising (3)
  • Kelly M. Harrison (3)
  • John H. Dearlove, Sr. (3)
  • Mark Bergstrom (2)
  • John J. Breen, Iii (2)
  • Sharon Demorrow (1)
  • Douglas J. Mills (1)
  • Materialytics, Llc (1)

Total of 40 patent applications in 2008-2022.