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Harker Heights, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Harker Heights had a population of 29,526 as of July 1, 2016. Harker Heights ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Texas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Harker Heights is located at latitude 31.0567 and longitude -97.6442 in Bell County. The formal boundaries for the City of Harker Heights (see map below) encompass a land area of 15.39 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Bell County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 768 feet.

The City of Harker Heights (GNIS ID: 2410701) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Texas is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Harker Heights is located within Killeen Division of Bell County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Harker Heights population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Harker Heights, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 29,526
Population in Households 29,348
Population in Familes 25,190
Population in Group Qrtrs 178
Population Density1 1,919
Diversity Index2 73


Total Households 10,298
Average Household Size 2.85
Family Households 7,659
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 11,314 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,712 (50.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,585 (40.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,016 ( 9.0%)
Median Home Value $202,385
Average Home Value $213,857


Median Household Income $60,502
Average Household Income $75,653
Per Capita Income $26,779
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.62% 1.5%
Households 1.32% 1.39%
Families 1.13% 1.33%
Median Household Income   2.31%
Per Capita Income   1.56%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Harker Heights, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Harker Heights to the other 1,749 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 109 94th
Population Density1 # 326 81st
Diversity Index2 # 186 89th
Median Household Income # 345 80th
Per Capita Income # 520 70th

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