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Harker Heights is a city in Bell County, in the Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood metro area.
The community was named for Harley Kern, developer
The latitude of Harker Heights is 31.083N. The longitude is -97.659W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 764 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 18,365.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Harker Heights demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Bell County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Killeen-Temple area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 76559 ZIP code.
15% of Harker Heights residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Harker Heights ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Harker Heights was $20,061, compared with $21,587 nationally.
30% of Harker Heights residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Harker Heights, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $451. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,137.
Libraries in Harker Heights include Harker Heights Public Library ... View libraries
Bell County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Harker Heights political report.
The average commute time for Harker Heights workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 2 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Harker Heights between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.2 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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