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Residential community

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.


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Median household income
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$42,947
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Harker Heights demographic reports
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 52. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 2.8 per 1,000 people.
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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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.

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30% of Harker Heights residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Harker Heights, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $451.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,137.


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Libraries in Harker Heights include Harker Heights Public Library ... View libraries

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Bell County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Harker Heights political report.

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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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