Harker Heights, TX

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2022 Population
33,036
2.22% 1-year growth
US Senator
John Cornyn
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Cruz
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
34.5
2.07% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
11.9%
19.3% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$72,258
2.06% 1-year decline
2022 Median Property Value
$240,700
17% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Harker Heights, TX had a population of 33k people with a median age of 34.5 and a median household income of $72,258. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Harker Heights, TX grew from 32,320 to 33,036, a 2.22% increase and its median household income declined from $73,775 to $72,258, a −2.06% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Harker Heights, TX are White (Non-Hispanic) (40.7%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (26.6%), White (Hispanic) (9.01%), Two+ (Hispanic) (5.5%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (5.48%).

None of the households in Harker Heights, TX reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

94.5% of the residents in Harker Heights, TX are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Harker Heights, TX was $240,700, and the homeownership rate was 56.1%.

Most people in Harker Heights, TX drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 24.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Harker Heights, TX was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Harker Heights, TX is home to a population of 33k people, from which 94.5% are citizens. As of 2022, 10.2% of Harker Heights, TX residents were born outside of the country (3.36k people).

In 2022, there were 1.53 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (13.5k people) in Harker Heights, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 8.79k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 2.98k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

94.5%
2022 Citizenship
95.2%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 94.5% of Harker Heights, TX residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Harker Heights, TX was 95.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Harker Heights, TX
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    13.5k ± 1.19k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    8.79k ± 1.27k
  3. White (Hispanic)
    2.98k ± 1.07k
21.7%
Hispanic Population
7.16k people

In 2022, there were 1.53 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (13.5k people) in Harker Heights, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 8.79k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 2.98k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

21.7% of the people in Harker Heights, TX are hispanic (7.16k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Harker Heights, TX as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

10.2%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
3.36k people
9.2%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
2.98k people

As of 2022, 10.2% of Harker Heights, TX residents (3.36k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Harker Heights, TX was 9.2%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    3,170 ± 525
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,740 ± 411
  3. Vietnam
    601 ± 184

Harker Heights, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.82 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Harker Heights, TX employs 14.1k people. The largest industries in Harker Heights, TX are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,771 people), Public Administration (1,647 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (1,416 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($88,875), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($88,500), and Manufacturing ($71,733).

Occupations

14.1k
2022 Value
± 1,368
−0.367%
1 Year decline
± 13.7%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Harker Heights, TX declined at a rate of −0.367%, from 14.2k employees to 14.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Harker Heights, TX, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,100 people), Management Occupations (1,254 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,116 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Harker Heights, TX.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

14.1k
2022 Value
± 1,368
−0.367%
1 Year decline
± 13.7%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Harker Heights, TX declined at a rate of −0.367%, from 14.2k employees to 14.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Harker Heights, TX, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,771 people), Public Administration (1,647 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (1,416 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Harker Heights, TX, though some of these residents may live in Harker Heights, TX and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$50,642
Median earning men ± $9,260
$31,586
Median earning women ± $4,879

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Manufacturing ($112,958), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($88,500), and Public Administration ($68,643).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($57,695), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($37,403), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($37,269).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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4.59%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 13.8M people employed in Texas. This represents a 4.59% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 9.63%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Texas.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Texas went to Donald J. Trump with 52.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (46.5%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.12%).

John Cornyn and Ted Cruz are the senators currently representing the state of Texas. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Texas is currently represented by 38 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Texas

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John Cornyn
Senator from Texas2
Assumed office on December 2, 2002
Phil Gramm resigned (effective November 30, 2002) a few weeks before the expiration of his term in hopes that his successor, fellow Republican John Cornyn, could gain seniority over other newly elected senators. However, Cornyn did not gain additional seniority due to a 1980 Rules Committee policy.
Ted Cruz
Senator from Texas1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013

John Cornyn and Ted Cruz are the senators currently representing Texas.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Texas

Texas is currently represented by 38 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Texas have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.59% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.53% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (5.7M), Some college (4.97M), and Bachelors Degree (4.2M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Harker Heights, TX was $240,700 in 2022, which is 0.854 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $205,800 to $240,700, a 17% increase. The homeownership rate in Harker Heights, TX is 56.1%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Harker Heights, TX have an average commute time of 24.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Harker Heights, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Harker Heights, TX is $72,258. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Harker Heights, TX was Census Tract 224.02 with a value of $108,966, followed by Census Tract 219.01 and Census Tract 223, with respective values of $47,051 and $35,990.

Property

$240,700
Median Property Value 2022
±$15,421
$6,603
Median Property Taxes
±$793

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Harker Heights, TX the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

56.1%
Homeownership
2022
63.5%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 56.1% of the housing units in Harker Heights, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 55.5%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 224.02
  2. Census Tract 219.01
  3. Census Tract 223

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Harker Heights, TX was Census Tract 224.02 with a value of $108,966, followed by Census Tract 219.01 and Census Tract 223, with respective values of $47,051 and $35,990.

The following map shows all of the places in Harker Heights, TX colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$72,258
Median Household Income
± $11,038
11.8k
Number of Households
± 1,122

In 2022, the median household income of the 11.8k households in Harker Heights, TX declined from $72,258 from the previous year's value of $73,775.

The following chart displays the households in Harker Heights, TX distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Harker Heights, TX is from Texas.
0.476
2022 Wage GINI in Texas
0.476
2021 Wage GINI in Texas

In 2022, the income inequality in Texas was 0.476 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0231% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Texas was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Texas in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (78.8%)
  2. Carpooled (9.84%)
  3. Worked At Home (7.19%)

In 2022, 78.8% of workers in Harker Heights, TX drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.84%) and those who worked at home (7.19%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

24.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Harker Heights, TX have a shorter commute time (24.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.56% of the workforce in Harker Heights, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Harker Heights, TX distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Harker Heights, TX have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

11.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Harker Heights, TX (3.88k out of 32.7k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Females 12 - 14.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Harker Heights, TX is Black, followed by Hispanic and White.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

89.2% of the population of Harker Heights, TX has health coverage, with 34.2% on employee plans, 10.5% on Medicaid, 4.16% on Medicare, 25% on non-group plans, and 15.4% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Bell County, TX see 1296 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.05% increase from the previous year (1270 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1189 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 418 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,296 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Bell County, TX

Primary care physicians in Bell County, TX see an average of 1,296 patients per year. This represents a 2.05% increase from the previous year (1,270 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Bell County, TX in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 33.5% under 18 years, 17.7% between 18 and 34 years, 38.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 10% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.6% were men and 50.4% were women.

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Uninsured People

10.8%
Uninsured
34.2%
Employer Coverage
10.5%
Medicaid
4.16%
Medicare
25%
Non-Group
15.4%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Harker Heights, TX grew by 9.09% from 9.89% to 10.8%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Harker Heights, TX changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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