Fort Hood is a medium-sized town located in the state of Texas. With a population of 28,295 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Fort Hood is the 112th largest community in Texas.
47.50% of the workforce is employed in the armed forces, making the military a huge focus of life in Fort Hood. Even though it is a military town, the civilian sector still plays an important role in the local economy. The Public Service and Accommodation industries respectively employ 18.33% and 17.09% of the civilian workforce.
One of the benefits of Fort Hood is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 11.87 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
The percentage of adults in Fort Hood who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 20.29% of the adults in Fort Hood have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Fort Hood in 2018 was $19,329, which is low income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $77,316 for a family of four. However, Fort Hood contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Fort Hood is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Fort Hood home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Fort Hood residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Fort Hood also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 22.71% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Fort Hood include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Fort Hood is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German/Yiddish.