Harker Heights is a medium-sized city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 29,142 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Harker Heights is the 103rd largest community in Texas.
6.79% of the workforce is employed in the armed forces, making the military a huge focus of life in Harker Heights. Even though it is a military town, the civilian sector still plays an important role in the local economy. The Healthcare and Retail industries respectively employ 14.81% and 13.97% of the civilian workforce.
The overall education level of Harker Heights citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 29.34% of adults in Harker Heights have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.
The per capita income in Harker Heights in 2010 was $25,581, which is upper middle income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $102,324 for a family of four. However, Harker Heights contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Harker Heights is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Harker Heights home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Harker Heights residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Harker Heights also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 21.80% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Harker Heights include Irish, English, Italian, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Harker Heights is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Korean.