Harker Heights, TX

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Living in Harker Heights

Harker Heights is a medium-sized city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 31,857 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Harker Heights is the 103rd largest community in Texas.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Harker Heights is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Harker Heights is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Harker Heights who work in sales jobs (13.39%), office and administrative support (13.36%), and management occupations (9.13%).

Harker Heights is home to a number of people employed in the armed forces. When you visit or walk around Harker Heights, some of the people you will bump into will be military people In and out of uniform, jogging, shopping and generally out and about town.

The population of Harker Heights is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 35.60% of adults in Harker Heights have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Harker Heights in 2018 was $30,177, which is upper middle income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $120,708 for a family of four. However, Harker Heights contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Harker Heights is an extremely 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 22.24% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Harker Heights include German, Irish, English, Italian, and French.

The most common language spoken in Harker Heights is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Korean.