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.
Harker Heights is a military town: the armed forces employs 6.74% of the workforce, making the military a major focus of life in the city. In the civilian sector, Retail and Healthcare are important in the local economy and are the city’s largest civilian employers, employing 15.59% and 13.02% of the civilian workforce respectively.
In terms of college education, Harker Heights is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 31.33% of adults in Harker Heights have a college degree.
The per capita income in Harker Heights in 2010 was $27,647, which is upper middle income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $110,588 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 22.77% 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.