Killeen, TX
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Killeen is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 140,806 people and 35 constituent neighborhoods, Killeen is the 21st largest community in Texas.

Killeen is a military town: the armed forces employs 12.10% of the workforce, making the military a major focus of life in the city. In the civilian sector, Public Service and Retail are important in the local economy and are the city’s largest civilian employers, employing 18.78% and 13.14% of the civilian workforce respectively.

In terms of college education, Killeen is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 17.79% of adults 25 and older in Killeen have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Killeen in 2010 was $20,709, which is middle income relative to Texas, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $82,836 for a family of four. However, Killeen contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Killeen is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Killeen home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Killeen residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Killeen also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 24.41% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Killeen include Irish, English, African, and Italian.

The most common language spoken in Killeen is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.