Killeen, TX

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Killeen profile

Living in Killeen

Killeen is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 149,103 people and 35 constituent neighborhoods, Killeen is the 21st largest community in Texas.

The armed forces are a huge part of the life in Killeen, employing 7.94% of the workforce. While it is a military town, the civilian sector still plays an important role in the local economy, where the Public Service and Healthcare industries employ 15.54% and 14.74% of the civilian workforce, respectively.

Also of interest is that Killeen has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

In terms of college education, Killeen is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 19.30% of adults 25 and older in Killeen have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Killeen in 2010 was $22,579, 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 $90,316 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 Black or African-American, followed by White. Killeen also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 25.58% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Killeen include German, Irish, English, Italian, and African.

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