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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    B-
Harker Heights is a town in Texas with a population of 29,548. Harker Heights is in Bell County and is one of the best places to live in Texas. Living in Harker Heights offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Harker Heights there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Harker Heights and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Harker Heights are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$171,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$893
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    36%
  • Own
    64%
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Harker Heights Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    85.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.3
    6.1
  • Rape
    37.8
    40.7
  • Robbery
    69.4
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    271.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,955.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    135.6
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    14%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    16%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    8%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    24%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    35%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    21%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%

Working in Harker Heights

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$71,817
National
$55,322
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Harker Heights Reviews

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I love this city! There are three major parks, several Walmart’s, Sam’s Club, a shopping mall, IMAX theatre, new hospital, and a new YMCA. Lots of trails and run routes for all you runners and walkers. The restaurants are some of the best in the region. The cost of living is very affordable and the people are very welcoming. Great place for young adults, families and retirees. Check us out!
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I love being in Harker Heights! We have roomy houses, plenty of shops, and Stillhouse Hallow Lake is right there! I just wish there were more streetlights.
It is ok to live here. It is military town. They are building more houses and it is affordable to live here. Markets are located near by. It has shopping malls near by for sports, books, clothing, and electronics. It is not very safe place to live in but nothing so far happened to me. It is military town, so there are many different races of people lives here that are from many different places. There are many part time jobs availiable here. However, it is hard to find the full time job that pays decent amount of salary.