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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
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    C
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    B
Killeen is a city in Texas with a population of 143,070. Killeen is in Bell County. Living in Killeen offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Killeen there are a lot of parks. Many families live in Killeen and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Killeen are above average.
About Killeen...
Population
143,070

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$121,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$912
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    56%
  • Own
    44%
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Killeen 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
    223.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    9.2
    6.1
  • Rape
    69.2
    40.7
  • Robbery
    81.7
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    538.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,512.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    209.4
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    18%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    12%
  • 25-34 years
    21%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    10%
  • 55-64 years
    8%
  • 65+ years
    6%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    14%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    47%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%

Working in Killeen

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$50,418
National
$55,322
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Killeen has been good to me and my family in certain ways but as for right now I am a bit frustrated. I'm trying to move with my family into a bigger living space and am renting properties. So far its been a difficult process due to Covid-19 and all of the closings. My current issue with renting property here in Killeen is dealing with transparency with various realtors. Im not sure if they are being as transparent as they can be with our application fees. First, they are non-refundable, which I understand due to it being used for running a background check. But I have applied so far to three different realtors who have application fees of $45.00 or above and still have not received any confirmation from Equifax, Experian , or Transunion of this transaction. I receive notifications for everything else I apply for, so why is it now that I am applying for a new space to live, there are no notifications. This is just observation. If you know anything please let me know. Thanks!
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I'm currently on my third move to Killeen,Texas and I still love everything about this city. I'm from Savannah,Georgia and throughout the years I've found that Savannah has a lot in common with Killeen so I still feel at home. Killeen has taught me that I can truly be myself, because the people who reside in Killeen don't judge you. While at my high school in Killeen I've witnessed situations people in my hometown would judge and humiliate you for. Those who are non-judgemental taught me that I should continue doing what I want and not caring about others opinions. Overall, Killeen is a great spirited and diverse town. You'll see someone from each continent here, and I haven't always seen that in other cities and states. Killeen makes me feel comfortable not only with everyone around me, but with myself.
My home is located near my college, k-12 school and local stores and a short distance from the highway. The mall and restaurants are nearby as well, it is 45 mins to 1 hour away from Austin and about 3 hours away from Dallas. The neighborhood is pretty friendly and quiet and it is near the airport. If you love Chik-Fil-A it is here too!