Harker Heights, Texas Population 2022

34,377
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Harker Heights is a city located in Bell County Texas. Harker Heights has a 2020 population of 34,377. Harker Heights is currently growing at a rate of 1.90% annually and its population has increased by 3.87% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 33,097 in 2010.

The average household income in Harker Heights is $86,873 with a poverty rate of 9.49%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $912 per month, and the median house value is $200,700. The median age in Harker Heights is 35 years, 33.5 years for males, and 35.9 years for females.

Harker Heights Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Harker Heightswas:

  • White: 58.50%
  • Black or African American: 24.79%
  • Two or more races: 9.17%
  • Asian: 4.12%
  • Other race: 2.62%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.57%
  • Native American: 0.24%
The current population of Harker Heights, Texas is 34,377 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 33,097.

Harker Heights, Texas Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White18,51858.50%
Black or African American7,84824.79%
American Indian and Alaska Native770.24%
Asian1,3044.12%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1800.57%
Some Other Race8282.62%
Two or More Races2,9029.17%
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Harker Heights Population by Race

Harker Heights Population Pyramid 2022

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Harker Heights Median Age

34.5


Total

33.9


Male

35.1


Female

Harker Heights Adults

There are 22,944 adults, (3,018 of whom are seniors) in Harker Heights.

Harker Heights Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

15.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

43.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Harker Heights Sex Ratio

Female

15,836

50.02%

Male

15,821

49.98%

Harker Heights Population by Age

Harker Heights Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Harker Heights Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married70.9%29.1%
All55.7%44.3%
Male46.4%53.6%
Non Family42.8%57.2%
Female34.7%65.3%

55.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Harker Heights Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All11,0672.8455.7
Married5,6213.5170.9
Male4403.6746.4
Female2,0213.1434.7
Non Family2,9851.2842.8

3.37

Average Family Size

2.84

Average Household Size

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Harker Heights Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade8814.36%
9th to 12th Grade9184.54%
High School Graduate4,39021.71%
Some College4,90024.23%
Associates Degree2,0099.94%
Bachelors Degree4,82823.88%
Graduate Degree2,29411.35%
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Harker Heights Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Harker Heights Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Native American885
Islander303018
White10,1699,5614,055
Black4,9934,8331,678
Asian1,1111,040367
Hispanic3,6762,728898
Other Race34726180
2+ Races1,4811,028319

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 62.50%.

Harker Heights Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$44,819$54,644$32,384
Less Than 9th Grade$20,789$21,328$20,746
High School Graduate$34,104$41,968$23,238
Some College$38,355$47,088$31,937
Bachelors Degree$54,563$61,776$46,017
Graduate Degree$81,326$90,308$61,838

$44,819

Average Earnings

$54,644

Average Male

$32,384

Average Female

Harker Heights Earnings by Educational Attainment

Harker Heights Language by Age

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Harker Heights Language

82.56% of Harker Heights residents speak only English, while 17.44% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 9.50% of the population.

Harker Heights Language

Harker Heights Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black7,8081,60320.53%
Hispanic6,41695714.92%
Islander1802312.78%
Asian1,2941229.43%
White14,4495383.72%
Other236NaN%
Multiple2,8941394.80%

9.49%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.76%

Male Poverty Rate

11.22%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Harker Heights

The race most likely to be in poverty in Harker Heights is Black, with 20.53% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Harker Heights is Multiple, with 4.80% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.32%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.46%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 14.15%.

Harker Heights Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade23.64%
High School6.78%
Some College10.01%
Bachelors or Greater1.78%

Harker Heights Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed3.22%
Male Unemployed10.98%
Female Employed4.40%
Female Unemployed19.05%

Harker Heights Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Harker Heights Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$73,685$83,718
Families$81,547$90,352
Married Families$95,940-
Non Families$46,301$58,941
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Income by Household Type

Harker Heights Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

49.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.7%

Male Marriage Rate

46.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Harker Heights Married by Age and Sex

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Harker Heights Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Harker Heights Marital Status by Race

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Harker Heights Marital Status

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6,471

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War3,454
First Gulf War3,869
Vietnam1,379
Korea131
World War II17

Harker Heights Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34845
35 to 542,890
55 to 641,311
65 to 741,104
75+321

Harker Heights Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White3,78728.93%
Black1,87435.65%
Native American511.11%
Asian28026.14%
Islander30100.00%
Other Race12831.30%
2+ Races36722.95%
Hispanic1,09826.09%

Harker Heights Veterans by Race

Harker Heights Veterans by Education

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1.27%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.35%

Veteran Disability Rate

Harker Heights Veterans by Education

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64.7%

Labor Force Participation

56.1%

Employment Rate

4.6%

Unemployment Rate

Harker Heights Employment by Age

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Harker Heights Employment by Race

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Harker Heights Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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30.39%

Born in Harker Heights

90.20%

Native Born

9.80%

Foreign Born

5.16%

Non Citizen

4.64%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

90.20% of Harker Heights residents were born in the United States, with 30.39% having been born in Texas. 5.16% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Harker Heights Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
19704,2160.00%
19807,3453,1295.71%
199012,8415,4965.75%
200017,3084,4673.03%
201026,7009,3924.43%
201127,3406402.40%
201227,9806402.34%
201328,6206402.29%
201429,2606402.24%
201529,9006402.19%
201630,5406402.14%
201731,1806402.10%
201831,8206402.05%
201932,4606402.01%
202033,0976371.96%
202133,7376401.93%
202234,3776401.90%

Harker Heights Population by Year