Harker Heights, Texas Population 2021

33,975
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Harker Heights is a city located in Bell County Texas. With a 2020 population of 33,975, it is the 100th largest city in Texas and the 1163rd largest city in the United States . Harker Heights is currently growing at a rate of 2.34% annually and its population has increased by 27.25% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 26,700 in 2010. Harker Heights reached it's highest population of 33,975 in 2021. Spanning over 16 miles, Harker Heights has a population density of 2,170 people per square mile.

The average household income in Harker Heights is $86,873 with a poverty rate of 12.75%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $936 per month, and the median house value is $201,400. 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 Heights was:

  • White: 62.74%
  • Black or African American: 21.61%
  • Two or more races: 6.55%
  • Asian: 5.21%
  • Other race: 2.87%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.57%
  • Native American: 0.45%
The current population of Harker Heights, Texas is 33,975 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 31,644.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 26,700.

Harker Heights, Texas Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White19,36262.74%
Black or African American6,66921.61%
Two or More Races2,0216.55%
Asian1,6085.21%
Some Other Race8852.87%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1760.57%
American Indian and Alaska Native1400.45%
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Harker Heights Population by Race

Harker Heights Population Pyramid $2021

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Harker Heights Median Age

35


Total

33.5


Male

35.9


Female

Harker Heights Adults

There are 22,248 adults, (3,058 of whom are seniors) in Harker Heights.

Harker Heights Age Dependency

60.8

Age Dependency Ratio

15.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

44.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Harker Heights Sex Ratio

Female

15,352

49.75%

Male

15,509

50.25%

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
Married73.1%26.9%
All61%39%
Male52.4%47.6%
Female50.8%49.2%
Non Family39.7%60.3%

61.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Harker Heights Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All10,3192.9761
Married5,8983.4373.1
Non Family2,3931.3339.7
Female1,4293.5450.8
Male5993.6852.4

3.42

Average Family Size

2.97

Average Household Size

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Harker Heights Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade7723.93%
9th to 12th Grade1,0645.42%
High School Graduate4,10920.92%
Some College4,94825.19%
Associates Degree1,8839.59%
Bachelors Degree4,50222.92%
Graduate Degree2,36412.04%
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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
White10,3019,6343,735
Black4,0893,8891,658
Hispanic3,7052,8631,028
Asian1,3221,211363
2+ Races750712250
Other Race42931749
Islander272719
Native American11

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 70.37%.

Harker Heights Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$41,849$52,889$30,622
Less Than 9th Grade$17,731$19,231$16,000
High School Graduate$28,897$39,057$22,440
Some College$38,151$49,295$25,506
Bachelors Degree$55,988$64,406$45,703
Graduate Degree$75,925$83,816$57,750

$41,849

Average Earnings

$52,889

Average Male

$30,622

Average Female

Harker Heights Earnings by Educational Attainment

Harker Heights Language by Age

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Harker Heights Language

81.56% of Harker Heights residents speak only English, while 18.44% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 10.85% of the population.

Harker Heights Language

Harker Heights Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black6,6201,76226.62%
Hispanic6,8981,42920.72%
White14,2116544.60%
Other88535139.66%
Asian1,60030218.88%
Native1408057.14%
Multiple2,021663.27%
Islander1762111.93%

12.75%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.23%

Male Poverty Rate

15.29%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Harker Heights

The race most likely to be in poverty in Harker Heights is Native, with 57.14% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Harker Heights is Multiple, with 3.27% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.97%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.00%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.05%.

Harker Heights Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade30.16%
Some College12.12%
High School9.55%
Bachelors or Greater2.33%

Harker Heights Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed17.57%
Male Unemployed15.38%
Female Employed7.00%
Male Employed6.68%

Harker Heights Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Harker Heights Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$74,839$86,873
Families$82,206$93,908
Married Families$93,875-
Non Families$44,848$60,104
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Income by Household Type

Harker Heights Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

54.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

54.3%

Male Marriage Rate

55.1%

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 35-44.

Harker Heights Marital Status by Race

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Harker Heights Marital Status

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5,636

Number of Veterans

4,564

Male Veterans

1,072

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War3,079
First Gulf War3,009
Vietnam1,347
Korea119
World War II13

Harker Heights Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 542,353
55 to 641,285
65 to 74973
18 to 34703
75+322

Harker Heights Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White3,63327.18%
Black1,44331.45%
Hispanic1,04727.23%
Asian24619.19%
2+ Races20521.67%
Other Race8217.75%
Islander27100.00%

Harker Heights Veterans by Race

Harker Heights Veterans by Education

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2.18%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.55%

Veteran Disability Rate

Harker Heights Veterans by Education

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61.1%

Labor Force Participation

50.4%

Employment Rate

7.6%

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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31.36%

Born in Harker Heights

88.61%

Native Born

11.39%

Foreign Born

6.35%

Non Citizen

5.03%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

88.61% of Harker Heights residents were born in the United States, with 31.36% having been born in Texas. 6.35% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Harker Heights Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202133,9757772.34%
202033,1987772.40%
201932,4217772.46%
201831,6447322.37%
201730,9128962.99%
201630,0166582.24%
201529,3586592.30%
201428,6993461.22%
201328,3534371.57%
201227,9166052.22%
201127,3113381.25%
201026,9739,6654.54%
200017,3084,4673.03%
199012,8415,4965.75%
19807,3453,1295.71%
19704,2160.00%

Harker Heights Population by Year