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Harker Heights
Bell County, Texas


The Bright Star of Central Texas

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Statistics & Facts

The Texas state capital is Austin.
The population of Harker Heights is approximately 20,000 (2000), 26700 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 5,182 (1990), 9488 (2010).
The amount of land area in Harker Heights is 29.595 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Harker Heights is 12.1 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Harker Heights to Washington DC is 1319 miles.
The distance to the Texas state capital is 52 miles. (as the crow flies)
Harker Heights is positioned 31.06 degrees north of the equator and 97.65 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Harker Heights elevation is 700 feet above sea level.
Harker Heights average annual precipitation is 34.2 inches peryear.
Harker Heights average annual snowfall is 0.9 inches per year.
Harker Heights average temperature is 69.7 degrees F.
The average low temperature is 56.4 degrees F.
The average high temperature is 77.8 degrees F.


in central Texas on US Highway 190 between Belton and Fort Hood, 60 miles north of Austin and 162 miles southwest of Dallas/Fort Worth
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temperate with lots of sunshine and mild temperatures. The warmest time of year is in July and August when temperatures average around 94 to 96. In the winter, during December and January, are found the coolest temps, averaging around 37-38 degrees.
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comfortable most of the year. Changes in the weather are frequent and sometimes rapid. In the summer temperatures average 94 degrees while the winter alone averages 49 degrees. Winters are usually short with very wonderful Spring and fall seasons.
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History & History Related Items

Harker Heights got its start as a pig farm supplying pork to Camp Hood. From these humble beginnings, the city has grown from a population of 1,000 in 1960 to its present population of 15,000 (2000).

Harker Heights was named for Harley Kern who owned the original pig farm. Even the original streets are named after the children and grandchildren of Harley Kern!
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Fort Hood

Fort Hood, Texas, is a 339 square mile installation surrounded by rolling hills, lakes, and an abundance of wildlife. The Fort Hood area consists of a cluster of small towns that take great pride in the community spirit. The post is approximately 60 miles north of the capital city of Austin and 50 miles south of Waco. The city of Killeen borders Fort Hood to the east and Copperas Cove borders Fort Hood to the west. Access to the post is from IH-35 to U.S.Highway 190 West, at Belton, toward Killeen.
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Harker Heights City Government

City of Harker Heights
Municipal Building
901 South Ann Blvd.
Harker Heights, Texas 76548
Business Telephone - (254) 699-2301
Fax (254) 699-1054

Harker Heights Chamber

Chamber of Commerce
100 W. Central Texas Expressway, Suite 206
Harker Heights, Texas 76548
Phone: 254-699-4999
Fax: 254-699-5194

Harker Heights Organizations

Chamber of Commerce
100 W. Central Texas Expressway, Suite 206
Harker Heights, Texas 76548
Phone: 254-699-4999
Fax: 254-699-5194

Harker Heights Libraries

Harker Heights Public Library
100 E. Beeline
Harker Heights, TX 76548
Phone: 254-699-5008
Fax: 254-699-4772

Harker Heights Schools

Killeen Independent School District
200 North W.S. Young Drive
Killeen, Texas 76543
Phone: 254-501-0000 Harker Heights


The population of Harker Heights was:
1960 - 1,000
1990 - 12,841
2000 - 15,000
1999 - 19,000+
2000 - 20,000

Call this number for current time/temperature/weather: 254-628-8463

Harker Heights is located in the Central Time Zone and does participate in Daylight Savings Time.

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