This rating is a weighted average of commute time, crime rate, population, median salary, and more.
This score adds annual household income and cost of living to the city rating.
Density (Population per mile²)
Compared to New York, Harker Heights has a very low population density. Harker Heights is perfect for those who like a quiet city.
Harker Heights, TX is a great place to live. It has its pros and cons like any city, but with a quality of life rating of 10/10 and an overall value of 9/10, it’s no surprise why so many people choose to live here.
Population density is a way of determining how crowded an area is. Harker Heights has a population density of 1,875, with 23,918 current residents.
Out of the 23,918 current residents, 50% are male and 50% are female. 67% of the residents are married and 33% are single.
- 62% Sun
- 32% Rain
- 1% Snow
65°F average temperature
- 16 years Median home age
- $168,800 Median home price
- -0.66% Home appreciation rate
- 16.63% Annual property tax
As for living in Harker Heights, the air quality is 78% and the weather, on average, is 62% sunny, 32% rainy, and 1% snowy. The average temperature is 65°F.
Whether you’re looking to buy or rent a home in Harker Heights, you should know that 51.5% of homes are owned while 36.1% of homes are rented, and 12.4% of homes are vacant. The median price of a home is $168,800, the median age of homes is 16 years, the annual home appreciation is -0.66% and the annual property tax is 16.63%.
Crime rate (per 100,000)4
When looking at the community of Harker Heights, it’s important to determine the crime rate. Harker Heights’s crime rate is 4 total number of crimes reported per 100,000 total population. The average age of residents in Harker Heights is 33 years and the breakdown of political affiliations is 44.74% Democratic, 54.51% Republican, and 0.75% Independent.
Student teacher ratio 1:13
Management, Business, Art & Sciences
Sales & Office Occupations
Production, Transportation & Material Moving
Natural Resources, Construction & Maintenance
90%High school diploma
10%Some college or associates degree
12%Graduate or professional degree
When looking at Harker Heights, it’s important to understand employment statistics. 7.00% of residents are unemployed in Harker Heights (which does not include the percentage of residents who are no longer in the labor force). Of the employed Harker Heights residents: 12.5% of employed residents work in the management and business field, 23.90% are in the arts and sciences field, 16% are in the customer service field, 24.1% are in the sales field, 0.36% work in farming, fishing, and forestry, 11.5% of employed residents work in the construction field, and 11.6% work in production. When it comes to education, the ratio of teachers to students is 1:13. The percentage of residents who have graduated high school is 89.58%, 10.00% of residents have an associate’s degree, 17.92% of residents have a bachelor’s degree, and 11.61% have a master’s degree.
Average commute time
Daily breakdown: by transport type
Work at home
If you plan on commuting to work in Harker Heights, you should be aware that the average commute time is 25 minutes, compared to the national average commute time of 26 minutes. When it comes to commuting, residents of Harker Heights have a few different options. 86% of commuters use their own cars, 10% of commuters carpool, 0% of commuters use the transit system, and 1% of residents work from home.