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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.
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Harker Heights location: 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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Climate & Weather

The climate for Harker Heights is 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.
The weather in Harker Heights is 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.
Harker Heights average annual precipitation is 34.2 inches per year.
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.
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Harker Heights history:

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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Harker Heights attractions:

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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