Killeen: The 11th most populous city in Texas. It is located in Bell County in central Texas. Killeen is known for its many military bases, its many parks and green spaces, and its many attractions, such as the Central Texas State Fair and the Killeen Civic Center.
Killeen is a city located in the county of Bell in the U.S. state of Texas. Its population at the 2010 census was 127,921 and a population density of 911 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 153,991 inhabitants.
The city was created 151 years ago in 1871.
Killeen is a city located in Central Texas, about 60 miles north of Austin. With over 153,000 residents, it is the largest city in Bell County and anchors a rapidly growing metro area. Killeen is adjacent to the military post of Fort Hood.
Killeen was founded as a railroad stop by the Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railway in 1881. It was named after Frank P. Killeen, a director of the railroad company. Killeen later became an agricultural trade center for area cotton farmers and ranchers.
The opening of Camp Hood in 1942 significantly impacted the city’s future growth. The military base required thousands of civilian service workers. Killeen incorporated as a city in 1949.
Influence of Fort Hood
Today, Fort Hood remains indispensable to the local Killeen economy. The sprawling military base provides over 45,000 local jobs and has fueled Killeen’s population boom.
Many businesses cater to serving military staff and families. Killeen also hosts the Fort Hood National Cemetery.
Attractions and Recreation
Popular sites in Killeen include:
- The Texas Forever Veterans Memorial
- Killeen Special Events Center
- Heights Bowling Center on Fort Hood
- Long Branch Park featuring a 36-hole golf course
Killeen has grown symbiotically alongside Fort Hood to now become the thriving epicenter of Central Texas military communities.
Quick Facts about Killeen
|Population :||153,991 (2020)|
|Country :||United States of America|
|State :||Texas (United States)|
|County :||Bell County|
|Different from :||Killean, County Armagh|
|Postal code :||76540–76549|
|Phone Area Codes :||254|
|Area :||140.4 km2|
|Altitude :||984 feet / 300 meters|
|Establishment :||January 01, 1872 (151 years ago)|
|Time Zone :||America/Chicago|
|Local time :||01:53:00 (29th November 2023)|
|Density :||1,097 Pop. per km² as of 2020|
|Population growth :||16.93% (2010-2020)|
|Weather :||42℉ Partly Cloudy 7-days weather|
The population of Killeen increased by 16.93% in 10 years.
People born in Killeen (42)
- Mike Stulce (athletics competitor) he was born in 21/07/1969
- Kim Edwards (Author, educator) she was born in 04/05/1958
- Lorenzo Williams (American basketball player (1984-)) he was born in 08/11/1984
- Don Hardeman (American football player (1952-2016)) he was born in 13/08/1953
- Adrian Schoolcraft (American police officer) he was born in 01/01/1976
- Andrew Hudgins (American writer) he was born in 22/04/1951
- Anthony Weaver (American football player and coach) he was born in 28/08/1980
- Tommie Harris (American football player, defensive lineman) he was born in 29/04/1983
- Chuck Commiskey (American football player) he was born in 28/03/1958
- Danny! (American rapper) he was born in 18/08/1983
- Denise DuBarry (American actress and activist (1956-2019)) she was born in 06/03/1956
- Donald C. Fry (American politician) he was born in 23/06/1955
- Jessie Prescott (character from the television series Jessie) she was born in 01/01/1993
- Jason Hooten (American basketball player-coach) he was born in 20/04/1969
- Jim Scoggins (American baseball player) he was born in 09/07/1891
- John Carden (American baseball player) he was born in 19/05/1921
- Juaquin Iglesias (American football player) he was born in 22/08/1987
- Shannon McRandle (model) she was born in 28/08/1969
Schools in Killeen
College & universities near Killeen, TX
|492573||National American University-Killeen||Killeen (TX)||76542-1321|
|484136||Yahweh Beauty Academy||Killeen (TX)||76543-4153|
|483036||Texas A&M University-Central Texas||Killeen (TX)||76549|
|223816||Central Texas College||Killeen (TX)||76549-4199|
|226471||University of Mary Hardin-Baylor||Belton (TX)||76513-2599|
Amtrak & bus stations near Killeen, TX
|KIL||Killeen, Texas||200 East Avenue C||BUS|
|FHD||Fort Hood, Texas||Hood Road & Old Ironsides Ave.||BUS|
|TPL||Temple||315 West Ave B||RAIL|
|MCG||McGregor||1 Amtrak Blvd.||RAIL|
|TAY||Taylor||118 East First St.||RAIL|
Post offices near Killeen
|Post Office Name||City||ZIP|
|Killeen Post Office||Killeen (TX)||76541|
|Fort Hood Post Office||Fort Hood (TX)||76544|
|Copper Mountain Post Office||Killeen (TX)||76542|
|Willow Spring Post Office||Killeen (TX)||76549|
|Harker Heigh Post Office||Harker Heights (TX)||76548|
Other cities in Bell County
Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Bell County , TX.
|Temple||80,761||The most populous city in Bell County, Texas.|
|Harker Heights||33,071||City in Bell County, Texas, United States|
|Belton||23,196||City in Texas, USA|
|Nolanville||6,150||City in Bell County, Texas, United States|
|Morgans Point Resort||4,170||City in Texas, United States|
|Salado||2,379||Village in the United States|
|Troy||2,191||City in Bell County, Texas|
|Little River-Academy||2,048||City in Bell County, Texas, United States|
|Lone Star||1,473||City in Bell County, Texas, United States|
|Rogers||1,253||Town in Texas, United States|
|Holland||1,189||Town in Texas, United States|
|Union Grove||372||City in Upshur County, Texas, United States|
Distance to Other Cities
Killeen distances to largest Texas cities