Killeen Texas Overview, Crime Rate Statistics, Arrest Records, and Related Information
Killeen is a city located in central Texas. It is the principal city of Killeen Temple Fort Hood Metropolitan Statistical Area. The main cantonment of Fort Hood is directly adjacent to Killeen. The economy of this city depends on the activities such as the post and the soldiers and their families that are living in this area due to the rapid growth and the high number of soldiers that live here this town is also known as the boom town.
It was in the year 1881 when the Gulf, Colorado, and Santa Fe extended its tracks through central Texas. It bought over 360 acres of land a few miles southwest of a farming community town as Pala Alto. In the first year, this city included a railroad Depot, several stores, a school, and a saloon. This was the origin of Killeen named after the assistant general manager of railroads Frank P Killeen.
The total area of this city is 54.2 square miles out of which 53.6 square miles is made up of land while the remaining 0.66 miles is covered by water.
Killeen Texas Population
The census held in 2010 recorded a population of 127,921 people distributed in 48,053 and 33,276 families that reside in the city. The density of population here is 2,458.9 per square mile. The average number of housing units there were 53,913 which is an average density of 999.9 per square mile. Out of the total number of households, 40.1% of them had children below the age of 18 that lived with them, and 47.1% were married families that lived together. Conversely, there was 17.2% female only households that had no husband present and 30.8% were nonfamilies. The average size of a family here was 3.17, and that of a household was 2.66.
The median income of a household in Killeen was $44,370, and the median income of a family here was $36,674. The per capita income here $20,095 which is low as compared to the average per capita income of the nation that is $39,997. Therefore around 11.2% of the families and 16.4% of the population were below the poverty line.
Killeen Texas Crime Rate
The crime rate here is 35 crimes per thousand residents which is considerably higher than the national average across all of the communities in America. However, it is still not among the list of communities with the highest crime rates. The possibility of an individual being victim to a crime here is it a violent or property crime is 1 in 28. According to the FBI crime data, Killeen is not a safe city to live in as the crime rate here is higher than 85% of other cities and towns in this state. The crime rate here also stands out as higher than most other communities that are of similar sizes.
The rate of violent crimes here is one of the highest in the nation across all different sizes of communities. According to the FBI crime data, the chance of an individual being victim to violent crime such as aggravated assault, manslaughter, murder, or armed robbery here is one in 143. Regarding property crimes, the rate here is 28 per thousand residents which adds up to a probability of one in 35 chance of an individual falling victim to crimes such as arson, motor vehicle theft, burglary, or larceny.
It is also important to note that based on the number of murders that occur and the number of residents in the city, Killeen has one of the highest in the nation compared to other communities of different sizes.