The mid-sized city of Killeen, Texas is home to just over 140,000 residents. Families with young children are a frequent sight, as kids under 5 make up an above-average percentage of the population, though young professionals are well-represented as well. Overall, the city's population, at an average age of just over 30, is decidedly younger than most cities in Texas. By a small 55%-45% margin, renters are slightly more prevalent than homeowners in Killeen. With a relatively reasonable average rent of $942/month in the city, renting remains an affordable option, particularly compared to other cities in Texas. Each month, renters in Killeen will pay around $86 less compared to the state average. Those savings add up over the course of 12 months.
Killeen residents have an average commute of about 23 minutes, shorter than the Texas average of about 27 minutes. Driving is the most common means of commuting to work, chosen by 42% of residents, while public transportation is not widely used. Relatively few residents commute to work on foot.
Compared to the national average (5%), Killeen has a relatively high number of residents over the age of 25 who have earned an Associate's degree (7%). Additionally, 8% possess a Bachelor's degree and 3% have a Master's or Doctoral degree. There are three primary industries in Killeen: public administration, retail, and healthcare. Together, these industries make up 17% of the labor force in the city. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, many of the city's workers are in sales, making it the top profession in the city. With an average annual income of just over $58K, Killeen workers take home about $15,000 less than their peers elsewhere in Texas. The city's average income also falls below the national average of $73,345.