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Fort Hood is a U.S. military post located in Gatesville, Texas. The post is named after Confederate General John Bell Hood. It is located halfway between Austin and Waco, about 60 miles from each, within the U.S. state of Texas. Its origin was the need for wide-open space to test and train with World War II tank destroyers. The War Department announced the location in January 1942, and the initial completion was set for that August. As originally constructed, Fort Hood had an area of 158,706 acres, with billeting for 6,007 officers and 82,610 enlisted personnel. The main cantonment of Fort Hood had a total population of 53,416 as of the 2010 U.S. Census. Fort Hood is the most populous U.S. military installation in the world. It is in Bell County, with some portions of the post in Coryell County. In April 2014, the website lists 45,414 assigned soldiers and 8,900 civilian employees with Fort Hood covering 214,000 acres.
** Data based off of 2013 census data.
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Navy Federal Credit Union Killeen3210 E Central Texas Expy Ste 404
Killeen, TX 76543
Navy Federal Credit Union Harker Heights201 E Central Texas Expy Ste 690
Harker Heights, TX 76548
Pentagon Federal Credit Union Fort Hood761 Tank Battalion & 37th Street B
Fort Hood, TX 76544-4906
Navy Federal Credit Union Copperas Cove3010 E Business 190 Unit 148 Ste 148
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|City||Distance||Population||Avg. Home Price||Avg. Monthly Rent|
|Fort Hood||5.1 miles||32,177||$46,200||$1,129|
|Copperas Cove||11.4 miles||33,023||$99,800||$864|
|Harker Heights||5.2 miles||27,757||$162,000||$832|
|Morgan's Point Resort||17.0 miles||4,208||$127,500||$1,353|
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