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Fort Hood

Killeen, Texas

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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.

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* Militaryonesource.com 2012 demographics profile of the military.
** Data based off of 2013 census data.

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School Name Grade Type
Transformative Charter Academy
9 - 12 Public
Richard Milburn Alter H S (killeen)
9 - 12 Public
Destiny Academy
KG - 9 Public
Bell Co J J A E P
8 - 10 Public
Bell County Jjaep
KG - 12 Public
Haynes School Middle
6 - 8 Public
Metroplex School
2 - 12 Public
Bellaire El
PK - 5 Public
Clifton Park El
PK - 5 Public
East Ward El
PK - 5 Public
C E Ellison H S
9 - 12 Public
Fairway Middle School
6 - 8 Public
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Military Banking Locations

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Navy Federal Credit Union Killeen

3210 E Central Texas Expy Ste 404
Killeen, TX 76543

Navy Federal Credit Union Harker Heights

201 E Central Texas Expy Ste 690
Harker Heights, TX 76548

Pentagon Federal Credit Union Fort Hood

761 Tank Battalion & 37th Street B
Fort Hood, TX 76544-4906

Navy Federal Credit Union Copperas Cove

3010 E Business 190 Unit 148 Ste 148
Copperas Cove, TX 76522

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Cities Near Fort Hood

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City Distance Population Avg. Home Price Avg. Monthly Rent
Fort Hood 5.1 miles 32,177 $82,500 $1,129
Copperas Cove 11.4 miles 33,023 $102,600 $864
Harker Heights 5.2 miles 27,757 $167,500 $832
Temple 20.4 miles 68,877 $126,100 $780
Belton 15.0 miles 19,292 $122,500 $772
Nolanville 7.0 miles 4,429 $126,200 $889
Kempner 14.6 miles 1,133 $102,600 $767
Morgan's Point Resort 17.0 miles 4,208 $132,600 $1,353
Salado 15.0 miles 1,681 $229,100 $930
Florence 16.8 miles 918 $101,900 $855

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