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    Fort Hood, TX Local Information

    The closest major city to Fort Hood is Killeen, Texas. Killeen has about 134,000 people, and is in Bell County, which has a population of about 315,000 people. Other nearby communities include Temple (66,000), Belton (19,000), Harker Heights (27,000), Nolanville (3,000) and Copperas Cove (32,000) in Coryell County.

    It is about 4 miles from downtown Killeen to Fort Hood; this takes about 7 minutes to commute, but the local communities are spread out and travel times can vary significantly. The average commute in Bell County is about 32 minutes.

    Local Housing Rental Prices: The average apartment rent in the Killeen area ranges from $500 to $800 per month, with a median of about $600 per month.

    Local Housing Purchase Prices: The average price for a house in Killeen is about $110,000, compared to $125,000 for Texas. The average price for a house in Bell County is about $118,000.

    Short Description of the Area: Killeen is a medium sized city in Central Texas, immediately bordering Fort Hood. There are three smaller cities immediately nearby, Temple, Belton, and Harker Heights. This area is in the Heart of Texas, at the center of the Texan population, and is surrounded by Texan culture and history.

    Climate and Weather: The area has a semi-humid climate, with winter temperatures in the high 50s to mid-30s and summer temperatures in the mid-90s to low 70s. The area has some tornado activity and may take the occasional weak hit from a hurricane off the Gulf. Snow is fairly rare, with deep winter seeing less than an inch a month. Summers hot and drier in July and August. Winters are mild and wetter.