Facts About Killeen
Killeen is a city in Bell County, Texas, United States.
Killeen is located in western Bell County at 31°6′20″N 97°43′36″W.
In 1881 the Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railway constructed a railroad through the Central Texas area. The company established a town and named it Killeen in tribute to Frank P. Killeen who was the assistant general manager for the railroad.
The estimated population of Killeen is 145,686, as of 2019.
The city of Killeen has a total area of 54.2 square miles, of which 53.6 square miles is land and 0.66 square miles, or 1.24%, is covered by water.
Killeen is twinned with San Juan, Puerto Rico and Osan, South Korea
Killeen is known as a military “boom town” because of its rapid growth and high influx of soldiers.
According to the city’s 2008 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, the top employers in the city are Fort Hood, Killeen Independent School District, Central Texas College, Advent Health, Fort Hood Exchange, City of Killeen, First National Bank, Teleperformance.
In 2017 Killeen was ranked the 9th most dangerous city in Texas based on crime data.
Notable people from Killeen, Texas: Brad Buckley, Adam Earnheardt, Don Hardeman, Tommie Harris, Othello Henderson, Oveta Culp Hobby, Welfare Cory Jefferson, Shane Kimbrough, Royce O’Neale & Mike Stulce.