Killeen is a city in Bell County, Texas, The United States. The population was 127,921 at the 2010 census.
Killeen is directly adjacent to the main cantonment of Fort Hood, and as such its economy heavily depends on the post and the soldiers (and their families) stationed there.
In addition to shaping local economic development after 1950, the military presence at Fort Hood also changed the city's racial, religious, and ethnic composition. No blacks lived in the city in 1950, for example, but by the early 1950s the town had added Marlboro Heights, an all-black subdivision, and in 1956 the city school board voted to integrate the local high school. The city's first resident Catholic priest was assigned to the St. Joseph's parish in 1954, and around the same time, new Presbyterian and Episcopal churches were built. By the 1980s the city had a heterogeneous population including whites, blacks, Mexican Americans, Koreans, and a number of other foreign nationals.
On November 5, 2009, a gunman opened fire on people at the Fort Hood military base with two handguns, killing 13 and wounding 30. The alleged gunman, Nidal Malik Hasan, sustained 4 gunshot wounds causing paralysis from the waist down.
The median income for a household in the city was $34,461, and the median income for a family was $36,674.
In 2007, Coldwell Banker ranked Killeen, Texas as the most affordable housing market in the United States with an average cost of $136,725.
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Babatunde & Yetunde - Category: Black Book Stores - 1102 W. Jaspter Rd., Kileen, TX 76541 (877) 556-2816
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Under One Roof - Category: Bookstore/Natural Woman/Hair Products - 1102 W. Jasper Rd., Kileen, TX (254) 554-6553
Black Wolf Hunting Club-Killeen TX Chapter - Category: Hunting - Black Wolf Hunting Club is a multi-ethnic, non-profit national organization with the mission of promoting the sport of Hunting and hunting related sports to the African-American community and to others. We meet the 1st Thursday of each month at the Killeen Arts and Activity Center from 7pm to 8:30pm. We're more than just a hunting club and are serious in our efforts to get more African Americans involved in hunting, marksmanship,archery, and other outdoor sports so don't wait until hunting season to get involved with us. We welcome all who want to help us in our efforts. - 2511 Trimmier Rd Suite 140-276 Killeen, TX (405) 473-3506 - (visit website)
Centex Bounce - Category: Recreation - Astroball party rental is a HUGE sports inflatable. It has space for 6 different sports: Basketball, Volleyball, Twister, Gladiator Joust, Bungee Run and Red Zone Football. Astroball is perfect for any event. Half or full day rentals. - Killeen, Texas (254) 899-9013 - (visit website)
Central Texas Players Golf Club - Category: Golf Clubs - P.O. Box 11525
Killeen, TX 76547
First Church of God In Christ - 5201 Westcliff Road, Killeen, TX 76543-3056
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Schantel Thomas - Category: Entertainment - National Recording Soloist , Schantel Thomas, is a songstress, who sings inspiration to the listeners.Her music uplifts, and strengthens with little of jazzy undertones, and a classy vice for all listeners. - Killeen, Texas - (visit website)
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