By Self Storage Data Services
Killeen was founded in 1882 by the Santa Fe Railroad to serve as a shipping station for cotton and cattle. It's in one of the fastest-growing economic corridors in the nation—an hour’s drive from Austin, three hours from San Antonio, four hours from Houston and three from Dallas.
Killeen is the home of Fort Hood, the Army’s premiere military installation. Higher education is offered locally through Central Texas College, Tarleton State University-Central Texas and University of Mary Hardin-Baylor.
As a metropolitan statistical area (MSA), Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood has an economy bolstered by the dynamic and growing presence of the military base, and the region is expected to expand. As a state, Texas ranks forty-third in total tax burden as a percentage of income. Texas has no state income tax.
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