The Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts estimates the population directly affiliated with Fort Hood, located in Killeen, contributed at least $28.8 billion to the Texas economy in 2021.
Working with the Texas Military Preparedness Commission, the Comptroller’s office collected data from each of the state’s 14 U.S. military installations using a survey designed to ensure consistency in determining the total direct and indirect contribution of the base’s populations to state-level employment, gross domestic product, output and disposable personal income (Exhibit 1).
|Total direct employment||55,374|
|Total employment (direct & indirect)||160,933|
|Gross domestic product||$16,967,542,000|
|Disposable personal income||$11,224,637,000|
Source: Regional Economic Models, Inc. (REMI) - model for Texas
The Comptroller’s economic impact analysis represents a conservative estimate of the economic importance of Fort Hood to Texas. Each installation’s distinctive characteristics contribute to the Texas economy in different ways. This analysis uses a consistent model to determine the economic impact of each of the state’s military installations to the state’s economic growth.
The following data were provided by Fort Hood.
Fort Hood occupies a total of 218,823 acres.
|Description||Full Time Equivalent (FTE)|
|FULL-TIME DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE|
|Active Duty Army||36,782|
|Active Duty Navy & Marines||0|
|Active Duty Air Force||256|
|Active Duty Coast Guard||0|
|Active Duty National Guard/Reserve||477|
|FULL-TIME CIVILIAN PERSONNEL|
|PART-TIME DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE|
|Navy & Marines Reserve||0|
|Air Force Reserve||0|
|Coast Guard Reserve||0|
|PART-TIME CIVILIAN PERSONNEL|
|Contractors, Total (staff)||10,127|
|Full Time Employees Not Listed Elsewhere||1,918|
|Average Daily Student Load||182|
|Total Direct Employment||55,374|
|Number of Dependents||49,132|
|Number Attending On-installation Schools||4,859|
|Number Attending Off-installation Schools||28,685|
|Military retirees accessing station/base/post/camp facilities or resources (e.g. hospitals, PXs, exchanges, etc.)||417,131|