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Glenn Hegar
Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
Glenn Hegar
Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
Glenn Hegar
Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts


Fort Hood Economic Impact on the Texas Economy, 2019

The Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts estimates the population directly affiliated with Fort Hood contributed at least $29.8 billion to the Texas economy in 2019.1

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.2

Estimated Contribution of Fort Hood to the Texas Economy, 2019
Contribution Value
Total direct employment 56,023
Total employment 3 152,701
Output 4 $29,859,518,000
Gross domestic product 5 $18,164,848,000
Disposable personal income 6 $9,689,472,000

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.

Fort Hood

Building 1001, Rm 216W
Fort Hood, Texas 76544

Installation Total Size (acreage - as reported): 218,823 acres

Description Full Time Equivalent (FTE)
Active Duty Army 36,011
Active Duty Navy & Marines 0
Active Duty Air Force 295
Active Duty Coast Guard 0
Active Duty National Guard 577
Civilian Personnel Appropriated 4,940
Civilian Personnel Non-Appropriated 376
Army Reserve 0
Navy Reserve 0
Air Force Reserve 0
Coast Guard Reserve 0
Part-time Civilian Personnel Appropriated 145
Part-time Civilian Personnel Non-Appropriated 153
Civilian Contractors, Total (staff) 10,079
Other Full-time Employees (not listed elsewhere) 1,987
Average Daily Student Load 1,460
Total Direct Employment 56,023

Other Populations
Description Number
Dependents 49,591
On-installation School Attendance 4,815
Off-installation School Attendance 19,174
Military retirees accessing station/base/post/camp facilities or resources (e.g. hospitals, PXs, exchanges, etc.) 386,501

Source: Fort Hood

End Notes

  1. This study represents an analysis of the economic impact of the population and employees directly affiliated with the base. This includes active duty, visiting, and other military personnel, dependents, civilian employees and contractors directly affiliated with the base – as reported in documents emailed from Kelly Sandifer, Chief of Plans, Analysis and Integration Office, Fort Hood, to Alexandra Taylor, Texas Military Preparedness Commission, Jan. 24, 2020; and additional clarification interviews.
  2. Estimate inputs and assumptions include the following: (1) all data submitted is for 2019; (2) input includes full-time, permanent employees and a full-time equivalent (FTE) for any part-time employees; (3) dependents are associated with Fort Hood; (4) all economic impact is within Texas.
  3. “Total employment” refers to both direct and indirect employment.
  4. “Output” refers to the total value of all goods and services (both final and intermediate) produced in Texas.
  5. “Gross domestic product” refers to the total value of all final goods and services produced in Texas.
  6. “Disposable personal income” refers to post-income-tax income.