Harker Heights, TX Facts, Population, Income, Demographics, Economy

Population (total): Population in 2017: 31,075 (97% urban, 3% rural).

Population (female): 15,601

Median Rent: Median gross rent in 2017: $848.

Poverty (overall): Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 14.4%

Sex Offenders: According to our research of Texas and other state lists, there were 48 registered sex offenders living in Harker Heights, Texas as of January 16, 2021. The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Harker Heights is 616 to 1.The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is l

Ancestries: Ancestries: American (14.9%), German (7.0%), Irish (4.9%), English (4.6%), French (2.4%), Italian (1.7%).

Elevation: 765 feet

Population Density:

Median Incomes:
      Estimated median household income in 2017: $61,125 (it was $42,947 in 2000)
      Estimated per capita income in 2017: $28,835 (it was $20,061 in 2000)
      Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $188,229 (it was $96,800 in 2000) Harker Heights:$188,229TX:$172,200

Races:
      White alone - 15,247 - 50.5%
      Hispanic - 6,296 - 20.9%
      Black alone - 4,862 - 16.1%
      Two or more races - 1,955 - 6.5%
      Asian alone - 1,475 - 4.9%
      American Indian alone - 134 - 0.4%
      Native Hawaiian and Other
>Pacific Islander alone - 51 - 0.2%
      Other race alone - 18 - 0.06%

The median income for a household in the city was $59,491. The per capita income for the city was $24,161. About 7.4% of families and 10.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.2% of those under age 18 and 4.9% of those age 65 or over.

Recognitions and Certifications

Accredited Drug Testing has been recognized as one of the "Top 10 drug testing companies" for excellent customer service and we have received TPA Accreditation from the National Drug and Alcohol Screening Association. We are active in all drug testing industry associations and our staff are trained and certified as drug and alcohol testing specialists.

Important Links

National Drug and Alcohol Screening Association (https://ndasa.com/)

National Drug Free Workplace Alliance (https://www.ndwa.org/)

Substance Abuse Program Administrators Association (https://www.sapaa.com/)

Substance Abuse Mental Health Safety Administration (https://www.samhsa.gov/)

US Drug Enforcement Administration (https://www.dea.gov/)

Office of Drug alcohol Policy Control (https://www.transportation.gov/odapc)

Harker Heights, Texas Drug Testing

Harker Heights, Texas Drug 10 Panel Testing

10 Panel Drug Test, Harker Heights, TX

Accredited Drug Testing provides a 10-panel drug test at testing centers located in Harker Heights TX and throughout the local area. Same day service is available, and most testing centers are within minutes of your home or office. DOT drug testing and ETG Alcohol testing is also available.

Urine drug testing is the most common and customizable screening method available in the drug testing world. Many times, drug tests are ordered from companies, courts, or individuals without knowing what drug panel is needing to be analyzed.

The most common drug panel options include the 5,10, 12, 14 and 17 panel drug tests but we also offer specialized and customized panels based on your specific need and we are here to discuss exactly what is tested in each type of drug test panel.

Urine or Hair Drug Testing in Harker Heights, TX – You Choose!

The detection period for a urine drug test is 1-5 days. However, hair drug testing is becoming more common because the detection period for a standard hair test can be up to 90 days. You must have at least an inch and a half of hair (1.5 inches) on your head or body hair may be used when conducting a hair drug test.

Facts About 10 Panel Drug Test

  • The most cost-effective option in the workplace
  • Most common and customizable screening method
  • Detects recent drug use
  • Available in instant or lab based testing options

Remember that many opioid addictions lead to further drug use, including heroin, so you may find that a standard 5 and 10 panel is not fulfilling your needs. In this case, consider a 12-panel drug test, which tests for additional opiates and painkillers that would not show up on a test with fewer panels.

A urine drug test detects recent drug use and is currently the only testing method that is approved for federally mandated drug testing.(5 panel DOT drug Test) Urine testing is appropriate for all testing reasons, from pre-employment to random to post-accident – and can be performed for a wide range of illicit and prescription drugs.

What drug are tested for in a 10 Panel Drug Test?

The drugs tested in a10 panel urine drug test include:

  • Amphetamines
  • Barbiturates
  • Benzodiazepines
  • Cocaine
  • Marijuana
  • MDA
  • Methadone
  • Methaqualone
  • Opiates
  • PCP
  • Propoxyphene

The standard 10 panel drug test is typically collected at a collection site and analyzed at a SAMHSA Certified Laboratory. If you need a rapid results test, the 10 panel is available for a rapid result in most areas Nationwide. Results for a rapid results test are typically available the same business day (for negative results) and if a non-negative result exist, we send the specimen to the lab to perform confirmation testing at no additional charge.

What is a drug test?

A drug test is a technical analysis of a biological specimen such as urine, hair, blood, breath, finger nail and oral fluid/saliva. The common procedure for a drug test is to have a donor provide a specimen to a drug testing collection specialist, complete a chain of custody form and then the collector will send by carrier the specimen to a laboratory for analysis and a determination if the specimen is negative or positive. Although there many laboratories in the United States which provide drug testing analysis, it is recommended that only a laboratory that is SAMHSA Certified is to be used when determining a drug testing result.

Does passive smoke inhalation cause a false positive for marijuana?

"Passive" smoke inhalation from being in a room with people smoking marijuana is not considered valid, as the cut-off concentrations for lab analysis are set well above that which might occur for passive inhalation.

Other abnormalities in the urine screen may indicate that results may be a false negative or that there was deliberate adulteration of the sample. For example:

  • a low creatinine lab value can indicate that a urine sample was tampered with; either the subject diluted their urine by consuming excessive water just prior to testing, or water was added to the urine sample.
  • creatinine levels are often used in conjunction with specific gravity to determine if samples have been diluted. To help avoid this problem, the testing lab may color the water in their toilet blue to prevent the sample being diluted with water from the toilet.
  • subjects may also attempt to add certain enzymes to the urine sample to affect stability, but this often changes the pH, which is also tested.

How long do drugs stay in your system?

The window of detection or often times referred to as look back period of a drug test depend on several factors. Some of the factors impacting how long a drug will stay in your system are:

  • The amount of the drug taken
  • The frequency of the drug taken
  • The type of drug taken
  • An individual’s body metabolic rate and general health
  • The amount of fluids consumed since ingesting the drug
  • The amount of exercise since ingesting the drug
  • Other genetic variations that would impact an individual’s response to a specific drug

In the case of life-threatening symptoms, unconsciousness, or bizarre behavior in an emergency situation, screening for common drugs and toxins may help find the cause, called a toxicology test or tox screen to denote the broader area of possible substances beyond just self-administered drugs. These tests can also be done post-mortem during an autopsy in cases where a death was not expected. The test is usually done within 96 h (4 days) after the desire for the test is realized. Both a urine sample and a blood sample may be tested.

ADT offers 10 panel urine drug tests in Harker Heights, TX.
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Harker Heights Drug Testing locations

300 W CENTRAL TEXAS EXPY ste 115 1.1 miles

300 W CENTRAL TEXAS EXPY ste 115
HARKER HEIGHTS, TX 76548
Categories: HARKER HEIGHTS TX

201 E CENTRAL TEXAS EXPY STE 640 1.2 miles

201 E CENTRAL TEXAS EXPY STE 640
HARKER HEIGHTS, TX 76548
Categories: HARKER HEIGHTS TX

2202 S W S YOUNG DR 3.7 miles

2202 S W S YOUNG DR
KILLEEN, TX 76543
Categories: KILLEEN TX

2904 TRIMMIER RD Ste 2 4.5 miles

2904 TRIMMIER RD Ste 2
KILLEEN, TX 76542
Categories: KILLEEN TX

501 W ELMS RD 5.3 miles

501 W ELMS RD
KILLEEN, TX 76542
Categories: KILLEEN TX

2300 S Clear Creek Rd, Suite 204 8.5 miles

2300 S Clear Creek Rd, Suite 204
Killeen, TX 76549
Categories: Killeen TX

3816 S CLEAR CREEK RD STE E 8.6 miles

3816 S CLEAR CREEK RD STE E
KILLEEN, TX 76549
Categories: KILLEEN TX

201 E 2ND AVE 11.8 miles

201 E 2ND AVE
BELTON, TX 76513
Categories: BELTON TX

5 MEADOWBROOK DR UNIT C 14.4 miles

5 MEADOWBROOK DR UNIT C
TEMPLE, TX 76502
Categories: TEMPLE TX

3614 SW H K DODGEN LOOP STE F 16.2 miles

3614 SW H K DODGEN LOOP STE F
TEMPLE, TX 76504
Categories: TEMPLE TX

2010 SW H K DODGEN LOOP STE 206 16.8 miles

2010 SW H K DODGEN LOOP STE 206
TEMPLE, TX 76504
Categories: TEMPLE TX

1905 SW H K DODGEN LOOP 16.8 miles

1905 SW H K DODGEN LOOP
TEMPLE, TX 76502
Categories: TEMPLE TX

2708 AIRPORT RD 17.3 miles

2708 AIRPORT RD
TEMPLE, TX 76504
Categories: TEMPLE TX

2401 S 31ST ST 17.4 miles

2401 S 31ST ST
TEMPLE, TX 76508
Categories: TEMPLE TX

1802 S 31ST ST 17.5 miles

1802 S 31ST ST
TEMPLE, TX 76504
Categories: TEMPLE TX

1005 MARLANDWOOD RD 17.6 miles

1005 MARLANDWOOD RD
TEMPLE, TX 76502
Categories: TEMPLE TX

107 W AVENUE M 18.5 miles

107 W AVENUE M
TEMPLE, TX 76504
Categories: TEMPLE TX

1638 CASE RD APT 3000 19.7 miles

1638 CASE RD APT 3000
TEMPLE, TX 76504
Categories: TEMPLE TX

1007 W BUSINESS 190 STE A 20.5 miles

1007 W BUSINESS 190 STE A
COPPERAS COVE, TX 76522
Categories: COPPERAS COVE TX

2720 E BUSINESS 190 20.5 miles

2720 E BUSINESS 190
COPPERAS COVE, TX 76522
Categories: COPPERAS COVE TX

3010 E BUSINESS 190 STE 254 20.5 miles

3010 E BUSINESS 190 STE 254
COPPERAS COVE, TX 76522
Categories: COPPERAS COVE TX

To schedule a 5, 10, 12, 14 or 17 panel urine or hair drug test at a testing center in Harker Heights TX, please call (800) 221-4291 or schedule online.

Local Harker Heights Information

Local Area Info: Harker Heights, Texas

Harker Heights is a city in Bell County, Texas, United States. As of the 2010 census, 26,700 people resided in the city, up from a population of 17,308 in 2000. This makes Harker Heights the third-largest city in Bell County, after Killeen and Temple. Incorporated in 1960, the city derives its name from one of the two original landowners and founder, Harley Kern. Harker Heights is part of the Killeen Temple Fort Hood metropolitan area. People usually refer to the town as just "Heights".

Harker Heights is located near Fort Hood, a major United States Army post that was designated a permanent military facility in 1950. As the post expanded, the surrounding civilian population increased. Water Control and Improvement District No. 4 was established on land near the Killeen city limits and the military post in 1955, and included the land owned by Pinckney R. Cox and Harley Kern, two hog farmers. These two men subdivided their land in 1957 and began selling lots. By 1960, between 600 and 700 of the lots had been developed and new residents supplied with water and other utility services. Following a petition for an incorporation election, the city was established on September 24, 1960, and Cox was elected mayor. Kern had died before the incorporation, and the Harker in Harker Heights was a concatenation of Harley Kern's name as a tribute to one of the original landowners. The town's boundaries expanded to include Forest Hills, Highland Oaks, and Comanche Hills. Cox, Sam Garth Jr., and Barney Sissom created GIASISCO Corporation, which was meant to help expand the town from 400 to 950 acres (160 to 380ha).

Harker Heights is located in west-central Bell County at 314?6?N 9739?20?W? / ?31.06833N 97.65556W? / 31.06833; -97.65556 (31.068459, -97.655524). It is bordered by the city of Killeen to the west and Nolanville to the east. The city limits extend south to hills overlooking Stillhouse Hollow Lake on the Lampasas River.

Show Regional Data

Population (total): Population in 2017: 31,075 (97% urban, 3% rural).

Population (female): 15,601

Median Rent: Median gross rent in 2017: $848.

Poverty (overall): Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 14.4%

Sex Offenders: According to our research of Texas and other state lists, there were 48 registered sex offenders living in Harker Heights, Texas as of January 16, 2021. The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Harker Heights is 616 to 1.The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is l

Ancestries: Ancestries: American (14.9%), German (7.0%), Irish (4.9%), English (4.6%), French (2.4%), Italian (1.7%).

Elevation: 765 feet

Population Density:

Median Incomes:
      Estimated median household income in 2017: $61,125 (it was $42,947 in 2000)
      Estimated per capita income in 2017: $28,835 (it was $20,061 in 2000)
      Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $188,229 (it was $96,800 in 2000) Harker Heights:$188,229TX:$172,200

Races:
      White alone - 15,247 - 50.5%
      Hispanic - 6,296 - 20.9%
      Black alone - 4,862 - 16.1%
      Two or more races - 1,955 - 6.5%
      Asian alone - 1,475 - 4.9%
      American Indian alone - 134 - 0.4%
      Native Hawaiian and Other
>Pacific Islander alone - 51 - 0.2%
      Other race alone - 18 - 0.06%

The median income for a household in the city was $59,491. The per capita income for the city was $24,161. About 7.4% of families and 10.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.2% of those under age 18 and 4.9% of those age 65 or over.