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Encyclopedia > Fort Hood
Fort Hood
Killeen, Texas

Shoulder sleeve insignia of units stationed at Fort Hood
Type Army post
Built 1942
In use 1942 - present
Controlled by U.S. Army
Garrison III Corps
1st Cavalry Division
4th Infantry Division
3d Armored Cavalry Regiment
13th Sustainment Command

Fort Hood, named after Confederate General John Bell Hood, is a U.S. Army post located halfway between Austin and Waco within the U.S. state of Texas. The main cantonment of Fort Hood is a census-designated place (CDP) in Bell County, Texas that as of the 2000 U.S. Census had a total population of 33,711. Some portions of the base lie in Coryell County. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Motto Deo Vindice (Latin: Under God, Our Vindicator) Anthem (none official) God Save the South (unofficial) The Bonnie Blue Flag (unofficial) Dixie (unofficial)  States that seceded under CSA control  States and territories claimed by CSA without formal secession and/or control Capital Montgomery, Alabama (until May 29, 1861) Richmond, Virginia... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... John Bell Hood (June 1[1] or June 29,[2] 1831 – August 30, 1879) was a Confederate general during the American Civil War. ... The United States Army is the largest and oldest branch of the armed forces of the United States. ... Austin is the capital of the U.S. state of Texas and the seat of Travis County. ... For the Branch Davidian siege in Waco, Texas, see Waco Siege. ... For other uses, see Texas (disambiguation). ... A cantonment is a temporary or semi-permanent military quarters, typically in South India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. ... A census-designated place (CDP) is an area identified by the United States Census Bureau for statistical reporting. ... Bell County is a county located in the state of Texas. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... Coryell County is located in the state of Texas. ...

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History

Main article: History of Fort Hood

Long before any Europeans saw the Central Texas area, Indians roamed through here. ...

Geography

Location of Fort Hood, Texas

Fort Hood is located at 31°7'48" North, 97°46'49" West (31.130072, -97.780260).[1] Adapted from Wikipedias TX county maps by Seth Ilys. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 15.0 square miles (38.8 km²), of which, 14.9 square miles (38.7 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.1 km²) of it is water. The total area is 0.33% water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ...


Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there are 33,711 people, 5,819 households, and 5,679 families residing in the CDP. The population density is 2,255.7 people per square mile (870.6/km²). There are 5,941 housing units at an average density of 397.5/sq mi (153.4/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP is 50.73% White, 31.60% African American, 1.21% Native American, 2.13% Asian, 0.84% Pacific Islander, 8.72% from other races, and 4.77% from two or more races. 16.70% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There are 5,819 households out of which 87.6% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 87.1% are married couples living together, 8.2% have a female householder with no husband present, and 2.4% are non-families. 2.0% of all households are made up of individuals and 0.0% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 3.92 and the average family size is 3.95. Matrimony redirects here. ...


The age distribution is: 33.3% under the age of 18, 32.3% from 18 to 24, 33.1% from 25 to 44, 1.2% from 45 to 64, and 0.1% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 21 years. For every 100 females there are 163.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 209.4 males. All these statistics are typical for military bases.


The median income for a household on the base is $32,552, and the median income for a family is $32,296. Males have a median income of $18,884 versus $17,101 for females. The per capita income for the CDP is $11,078. 9.5% of the population and 8.3% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 11.0% of those under the age of 18 and 25.8% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Military base

President Bush greets army soldiers during a visit to Fort Hood
President Bush greets army soldiers during a visit to Fort Hood

Fort Hood, located outside of Killeen, is the only two-division post in the United States, and is the home of III Corps. The two divisions on the base are the 1st Cavalry Division and the 4th Infantry Division. 4ID headquarters is scheduled to be moved to Fort Carson, Colorado. 3d ACR has moved from Ft. Carson Colorado to Ft. Hood TX. President George W. Bush greets army soldiers in front of tank equipment during a visit to Fort Hood in Killeen, Texas, Friday, January 3, 2003. ... President George W. Bush greets army soldiers in front of tank equipment during a visit to Fort Hood in Killeen, Texas, Friday, January 3, 2003. ... Killeen is a city in Bell County, Texas, United States. ... For the III Corps of the Union Army during the American Civil War, see III Corps (ACW). ... The 1st Cavalry Division (1st Cav Div) is a heavy armored division of the United States Army with base of operations in Fort Hood, Texas. ... It has been suggested that U.S. 1st Brigade 4th Infantry Division be merged into this article or section. ... Fort Carson is a United States Army installation and a Census Designated Place located immediately south of Colorado Springs in El Paso County, Colorado, United States and just north of Pueblo, Colorado in Pueblo County Colorado. ...


Fort Hood is also home to the 13th Sustainment Command, a non-division major subordinate command that provides logistics support to III Corps while in garrison and theater level logistics support while deployed. The 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) was activated at Fort Hood, Texas, as the 13th Support Brigade in September, 1965. ...


Before the breakup of the Soviet Union, Fort Hood was billed as the largest military base in the free world. During peacetime, Fort Hood is a gated post, with two military museums (one for each division), the Belton Lake Outdoor Recreation Area (BLORA), and a number of other facilities that are open to the public. Access to the cantonments became restricted starting on September 12, 2001. However, passes are available to visit the two museums on post, and the lake area remains open to the public without restriction since it is outside the cantonments. Various events, including the annual Independence Day celebration, which has one of the largest fireworks displays in the country, are open to the public.


Shortly after the 2000 census, responsibility for post housing was turned over to a partnership. Under the terms of the contract, most of the housing has been remodeled or rebuilt, and hundreds of new units have been built or are in the process of being built. The 9 schools in Fort Hood are part of the Killeen Independent School District. Killeen Independent School District is a public school district based in Killeen, Texas (USA). ...


Fort Hood is in three sections, consisting of the main cantonment, West Fort Hood, and North Fort Hood. The main cantonment is bounded by Killeen on the east and Copperas Cove on the west. The Fort Hood main cantonment area, otherwise referred to as Main post, holds its own airfield, Hood Army Airfield. North Fort Hood is bounded by Gatesville to the northwest. West Fort Hood, bounded by Killeen and Copperas Cove, includes Fort Hood's second airfield, Robert Gray Army Airfield, which has been expanded for civilian use (Killeen-Fort Hood Regional Airport (GRK)). To the east and southeast, the reservation is bounded by Harker Heights, Nolanville, Belton, and Morgan's Point Resort. Killeen is a city in Bell County, Texas, United States. ... Copperas Cove is a city in Coryell County, Texas, United States. ... Gatesville is a city located in Coryell County, Texas. ... Killeen-Fort Hood Regional Airport (IATA: GRK, ICAO: KGRK) is a small commercial airport also known by its military designation as Robert Gray Army Airfield. ... Harker Heights is a city in Bell County, Texas, United States. ... Nolanville is a city located in Bell County, Texas. ... Belton is a city located in Bell County, Texas. ... Morgans Point Resort is a city located in Bell County, Texas. ...


References

  1. ^ US Gazetteer files: 2000 and 1990. United States Census Bureau (2005-05-03). Retrieved on 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ American FactFinder. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved on 2008-01-31.

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External links

  • Fort Hood is at coordinates 31°07′48″N 97°46′49″W / 31.130072, -97.78026 (Fort Hood)Coordinates: 31°07′48″N 97°46′49″W / 31.130072, -97.78026 (Fort Hood)

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Fort Hood - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (729 words)
Fort Hood, located halfway between Austin and Waco, is the only 2-division post in the United States, and is the home of III Corps.
Fort Hood is in three sections, consisting of the main cantonment, West Fort Hood, and North Fort Hood.
North Forth Hood is bounded by Gatesville to the northwest.
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