The city of Killeen is located in Central Texas, in Bell County. As of the 2010 Census, the population in Bell County was 127,921, making it one of the top 25 biggest cities in the state of Texas. Killeen is also the major city in its metro area with neighboring cities Temple and Fort Hood. Because of Killeen’s proximity to Fort Hood, its economy is directly linked with the military personnel that are stationed at the post.
The city of Killeen has multiple airports that serve both the residents and the multiple servicemen and women who call the metro area home. The Skylark Field Airport is the smaller regional airport that sometimes serves military personnel and the Killeen-Fort Hood Regional Airport is larger and serves both city residents and the military on a larger scale. The city also has a public busing system called HOP, which paints their buses green as to be easily recognizable for city residents.