Introduction to Copperas Cove, Texas

Copperas Cove, Texas, in Coryell county, is 10 miles W of Killeen, Texas and 60 miles N of Austin, Texas. The city is included in the Killeen- Temple metropolitan area.

Copperas Cove History

Copperas Cove was a small rural community in the 1870s. Originally, residents wanted to name the city "Cove," but the postal authorities rejected the name as there was already another city of the same name in Texas. As a result, the community was named Coperas Cove because of the mineral taste of the water in a local spring. The post office of the city was established in March of 1879. The Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railway first entered the area in 1882. The spelling of the city’s name was formally changed in 1901.

Copperas Cove and nearby Attractions

  • Ogletree Gap Park
  • Topsy Exotic Ranch and Drive-Through Safari
  • Fourth Infantry Division Museum
  • Keystone Square Museum
  • Mother Neff State Park
  • 1st Cavalry Division Museum

Things To Do In Copperas Cove

During your stay in Copperas Cove, you can enjoy the Topsy Exotic Ranch and Drive Through Safari. Hiking can be enjoyed at the Chisholm Trail. Heritage Park, Copperas Hill Estates Park, Copperas Cove City Park and Highland Park offer facilities for various recreational activities. Golfers can spend their leisure hours at the Copperas Cove Municipal Golf Course. The city also hosts several recreational events and festivals every year. Among these are the Ogletree Gap Heritage Festival and the Rabbit Fest.

Copperas Cove Transportation

Robert Gray AAF Airport is nearby.

Copperas Cove Higher Education

Facilities for higher studies are provided by Central Texas College, Austin Community College and the University of Mary Hardin- Baylor.


Total Population 33,005
Male Share of the Population 47.7%
Female Share of the Population 52.3%
Senior Citizens 9.8%
Employed Population 16+ 14,013
Age of the Population 31


% of people married 56.4%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 18.3%
Median Earnings25+ $35,260
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $15,625
Median Earnings With High School Degree $23,537


Median Family Income $60,911
% Above Poverty Level 88.1%
% Below Poverty Level 11.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 24 minutes
% Working from Home 1.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.6%
% Using Public Transportation 0.5%


People Living Alone 22.8%
Median Gross Rent $853
Median House Value $101,700


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 42.9%
US/American 0%
English 7.1%
Irish 9.4%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Copperas Cove Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 10 miles W of Killeen, Texas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 60 miles N of Austin, Texas
County Coryell
Metro Area Killeen - Temple
Standard Zip Codes 76522
Phone Area Codes 254
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 31.123
Longitude -97.902

Copperas Cove Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station KILLEEN 3 S
Distance 10.8 miles
Jan Temp 34 to 58 F
Apr Temp 53 to 78 F
Jul Temp 72 to 95 F
Oct Temp 56 to 80 F
Annual Precip 32.8 inches
Distance 17.1 miles
Jan Temp 30 to 58 F
Apr Temp 51 to 77 F
Jul Temp 71 to 94 F
Oct Temp 52 to 79 F
Annual Precip 31 inches
Distance 24.9 miles
Jan Temp 35 to 57 F
Apr Temp 54 to 77 F
Jul Temp 72 to 94 F
Oct Temp 56 to 79 F
Annual Precip 35.2 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Copperas Cove, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Topsey (76522)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Florence 870 $51,042
Harker Heights 28,199 $75,526

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Copperas Cove Public Libraries

Copperas Cove Public Library
Copperas Cove, Texas
(254) 547-3826
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Copperas Cove High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

703 W AVE D
Serves 2,059 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.8

703 W AVE D
A Non-traditional School
Serves 64 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.9

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