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Overview

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population33,052
Male Share of the Population48.1%
Female Share of the Population51.9%
Senior Citizens10.4%
Employed Population 16+14,398
Age of the Population32

Families

% of people married57.4%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher17.9%
Median Earnings25+$33,839
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$13,942
Median Earnings With High School Degree$22,676

Wealth

Median Family Income$60,154
% Above Poverty Level86%
% Below Poverty Level14%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time24 minutes
% Working from Home2.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.6%
% Using Public Transportation0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone24.1%
Median Gross Rent$846
Median House Value$102,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)44.2%
German20%
Irish10.6%
English6.8%
Italian3.1%
French Except Basque2.1%
Scottish1.8%
Dutch1.4%
Polish1.4%
African1.4%
Welsh1%
Swedish0.5%
Norwegian0.5%
West Indian0.5%
Czech0.5%
Nigerian0.4%
Russian0.4%
Finnish0.4%
Danishn0.4%
Turkish0.3%
Austrian0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Portuguese0.2%
Jamaican0.2%
Bahamian0.1%
Haitian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Arab0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
South African0.1%
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Copperas Cove Almanac

CategoryValue
County Coryell County
Standard Zip Codes76522
Phone Area Codes254
Time Zone
Approximate Latitude31.11
Approximate Longitude-97.9

Copperas Cove Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationKILLEEN 3 S
Distance10.8 miles
Jan Temp34 to 58 F
Apr Temp53 to 78 F
Jul Temp72 to 95 F
Oct Temp56 to 80 F
Annual Precip32.8 inches
StationLAMPASAS
Distance17.1 miles
Jan Temp30 to 58 F
Apr Temp51 to 77 F
Jul Temp71 to 94 F
Oct Temp52 to 79 F
Annual Precip31 inches
StationBELTON DAM
Distance24.9 miles
Jan Temp35 to 57 F
Apr Temp54 to 77 F
Jul Temp72 to 94 F
Oct Temp56 to 79 F
Annual Precip35.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Florence957$49,750
Harker Heights28,716$74,524
Kempner1,105$51,806
Killeen138,745$52,277
Lampasas7,238$49,757
Nolanville4,643$52,148

Copperas Cove Public Libraries

Copperas Cove Public Library
501 S MAIN ST
Copperas Cove, Texas
(254) 547-3826

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Copperas Cove Public Schools

C R Clements/hollie Parsons El
1115 Northern Dancer
ZIP: 76522
(254) 547-2235
Primary
Total Enrollment 848
Copperas Cove H S
400 S 25th St
ZIP: 76522
(254) 547-2534
High
Total Enrollment 2156
Copperas Cove J H
702 Sunny St
ZIP: 76522
(254) 547-6959
Middle
Total Enrollment 824
Cove Charter Academy
2205 Fm 3046
ZIP: 76522
(254) 238-8231
Other
Total Enrollment 142
Crossroads H S
306 E Ave E
ZIP: 76522
(254) 547-9164
High
Total Enrollment 46
Fairview/miss Jewell El
710 S 5th St
ZIP: 76522
(254) 547-4530
Primary
Total Enrollment 446
Hettie Halstead El
910 N Main St
ZIP: 76522
(254) 547-3440
Primary
Total Enrollment 341
House Creek El
351 Lutheran Church Rd
ZIP: 76522
(254) 518-3000
Primary
Total Enrollment 672
J L Williams/lovett Ledger El
909 Courtney Ln
ZIP: 76522
(254) 542-3070
Primary
Total Enrollment 643
Mae Stevens Early Learning Academy
302 Manning Dr
ZIP: 76522
(254) 547-8289
Primary
Total Enrollment 553
Martin Walker El
100 Fm 3046
ZIP: 76522
(254) 547-2283
Primary
Total Enrollment 443
S C Lee J H
1205 Courtney Ln
ZIP: 76522
(254) 542-7877
Middle
Total Enrollment 870
Taylor Creek El
2096 Big Divide Rd
ZIP: 76522
(512) 564-2585
Primary
Total Enrollment 505

Copperas Cove Private Schools

Cove Christian School
2205 Fm 3046
ZIP: 76522
Elementary
Total Enrollment 21
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