Compare electricity plans in Killeen, Texas
Killeen, Texas, is one of the fastest-growing cities in the nation. It has seen a population increase of nearly 168% over the last 10 years! Located directly adjacent to the military training grounds at Fort Hood, the 2010 census places its population at just over 127,000 residents. Because of the proximity to Fort Hood, Killeen's economy relies heavily on the military base, as well as the soldiers and their families stationed there. It’s also home to Texas A&M University-Central Texas.
There are 48,052 households in Killeen, with nearly 33,300 families in residence, making the population density 2,459 people per square mile, according to the 2010 census. The average household size was 2.66, but the average family size was 3.17 within those homes. Killeen is a relatively young city. The average age of residents is 27 years old with 70% of the population under the age of 39. Rental units and privately-owned homes were almost evenly split at 24,506 rentals to 23,546 homeowners, and the average household brought in a median income of $45,900.
Fun fact: Elvis Presley received his basic training at Fort Hood and lived in Killeen for a brief period of time before joining the 3rd Armored Division of the Army.
Choosing between retail electric providers for Killeen, Texas
When you compare electricity rates between various Killeen electric companies, think about how your household uses energy. If you’re like other Texans, about 18% of your energy usage is devoted to air conditioning. But what else contributes to your monthly electric bill?
Depending on the size of your household and what you own, your electronics, appliances, and lighting will account for about 41% of your total energy costs. Swapping out your old incandescent light bulbs with newer LED bulbs and updating your appliances to be ENERGY STAR-compliant can help you minimize costs, which may be useful when you consider that the average Texas household spends $1,801 a year for electricity. This is 26% higher than the national average, but comparable to what households in other warm weather states pay for their energy.
Energy use and average temperature in Killeen, Texas
The average temperature in Killeen, Texas, is about 77°F for the high and 53.8°F for the low. Compared to other parts of Texas, the average annual temperature in Killeen clocks in on the lower side at just about 6°F. August tends to be the hottest month, with an average high of 96°F, and January tends to be the coldest with an average low of 34°F. Killeen also gets about 33 inches of rain each year. Heating and cooling are definitely things to consider when researching Killeen retail electric suppliers.
Fixed-rate plans from retail electric providers servicing Killeen, TX
What will be included in the bill from retail electric companies in Killeen, Texas? Killeen electric suppliers will charge you a rate that is based on average kWh (kilowatt hours). But your monthly payment can also include your utility’s transmission and distribution charges, as well as other monthly recurring fees and taxes. Some Killeen retail electric companies may have additional fees to set up service, so take these into consideration when you compare electricity providers.
What rate plans are available from retail electric suppliers servicing Killeen, TX? StarTex Power, named the top ranked Most Trusted Texas retail electric provider from Cogent Reports, offers both variable plans and fixed-rate plans. With a fixed-rate plan, you pay a fixed rate per unit of energy every month for the life of your contract. What does that mean? That means that you have the choice to lock in a single, fixed rate per unit of energy you use so you always know exactly what to expect on your monthly bill. The variable plan allows for a fluctuating rate without locking into a contract term.
Is online account management available from Killeen retail electricity supplier StarTex Power? Yes! StarTex Power’s MyAccount portal allows you to view your account and usage history, pay your bills, set up auto pay and more.
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StarTex Power, Constellation’s brand in Texas, is ready and waiting to meet your energy needs. We’ll work with you to find a plan that works for you and your budget. Contact us today!