Labor Data

Strategic Location and Access to Skilled Workforce

With a population of over 39,000, Copperas Cove has a thriving workforce and has access to a civilian labor force of 183,439 in the Killeen-Temple MSA. The city is centrally located and sits conveniently in the Texas Triangle along the newly opened I-14 and just 26 miles from 1-35. 

Copperas Cove is adjacent to Fort Cavazos, which is the largest military installation in Texas. Every month 500+ soldiers exit military service and enter the workforce. In addition to this influx from Fort Cavazos and graduates from Central Texas College and Texas A & M - Central Texas campuses, Copperas Cove has access to a highly educated, trained, and skilled workforce. 

According to the Texas State Demographer and U.S. Census Bureau, Copperas Cove is a thriving community with a rapidly growing population. In the past three years, the population has increased from 36,670 to 39,627 (as of January 2024), representing an impressive 8% increase.

Additionally, the average unemployment rate in the area has remained steady at 4.8 between 2012 and 2022, indicating a strong and stable economy. Copperas Cove is a great place to live and work, and these statistics reflect the city's tremendous growth potential.