Fort Hood is overwhelmingly renters. According to the US Census, 1/3 of Americans are renters. That ratio is flipped in the Fort Hood area – 2/3 of Killeen residents are renters. The reason is the military. The Fort Hood area is also overwhelmingly military personnel (54% of loans are VA loans, for example). Military are more likely to rent than buy (more on that below). Some would likely be well served by considering buying.