Kilgore, TX Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Kilgore, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Kilgore had a population of 13,774 as of July 1, 2016. Kilgore ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Texas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Kilgore is located at latitude 32.3967 and longitude -94.86 in Gregg County. The formal boundaries for the City of Kilgore (see map below) encompass a land area of 18.56 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Gregg County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 358 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Kilgore are located in Gregg County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Rusk County.

The City of Kilgore (GNIS ID: 2411541) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Texas is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Kilgore is located within Kilgore Division of Gregg County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Kilgore population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Kilgore, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 13,774
Population in Households 13,183
Population in Familes 10,953
Population in Group Qrtrs 591
Population Density1 742
Diversity Index2 68


Total Households 4,950
Average Household Size 2.66
Family Households 3,420
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 5,472 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,088 (56.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,862 (34.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 522 ( 9.5%)
Median Home Value $102,244
Average Home Value $123,244


Median Household Income $42,666
Average Household Income $59,407
Per Capita Income $22,490
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.77% 0.57%
Households 0.58% 0.46%
Families 0.68% 0.39%
Median Household Income   0.26%
Per Capita Income   1.09%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Kilgore, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Kilgore to the other 1,749 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 202 89th
Population Density1 # 928 47th
Diversity Index2 # 337 81st
Median Household Income # 948 46th
Per Capita Income # 883 50th

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