Kilgore, TX

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Population

14,784

0.86% growth

Median Age

34


Median Household Income

$57,625

1.33% growth

Poverty Rate

15.2%


Number of Employees

6,605

2.02% growth

Median Property Value

$107,000

4.59% growth

About

In 2017, Kilgore, TX had a population of 14.8k people with a median age of 34 and a median household income of $57,625. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Kilgore, TX grew from 14,658 to 14,784, a 0.86% increase and its median household income grew from $56,870 to $57,625, a 1.33% increase.

The population of Kilgore, TX is 60.5% White Alone, 20.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.3% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Kilgore, TX speak a non-English language, and 92.4% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Kilgore, TX are Kilgore College (1,187 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Kilgore, TX is $107,000, and the homeownership rate is 63.6%. Most people in Kilgore, TX commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 22.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Kilgore, TX is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Kilgore, TX employs 6.61k people. The largest industries in Kilgore, TX are Health Care & Social Assistance (817 people), Manufacturing (715 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (610 people), and the highest paying industries are Information ($58,750), Wholesale Trade ($58,267), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($51,556).

Median household income in Kilgore, TX is $57,625. Males in Kilgore, TX have an average income that is 1.41 times higher than the average income of females, which is $45,959. The income inequality in Kilgore, TX (measured using the Gini index) is 0.482, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$57,625

2017 value

± $8,382

1.33%

1 Year Growth

± 17.5%

Households in Kilgore, TX have a median annual income of $57,625, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $56,870 in 2016, which represents a 1.33% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$64,953

Average Male Salary

± $716

$45,959

Average Female Salary

± $514

In 2017, full-time male employees in Texas made 1.41 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $64,947 ± $2,196

  2. White

    $52,072 ± $505

  3. American Indian

    $45,538 ± $7,571

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Texas workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.25 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Kilgore, TX is from Texas.

0.482

2017 Wage GINI

0.482

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Texas was 0.482 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.139% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Texas was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Texas in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Texas across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 9503

  2. Census Tract 106

  3. Census Tract 104

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Kilgore, TX was Census Tract 9503 with a value of $66,441, followed by Census Tract 106 and Census Tract 104, with respective values of $61,574 and $56,912.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

15.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Kilgore, TX (2.13k out of 14k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Males 18 - 24.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    1,450 ± 322

  2. Hispanic

    658 ± 236

  3. Black

    415 ± 182

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Kilgore, TX is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

6.61k

2017 Value

± 657

2.02%

1 Year growth

± 13.8%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Kilgore, TX grew at a rate of 2.02%, from 6.47k employees to 6.61k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Kilgore, TX, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (917 people), Sales & Related Occupations (765 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (718 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Kilgore, TX.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Kilgore, TX, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (917 people), Sales & Related Occupations (765 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (718 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Kilgore, TX has an unusually high number of residents working as Construction & Extraction Occupations (2.18 times higher than expected), Healthcare Support Occupations (1.69 times), and Production Occupations (1.39 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Kilgore, TX, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($70,521), Legal Occupations ($70,329), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($70,156).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

6.61k

2017 Value

± 657

2.02%

1 Year growth

± 13.8%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Kilgore, TX grew at a rate of 2.02%, from 6.47k employees to 6.61k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Kilgore, TX, are Health Care & Social Assistance (817 people), Manufacturing (715 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (610 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Kilgore, TX, though some of these residents may live in Kilgore, TX and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Kilgore, TX, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (817 people), Manufacturing (715 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (610 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Kilgore, TX has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (16.8 times higher than expected), Wholesale Trade (2.14 times), and Utilities (1.6 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Kilgore, TX, by median earnings, are Information ($58,750), Wholesale Trade ($58,267), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($51,556).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Texas to other states, or from other states to Texas.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $282B

  2. $216B

  3. $159B

In 2015, the top outbound Texas product (by dollars) was Fuel oils with $282B, followed by Gasoline ($216B) and Mixed freight ($159B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Texas products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$1.97T

2015 Value

$2.8T

Projected 2045 Value

42.1% growth

In 2015, total outbound Texas trade was $1.97T. This is expected to increase 42.1% to $2.8T by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Texas trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Texas to other states, or from other states to Texas.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $85.7B

  2. $53.4B

  3. $34.5B

In 2015, the top outbound Texas domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Louisiana with $85.7B, followed by Oklahoma with $53.4B and California and $34.5B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Texas shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

82.2% of the population of Kilgore, TX has health coverage, with 46.3% on employee plans, 13.4% on Medicaid, 10.1% on Medicare, 9.76% on non-group plans, and 2.69% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Kilgore, TX was $6,998 in 2014. This is a 5.06% increase from the previous year ($6,661).

Primary care physicians in Kilgore, TX see 1670 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.12% decrease from the previous year (1672 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1790 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1012 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Cass County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (14.5%). Additionally, Angelina County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.6%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,670 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Texas see an average of 1,670 patients per year. This represents a 0.12% decrease from the previous year (1,672 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$6,998

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,696

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,273

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,895

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Texas (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.06%, from $6,661 to $6,998.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

17.8%

Uninsured

46.3%

Employer Coverage

13.4%

Medicaid

10.1%

Medicare

9.76%

Non-Group

2.69%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Kilgore, TX declined by 3.57% from 18.4% to 17.8%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Kilgore, TX changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 14.5% prevalence

  2. 14.4% prevalence

  3. 14.3% prevalence

Cass County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Texas, at 14.5%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Texas by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Kilgore, TX is home to a population of 14.8k people, from which 92.4% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of Kilgore, TX residents were born outside of the country (1.48k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Kilgore, TX is composed of 8.94k White Alone residents (60.5%), 3.05k Hispanic or Latino residents (20.6%), 1.82k Black or African American Alone residents (12.3%), 582 Asian Alone residents (3.94%), 388 Two or More Races residents (2.62%), 10 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0676%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Kilgore, TX are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

33

Median Native-Born Age

± 2.5

45

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 5.4

In 2017, the median age of all people in Kilgore, TX was 34. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 33, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 45. But people in Kilgore, TX are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Kilgore, TX residents was 33.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2017 Foreign-Born Population

  1. N/A%

    1.48k people

  2. N/A%

    N/A people

As of 2017, N/A% of Kilgore, TX residents (1.48k people) were born outside of the United States, which is approximately the same as the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Kilgore, TX was N/A%, meaning that the rate has been maintaining.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    2,547,886 ± 37,324 people

  2. India

    231,271 ± 11,757 people

  3. El Salvador

    200,904 ± 10,964 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Texas was Mexico, the natal country of 2,547,886 Texas residents, followed by India with 231,271 and El Salvador with 200,904.

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Citizenship

92.4%

2017 Citizenship

92%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 92.4% of Kilgore, TX residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Kilgore, TX was 92%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    8.94k ± 822

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    3.05k ± 787

  3. Black or African American Alone

    1.82k ± 434

In 2017, there were 2.93 times more White Alone residents (8.94k people) in Kilgore, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.05k Hispanic or Latino and 1.82k Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Kilgore, TX as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Kilgore, TX citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Kilgore, TX was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Kilgore, TX are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    411 ± 159

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    188 ± 131

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    173 ± 130

Kilgore, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.19 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Kilgore, TX awarded 1,187 degrees. The student population of Kilgore, TX is skewed towards women, with 2,556 male students and 3,359 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Kilgore, TX are White (823 and 70.5%), followed by Black or African American (177 and 15.2%), Hispanic or Latino (92 and 7.88%), and American Indian or Alaska Native (32 and 2.74%).

The largest universities in Kilgore, TX by number of degrees awarded are Kilgore College (1,187 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Kilgore, TX are Fire Science & Fire-Fighting (138 and 11.6%), Criminal Justice - Police Science (133 and 11.2%), and General Studies (127 and 10.7%).

The median tuition costs in Kilgore, TX are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 127 degrees awarded

  2. 121 degrees awarded

  3. 46 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Kilgore, TX was General Studies with 127 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Kilgore, TX according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

1,187 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Kilgore, TX institution with the largest number of graduating students was Kilgore College with 1,187 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

582

Degrees Awarded to Men

605

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 582 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Kilgore, TX, which is 0.962 times less than the 605 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    823 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    177 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    92 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Kilgore, TX were to White students. These 823 degrees mean that there were 4.65 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 177 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Kilgore, TX was $107,000 in 2017, which is 0.492 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $102,300 to $107,000, a 4.59% increase. The homeownership rate in Kilgore, TX is 63.6%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Kilgore, TX have an average commute time of 22.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Kilgore, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$57,625

Median Household Income

± $8,382

5.04k

Number of Households

± 546

In 2017, the median household income of the 5.04k households in Kilgore, TX grew to $57,625 from the previous year's value of $56,870.

The following chart displays the households in Kilgore, TX distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $60k - $75k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$107,000

2017 Median

± $11,367

$102,300

2016 Median

± $9,884

In 2017, the median property value in Kilgore, TX grew to to $107,000 from the previous year's value of $102,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Kilgore, TX compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Kilgore, TX the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Kilgore, TX distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Kilgore, TX the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

63.6%

2017 Homeownership

64%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 63.6% of the housing units in Kilgore, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 64%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Kilgore, TX compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Kilgore, TX distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Kilgore, TX have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

22.4 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Kilgore, TX have a shorter commute time (22.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 4.22% of the workforce in Kilgore, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    86.5%

  2. Carpooled

    6.76%

  3. Walked

    3.7%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Kilgore, TX was Drove Alone (86.5%), followed by those who Carpooled (6.76%) and those who Walked (3.7%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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