Kilgore, TX

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2022 Population
13,400
0.269% 1-year growth
US Senator
John Cornyn
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Cruz
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
38.2
1.55% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
16.5%
8.2% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$58,439
8.52% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$146,300
17% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
5,861
1.01% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Kilgore, TX had a population of 13.4k people with a median age of 38.2 and a median household income of $58,439. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Kilgore, TX grew from 13,364 to 13,400, a 0.269% increase and its median household income grew from $53,849 to $58,439, a 8.52% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Kilgore, TX are White (Non-Hispanic) (54.8%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (15.3%), Two+ (Hispanic) (13.9%), White (Hispanic) (8.69%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.86%).

None of the households in Kilgore, TX reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

93.8% of the residents in Kilgore, TX are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Kilgore, TX are Kilgore College (1,008 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Kilgore, TX was $146,300, and the homeownership rate was 71.3%.

Most people in Kilgore, TX drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 23.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Kilgore, TX was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Kilgore, TX is home to a population of 13.4k people, from which 93.8% are citizens. As of 2022, 9.91% of Kilgore, TX residents were born outside of the country (1.33k people).

In 2022, there were 3.58 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (7.34k people) in Kilgore, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.05k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.86k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

93.8%
2022 Citizenship
93.1%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 93.8% of Kilgore, TX residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Kilgore, TX was 93.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Kilgore, TX
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    7.34k ± 832
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    2.05k ± 417
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    1.86k ± 815
24.1%
Hispanic Population
3.23k people

In 2022, there were 3.58 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (7.34k people) in Kilgore, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.05k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.86k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

24.1% of the people in Kilgore, TX are hispanic (3.23k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    2,430,315 ± 36,649 people
  2. India
    305,649 ± 13,502 people
  3. El Salvador
    224,600 ± 11,591 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Texas was Mexico, the natal country of 2,430,315 Texas residents, followed by India with 305,649 and El Salvador with 224,600.

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Foreign-Born Population

9.91%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
1.33k people
9.2%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
1.23k people

As of 2022, 9.91% of Kilgore, TX residents (1.33k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Kilgore, TX was 9.2%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    250 ± 148
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    73 ± 95
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    30 ± 44

Kilgore, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.42 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Kilgore, TX employs 5.86k people. The largest industries in Kilgore, TX are Manufacturing (771 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (709 people), and Retail Trade (571 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($105,779), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($59,056), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($58,861).

Males in Texas have an average income that is 1.38 times higher than the average income of females, which is $58,213. The income inequality in Texas (measured using the Gini index) is 0.476, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

5.86k
2022 Value
± 707
−1.01%
1 Year decline
± 17.4%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Kilgore, TX declined at a rate of −1.01%, from 5.92k employees to 5.86k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Kilgore, TX, are Sales & Related Occupations (652 people), Production Occupations (642 people), and Material Moving Occupations (536 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Kilgore, TX.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

5.86k
2022 Value
± 707
−1.01%
1 Year decline
± 17.4%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Kilgore, TX declined at a rate of −1.01%, from 5.92k employees to 5.86k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Kilgore, TX, are Manufacturing (771 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (709 people), and Retail Trade (571 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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Median Earnings by Industry

$42,342
Median earning men ± $2,670
$28,055
Median earning women ± $2,444

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($66,250), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($59,593), and Other Services Except Public Administration ($59,516).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($105,287), Public Administration ($54,524), and Manufacturing ($43,169).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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4.59%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 13.8M people employed in Texas. This represents a 4.59% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 9.63%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Texas.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Texas went to Donald J. Trump with 52.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (46.5%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.12%).

John Cornyn and Ted Cruz are the senators currently representing the state of Texas. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Texas is currently represented by 38 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Texas

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John Cornyn
Senator from Texas2
Assumed office on December 2, 2002
Phil Gramm resigned (effective November 30, 2002) a few weeks before the expiration of his term in hopes that his successor, fellow Republican John Cornyn, could gain seniority over other newly elected senators. However, Cornyn did not gain additional seniority due to a 1980 Rules Committee policy.
Ted Cruz
Senator from Texas1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013

John Cornyn and Ted Cruz are the senators currently representing Texas.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Texas over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Texas

Texas is currently represented by 38 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Texas have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Kilgore, TX awarded 1,008 degrees. The student population of Kilgore, TX in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 2,064 male students and 3,125 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Kilgore, TX are White (503 and 51.2%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (220 and 22.4%), Black or African American (205 and 20.9%), and Two or More Races (39 and 3.97%).

The largest universities in Kilgore, TX by number of degrees awarded are Kilgore College (1,008 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Kilgore, TX are General Studies (415 and 41.2%), Registered Nursing (69 and 6.85%), and Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (56 and 5.56%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 5,189 students enrolled in Kilgore, TX, 39.8% men and 60.2% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 2,412 records, of which 60.5% were women and 39.5% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 415 degrees awarded
  2. 69 degrees awarded
  3. 42 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Kilgore, TX was General Studies with 415 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

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
1,008 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Kilgore College with 1,008 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 394 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Kilgore, TX, which is 0.642 times less than the 614 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 503 degrees mean that there were 2.29 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 220 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($3,168) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($888) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($2,259) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.59% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.53% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (5.7M), Some college (4.97M), and Bachelors Degree (4.2M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Kilgore, TX was $146,300 in 2022, which is 0.519 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $125,000 to $146,300, a 17% increase. The homeownership rate in Kilgore, TX is 71.3%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Kilgore, TX have an average commute time of 23.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Kilgore, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Kilgore, TX is $58,439. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Kilgore, TX was Census Tract 106 with a value of $82,618, followed by Census Tract 9503 and Census Tract 107, with respective values of $59,725 and $39,395.

Property

$146,300
Median Property Value 2022
±$15,784
$3,283
Median Property Taxes
±$537

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units 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.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Kilgore, TX compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

71.3%
Homeownership
2022
64%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 71.3% of the housing units in Kilgore, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 68.1%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 106
  2. Census Tract 9503
  3. Census Tract 107

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Kilgore, TX was Census Tract 106 with a value of $82,618, followed by Census Tract 9503 and Census Tract 107, with respective values of $59,725 and $39,395.

The following map shows all of the places in Kilgore, TX colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$58,439
Median Household Income
± $7,434
4.61k
Number of Households
± 596

In 2022, the median household income of the 4.61k households in Kilgore, TX grew to $58,439 from the previous year's value of $53,849.

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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Kilgore, TX is from Texas.
0.476
2022 Wage GINI in Texas
0.476
2021 Wage GINI in Texas

In 2022, the income inequality in Texas was 0.476 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0231% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Texas was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Texas in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (82.3%)
  2. Carpooled (10.2%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.59%)

In 2022, 82.3% of workers in Kilgore, TX drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.2%) and those who worked at home (5.59%).

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Commute Time

23.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Kilgore, TX have a shorter commute time (23.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 5.59% of the workforce in Kilgore, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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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.

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Poverty & Diversity

16.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Kilgore, TX (2.1k out of 12.7k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 25 - 34.

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

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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Health

80% of the population of Kilgore, TX has health coverage, with 40.4% on employee plans, 15.8% on Medicaid, 10.4% on Medicare, 12.7% on non-group plans, and 0.765% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Gregg County, TX see 1158 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.61% decrease from the previous year (1189 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1018 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 547 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,158 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Gregg County, TX

Primary care physicians in Gregg County, TX see an average of 1,158 patients per year. This represents a 2.61% decrease from the previous year (1,189 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Gregg County, TX in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 29.2% under 18 years, 18.9% between 18 and 34 years, 37.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 14.7% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.5% were men and 52.5% were women.

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Uninsured People

20%
Uninsured
40.4%
Employer Coverage
15.8%
Medicaid
10.4%
Medicare
12.7%
Non-Group
0.765%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Kilgore, TX grew by 18.5% from 16.8% to 20%.

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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