Kilgore, Texas

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Population in 2017: 14,782 (97% urban, 3% rural).
Population change since 2000: +30.8%
 
Males: 7,145  (48.3%)
Females: 7,637  (51.7%)
Median resident age:

33.9 years
Texas median age:

34.7 years

Zip codes: 75662.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $45,621 (it was $33,910 in 2000)
Kilgore:

$45,621
TX:

$59,206

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $22,578 (it was $16,314 in 2000)

Kilgore city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $105,525 (it was $55,600 in 2000)
Kilgore:

$105,525
TX:

$172,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $140,649; detached houses: $154,712; mobile homes: $57,141

Median gross rent in 2017: $794.

March 2019 cost of living index in Kilgore: 82.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 16.1%
(13.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 22.6% for Black residents, 15.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 30.2% for other race residents, 15.5% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Kilgore, TX (2017)
    • 9,35760.8%White alone
    • 3,13220.3%Hispanic
    • 1,97912.9%Black alone
    • 5043.3%Asian alone
    • 2051.3%Two or more races
    • 130.08%American Indian alone

Races in Kilgore detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Texas and other state lists, there were 83 registered sex offenders living in Kilgore, Texas as of August 07, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Kilgore is 183 to 1.


Crime rates in Kilgore by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(7.5)
0
(0.0)
2
(14.3)
1
(6.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(13.3)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
7
(59.3)
11
(90.2)
12
(98.7)
2
(16.5)
5
(41.3)
9
(73.6)
6
(45.3)
6
(45.1)
9
(64.6)
5
(33.8)
12
(78.3)
12
(78.6)
10
(66.3)
6
(40.1)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
7
(59.3)
8
(65.6)
14
(115.2)
17
(140.3)
11
(91.0)
7
(57.2)
6
(45.3)
9
(67.6)
5
(35.9)
6
(40.6)
12
(78.3)
11
(72.1)
0
(0.0)
4
(26.7)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
38
(321.8)
22
(180.4)
34
(279.8)
31
(255.8)
27
(223.3)
35
(286.2)
28
(211.4)
48
(360.7)
37
(265.5)
39
(263.7)
53
(345.6)
41
(268.7)
41
(272.0)
32
(213.6)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
131
(1,109)
153
(1,255)
142
(1,169)
129
(1,064)
121
(1,000)
78
(637.8)
84
(634.1)
102
(766.6)
116
(832.3)
85
(574.8)
99
(645.6)
86
(563.6)
80
(530.7)
80
(534.1)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
860
(7,282)
713
(5,847)
645
(5,308)
568
(4,686)
642
(5,308)
574
(4,694)
464
(3,502)
547
(4,111)
510
(3,659)
403
(2,725)
442
(2,882)
406
(2,661)
313
(2,076)
292
(1,950)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
49
(414.9)
49
(401.8)
63
(518.4)
61
(503.3)
46
(380.4)
36
(294.4)
51
(385.0)
43
(323.2)
34
(243.9)
49
(331.3)
41
(267.4)
31
(203.2)
29
(192.4)
37
(247.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
2
(16.4)
21
(172.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(8.2)
1
(7.5)
13
(97.7)
2
(14.3)
4
(27.0)
4
(26.1)
1
(6.6)
3
(19.9)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)531.7481.8505.1408.7417.8389.2322.5372.5368.3281.2337.1300.4269.6217.9

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City-data.com crime index in Kilgore, TX

Crime rate in Kilgore detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 44 (34 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.27
Texas average:

1.55
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Ancestries: American (11.3%), Irish (8.4%), English (6.4%), German (6.4%), European (1.9%), Scottish (1.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 15.4 square miles.

Population density: 960 people per square mile   (low).

Kilgore, Texas map

1,600 residents are foreign born (8.4% Latin America).

This city:

10.9%
Texas:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,558 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,097 (1.2%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Longview, TX (10.9 miles , pop. 73,344).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Shreveport, LA (64.3 miles , pop. 200,145).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (115.4 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities:

Sabine, TX (1.9 miles ),
Liberty City, TX (2.5 miles ),
Lakeport, TX (3.1 miles ),
New London, TX (3.1 miles ),
Overton, TX (3.2 miles ),
Clarksville City, TX (3.2 miles ),
White Oak, TX (3.2 miles ),
Longview, TX (3.3 miles )

Latitude: 32.39 N, Longitude: 94.87 W

Nickname or alias (official or unofficial): Texas City of Stars

Daytime population change due to commuting: +6,678 (+45.5%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,910 (46.2%)

Area code: 903

Distribution of median household income in Kilgore, TX in 2017
Distribution of house value in Kilgore, TX in 2017
Kilgore satellite photo by USGS

Kilgore tourist attractions:

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 19 buildings, average cost: $83,900
  • 1998: 19 buildings, average cost: $83,900
  • 1999: 22 buildings, average cost: $85,400
  • 2000: 14 buildings, average cost: $55,600
  • 2001: 25 buildings, average cost: $81,100
  • 2002: 43 buildings, average cost: $93,300
  • 2003: 35 buildings, average cost: $108,600
  • 2004: 26 buildings, average cost: $123,500
  • 2005: 33 buildings, average cost: $107,200
  • 2006: 22 buildings, average cost: $128,700
  • 2007: 28 buildings, average cost: $85,800
  • 2008: 14 buildings, average cost: $133,100
  • 2009: 11 buildings, average cost: $133,100
  • 2010: 11 buildings, average cost: $138,600
  • 2011: 10 buildings, average cost: $138,600
  • 2012: 12 buildings, average cost: $138,600
  • 2013: 13 buildings, average cost: $138,600
  • 2014: 22 buildings, average cost: $151,700
  • 2015: 5 buildings, average cost: $225,700
  • 2016: 18 buildings, average cost: $105,800
  • 2017: 21 buildings, average cost: $105,800
Number of permits per 10,000 Kilgore, TX residents
Average permit cost in Kilgore, TX
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.9%
Texas:

3.5%
Historical population in Kilgore, TX
Historical housing units in Kilgore, TX
Most common industries in Kilgore, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (10.8%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (7.9%)
  • Health care (7.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.2%)
  • Public administration (4.0%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (13.9%)
  • Educational services (6.9%)
  • Construction (6.7%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (5.2%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (4.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.2%)
  • Metal & metal products (4.1%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (15.2%)
  • Health care (13.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (11.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.8%)
  • Public administration (4.8%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.4%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.7%)
Most common occupations in Kilgore, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.3%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.7%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (3.6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.1%)
  • Extraction workers (5.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.6%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4.9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.8%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7.4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.0%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (5.7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.3%)
  • Cashiers (4.1%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.9%)

Average climate in Kilgore, Texas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Kilgore, Texas environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI NO2 SO2 Ozone
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 54.5. This is better than average.

City:

54.5
U.S.:

74.2
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 3.52. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 9.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.52
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.620. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 9.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.620
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 26.4. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 9.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.4
U.S.:

33.3

Tornado activity:

Kilgore-area historical tornado activity is above Texas state average. It is 128% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/26/1957, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 1.9 miles away from the Kilgore city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 4/26/1957, a category F3 tornado 3.1 miles away from the city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Kilgore-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Texas state average. It is 80% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/6/1997 at 23:38:00, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 181.4 miles away from the city center
On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 346.1 miles away from the city center
On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 245.9 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/2001 at 06:42:12, a magnitude 4.7 (4.2 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 248.3 miles away from the city center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 344.0 miles away from the city center
On 1/18/1995 at 15:51:39, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 228.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Gregg County (15) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 5, Storms: 5, Floods: 4, Fires: 3, Tornadoes: 3, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Kilgore topographic map

Main business address for: MARTIN MIDSTREAM PARTNERS LP (WHOLESALE-PETROLEUM BULK STATIONS & TERMINALS).

Hospitals in Kilgore:

  • ALLEGIANCE SPECIALTY HOSPITAL OF KILGORE (Proprietary, 1612 SOUTH HENDERSON BLVD)
  • EVERGREEN DANVILLE ROAD COMMUNITY HOME (1104 DANVILLE RD)
  • EVERGREEN STEVENS COMMUNITY HOME (107 STEVENS RD)
  • ROYAL DRIVE COMMUNITY HOME (3009 ROYAL DR)
  • SCEYNE COMMUNITY HOME (805 SCEYNE)
  • SPRUCE COMMUNITY HOME (2700 SPRUCE ST)

Nursing Homes in Kilgore:

  • GREGG HOME FOR THE AGED INC (144 FM 1252 WEST)
  • KILGORE HEALTH AND REHABILITATION (2700 S HENDERSON BLVD)
  • KILGORE NURSING CENTER INC (2700 HENDERSON BOULEVARD)
  • STONE ROAD NURSING CENTER (3607 STONE ROAD)
  • THE WILLOWS OF KILGORE (1901 WHIPPORWILL)

Dialysis Facilities in Kilgore:

  • TRC KILGORE DIALYSIS CENTER (209 HWY 42 NORTH)

Airports and heliports located in Kilgore:

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Amtrak station near Kilgore:

  • 12 miles: LONGVIEW (905 PACIFIC AVE.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

College/University in Kilgore:

  • Kilgore College (Full-time enrollment: 3,127; Location: 1100 Broadway; Public; Website: www.kilgore.edu)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Kilgore:

  • LeTourneau University (about 11 miles; Longview, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,357)
  • The University of Texas at Tyler (about 23 miles; Tyler, TX; FT enrollment: 5,774)
  • Tyler Junior College (about 25 miles; Tyler, TX; FT enrollment: 8,104)
  • Northeast Texas Community College (about 50 miles; Mount Pleasant, TX; FT enrollment: 2,320)
  • Stephen F Austin State University (about 58 miles; Nacogdoches, TX; FT enrollment: 11,542)
  • Trinity Valley Community College (about 60 miles; Athens, TX; FT enrollment: 5,333)
  • Southern University at Shreveport (about 62 miles; Shreveport, LA; FT enrollment: 2,277)

Public high schools in Kilgore:

Private high school in Kilgore:

  • CALVARY WAY ACADEMY (Students: 42, Location: 106 W WOODLAWN ST, Grades: PK-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Kilgore:

  • KILGORE PRI (Students: 993, Location: 255 BAUGHMAN RD, Grades: PK-1)
  • CHANDLER EL (Students: 914, Location: 2500 CHANDLER ST, Grades: 2-3)
  • KILGORE INT (Students: 546, Location: 2300 WHIPPORWILL, Grades: 4-5)
  • KILGORE MIDDLE (Location: 455 BAUGHMAN RD, Grades: 6-8)
See full list of schools located in Kilgore

Library in Kilgore:

  • KILGORE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $374,022; Location: 301 N HENDERSON BLVD; 31,944 books; 2,657 audio materials; 1,245 video materials; 50 state licensed databases; 65 print serial subscriptions; 4 electronic serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Kilgore: Rangerette Showcase Museum (A), East Texas Oil Museum at Kilgore College (B), Kilgore Fire Department Station 2 (C), Kilgore Fire Department Station 3 (D), Kilgore Fire Department Central Station (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Main business address in Kilgore: MARTIN MIDSTREAM PARTNERS LP (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Kilgore include: Post Oak Church (A), Highland Park Baptist Church (B), Faith Baptist Church (C), Eastview Baptist Church (D), Bethel Baptist Church (E), First Church of God (F), West View Church of Christ (G), Church of Christ (H), Christ the King Catholic Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Strong Memorial Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Laguna de los Olmos (A), Elder Lake (B), Duncan Lake (C), Kilgore Lake (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Turkey Creek (A), Peavine Creek (B), Bighead Creek (C), Big Caney Creek (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Kilgore include: Saint John Memorial Stadium (1), Meadowbrook Park (2), R E Saint Johns Stadium (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotel: Best Western Inn of Kilgore (1411 North Highway 259) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Birthplace of: David Van Os - Politician, Robert Patrick (playwright) - Playwright, Randy Matson - Athletics competitor, Tommy Merritt - Texas State Representative, Alvin Reed - Football player, Kenta Bell - Athletics competitor.

Gregg County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Kilgore and their reported violations in the past:

HARBOR ISLAND TERMINAL SOUTHEAST (Population served: 40, Purch surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2013 and JUN-2013, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-11-2013), St Public Notif requested (JUN-11-2013), St Public Notif received (AUG-28-2013), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-06-2013), St Compliance achieved (DEC-06-2013), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUN-29-2014)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2013 and MAR-2013, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-14-2013), St Public Notif requested (MAR-14-2013), St Public Notif received (JUL-11-2013), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-06-2013), St Compliance achieved (DEC-06-2013), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUN-29-2014)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2012 and DEC-2012, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-18-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-18-2012), St Public Notif received (MAR-25-2013), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-06-2013), St Compliance achieved (DEC-06-2013), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUN-29-2014)
Average household size:
This city:

2.6 people
Texas:

2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

68.6%
Whole state:

69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

5.8%
Whole state:

6.0%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

People in group quarters in Kilgore in 2010:

  • 415 people in college/university student housing
  • 150 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 17 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 6 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 4 people in residential treatment centers for adults

People in group quarters in Kilgore in 2000:

  • 297 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 47 people in nursing homes
  • 13 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 12 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 9 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 8 people in religious group quarters
  • 6 people in homes for the mentally ill

Banks with branches in Kilgore (2011 data):

  • Kilgore National Bank: Liberty City Branch at 6031 Old Hwy 135 North, branch established on 2007/10/30; at 410 North Kilgore Street, branch established on 2000/11/20. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $85.7 mil, Deposits: $77.6 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Kilgore National Financial Corporation
  • Citizens Bank: Brookshire Branch at 747 Highway 259 North, branch established on 2001/02/28; at 301 E Main Street, branch established on 1949/07/24. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $338.0 mil, Deposits: $305.1 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 10 total offices, Holding Company: East Texas Financial Corporation
  • Austin Bank, Texas National Association: Kilgore Branch at 1006 Stone Road, branch established on 1980/11/03. Info updated 2010/10/14: Bank assets: $1,328.1 mil, Deposits: $1,154.0 mil, headquarters in Jacksonville, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 31 total offices, Holding Company: Jane Austin Chapman Limited Partnership, L.P.
  • Regions Bank: Kilgore Main Office at 910 North Kilgore Street, branch established on 1906/01/01. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $123,368.2 mil, Deposits: $98,301.3 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1778 total offices, Holding Company: Regions Financial Corporation
  • Bank Texas, National Association: Kilgore Office Branch at 4405 Highway42 North, branch established on 2008/10/18. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $211.5 mil, Deposits: $181.1 mil, headquarters in Quitman, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 9 total offices, Holding Company: Bt Holdings, Inc.
  • Compass Bank: Kilgore Branch at 1200 N Kilgore St, branch established on 1934/09/01. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $63,107.0 mil, Deposits: $46,232.4 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 720 total offices, Holding Company: Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A.

For population 15 years and over in Kilgore:

Marital status in Kilgore, TX
  • Never married: 32.4%
  • Now married: 43.9%
  • Separated: 2.4%
  • Widowed: 8.7%
  • Divorced: 12.6%

For population 25 years and over in Kilgore:

  • High school or higher: 81.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.7%
  • Unemployed: 7.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.8
Texas average:

14.0

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Kilgore
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Kilgore, TX (based on Gregg County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant64,326177
Catholic15,2714
Mainline Protestant12,58138
Black Protestant5,47924
Other1,82211
None22,251-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 19
Gregg County:

1.63 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
Gregg County:

0.26 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 16
Gregg County:

1.37 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 92
This county:

7.87 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 91
This county:

7.79 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.2%
State:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

29.1%
Texas:

26.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Gregg County:

13.2%
Texas:

15.7%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

47.1%
Texas:

48.0%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Kilgore:

43.2%
Texas:

46.4%

Average BMI:
Kilgore:

28.7
State:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Kilgore:

22.4%
Texas:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Kilgore:

11.0%
Texas:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

33.2%
Texas:

33.0%

General health condition:
Kilgore:

53.2%
Texas:

55.5%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

77.5%
Texas:

80.4%

More about Health and Nutrition of Kilgore, TX Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Firefighters 35$125,501$43,0290$0
Police Protection - Officers 32$140,753$52,7827$6,760
Water Supply 20$57,526$34,5162$1,650
Other and Unallocable 18$64,926$43,2840$0
Streets and Highways 10$30,677$36,8120$0
Police - Other 10$27,783$33,3400$0
Parks and Recreation 7$16,448$28,1970$0
Sewerage 6$19,532$39,0640$0
Local Libraries 5$16,948$40,6753$2,124
Other Government Administration 4$21,788$65,3645$300
Fire - Other 3$16,118$64,4721$2,473
Health 3$8,362$33,4480$0
Financial Administration 2$7,975$47,8500$0
Judicial and Legal 2$6,613$39,6782$2,499
Housing and Community Development (Local) 0$0 0$0
Solid Waste Management 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 157$560,950$42,87520$15,806

Kilgore government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Sewerage: $1,059,000 ($71.64)
    Regular Highways: $753,000 ($50.94)
    Housing and Community Development: $451,000 ($30.51)
    Parks and Recreation: $260,000 ($17.59)
    Water Utilities: $163,000 ($11.03)
    General Public Buildings: $20,000 ($1.35)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $3,945,000 ($266.88)
    Local Fire Protection: $3,500,000 ($236.77)
    General - Other: $2,176,000 ($147.21)
    Water Utilities: $1,943,000 ($131.44)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,647,000 ($111.42)
    Central Staff Services: $1,315,000 ($88.96)
    Sewerage: $1,295,000 ($87.61)
    Parks and Recreation: $706,000 ($47.76)
    Health - Other: $683,000 ($46.20)
    Libraries: $449,000 ($30.37)
    Regular Highways: $407,000 ($27.53)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $353,000 ($23.88)
    Financial Administration: $324,000 ($21.92)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $190,000 ($12.85)
    Hospitals: $156,000 ($10.55)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $219,000 ($14.82)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Police Protection: $170,000 ($11.50)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $151,000 ($10.22)
    Regular Highways: $126,000 ($8.52)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $6,675,000 ($451.56)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $104,000 ($7.04)

Kilgore government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $2,183,000 ($147.68)
    Sewerage: $2,168,000 ($146.66)
    Hospital Public: $267,000 ($18.06)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $89,000 ($6.02)
    Other: $84,000 ($5.68)
    Parks and Recreation: $35,000 ($2.37)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $62,000 ($4.19)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $716,000 ($48.44)
    General Revenue - Other: $600,000 ($40.59)
    Fines and Forfeits: $548,000 ($37.07)
    Rents: $46,000 ($3.11)
    Royalties: $14,000 ($0.95)
    Sale of Property: $5,000 ($0.34)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $3,611,000 ($244.28)
  • State Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $162,000 ($10.96)
    Other: $126,000 ($8.52)
    Water Utilities: $28,000 ($1.89)
    General Local Government Support: $14,000 ($0.95)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $11,136,000 ($753.35)
    Property: $4,742,000 ($320.80)
    Public Utilities Sales: $920,000 ($62.24)
    Other Selective Sales: $343,000 ($23.20)
    Other License: $79,000 ($5.34)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $4,000 ($0.27)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $1,000 ($0.07)

Kilgore government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $12,179,000 ($823.91)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,585,000 ($648.42)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,594,000 ($175.48)

Kilgore government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,351,000 ($294.34)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $20,906,000 ($1414.29)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,057,000 ($71.51)

7.62% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($46,029 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.62%
Texas average:

7.43%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Harrison County, TX  1.08% ($44,313 average AGI)
from Upshur County, TX  0.87% ($43,485)
from Rusk County, TX  0.82% ($44,607)


8.77% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($45,814 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.77%
Texas average:

7.26%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Harrison County, TX  1.21% ($55,105 average AGI)
to Upshur County, TX  1.08% ($45,674)
to Rusk County, TX  0.87% ($41,274)
Businesses in Kilgore, TX
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1KFC1
AutoZone1Lane Furniture1
Best Western1McDonald's2
Burger King1Nike2
CVS1Pizza Hut1
Chevrolet1RadioShack1
Church's Chicken1Ramada1
Circle K1SONIC Drive-In1
Dairy Queen1Subway1
Days Inn1Taco Bell1
Dennys1U-Haul1
Domino's Pizza1UPS6
FedEx5Verizon Wireless1
H&R Block1Walgreens1
Hilton1Walmart1
Holiday Inn1Wendy's1
Jack In The Box1

Strongest AM radio stations in Kilgore:

  • KOFY (1060 AM; daytime; 10 kW; GILMER, TX; Owner: JERRY RUSSELL D/B/A THE RUSSELL COMPANY)
  • KBGE (1240 AM; 1 kW; KILGORE, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KEES (1430 AM; 5 kW; GLADEWATER, TX; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KEEL (710 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KTBB (600 AM; 5 kW; TYLER, TX; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KWRD (1470 AM; 5 kW; HENDERSON, TX; Owner: JERRY RUSSELL D/B/A THE RUSSELL COMPANY)
  • KWKH (1130 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KFRO (1370 AM; 1 kW; LONGVIEW, TX; Owner: WALLER MEDIA, LLC)
  • KFXR (1190 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KRLD (1080 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • WBAP (820 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)
  • KPYN (900 AM; 10 kW; ATLANTA, TX; Owner: FAMILY WORSHIP CENTER CHURCH, INC.)
  • KSKY (660 AM; 20 kW; BALCH SPRINGS, TX; Owner: BISON MEDIA, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Kilgore:

  • KKTX-FM (96.1 FM; KILGORE, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KNUE (101.5 FM; TYLER, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KYKX (105.7 FM; LONGVIEW, TX; Owner: WALLER MEDIA, LLC)
  • KIXK (99.3 FM; WHITE OAK, TX; Owner: REYNOLDS RADIO, INC.)
  • KTPB (88.7 FM; KILGORE, TX; Owner: KILGORE JUNIOR COLLEGE)
  • KPXI (100.7 FM; OVERTON, TX; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA OF TEXAS, LLC)
  • KBLZ (102.7 FM; WINONA, TX; Owner: S.O. 2,000, LC)
  • KFRO-FM (95.3 FM; GILMER, TX; Owner: WALLER MEDIA, LLC)
  • KVNE (89.5 FM; TYLER, TX; Owner: EDUC. RADIO FOUND. OF E. TEXAS, INC.)
  • KOOI (106.5 FM; JACKSONVILLE, TX; Owner: WALLER BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KTAA (90.7 FM; BIG SANDY, TX; Owner: INSTITUTE IN BASIC LIFE PRINCIPLES, INC.)
  • KBJS (90.3 FM; JACKSONVILLE, TX; Owner: EAST TEXAS MEDIA ASSOCIATION, INC.)
  • KTYL-FM (93.1 FM; TYLER, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KXAL-FM (100.3 FM; TATUM, TX; Owner: HUNT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KISX (107.3 FM; WHITEHOUSE, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KGLY (91.3 FM; TYLER, TX; Owner: EDUC. RADIO FOUND. OF E. TEXAS, INC.)
  • KRMD-FM (101.1 FM; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • K243AE (96.5 FM; TYLER, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

TV broadcast stations around Kilgore:

  • KLPN-LP (Channel 58; LONGVIEW, TX; Owner: WARWICK COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KFXK (Channel 51; LONGVIEW, TX; Owner: WARWICK COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KLTV (Channel 7; TYLER, TX; Owner: CIVCO, INC.)
  • KLGV-LP (Channel 10; LONGVIEW, TX; Owner: INTERNATIONAL BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • KETK-TV (Channel 56; JACKSONVILLE, TX; Owner: KETK LICENSEE L.P.)
  • KLSB-TV (Channel 19; NACOGDOCHES, TX; Owner: KLSB ACQUISITION CORP.)
  • KTBS-TV (Channel 3; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: KTBS, INC.)
  • KMSS-TV (Channel 33; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: COMCORP OF TEXAS LICENSE CORP.)
  • KSLA-TV (Channel 12; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: KSLA, LLC)
  • KTPN-LP (Channel 48; TYLER, TX; Owner: WARWICK COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • K20DL (Channel 20; TYLER, TX; Owner: PROGRESSIVE CABLE COMMUNICATIONS)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Kilgore fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 93Number of bridges
  • 1,509ft / 460mTotal length
  • $1,647,000Total costs
  • 760,820Total average daily traffic
  • 136,690Total average daily truck traffic
  • 865,910Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic
New bridges in Kilgore, TX - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11920-1929
  • 111930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 141950-1959
  • 281960-1969
  • 61970-1979
  • 51980-1989
  • 31990-1999
  • 222000-2009
  • 22010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Kilgore, TX
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED24$113,82728$102,26040$98,24114$30,2891$41,88013$62,1491$23,030
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$22,1102$104,0853$123,1400$00$01$36,6701$17,800
APPLICATIONS DENIED6$87,5888$64,86615$98,7998$31,7600$01$9,7103$52,203
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$74,6604$129,3008$121,8801$23,1500$02$42,8450$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$117,3001$91,0102$77,2500$00$00$01$28,990

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0106.00 , 0107.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED3$137,0731$137,520
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED2$113,2550$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED2$180,9350$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0106.00 , 0107.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Kilgore, TX
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Kilgore, TX - Value

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 241. The highest number of reported fires - 408 took place in 2011, and the least - 139 in 2018. The data has a dropping trend.
    Fire incident types in Kilgore, TX When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (56.9%), and Structure Fires (25.4%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Kilgore, TX
    • 2,33356.9%Outside Fires
    • 1,04225.4%Structure Fires
    • 60014.6%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 1243.0%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Kilgore, TX

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Kilgore, Texas:

  • Americas Best Value Inn & Suites, 3298 Us Hwy 259 N, Kilgore, Texas 75662 , Phone: (903) 988-2800, Fax: (903) 988-2805
  • Holiday Inn Express Kilgore, TX, 3308 Us Hwy 259 N, Kilgore, Texas 75662 , Phone: (903) 986-3533, Fax: (903) 986-2835
  • Hampton Inn Kilgore, 3109 Us Hwy 259 N, Kilgore, Texas 75662 , Phone: (903) 983-3300, Fax: (903) 983-3306
  • Comfort Suites Kilgore, 1210 Hwy 259 N, Kilgore, Texas 75662 , Phone: (903) 984-2385, Fax: (903) 984-3014
  • Days Inn, 4312 State Hwy 42 N, Kilgore, Texas 75662 , Phone: (903) 983-2975
  • Days inn, 4312 State Hwy 42, Kilgore, Texas 75662 , Phone: (903) 983-2975, Fax: (903) 986-8061
  • Executive inn, 3505 Hwy 259, Kilgore, Texas 75662 , Phone: (903) 983-1599, Fax: (903) 984-4711
All 7 fire-safe hotels and motels in Kilgore, Texas
Most common first names in Kilgore, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James19271.1 years
John17774.8 years
William16074.7 years
Mary14978.8 years
Robert10972.2 years
Willie7773.9 years
George7577.6 years
Charles7269.9 years
Annie5583.5 years
Thomas5472.6 years
Most common last names in Kilgore, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith10976.9 years
Jones8974.4 years
Williams8475.1 years
Johnson7478.2 years
Jackson6570.6 years
Davis6078.0 years
Brown5373.6 years
Moore3868.3 years
Anderson3875.6 years
Lee3481.3 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Kilgore, TX
  • 56.2%Electricity
  • 43.3%Utility gas
  • 0.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Kilgore, TX
  • 69.6%Electricity
  • 26.9%Utility gas
  • 1.8%No fuel used
  • 0.9%Wood
  • 0.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Kilgore compared to Texas state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.

Kilgore on our top lists:

  • #38 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (population 5,000+)"
  • #44 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of arson incidents per 100,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #52 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (population 5,000+)"
  • #65 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people driving a car to work alone (population 5,000+)"
  • #52 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
  • #55 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Sulfur Oxides Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #72 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #72 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #87 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Nitrogen Dioxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
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