Kilgore, TX Population

Population: 11,301. Estimated population in July 2020: 11,858 (+4.9% change)
Males: 5,486 (48.5%), Females: 5,815 (51.5%)

Zip codes: 75662.

Median resident age: 35.6 years
Median household income: $33,910
Median house value: $57,700

Races in Kilgore:

  • White Non-Hispanic (74.8%)
  • Black (12.3%)
  • Hispanic (11.1%)
  • Other race (6.9%)
  • Two or more races (1.4%)
  • American Indian (1.1%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: United States (16.1%), Irish (9.8%), English (8.8%), German (8.5%), Scottish (2.4%), French (2.1%).

Land area: 15.4 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Kilgore

  • High school or higher: 76.5%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 17.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.0%
  • Unemployed: 7.7%
  • Mean travel time to work: 17.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Kilgore city

  • Never married: 20.1%
  • Now married: 57.6%
  • Separated: 2.1%
  • Widowed: 9.2%
  • Divorced: 10.9%

6.5% Foreign born (5.5% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: -41 (-0.4%).

Hospitals

Hospital/medical center in Kilgore:

  • ROY H LAIRD MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (1612 SOUTH HENDERSON BLVD)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Kilgore:

  • GOOD SHEPHERD MEDICAL CENTER (about 13 miles; LONGVIEW, TX)
  • LONGVIEW REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (about 15 miles; LONGVIEW, TX)
  • HENDERSON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 16 miles; HENDERSON, TX)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Kilgore:

  • EAST TEXAS RGNL (about 12 miles; LONGVIEW, TX; Abbreviation: GGG)
  • TYLER POUNDS RGNL (about 37 miles; TYLER, TX; Abbreviation: TYR)
  • SHREVEPORT REGIONAL (about 73 miles; SHREVEPORT, LA; Abbreviation: SHV)
Other public-use airports nearest to Kilgore:

  • GLADEWATER MUNI (about 12 miles; GLADEWATER, TX; Abbreviation: 07F)
  • RUSK COUNTY (about 18 miles; HENDERSON, TX; Abbreviation: F12)
  • FOX STEPHENS FIELD – GILMER MUNI (about 21 miles; GILMER, TX; Abbreviation: 4F4)
Amtrak station near Kilgore:

  • 13 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.

Colleges and Universities

College/University in Kilgore:

  • KILGORE COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 2,814; Location: 1100 BROADWAY; Public; Website: www.kilgore.cc.tx.us)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Kilgore:

  • THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT TYLER (about 30 miles; TYLER, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,433)
  • TYLER JUNIOR COLLEGE (about 40 miles; TYLER, TX; Full-time enrollment: 5,872)
  • STEPHEN F AUSTIN STATE UNIVERSITY (about 51 miles; NACOGDOCHES, TX; Full-time enrollment: 10,217)
  • TRINITY VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 70 miles; ATHENS, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,858)
  • ANGELINA COLLEGE (about 73 miles; LUFKIN, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,773)
  • BOSSIER PARISH COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 82 miles; BOSSIER CITY, LA; Full-time enrollment: 2,743)
  • LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY-SHREVEPORT (about 86 miles; SHREVEPORT, LA; Full-time enrollment: 3,059)

Schools

Public high schools in Kilgore:

  • KILGORE H S (Students: 1,066; Location: 301 N KILGORE ST; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • DANVILLE ALTERNATIVE H S (Students: 29; Location: 301 N KILGORE ST; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Kilgore:

  • MAUDE LAIRD MIDDLE (Students: 820; Location: 301 N KILGORE ST; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • CHANDLER EL (Students: 753; Location: 301 N KILGORE ST; Grades: 01 – 03)
  • KILGORE INT (Students: 547; Location: 301 N KILGORE ST; Grades: 04 – 05)
  • KILGORE HEIGHTS EL (Students: 454; Location: 301 N KILGORE ST; Grades: PK – KG)
  • ELDER COOP ALTER SCHOOL (Location: 301 N KILGORE ST; Grades: KG – 12)

Libraries

Library in Kilgore:

  • KILGORE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $252,490; Location: 301 N HENDERSON BLVD; 32,559 books; 1,108 audio materials; 921 video materials; 79 serial subscriptions)

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