Kilgore, Texas Population 2021

14,962
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Kilgore is a city located in Gregg County Texas. With a 2020 population of 14,962, it is the 188th largest city in Texas and the 2319th largest city in the United States . Kilgore is currently growing at a rate of 0.37% annually and its population has increased by 15.31% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 12,975 in 2010. Kilgore reached it's highest population of 14,962 in 2021. Spanning over 19 miles, Kilgore has a population density of 806 people per square mile.

The average household income in Kilgore is $61,562 with a poverty rate of 15.33%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $833 per month, and the median house value is $122,200. The median age in Kilgore is 33.1 years, 30.5 years for males, and 35.8 years for females.

Kilgore Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Kilgore was:

  • White: 79.65%
  • Black or African American: 12.80%
  • Two or more races: 3.94%
  • Other race: 1.94%
  • Asian: 1.43%
  • Native American: 0.24%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Kilgore, Texas is 14,962 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 14,797.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 12,975.

Kilgore, Texas Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White11,81079.65%
Black or African American1,89812.80%
Two or More Races5843.94%
Some Other Race2871.94%
Asian2121.43%
American Indian and Alaska Native360.24%
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Kilgore Population by Race

Kilgore Population Pyramid $2021

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Kilgore Median Age

33.1


Total

30.5


Male

35.8


Female

Kilgore Adults

There are 11,194 adults, (2,412 of whom are seniors) in Kilgore.

Kilgore Age Dependency

68.8

Age Dependency Ratio

27.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Kilgore Sex Ratio

Female

7,518

50.70%

Male

7,309

49.30%

Kilgore Population by Age

Kilgore Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Kilgore Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male90%10%
Married74.3%25.7%
All64.2%35.8%
Female56.9%43.1%
Non Family50.3%49.7%

64.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Kilgore Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5,2312.764.2
Married2,2703.4774.3
Non Family1,7731.2650.3
Female8683.6956.9
Male3202.4890

3.31

Average Family Size

2.7

Average Household Size

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Kilgore Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade7768.31%
9th to 12th Grade1,15512.37%
High School Graduate2,34525.11%
Some College2,39525.64%
Associates Degree1,04711.21%
Bachelors Degree93410.00%
Graduate Degree6887.37%
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Kilgore Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Kilgore Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White6,1395,7811,505
Black1,5171,06994
Hispanic1,43342523
2+ Races189134
Other Race188108
Asian62
Native American2020

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 24.52%.

Kilgore Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,035$45,523$23,558
Less Than 9th Grade$22,849$42,944$14,318
High School Graduate$31,602$40,697$12,292
Some College$37,530$52,970$27,984
Bachelors Degree$33,403$29,960$33,472
Graduate Degree$49,348$60,461$32,469

$32,035

Average Earnings

$45,523

Average Male

$23,558

Average Female

Kilgore Earnings by Educational Attainment

Kilgore Language by Age

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Kilgore Language

80.94% of Kilgore residents speak only English, while 19.06% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 16.87% of the population.

Kilgore Language

Kilgore Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White8,8948199.21%
Black1,68156833.79%
Hispanic2,89953018.28%
Asian196196100.00%
Multiple558488.60%

15.33%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.00%

Male Poverty Rate

17.59%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Kilgore

The race most likely to be in poverty in Kilgore is Asian, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Kilgore is Multiple, with 8.60% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.62%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.01%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 28.47%.

Kilgore Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade33.23%
High School13.26%
Some College6.74%
Bachelors or Greater2.92%

Kilgore Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed63.64%
Male Unemployed24.65%
Female Employed9.41%
Male Employed3.71%

Kilgore Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Kilgore Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$56,715$61,562
Families$65,195$70,459
Married Families$73,972-
Non Families$31,603$37,568
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Income by Household Type

Kilgore Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

44.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.8%

Male Marriage Rate

43.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Kilgore Married by Age and Sex

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Kilgore Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Kilgore Marital Status by Race

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Kilgore Marital Status

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1,023

Number of Veterans

980

Male Veterans

43

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam299
Second Gulf War197
Korea132
First Gulf War125
World War II70

Kilgore Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+332
55 to 64199
18 to 34186
65 to 74182
35 to 54124

Kilgore Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White8069.11%
Black1247.33%
Hispanic784.05%
Other Race6027.27%
2+ Races3316.02%

Kilgore Veterans by Race

Kilgore Veterans by Education

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8.23%

Veteran Poverty Rate

34.76%

Veteran Disability Rate

Kilgore Veterans by Education

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63.9%

Labor Force Participation

58.6%

Employment Rate

7.2%

Unemployment Rate

Kilgore Employment by Age

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Kilgore Employment by Race

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Kilgore Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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73.72%

Born in Kilgore

91.73%

Native Born

8.27%

Foreign Born

6.88%

Non Citizen

1.39%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

91.73% of Kilgore residents were born in the United States, with 73.72% having been born in Texas. 6.88% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Kilgore Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202114,962550.37%
202014,907550.37%
201914,852550.37%
201814,797240.16%
201714,773-28-0.19%
201614,801-73-0.49%
201514,874-11-0.07%
201414,8853722.56%
201314,5133952.80%
201214,1183772.74%
201113,7412732.03%
201013,4682,1671.77%
200011,3012350.21%
199011,066-265-0.24%
198011,3311,8361.78%
19709,495-597-0.61%
196010,0924540.46%
19509,6382,9303.69%
19406,7080.00%

Kilgore Population by Year