Kilgore, Texas Population 2022

13,456
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Kilgore is a city located in Gregg County Texas. Kilgore has a 2020 population of 13,456. Kilgore is currently growing at a rate of 0.30% annually and its population has increased by 0.60% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 13,376 in 2010.

The average household income in Kilgore is $61,562 with a poverty rate of 16.28%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $855 per month, and the median house value is $117,800. 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 Kilgorewas:

  • White: 78.01%
  • Black or African American: 10.59%
  • Two or more races: 6.76%
  • Other race: 3.04%
  • Asian: 1.27%
  • Native American: 0.34%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Kilgore, Texas is 13,456 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 13,376.

Kilgore, Texas Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White11,56478.01%
Black or African American1,57010.59%
American Indian and Alaska Native500.34%
Asian1881.27%
Some Other Race4503.04%
Two or More Races1,0026.76%
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Kilgore Population by Race

Kilgore Population Pyramid 2022

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Kilgore Median Age

35.9


Total

35.1


Male

37.2


Female

Kilgore Adults

There are 11,219 adults, (2,600 of whom are seniors) in Kilgore.

Kilgore Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

30.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Kilgore Sex Ratio

Female

7,721

52.08%

Male

7,103

47.92%

Kilgore Population by Age

Kilgore Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Kilgore Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male94%6%
Married72.5%27.5%
All67.4%32.6%
Female62.3%37.7%
Non Family58%42%

67.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Kilgore Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5,0602.7967.4
Married2,5753.6172.5
Male1992.8494
Female7023.4562.3
Non Family1,5841.1558

3.36

Average Family Size

2.79

Average Household Size

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Kilgore Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade7407.81%
9th to 12th Grade1,34014.14%
High School Graduate2,47926.15%
Some College2,04721.60%
Associates Degree96910.22%
Bachelors Degree1,18812.53%
Graduate Degree7167.55%
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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
White6,0295,5301,641
2+ Races618449118
Hispanic1,908841169
Black1,21884393
Asian67161
Other Race15260
Native American239

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 91.72%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 27.22%.

Kilgore Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,326$50,423$23,214
Less Than 9th Grade$24,531$49,784$14,643
High School Graduate$30,348$41,496$
Some College$42,000$52,949$30,854
Bachelors Degree$39,651$80,259$32,955
Graduate Degree$50,129$51,585$38,664

$35,326

Average Earnings

$50,423

Average Male

$23,214

Average Female

Kilgore Earnings by Educational Attainment

Kilgore Language by Age

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Kilgore Language

77.63% of Kilgore residents speak only English, while 22.37% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 19.60% of the population.

Kilgore Language

Kilgore Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Native5050100.00%
Asian17015591.18%
Black1,37946733.87%
Hispanic3,42569820.38%
White8,63393510.83%
Other119NaN%
Multiple983474.78%

16.28%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.83%

Male Poverty Rate

18.54%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Kilgore

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

The race least likely to be in poverty in Kilgore is Multiple, with 4.78% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.52%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.11%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.88%.

Kilgore Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade31.27%
High School10.53%
Some College5.61%
Bachelors or Greater1.96%

Kilgore Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed5.29%
Male Unemployed26.46%
Female Employed10.30%
Female Unemployed56.55%

Kilgore Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Kilgore Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$55,810$66,907
Families$60,672$75,489
Married Families$67,281-
Non Families$35,864$41,569
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Income by Household Type

Kilgore Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

48.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.1%

Male Marriage Rate

47.3%

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 35-44.

Kilgore Marital Status by Race

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Kilgore Marital Status

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974

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War95
First Gulf War97
Vietnam409
Korea185
World War II17

Kilgore Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 3484
35 to 54139
55 to 6469
65 to 74214
75+468

Kilgore Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White7648.72%
Black936.75%
2+ Races11718.63%
Hispanic1295.59%

Kilgore Veterans by Race

Kilgore Veterans by Education

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6.65%

Veteran Poverty Rate

36.70%

Veteran Disability Rate

Kilgore Veterans by Education

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60.8%

Labor Force Participation

55.8%

Employment Rate

7.1%

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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72.46%

Born in Kilgore

91.20%

Native Born

8.80%

Foreign Born

7.37%

Non Citizen

1.42%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

91.20% of Kilgore residents were born in the United States, with 72.46% having been born in Texas. 7.37% 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

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
19406,7080.00%
19509,6382,9303.69%
196010,0924540.46%
19709,495-597-0.61%
198011,3311,8361.78%
199011,066-265-0.24%
200011,3012350.21%
201012,9751,6741.39%
201113,015400.31%
201213,055400.31%
201313,095400.31%
201413,135400.31%
201513,175400.30%
201613,215400.30%
201713,255400.30%
201813,295400.30%
201913,335400.30%
202013,376410.31%
202113,416400.30%
202213,456400.30%

Kilgore Population by Year