Kilgore is a somewhat small city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 14,947 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Kilgore is the 187th largest community in Texas.
Kilgore is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Kilgore is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Kilgore who work in office and administrative support (17.57%), sales jobs (11.25%), and management occupations (7.03%).
Kilgore is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
The percentage of adults in Kilgore who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 20.83% of the adults in Kilgore have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Kilgore in 2010 was $24,237, which is upper middle income relative to Texas, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $96,948 for a family of four. However, Kilgore contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Kilgore is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Kilgore home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Kilgore residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Kilgore also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 15.38% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Kilgore include Irish, English, French , and Dutch.
The most common language spoken in Kilgore is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.