Kingsville is a medium-sized coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Texas. With a population of 26,225 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Kingsville is the 107th largest community in Texas.
Kingsville is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Kingsville is a city of service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Kingsville who work in office and administrative support (11.90%), sales jobs (8.90%), and food service (8.87%).
Because there are quite a few people attending college in Kingsville, it is thought of as a college town. To the benefit of the many students in the area, Kingsville provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards their needs and activities.
Kingsville is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Kingsville spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 16.73 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
In terms of college education, Kingsville is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 25.80% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Kingsville in 2010 was $17,656, which is lower middle income relative to Texas, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $70,624 for a family of four. However, Kingsville contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Kingsville is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Kingsville home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Kingsville residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Kingsville also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 73.22% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Kingsville include English, Irish, Italian, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Kingsville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.