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 25,487 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Kingsville is the 107th largest community in Texas.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Kingsville is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Kingsville is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Kingsville who work in office and administrative support (11.19%), management occupations (9.89%), and sales jobs (9.66%).
Kingsville is also a college town, where lots of students live while attending area colleges. Because of the high percentage of people living in Kingsville enrolled in college, Kingsville has a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards the needs and activities of students.
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.
One of the benefits of Kingsville is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 18.99 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
Being a small city, Kingsville does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The education level of Kingsville citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 23.89% of adults in Kingsville have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Kingsville in 2010 was $20,417, which is lower middle income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $81,668 for a family of four. However, Kingsville contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Kingsville is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Kingsville home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Kingsville, accounting for 74.51% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Kingsville residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Kingsville include German, English, Irish, Polish, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Kingsville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.