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.
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 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 (11.06%), management occupations (9.28%), and sales jobs (8.71%).
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.
One of the nice things about Kingsville is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.
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 17.09 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
Kingsville 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 overall education level of Kingsville is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 26.24% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Kingsville in 2010 was $17,060, 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 $68,240 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 73.92% 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 English, Irish, Italian, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Kingsville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.