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Overview

Introduction to Kilgore, Texas

Kilgore, Texas, in Gregg county, is 11 miles SW of Longview, Texas (center to center) and 115 miles E of Dallas, Texas. The people of the city are in the Longview - Marshall metropolitan area.

Kilgore History

Kilgore was established in 1872 when the first phase of the rail line connecting Palestine and Longview was completed. In 1873, the town had a post office and began attracting residents and businesses from New Danville. Over the next couple of years, Kilgore had 250 residents and a church, two cotton gins, and a school. In 1910, the Kilgore Independent School District was established.

Kilgore and nearby Attractions

  • East Texas Oil Museum
  • Tyler Municipal Rose Garden
  • Jefferson Railway Depot
  • Caldwell Zoo
  • Gregg County Historical Museum
  • Longview Museum of Fine Arts

Things To Do In Kilgore

The Martin Creek Lake State Park, which occupies an area of 287 acres, offers facilities for picnicking, boating, fishing, water skiing, and camping. Tyler Park, which lies farther away, is spread over a huge 985-acre of land and has facilities for fishing, boating, swimming, mountain biking, picnicking, and camping.

Kilgore Transportation

East Texas Regional Airport provides facilities for air transportation.

Kilgore Higher Education

Kilgore College is the local higher education institution. Others in the neighborhood are the University of Texas and Tyler Junior College.

Demographics

People

Total Population14,658
Male Share of the Population48.6%
Female Share of the Population51.4%
Senior Citizens13.9%
Employed Population 16+6,357
Age of the Population33

Families

% of people married44.4%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher18.9%
Median Earnings25+$33,379
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$22,785
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,619

Wealth

Median Family Income$66,737
% Above Poverty Level83.9%
% Below Poverty Level16.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time23 minutes
% Working from Home2.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.6%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone26.8%
Median Gross Rent$759
Median House Value$102,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)43.9%
German12.6%
Irish11.8%
English7.7%
French Except Basque2.8%
Dutch2%
Swedish1.2%
Scottish1.1%
Italian1%
African1%
South African0.8%
US/American0.6%
Czech0.6%
Norwegian0.5%
Welsh0.4%
Albanian0.2%
Austrian0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Polish0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Arab0.1%
Greek0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Romanian0.1%
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Kilgore Almanac

CategoryValue
County Gregg County
Standard Zip Codes75662
P.O. Box Zip Codes75663
Phone Area Codes903
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude32.38
Approximate Longitude-94.86

Kilgore Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationLONGVIEW
Distance10 miles
Jan Temp34 to 57 F
Apr Temp51 to 77 F
Jul Temp72 to 95 F
Oct Temp53 to 80 F
Annual Precip49 inches
StationLONGVIEW 11 SE
Distance13.4 miles
Jan Temp38 to 56 F
Apr Temp55 to 76 F
Jul Temp74 to 93 F
Oct Temp57 to 77 F
Annual Precip48.9 inches
StationHENDERSON
Distance14.7 miles
Jan Temp33 to 56 F
Apr Temp50 to 76 F
Jul Temp71 to 93 F
Oct Temp52 to 78 F
Annual Precip48.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Clarksville City842$62,500
Gladewater6,407$38,026
Lakeport1,207$64,432
New London1,114$43,438
Overton2,560$52,685

Kilgore Public Libraries

Kilgore Public Library
301 N HENDERSON BLVD
Kilgore, Texas
(903) 984-1529

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Kilgore Hospitals

Allegiance Specialty Hospital Of Kilgore
(Proprietary)
1612 South Henderson Boulevard

Kilgore Public Schools

Chandler El
2500 Chandler St
ZIP: 75662
(903) 988-3904
Primary
Total Enrollment 661
Elder Coop Alter School
711 N Longview St
ZIP: 75662
(903) 988-3901
Other
Kilgore H S
711 N Longview St
ZIP: 75662
(903) 988-3901
High
Total Enrollment 1063
Kilgore Int
2300 Whipporwill
ZIP: 75662
(903) 988-3903
Middle
Total Enrollment 598
Kilgore Middle
455 Baughman Rd
ZIP: 75662
(903) 988-3902
Middle
Total Enrollment 900
Kilgore Pri
255 Baughman Rd
ZIP: 75662
(903) 988-3905
Primary
Total Enrollment 832

Kilgore Private Schools

Calvary Way Academy
106 W Woodlawn St
ZIP: 75662
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 32
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