Community Profile


Located four miles south of Interstate 20 on US Hwy. 259, Kilgore is 120 miles east of Dallas (Texas), 70 miles west of Shreveport (LA) and 10 miles southwest of Longview (Texas).


15.4 square miles


Kilgore has an average of 215 sunny days per year. The July high is 95 degrees and the January low at 36. Kilgore receives 46 inches of rain per year and only average of 1 inch in snowfall.


Kilgore, TX has a population of 14,658 people with a median age of 33.3 and a median household income of $56,870. Between 2015 and 2016 the population of Kilgore, TX grew from 14,442 to 14,658, a 1.5% increase and its median household income declined from $58,643 to $56,870, a 3.02% decrease.


Males: 7,327 (49.0%)
Females: 7,621 (51.0%)
Median resident age: 33.6 years
Texas median age: 34.5 years

Ethnic Diversity:

The population of Kilgore, TX is 63% White, 19.9% Hispanic, and 12.7% Black. 19.1% of the people in Kilgore, TX speak a non-English language, and 92% are U.S. citizens.

Property Value:

The median property value in Kilgore, TX is $102,300, and the homeownership rate is 64%. Most people in Kilgore, TX commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 22.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Kilgore, TX is 2 cars per household.

Tax Rates:

Sales Tax: 8.25%
State Income Tax: None
Property Tax: $13.40 per $1,000 home value


The nearest airports serving the area around Kilgore are Longview East Texas Regional Airport and Tyler Pounds Regional Airport. In addition, air service is available through DFW International Airport Dallas, TX or Shreveport Regional Airport in Shreveport, LA.