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  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    A
  10. Health & Fitness
    C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B-
Kilgore is a town in Texas with a population of 14,867. Kilgore is in Gregg County. Living in Kilgore offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Kilgore there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Kilgore and residents tend to lean conservative.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$112,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$783
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    32%
  • Own
    68%
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Kilgore Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    213.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.1
    40.7
  • Robbery
    26.7
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    534.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,949.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    247
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    14%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    12%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    27%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    21%
    13%

Working in Kilgore

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$54,436
National
$55,322
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Kilgore is a quiet town but with very friendly people. There isn't much to do but there is a great variety of fast food/dining places for it being a small town. A lot of people seem to know each other! There isn't much diversity here though, so that is something Kilgore could definitely improve on.
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Kilgore, Tx is in general a quaint, nice little oil boom town. Although it is considered to be a "college town" having Kilgore Community College at its center, a great school by the way, other than the 24-hr wal-mart, there's no "night-life" to speak of, unfortunatly. However, it is family-oriented and has family activities etc just about monthly, a historical oil museum, newly added splash pad at the local park, and boosts the world's richest acre right in the middle of the downtown square. Oil pumps still produce to this day. Kilgore has quite a bit to offer in many areas and makes up where it lacks with historical significance!
It's a quiet little town, next to a bigger town, Longview. It still has it old roots like bowling and rollarskating but it's a slowly growing town due to the majority of the jobs which is working for oil and gas companies which is great for people who interesting working for those companies. The town is right next to I-20 which can get you to Dallas or Shreveport in hour or two. Expect it to be very friendly and interactive people.