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Kilgore is a city in Gregg County, in the Longview metro area. (The community straddles Gregg and Rusk counties; ePodunk links to the county with the greater share of population.)
The latitude of Kilgore is 32.386N. The longitude is -94.875W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 358 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 11,472.
Oil was discovered here in 1930
Sections below provide additional information and links about Kilgore demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Gregg County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Longview-Marshall area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 75662 ZIP code.
10% of Kilgore residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Kilgore ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Kilgore was $16,314, compared with $21,587 nationally.
17% of Kilgore residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Kilgore, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $374. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $702.
Libraries in Kilgore include Kilgore Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Kilgore include Kilgore News Herald
Gregg County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Kilgore political report.
The average commute time for Kilgore workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 6 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Kilgore between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 5.3 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was higher than the national norm.
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