Population: 14,658Median home value: $102,300 81 Ranks better than 93% of areas
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A Kilgore Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
A- Kilgore Cost of Living Cost of living is 7% lower than Texas
8416% less expensive than the US average
919% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Kilgore cost of living
C- Kilgore Crime Total crime is 5% higher than Texas
Total crime
3,15115% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 3215% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-27%Year over year crime is down
Kilgore crime
D+ Kilgore Employment Household income is 4% higher than Texas
Median household income
$56,8703% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$22,70524% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
5%equal to the US average
Kilgore employment
B Kilgore Housing Home value is 28% lower than Texas
Median home value
$102,30045% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$75920% lower than the US average
Home ownership
64%1% higher than the US average
Kilgore real estate or Kilgore rentals
B+ Kilgore Schools HS graduation rate is 2% lower than Texas
High school grad. rates
76%8% lower than the US average
School test scores
67%36% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
13:122% lower than the US average
Kilgore K-12 schools or Kilgore colleges

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The best thing about Kilgore is the cost of living. It is very reasonable to live here and the homes are a nice size. The summers can be brutal, but the winters are mild. It is easy to find a job in the surrounding areas but Kilgore does not have any high paying jobs so most people travel outside of the area.

Kilgore provides a lot of amenities including Walmart, coffee shops, restaurants and more. One of my favorite place to take my family is the Health Science Center and Shakespeare Garden. My family and I love nature and science so we usually spend a lot of time here.

The neighborhoods are very clean and most people take pride in the way their home looks. My neighbors are very friendly and we all look out for one another. There are a few things that I wish we had in Kilgore including malls and better places to shop. I have to travel to Tyler or shop online.
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Source: The Kilgore, TX data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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