Kingsville, Texas

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City of Kingsville
City
The Kleberg County Courthouse, designed by Atlee Ayres, is one of five sites in Kingsville listed on the National Register of Historic Places
The Kleberg County Courthouse, designed by Atlee Ayres, is one of five sites in Kingsville listed on the National Register of Historic Places
Location in the state of Texas
Location in the state of Texas
Kleberg Kingsville.svg
Coordinates: 27°30′54″N 97°51′56″W / 27.51500°N 97.86556°W / 27.51500; -97.86556Coordinates: 27°30′54″N 97°51′56″W / 27.51500°N 97.86556°W / 27.51500; -97.86556
Country United StatesUnited States
State TexasTexas
County Kleberg
Government
 • Type Council-Manager
 • City Commission Mayor Sam Fugate
Alfonso R. Garcia
Noel Pena
Arturo Pecos
Dianne Leubert
 • City Manager Vincent J. Capell, CPA
Area
 • City 13.9 sq mi (35.9 km2)
 • Land 13.8 sq mi (35.8 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation 59 ft (18 m)
Population (2010 U.S. Census)
 • City 26,213
 • Density 1,848.8/sq mi (713.8/km2)
 • Metro 34,367
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 78363-78364
Area code(s) 361
FIPS code 48-39352[1]
GNIS feature ID 1374386[2]
Website CityOfKingsville.com/

Kingsville is a city in Texas. It is the county seat of Kleberg County.[3] The population was 26,213 at the time of the 2010 census. Kingsville is the principal city of the Kingsville Micropolitan Statistical Area, which is part of the larger Corpus Christi-Kingsville Combined Statistical Area.

The community was established in 1904 after the St. Louis, Brownsville and Mexico Railway completed a line through the town. A post office was established that same year. The city is named after Richard King, owner of nearby King Ranch.[4]

The Naval Air Station Kingsville is a military airport located 3 miles east of the city. It is one of the U.S. Navy’s premier locations for jet aviation training.

Geography[edit]

Kingsville is located at 27°30′54″N 97°51′56″W / 27.51500°N 97.86556°W / 27.51500; -97.86556 (27.515024, -97.865507)[5].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 13.9 square miles (36 km2), of which 13.8 square miles (36 km2) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) (0.22%) is water.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 4,770
1930 6,815 42.9%
1940 7,782 14.2%
1950 16,898 117.1%
1960 25,297 49.7%
1970 28,995 14.6%
1980 29,949 3.3%
1990 25,276 −15.6%
2000 25,575 1.2%
2010 26,213 2.5%

In 2009, the population density of Kingsville was 1,848.8 inhabitants per square mile (713.8 /km2).[citation needed] There were 10,427 housing units with an average density of 753.8 per square mile (291.1/km²).[citation needed]

The following statistics come from the American Community Survey 2007-2011 five year estimate.

There were 25,994 residents[6] in 9,103 households, and 5,837 families living within the city.[7] 1,192 housing units were vacant.[8] The rental vacancy rate was 9.3 percent while the homeowner vacancy rate was 3.9 percent.[8] 57.1 percent of all housing units were built between 1950 and 1979.[8] Only 9.9 percent were built in 2000 or later.[8] The median value of an owner occupied unit was $69,500.[8]

Of the 9,103 households, 36.5 percent had children under the age of 18.[7] 40.6 percent were married couples living together, 17.5 percent had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.9 percent were non-families.[7] 25.0 percent of all households were made up of single individuals, and 8.5 percent had someone living alone who was aged 65 or above.[7] The average household size was 2.67, and the average family size was 3.26.[7]

The racial makeup of the city was 83.3 percent White, 4.7 percent African American, 2.8 percent Asian, 0.6 percent Native American, 0.1 percent Pacific Islander, 6.8 percent from other races, and 1.7 percent from two or more races.[6] Hispanics or Latinos of any race made up 72.4 percent of the population.[6]

The population was spread out with 30.1 percent under 20 years of age, 39.2 percent aged 20 to 44, 18.9 percent aged 45 to 64, and 11.9 percent aged 65 or above.[6] The median age was 27.6.[6] For every 100 females there were 106.5 males.[6] For every 100 females aged 18 and over, there were 107.3 males.[6] For every 100 females aged 18 to 64, there were 114.1 males.[6] For every 100 females aged 65 and over, there were 74.2 males.[6]

The median household income in the city was $33,785, and that for a family was $43,167.[9] Males had a median income of $44,854 versus $26,447 for females.[9] The per capita income for the city was $18,271.[9] About 20.0 percent of families and 27.7 percent of the population were below the poverty line, including 30.7 percent of those under 18 and 12.0 percent of those aged 65 or over.[9] The unemployment rate, expressed as a percentage of persons aged 16 and over, was 6.7 percent.[9] The unemployment rate, when expressed as a percentage of labor force participants aged 16 and over, was 11.4 percent.[9]

Transportation[edit]

Highways[edit]

Air travel[edit]

Railway[edit]

Education[edit]

The city's public schools are operated by the Kingsville Independent School District, Santa Gertrudis Independent School District, and Jubilee Academic Center.

Colleges[edit]

Public[edit]

  • High Schools - grades 9-12 - Henrietta M. King High School, Academy High School
  • Middle Schools - grades 7-8 - Memorial Middle School, Santa Gertrudis, Kingsway Leadership Academy
  • Intermediate Schools - grades 5 or 6 - Gillett Intermediate School, Santa Gertrudis, Kingsway Leadership Academy, Aspire to Lead Leadership Academy
  • Elementary Schools - grades 2-4 - Perez Elementary School, Kleberg Elementary School, Santa Gertrudis, Kingsway Leadership Academy
  • Primary Schools - grades PK-1* - Harrel Primary School, Harvey Primary School, Lamar Primary School, Santa Gertrudis, Kingsway Leadership Academy
  • Alternative Schools[clarification needed] - K.E.Y.S. Academy, LASER School
  • Private Schools - St.Gertrude Catholic School, Epiphany Epispcopal School (PK-G5), Presbyterian Pan American School.

Notable people[edit]

Special mention:

  • Assault, a thoroughbred racehorse who won the U.S. Triple Crown in 1946, was foaled and trained at King Ranch.

Climate[edit]

The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Kingsville has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[10]

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