Kingsville, Texas


Kingsville, Texas

Infobox Settlement
official_name = City of Kingsville
settlement_type = City
nickname = Gem City of the Southwest
motto = "Heaven-o"


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mapsize = 250px
map_caption = Location in the state of Texas



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subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name = United States
subdivision_name1 = Texas
subdivision_name2 = Kleberg
government_type =
leader_title = Mayor
leader_name = Sam Fugate
established_date = July 4,1904
area_magnitude =
area_total_km2 = 35.9
area_land_km2 = 35.8
area_water_km2 = 0.1
area_total_sq_mi = 13.9
area_land_sq_mi = 13.8
area_water_sq_mi = 0.0
elevation_m = 18
elevation_ft = 59
latd = 27 |latm = 30 |lats = 54 |latNS = N
longd = 97 |longm = 51 |longs = 56 |longEW = W
population_as_of = 2000 U.S. Census
population_note =
population_total = 25,575
population_urban =
population_metro = 34,367
population_density_sq_mi = 1848.8 |(1,848.8/sq mi).timezone = CST
timezone = Central (CST)
utc_offset = -6
timezone_DST = CDT
utc_offset_DST = -5
postal_code_type = ZIP codes
postal_code = 78363-78364
area_code = 361
latitude =
longitude =
website = [http://www.kingsville.org/]
blank_name = FIPS code
blank_info = 48-39352GR|2
blank1_name = GNIS feature ID
blank1_info = 1374386GR|3
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Kingsville is a city in Kleberg County, Texas, United States. The population was 25,575 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Kleberg CountyGR|6 and the principal city of the Kingsville Micropolitan Statistical Area, which is part of the larger Corpus Christi-Kingsville Combined Statistical Area.

Kingsville was formed in 1904 as Henrietta King donated land for the original townsite, which is now located within the heart of the world-famous King Ranch. She inherited the land from husband, Captain Richard King, along with a $500,000 debt. The King family would later make a fortune in oil and gas.

Mrs. King was extremely instrumental in helping develop the city into a center of agriculture, oil and banking in the South Texas region. She donated land for Catholic, Baptist, and Episcopal churches and for Texas A&I University, what is now Texas A&M University-Kingsville.

Kingsville's economy, like much of South Texas, is extremely dependent on agriculture, particularly cattle, cotton and sorghum. Since World War II, Kingsville has been home to NAS Kingsville, a key US Navy jet training center.

Geography

Kingsville is located at coor dms|27|30|54|N|97|51|56|W|city (27.515024, -97.865507)GR|1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 13.9 square miles (35.9 km²), of which, 13.8 square miles (35.8 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.22%) is water.

Demographics

USCensusPop
1920=4770
1930=6815
1940=7782
1950=16898
1960=25297
1970=28995
1980=29949
1990=25276
2000=25575

As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 25,575 people, 8,943 households, and 6,134 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,848.8 people per square mile (714.0/km²). There were 10,427 housing units at an average density of 753.8/sq mi (291.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 71.10% White, 4.34% African American, 0.63% Native American, 1.73% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 18.81% from other races, and 3.32% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 67.06% of the population.

There were 8,943 households out of which 34.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.1% were married couples living together, 14.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.4% were non-families. 23.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.73 and the average family size was 3.28.

In the city the population was spread out with 26.8% under the age of 18, 17.3% from 18 to 24, 27.1% from 25 to 44, 18.3% from 45 to 64, and 10.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 28 years. For every 100 females there were 99.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $27,624, and the median income for a family was $31,882. Males had a median income of $31,308 versus $19,586 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,003. About 22.6% of families and 28.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 37.1% of those under age 18 and 15.4% of those age 65 or over.

Transportation

Highways

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Air travel

*Kleberg County Airport
*Corpus Christi International Airport (in Corpus Christi)

Railway

Union Pacific Railroad

Education

The city's public schools are operated by the Kingsville Independent School District.

Colleges

*Texas A&M University-Kingsville
*Coastal Bend College

Public

High Schools - grades 9-12 - Henrietta M. King High School, Santa Gertrudis Academy High School

Middle Schools - grades 7-8 - Memorial Middle School

Intermediate Schools - grades 5-6 - Gillett Intermediate School

Elementary Schools - grades 2-4 - Perez Elementary School, Kleberg Elementary School

Primary Schools - grades PK-1* - Harrel Primary School, Harvey Primary School, Lamar Primary School

Alternative Schools - K.E.Y.S. Academy, LASER School

ister Cities

*flagicon|Mexico Reynosa, Tamaulipas, Mexico

References

External links

* [http://www.cityofkingsville.com/ City of Kingsville]
* [http://www.kingsvilletexas.com/ Kingsville Convention and Visitors Bureau]
* [http://www.kingsville.org/ Kingsville Chamber of Commerce]
* [http://www.historic-kingsvilletx.com/ Kingsville's Historic Downtown]
* [http://www.king-ranch.com/ The King Ranch]
* [http://www.tamuk.edu/ Texas A&M University Kingsville]
* [http://www.williamswebsolutions.net Website design, hosting, and computer services]


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