Kilgore, Texas

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Kilgore is a city in Gregg and Rusk Counties in the eastern part of the U.S. state of Texas. It is the home of Kilgore College, and was also the childhood home (from age six) of famous classical pianist Van Cliburn. The population was 11,301 at the 2000 census.



Kilgore is located at 32°23′8″N 94°52′7″W / 32.38556°N 94.86861°W / 32.38556; -94.86861 (32.385534, -94.868502).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 15.4 square miles (40.0 km²), of which, 15.4 square miles (39.9 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.19%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 11,301 people, 4,403 households, and 2,963 families residing in the city. The population density was 734.3 people per square mile (283.5/km²). There were 4,766 housing units at an average density of 309.7/sq mi (119.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 78.22% White, 12.34% African American, 0.41% Native American, 0.68% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 6.95% from other races, and 1.38% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 11.11% of the population.

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