Kingsville, Texas

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Kingsville is a city in and the county seat of Kleberg County, Texas, United States.[3] The population was 25,575 at the 2000 census. It is 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 and named after Captain Richard King, owner of the King Ranch.

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.



Kingsville is located at 27°30′54″N 97°51′56″W / 27.515°N 97.86556°W / 27.515; -97.86556 (27.515024, -97.865507)[4].

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.


As of the census[1] 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.

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