Demographics

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More than half a million residents reside in the Kilgore Labor Draw area, a 12-county Northeast Texas region. Population characteristics in the region are similar to Texas and the US with slightly more female residents. The median age in Kilgore is younger than that of Texas at 33.1 years of age.  

19.8%
Less Expensive than Dallas, Texas
42%
Lower Median Home Cost Than Texas Average

Affordable Living

The cost of housing, which is a major factor in calculating the overall cost of living, is significantly less when compared to the state and nation. Lower housing costs and overall lower cost of living contribute to a stable and reliable workforce.

$52k
Median Household Income
$133k
Median House Value

Kilgore

Dallas

Austin

San Francisco

Overall Index

81

101

129.4

244

Housing Index

51.5

92.9

159.6

596.2

In the Kilgore Labor Draw, 34.6 percent of the population have obtained academic credentials ranging from some college to associate degree, aligning with the skill requirements of the region's goods-producing economy.