As of the census
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of 2000, there were 25,575 people, 8,943 households, and 6,134 families residing in the city. The population density
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was 1,848.8 people per square mile (714.0/km²). There were 10,427 housing units at an average density of 753.8 per square mile (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
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, 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
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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
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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.
- U.S. Highway 77
- State Highway 141
- U.S. Highway 281 via State Highway 141
- Kleberg County Airport
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- Corpus Christi International Airport
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(in Corpus Christi
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The city's public schools are operated by the Kingsville Independent School District
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and Santa Gertrudis Independent School District
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- Texas A&M University-Kingsville
- Coastal Bend College
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- Texas A&M Health Science Center Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy
- grades 9-12 - Henrietta M. King High School
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, Academy High School
- grades 7-8 - Memorial Middle School, Santa Gertrudis
- grades 5 or 6 - Gillett Intermediate School, Santa Gertrudis
- grades 2-4 - Perez Elementary School, Kleberg Elementary School, Santa Gertrudis
- grades PK-1* - Harrel Primary School, Harvey Primary School, Lamar Primary School, Santa Gertrudis
- K.E.Y.S. Academy, LASER School
- St.Gertrude Catholic School, Epiphany Epispcopal School (PK-G5), Presbyterian Pan American School.
• Lynn Adams
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, golfer. One-time winner on the LPGA Tour
• Jim Morrison, musician. Attended Flato Elementary School.
• Eva Longoria, actress and model. Attended Texas A&M- Kingsville.