Community Profile

Kingsville Economic Development Council

Located between the shimmering Texas Gulf Coast and the untamed beauty of South Texas’ rugged brushland, the city of Kingsville has managed to retain its unique historical legacy while solidifying its place as a center of growth and industry.

As a centennial city, the secret to Kingsville’s longevity lays in the resilience of its people and the array of local attractions that draw a wide variety of guests who are seeking to immerse themselves in a bit of southern charm and a Texas hospitality.

Today, Kingsville has become a multicultural city that offers something for everyone including several historical sites, acres of prime land ripe for hunting and fishing, the world famous King Ranch, Texas A&M University Kingsville and Naval Air Station Kingsville.

Where is Kingsville?

Located in Kleberg County, Kingsville is strategically positioned along the I-69 corridor which will allow for the transfer of goods and people from the southern to the northern border of the country.  Kingsville is also within 35 miles from an international airport and within 45 miles of the Port of Corpus Christi.

Why choose Kingsville?

Kingsville’s economic stability, strategic location and growing potential make it an ideal location for expansion.

Kingsville is the home of Texas A&M University-Kingsville (TAMUK), a part of the Texas A & M University System. The university and the EDC have forged a partnership which allows its special research and development capabilities to be available to assist new and existing industries to identify solutions to problems in a dynamic economic environment.

In addition, Coastal Bend College, a  local community college, has worked with the EDC to develop training programs in child care services, nursing, and the building trades. It is the mission of the Coastal Bend College Continuing Education Department to provide non-credit workforce and avocational education opportunities.

Economic Assets:

  • Texas A&M University Kingsville
    • 10,000 students
    • 2,000 faculty
  • Naval Air Station Kingsville
    • 1,500 employees
  • Homeland Security Station
    • 300 employees

Current Major Retailers:

  • Wal-Mart Supercenter
  • Lowe’s Home and Garden
  • Starbucks
  • IHOP
  • Chili’s


  • Celanese, Inc.
    • 670 employees
  • Christus Spohn Hospital Kleberg
    • 600 employees
  • King Ranch
    • 380 employees

Total Population:

City of Kingsville- 26,212

Kleberg County- 32,101

Labor Force Size: 12,703
Secondary Education: 44.96%
Household Median Income: 39,529
Median Age:  32
Commute Travel Time: 21 minutes


Workers in the Kingsville area earn an average yearly household income of $53,576.