Kingsville is a city in and the county seat of Kleberg County, Texas, United States. 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.