Kingsville is a city in and the county seat of Kleberg County, Texas, United States. The population was 26,213 at the 2010 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. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 13.9square miles (36Square kilometers), of which 13.8square miles (36Square kilometers) are land and 0.04-square-mile (0.10Square kilometers) of it (0.22%) is water.