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Gatesville, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Gatesville had a population of 16,263 as of July 1, 2016. Gatesville ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Texas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Gatesville is located at latitude 31.4387 and longitude -97.746 in Coryell County. The formal boundaries for the City of Gatesville (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.9 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Coryell County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 807 feet.

The City of Gatesville (GNIS ID: 2410577) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Texas is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Gatesville is located within Gatesville Division of Coryell County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Gatesville population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Gatesville, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 16,263
Population in Households 7,951
Population in Familes 6,462
Population in Group Qrtrs 8,312
Population Density1 1,827
Diversity Index2 64


Total Households 3,157
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 2,065
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,511 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,875 (53.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,283 (36.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 354 (10.1%)
Median Home Value $85,112
Average Home Value $117,511


Median Household Income $42,988
Average Household Income $54,062
Per Capita Income $20,281
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.51% 0.31%
Households 1.06% 0.72%
Families 1.27% 0.65%
Median Household Income   -0.6%
Per Capita Income   0.6%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Gatesville, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gatesville to the other 1,749 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 175 90th
Population Density1 # 344 80th
Diversity Index2 # 456 74th
Median Household Income # 933 47th
Per Capita Income # 1114 36th

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