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Gainesville, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Gainesville had a population of 16,605 as of July 1, 2019. Gainesville ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Texas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Gainesville is located at latitude 33.6259 and longitude -97.1333 in Cooke County. The formal boundaries for the City of Gainesville encompass a land area of 19.01 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Cooke County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 751 feet.

The City of Gainesville (GNIS ID: 2410559) 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 Gainesville is located within Gainesville Division of Cooke County.


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Gainesville, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Gainesville, TX Housing Affordability Index is 191
State of Texas Housing Affordability Index is 132
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Gainesville, TX Wealth Index is 57
State of Texas Wealth Index is 94
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 16,605 (100%)
Population in Households 16,241 (97.8%)
Population in Families 13,261 (79.9%)
Population in Group Quarters1 364 ( 2.2%)
Population Density 860
Diversity Index2 73
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $44,520
Average Household Income $60,779
Per Capita Income $22,408
Wealth Index4 57

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 6,892 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,105 (45.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,018 (43.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 769 (11.2%)
Median Home Value $103,498
Housing Affordability Index3 191
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 6,123
Average Household Size 2.65
Family Households 4,022
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.4% 0.28%
Households 0.32% 0.24%
Families 0.29% 0.18%
Median Household Income   1.34%
Per Capita Income   1.82%

Gainesville, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gainesville to the other 1,746 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 180 90th
Population Density # 831 52nd
Diversity Index # 217 88th
Median Household Income # 1067 39th
Per Capita Income # 1031 41st

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