Gainesville, TX Population

By | June 29, 2019

Population: 15,538. Estimated population in 2021: 16,569 (+6.6% change)
Males: 7,272 (46.8%), Females: 8,266 (53.2%)

Zip codes: 76240.

Median resident age: 34.1 years
Median household income: $30,571
Median house value: $56,000

Races in Gainesville:

  • White Non-Hispanic (73.7%)
  • Hispanic (17.5%)
  • Other race (9.1%)
  • Black (6.0%)
  • Two or more races (2.2%)
  • American Indian (2.0%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: United States (12.2%), German (11.4%), Irish (8.4%), English (7.5%), Dutch (1.9%), Scottish (1.8%).

Land area: 17.0 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Gainesville

  • High school or higher: 72.9%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 14.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.7%
  • Unemployed: 7.3%
  • Mean travel time to work: 20.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Gainesville city

  • Never married: 19.0%
  • Now married: 57.5%
  • Separated: 1.8%
  • Widowed: 10.4%
  • Divorced: 11.3%

10.7% Foreign born (9.2% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: +917 (+6.3%).

Hospitals

Hospital/medical center in Gainesville:

  • GAINESVILLE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (1016 RITCHEY ST)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Gainesville:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Gainesville:

  • FORT WORTH ALLIANCE (about 47 miles; FORT WORTH, TX; Abbreviation: AFW)
  • DALLAS/FORT WORTH INTERNATIONAL (about 52 miles; DALLAS-FORT WORTH, TX; Abbreviation: DFW)
  • FORT WORTH MEACHAM INTL (about 58 miles; FORT WORTH, TX; Abbreviation: FTW)
Other public-use airports nearest to Gainesville:

  • GAINESVILLE MUNI (about 4 miles; GAINESVILLE, TX; Abbreviation: GLE)
  • FREEDOM FIELD (about 7 miles; LINDSAY, TX; Abbreviation: 7T0)
  • HAYESPORT (about 14 miles; COLLINSVILLE, TX; Abbreviation: 2T4)
Amtrak station:
GAINESVILLE (605 E. CALIFORNIA ST.). Services: fully wheelchair accessible.

Colleges and Universities

College/University in Gainesville:

  • NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 3,018; Location: 1525 West California; Public; Website: www.nctc.cc.tx.us)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Gainesville:

  • UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS (about 27 miles; DENTON, TX; Full-time enrollment: 21,673)
  • TEXAS WOMAN’S UNIVERSITY (about 30 miles; DENTON, TX; Full-time enrollment: 5,746)
  • GRAYSON COUNTY COLLEGE (about 40 miles; DENISON, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,082)
  • COLLIN COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE-CENTRAL PARK (about 44 miles; MCKINNEY, TX; Full-time enrollment: 7,514)
  • DEVRY INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (about 51 miles; IRVING, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,651)
  • BROOKHAVEN COLLEGE (about 53 miles; FARMERS BRANCH, TX; Full-time enrollment: 4,711)
  • THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT DALLAS (about 54 miles; RICHARDSON, TX; Full-time enrollment: 7,695)

Schools

Public high schools in Gainesville:

  • GAINESVILLE H S (Students: 825; Location: 1201 LINDSAY ST; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • CALLISBURG H S (Students: 374; Location: 148 DOZIER ST; Grades: 09 – 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Gainesville:

  • EDISON EL (Students: 645; Location: #1 EDISON DR; Grades: PK – 01)
  • W E CHALMERS ELEMENTARY (Students: 634; Location: 1201 LINDSAY ST; Grades: 02 – 04)
  • CALLISBURG EL (Students: 541; Location: 148 DOZIER ST; Grades: PK – 06)
  • ROBERT E LEE INT (Students: 427; Location: 2100 N GRAND AVE; Grades: 05 – 06)
  • GAINESVILLE J H (Students: 401; Location: 421 N DENTON ST; Grades: 07 – 08)
  • GAINESVILLE STATE SCHOOL (Students: 300; Location: 1379 FM 678; Grades: 05 – 12)
  • CALLISBURG MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 189; Location: 148 DOZIER ST; Grades: 07 – 08)
  • WALNUT BEND EL (Students: 85; Location: 47 C R 198; Grades: PK – 08)
  • SIVELLS BEND EL (Students: 80; Location: 1053 CR 403; Grades: PK – 08)
  • GAINESVILLE HEAD START (Students: 51; Location: 912 MULLER; Grades: PK – PK)
Private primary/middle schools in Gainesville:

  • ST MARYS SCHOOL (Students: 176; Location: 931 NORTH WEAVER; Grades: PK – 8)
  • GAINESVILLE CHRISTIAN KINDE (Students: 22; Location: P.O. BOX 716; Grades: PK – KG)

Libraries

Library in Gainesville:

  • COOKE COUNTY LIBRARY (Operating income: $210,808; Location: 200 S WEAVER ST; 63,911 books; 2,629 audio materials; 1,623 video materials; 88 serial subscriptions)

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