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Gainesboro is a town in Jackson County, in the Cookeville metro area.
It is the county seat.
The community was named for Edmund Pendleton Gaines, officer in the War of 1812
The latitude of Gainesboro is 36.355N. The longitude is -85.658W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 574 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 867.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Gainesboro demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Jackson County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 38562 ZIP code.
5% of Gainesboro residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Gainesboro ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Gainesboro was $17,798, compared with $21,587 nationally.
11% of Gainesboro residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Historic districts in Gainesboro include Gainesboro Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Gainesboro, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $145. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $600.
Libraries in Gainesboro include Charles Ralph Holland Memorial Library ... View libraries
Jackson County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Gainesboro political report.
The average commute time for Gainesboro workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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