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Gainesville is a city in Cooke County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named after Gen. Edmund Pendleton Gaines.
The latitude of Gainesville is 33.625N. The longitude is -97.133W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 751 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 16,040.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Gainesville demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Cooke 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 76240 ZIP code.
14% of Gainesville residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Gainesville ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Gainesville was $15,154, compared with $21,587 nationally.
15% of Gainesville residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Median rent in Gainesville, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $354. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $717.
Libraries in Gainesville include Cooke County Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Gainesville include Gainesville Daily Register
Cooke County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Gainesville political report.
The average commute time for Gainesville workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 7 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Gainesville between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 4.5 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was slightly higher than the national norm.
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