Cooke County Profile

Compiled by
The County Information Program, Texas Association of Counties

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Map of County

Note: Corrected/updated 2013 property tax data for Anderson, Andrews, Angelina, Ector, Hale, Hood and Montgomery on April 29, 2015.

POPULATION (Census Bureau)
County Population     «History»   «Group Quarters»
Estimate 2017:39,895More data
Estimate 2016:39,244 
Estimate 2015:39,063 
Estimate 2014:38,691 
Estimate 2013:38,429 
Estimate 2012:38,675 
Estimate 2011:38,384 
Census 2010:38,437More data
Census 2000:36,363More data
Population of the County Seat (Gainesville)
Census 2010:16,002 
Census 2000:15,538 
Note: City and town populations include only those parts of each place found within this county. Use our «Town & City Search» to find the total population of each place.
Callisburg city:373More data
Gainesville city:16,419More data
Lindsay city:1,092More data
Muenster city:1,601More data
Oak Ridge town:211More data
Pilot Point city (pt.):0More data
Valley View city:792More data
County Size in Square Miles (Census Bureau and EPA)
Land Area:874.8More data
Water Area:23.7More data
Total Area:898.4More data
Population Density Per Square Mile
2010:43.94More data
Urban and Rural Population of the County, 2010 (Census Bureau)
Percent Urban:40.97More data
Percent Rural:59.03More data
Ethnicity - 2017 (Census Bureau)
Percent Hispanic:18.2%More data
Race - 2017 (Census Bureau)
Percent White Alone:92.1%More data
Percent African American Alone:3.4%More data
Percent American Indian and Alaska Native Alone:1.5%More data
Percent Asian Alone:1.1%More data
Percent Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone:0.1%More data
Percent Multi-Racial:1.8%More data
Race and Ethnicity - 2017 (Census Bureau)
Percent Not Hispanic White Alone:75.3%More data
Percent Not Hispanic Black Alone:3.1%More data
Age - 2017 (Census Bureau)     «Age Groups»
17 and Under:24.0%More data
65 and Older:18.3%More data
85 and Older:2.1%More data
Median Age:40.0More data
Per Capita Income - 2017 (BEA):$47,339More data
Total Personal Income - 2017 (BEA):$1,888,597,000More data
Median Household Income - 2017 (Census Bureau):$57,382More data
Poverty - 2017 (Census Bureau)
Percent of Population in Poverty:13.0%More data
Percent of Population under 18 in Poverty:20.6%More data
Educational Attainment (Census Bureau, 2012-2016 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate)
Percent high school graduate and higher:86.1% 
Percent bachelor's degree or higher:21.6% 
Pay (BLS)
Average Annual Pay - 2017:$44,227More data
Average Annual Pay - 2016:$43,113 
Average Annual Pay - 2015:$44,799 
Average Annual Pay - 2014:$46,981 
Average Annual Pay - 2013:$44,684 
Annual Unemployment Rate, Not Adjusted (Texas Workforce Commission)
Unemployment Rate - 2017:3.6More data
Unemployment Rate - 2016:4.0 
Unemployment Rate - 2015:3.7 
Unemployment Rate - 2014:3.8 
Unemployment Rate - 2013:5.0 
COUNTY FINANCES (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Property Taxes - 2017
Total County Tax Rate:     «Detailed Tax Rates»$0.493800More data
Total Market Value:     «Values and Levies»$5,660,850,812More data
Total Appraised Value Available for County Taxation:$3,578,234,650More data
Total Actual Levy:$17,669,307More data
For property tax information about a specific property, contact the Appraisal District.
Sales Tax Allocation History
CY 2017:$3,179,002More data
CY 2016:$2,570,458 
CY 2015:$3,240,520 
CY 2014:$3,791,891 
CY 2013:$3,091,194 
Centerline Miles - 2016
IH Highways:21.807More data
US Highways:31.741More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:0.000More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:273.244More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:40.310More data
On-System Subtotal:367.102More data
City Streets:138.096More data
Certified County Roads:797.077More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:1.621More data
Off-System Subtotal:936.794More data
Center Line Miles: County Total:1,303.896More data
Lane Miles - 2016
IH Highways:87.228More data
US Highways:126.964More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:0.000More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:553.384More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:81.992More data
On-System Subtotal:849.568More data
City Streets:276.192More data
Certified County Roads:1,594.154More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:3.242More data
Off-System Subtotal:1,873.588More data
County Total:2,723.156More data
County Business Patterns (Census Bureau):     «CBP 2016»
County Agricultural Profile (USDA):     «Census of Agriculture 2012»
State & County QuickFacts (Census Bureau):     «Cooke County QuickFacts»
State & County Narrative Profiles (Census Bureau):     «Cooke County Narrative Profile»
County History (Handbook of Texas Online):     «Cooke County History»
Texas Almanac (Texas State Historical Association):     «Cooke County»

Special Districts in Cooke County.
School Districts in Cooke County.
History of City Tax Rates in Cooke County.

Airports in Cooke County.
Hospitals in Cooke County.
Prisons in Cooke County.