For population 25 years and over in Gainesville:
For population 15 years and over in Gainesville city:
2,465 residents are foreign born (14.1% Latin America).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $1,760 (2.0%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Denton, TX (28.6 miles , pop. 80,537).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Plano, TX (46.1 miles , pop. 222,030).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (61.0 miles , pop. 1,188,580).
Nearest cities: Lindsay, TX (2.2 miles ), Oak Ridge, TX (2.4 miles ), Callisburg, TX (3.0 miles ), Lake Kiowa, TX (3.0 miles ), Valley View, TX (3.1 miles ), Thackerville, OK (3.4 miles ), Muenster, TX (3.7 miles ), Whitesboro, TX (3.7 miles ).
Single-family new house construction building permits:
Latitude: 33.63 N, Longitude: 97.14 W
Daytime population change due to commuting: +3,113 (+19.4%)
Area code: 940
City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.
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Crime rate in Gainesville detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 52 (38 officers).
Population change in the 1990s: +917 (+6.3%).
Work and jobs in Gainesville: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Gainesville, Texas
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Gainesville-area historical tornado activity is significantly above Texas state average. It is 265% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 3/31/1959, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 4.9 miles away from the Gainesville city center injured 16 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
On 4/6/1955, a category F3 tornado 6.2 miles away from the city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Gainesville-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Texas state average. It is 78% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 9/6/1997 at 23:38:00, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 81.9 miles away from the city center
On 1/18/1995 at 15:51:39, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 83.3 miles away from Gainesville center
On 11/15/1990 at 11:44:41, a magnitude 3.9 (3.6 LG, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 82.3 miles away from the city center
On 6/8/2004 at 00:15:09, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 42.2 miles away from the city center
On 10/6/2006 at 22:13:16, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 43.9 miles away from Gainesville center
On 12/17/1992 at 07:18:04, a magnitude 3.6 (3.5 LG, 3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 81.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Cooke County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 5
Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 7, Floods: 6, Tornadoes: 4, Fires: 4, Hurricanes: 3, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: Jake Roberts - Professional wrestler, Frank Buck (animal collector) - Radio personality, Chuck Curtis - Football player and coach, Gene Austin - Singer and songwriter, Kevin Mathis - 2005 NFL player (Atlanta Falcons, born: Apr 29, 1974), Red Steagall - Country singer-songwriter, Darcel McBath - Football player, Rita Carewe - Film actor, Dan McFarlan - Baseball player, J.R. Harrison - College basketball player (Rice Owls).
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Local government website: www.gainesvilletx.us
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See full list of schools located in Gainesville, map of school districts: GAINESVILLE INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT
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Air Quality Index (AQI)
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 24.1. This is about average. There were 18 monitors within city limits.
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2009 was 17.3. This is better than average. There were 25 monitors within city limits.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 8.14. This is about average. There were 36 monitors within city limits.
Lead (Pb) [µ/m3] level in 2008 was 0.00248. This is significantly better than average. There were 6 monitors within city limits.
Drinking water stations with addresses in Gainesville and their reported violations in the past:BACK FORTY UTILITY 1 (Population served: 315, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:MOSSLAKE COMMUNITY STORE (Population served: 30, Groundwater):
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Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 21.2%
(18.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 25.2% for Black residents, 25.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 17.3% for other race residents, 19.5% for two or more races residents)
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Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
112 people in college/university student housing in 2010
People in group quarters in Gainesville in 2000:
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Fire-safe hotels and motels in Gainesville, Texas:
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Neighborhoods in Gainesville:(Gainesville, Texas Neighborhood Map)
Religion statistics for Gainesville (based on Cooke County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 60.69%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 6
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 9
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 23
Number of full-service restaurants: 34
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Gainesville government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):
7.79% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($39,208 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
7.97% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($38,999 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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See more detailed statistics of Gainesville fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Gainesville)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 163 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Gainesville, TX)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 19 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 19 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 94 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Gainesville)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 69 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Gainesville)
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
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Total of 23 patent applications in 2008-2014.