Gainesville, Texas

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Population in 2017: 16,419 (96% urban, 4% rural).
Population change since 2000: +5.7%
 
Males: 7,604  (46.3%)
Females: 8,815  (53.7%)
Median resident age:

34.8 years
Texas median age:

34.7 years

Zip codes: 76250.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $45,332 (it was $30,571 in 2000)
Gainesville:

$45,332
TX:

$59,206

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $22,808 (it was $15,154 in 2000)

Gainesville city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $120,629 (it was $54,500 in 2000)
Gainesville:

$120,629
TX:

$172,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $127,173; detached houses: $128,709; townhouses or other attached units: $141,143; mobile homes: $69,264

Median gross rent in 2017: $827.

March 2019 cost of living index in Gainesville: 80.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 24.9%
(17.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 20.0% for Black residents, 40.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 35.9% for American Indian residents, 10.4% for other race residents, 42.5% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Gainesville, TX (2017)
    • 9,99958.9%White alone
    • 4,89128.8%Hispanic
    • 9395.5%Black alone
    • 5483.2%Two or more races
    • 2581.5%Asian alone
    • 1130.7%American Indian alone
    • 340.2%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Gainesville detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Texas and other state lists, there were 32 registered sex offenders living in Gainesville, Texas as of June 04, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Gainesville is 522 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


Crime rates in Gainesville by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
1
(6.0)
2
(11.7)
1
(6.0)
1
(6.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(6.2)
2
(12.4)
1
(6.2)
1
(6.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
8
(48.1)
7
(41.1)
15
(89.8)
17
(102.1)
7
(42.3)
2
(12.1)
2
(12.2)
7
(43.1)
9
(55.9)
10
(62.4)
10
(62.0)
25
(152.9)
18
(109.9)
20
(121.4)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
17
(102.2)
19
(111.5)
18
(107.7)
23
(138.1)
12
(72.5)
12
(72.5)
11
(67.3)
13
(80.1)
14
(87.0)
22
(137.2)
13
(80.7)
8
(48.9)
13
(79.4)
11
(66.8)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
48
(288.6)
102
(598.6)
58
(347.1)
37
(222.2)
71
(429.1)
40
(241.6)
50
(306.0)
68
(419.2)
64
(397.8)
45
(280.6)
57
(353.6)
65
(397.6)
54
(329.8)
64
(388.4)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
299
(1,798)
235
(1,379)
262
(1,568)
205
(1,231)
237
(1,432)
192
(1,160)
210
(1,285)
256
(1,578)
197
(1,224)
165
(1,029)
170
(1,055)
97
(593.3)
109
(665.8)
75
(455.2)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
748
(4,498)
608
(3,568)
596
(3,567)
447
(2,685)
552
(3,336)
511
(3,086)
642
(3,929)
675
(4,161)
642
(3,990)
533
(3,324)
501
(3,108)
427
(2,612)
396
(2,419)
270
(1,639)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
67
(402.9)
53
(311.1)
57
(341.1)
31
(186.2)
34
(205.5)
35
(211.4)
44
(269.3)
40
(246.6)
59
(366.7)
57
(355.5)
41
(254.4)
39
(238.5)
23
(140.5)
18
(109.2)
Arson
(per 100,000)
2
(12.0)
3
(17.6)
1
(6.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(18.1)
1
(6.0)
13
(79.6)
5
(30.8)
5
(31.1)
9
(56.1)
6
(37.2)
9
(55.0)
7
(42.8)
7
(42.5)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)476.9473.7465.2388.0391.6301.2359.9451.3449.9393.1375.5381.6332.3300.9

The City-Data.com crime rate weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Gainesville, TX

Crime rate in Gainesville detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 54 (40 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.43
Texas average:

1.55
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Ancestries: American (11.9%), German (7.2%), Irish (6.2%), English (4.6%), Scottish (1.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 17.0 square miles.

Population density: 966 people per square mile   (low).

Gainesville, Texas map

2,452 residents are foreign born (11.6% Latin America).

This city:

14.4%
Texas:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,566 (2.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,937 (1.6%)

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 ),
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 ),
Collinsville, TX (3.7 miles )

Latitude: 33.63 N, Longitude: 97.14 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +4,691 (+27.6%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 4,862 (63.0%)

Area code: 940

Distribution of median household income in Gainesville, TX in 2017
Distribution of house value in Gainesville, TX in 2017
Gainesville satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 20 buildings, average cost: $86,100
  • 1998: 16 buildings, average cost: $90,000
  • 1999: 23 buildings, average cost: $78,300
  • 2000: 19 buildings, average cost: $110,000
  • 2001: 24 buildings, average cost: $80,000
  • 2002: 13 buildings, average cost: $83,100
  • 2003: 36 buildings, average cost: $134,700
  • 2004: 94 buildings, average cost: $63,300
  • 2005: 20 buildings, average cost: $84,600
  • 2006: 17 buildings, average cost: $109,100
  • 2007: 13 buildings, average cost: $102,800
  • 2008: 38 buildings, average cost: $97,200
  • 2009: 14 buildings, average cost: $73,600
  • 2010: 10 buildings, average cost: $125,000
  • 2011: 7 buildings, average cost: $114,300
  • 2012: 25 buildings, average cost: $105,900
  • 2013: 19 buildings, average cost: $178,200
  • 2014: 18 buildings, average cost: $157,200
  • 2015: 27 buildings, average cost: $123,600
  • 2016: 32 buildings, average cost: $123,600
  • 2017: 39 buildings, average cost: $294,800
Number of permits per 10,000 Gainesville, TX residents
Average permit cost in Gainesville, TX
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

2.9%
Texas:

3.5%
Historical population in Gainesville, TX
Historical housing units in Gainesville, TX

Population change in the 1990s: +917 (+6.3%).
Most common industries in Gainesville, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (10.1%)
  • Health care (8.2%)
  • Transportation equipment (8.1%)
  • Construction (7.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.7%)
  • Public administration (4.2%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (12.4%)
  • Transportation equipment (11.1%)
  • Metal & metal products (5.0%)
  • Educational services (4.9%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (4.5%)
  • Truck transportation (4.0%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (4.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (16.4%)
  • Health care (15.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.3%)
  • Public administration (4.8%)
  • Transportation equipment (4.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.3%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.0%)
Most common occupations in Gainesville, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.3%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.7%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.0%)
  • Cashiers (3.7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (3.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8.0%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.7%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.3%)
  • Carpenters (4.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7.1%)
  • Cashiers (6.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.1%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.1%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.3%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.6%)

Average climate in Gainesville, Texas

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Gainesville, Texas environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 69.6. This is about average.

City:

69.6
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 30.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.7
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2015 was 7.34. This is about average. Closest monitor was 19.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.34
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Gainesville-area historical tornado activity is above Texas state average. It is 146% 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 near Texas state average. It is 76% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 213.6 miles away from Gainesville center
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 the city center
On 4/28/1998 at 14:13:01, a magnitude 4.2 (3.9 MB, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 108.0 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 4/14/1995 at 00:32:56, a magnitude 5.7 (5.6 MB, 5.7 MS, 5.7 MW, Depth: 11.1 mi) earthquake occurred 432.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Cooke County (16) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 8, Floods: 7, Tornadoes: 5, Fires: 4, Hurricanes: 3, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Gainesville topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Gainesville:

  • NORTH TEXAS MEDICAL CENTER (Government - Hospital District or Authority, provides emergency services, 1900 HOSPITAL BLVD)
  • FRONTIER MANOR (1907 REFINERY RD)
  • GAINESVILLE CONVALESCENT CENTER (1900 O'NEAL ST)
  • GAINESVILLE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (1016 RITCHEY STREET)
  • OAK TREE LODGE (HWY 51 BLACKHILLS RD)
  • PECAN TREE REHAB AND HEALTHCARE CENTER (1900 E CALIFORNIA ST)
  • RENAISSANCE CARE CENTER (1400 BLACKSHILL DR)
  • RIVER VALLEY HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER (1907 REFINERY RD)
  • THE DIALYSIS COTTAGE LLC (1902 HOSPTIAL BLVD, SUITE D)
  • NTMC HOME HEALTH (1615 HOSPITAL BLVD SUITE B)

Airports and heliports located in Gainesville:

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Amtrak station:

GAINESVILLE (605 E. CALIFORNIA ST.) . Services: fully wheelchair accessible.

College/University in Gainesville:

  • North Central Texas College (Full-time enrollment: 6,550; Location: 1525 W California Street; Public; Website: www.nctc.edu)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Gainesville:

  • Texas Woman's University (about 28 miles; Denton, TX; Full-time enrollment: 11,837)
  • University of North Texas (about 30 miles; Denton, TX; FT enrollment: 31,694)
  • Grayson College (about 30 miles; Denison, TX; FT enrollment: 2,496)
  • Collin County Community College District (about 44 miles; McKinney, TX; FT enrollment: 18,044)
  • DeVry University-Texas (about 49 miles; Irving, TX; FT enrollment: 4,098)
  • The University of Texas at Dallas (about 50 miles; Richardson, TX; FT enrollment: 16,777)
  • Southeastern Oklahoma State University (about 51 miles; Durant, OK; FT enrollment: 3,365)

Public high schools in Gainesville:

  • GAINESVILLE H S (Students: 622, Location: 2201 S I 35, Grades: 9-12)
  • LONE STAR H S NORTH (Location: 1379 FM 678, Grades: 8-12)
  • DAEP (Location: 1000 RADIO HILL RD, Grades: 8-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Gainesville:

Private elementary/middle school in Gainesville:

  • ST MARYS SCHOOL (Students: 153, Location: 931 N WEAVER ST, Grades: PK-8)
See full list of schools located in Gainesville

Library in Gainesville:

  • COOKE COUNTY LIBRARY (Operating income: $348,273; Location: 200 S WEAVER ST; 72,716 books; 36 e-books; 1,227 audio materials; 2,756 video materials; 25 local licensed databases; 50 state licensed databases; 1 other licensed databases; 58 print serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • Gainesville Memorial Hospital is no longer in operation. It has been replaced by North Texas Medical Center at 1700 Hospital Blvd.

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Gainesville: Santa Fe Passenger Depot (A), Gainesville Fire Department Station 2 (B), Gainesville Fire Department Station 3 (C), Gainesville Fire Department Station 1 (D), Morton Museum of Cooke County (E), Cooke County Emergency Medical Service (F), Cloud-Stark House (G), William and Anna Davis House (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Gainesville include: House of Prayer Assembly of God Church (A), First United Pentecostal Church (B), Mission United Methodist Church (C), Jehovahs Witnesses Church (D), First Church of the Nazarene (E), Trinity Temple Church of God in Christ (F), Harvest Time Church of God (G), Muller Street Church of Christ (H), Church of Christ (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Rest Haven Memorial Cemetery (1), Fairview Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Gainesville include: Moffitt Park (1), Leonard Park (2), Leeper Stadium (3), Leopard Stadium (4), Edison Park (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Dr Haunt Productions (2235 North Interstate 35) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Hotels: Best Western Southwinds (2103 N Interstate 35) (1), Budget Host Inn (1900 North Interstate 35) (2), Bed & Bath Inn (2000 North Interstate 35) (3). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

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).

Cooke County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Average household size:
This city:

2.6 people
Texas:

2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

65.8%
Whole state:

69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

6.5%
Whole state:

6.0%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
275 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
112 people in college/university student housing in 2010

People in group quarters in Gainesville in 2000:

  • 298 people in nursing homes
  • 85 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 58 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 43 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 6 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped
  • 3 people in religious group quarters

Banks with branches in Gainesville (2011 data):

  • First State Bank: North Texas Branch, Www.F-S-b.com Branch, Lake Kiowa Branch, at 801 East California Street. Info updated 2008/05/16: Bank assets: $576.6 mil, Deposits: $503.5 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 11 total offices, Holding Company: Red River Bancorp, Inc.
  • Woodforest National Bank: Gainesville Wal-Mart Branch at 1800 Lawrence Street, branch established on 2006/09/30. Info updated 2011/05/10: Bank assets: $3,488.9 mil, Deposits: $3,097.6 mil, headquarters in Houston, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 766 total offices, Holding Company: Woodforest Financial Group Employee Stock Ownership Plan (With 401(K) Provisions)
  • Prosperity Bank: Gainesville Branch at 100 East California Street, branch established on 1933/01/01. Info updated 2012/01/05: Bank assets: $9,816.2 mil, Deposits: $8,064.8 mil, headquarters in El Campo, TX, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 187 total offices, Holding Company: Prosperity Bancshares, Inc.
  • American Bank of Texas: Gainesville-Broadway Branch at 101 East Broadway, branch established on 1926/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $1,140.3 mil, Deposits: $954.9 mil, headquarters in Sherman, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 19 total offices, Holding Company: North American Bancshares, Inc.
  • Landmark Bank, National Association: Gainesville Branch at 1112 East California Street, branch established on 2007/04/05. Info updated 2011/09/28: Bank assets: $1,675.9 mil, Deposits: $1,490.4 mil, headquarters in Columbia, MO, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 38 total offices, Holding Company: Landrum Company
  • Muenster State Bank: Msb Gainesville Banking Center at 1601 West Highway 82, branch established on 2007/03/14. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $157.8 mil, Deposits: $128.8 mil, headquarters in Muenster, TX, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 2 total offices
  • Citibank, National Association: 1000 North Grand Branch at 1000 North Grand, branch established on 1927/01/01. Info updated 2012/01/10: Bank assets: $1,288,658.0 mil, Deposits: $882,541.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, International Specialization, 1048 total offices, Holding Company: Citigroup Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Gainesville:

Marital status in Gainesville, TX
  • Never married: 27.5%
  • Now married: 48.9%
  • Separated: 2.5%
  • Widowed: 7.3%
  • Divorced: 13.8%

For population 25 years and over in Gainesville:

  • High school or higher: 77.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.9%
  • Unemployed: 7.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

13.7
Texas average:

14.0

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Gainesville
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Neighborhoods in Gainesville:

(Gainesville, Texas Neighborhood Map)

Religion statistics for Gainesville, TX (based on Cooke County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant11,80064
Catholic8,7153
Mainline Protestant2,15310
Other5463
Black Protestant3102
None14,913-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 6
Cooke County:

1.56 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Cooke County:

0.26 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 9
Cooke County:

2.35 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 23
This county:

6.00 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 34
Cooke County:

8.86 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Cooke County:

11.6%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Cooke County:

27.8%
State:

26.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Cooke County:

16.2%
Texas:

15.7%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Gainesville:

47.2%
State:

48.0%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Gainesville:

43.1%
Texas:

46.4%

Average BMI:
Gainesville:

28.4
Texas:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Gainesville:

22.6%
Texas:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

11.4%
Texas:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
Texas:

6.8

Overweight people:
Gainesville:

31.6%
Texas:

33.0%

General health condition:
Gainesville:

53.0%
Texas:

55.5%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

77.3%
Texas:

80.4%

More about Health and Nutrition of Gainesville, TX Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 39$167,832$51,6410$0
Firefighters 36$138,817$46,2720$0
Parks and Recreation 27$63,728$28,3247$5,494
Water Supply 20$58,047$34,8280$0
Sewerage 17$37,637$26,5670$0
Solid Waste Management 17$47,283$33,3760$0
Police - Other 14$45,761$39,2240$0
Other Government Administration 9$44,054$58,7391$807
Streets and Highways 9$31,818$42,4240$0
Other and Unallocable 7$19,615$33,6261$710
Fire - Other 6$33,843$67,6860$0
Financial Administration 5$24,735$59,3640$0
Judicial and Legal 5$17,237$41,3690$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 2$8,280$49,6800$0
Airports 2$6,829$40,9740$0
Totals for Government 215$745,516$41,6109$7,011

Gainesville government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Sewerage: $1,922,000 ($117.06)
    Regular Highways: $1,845,000 ($112.37)
    Air Transportation: $41,000 ($2.50)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $4,108,000 ($250.20)
    Local Fire Protection: $3,246,000 ($197.70)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,388,000 ($145.44)
    Water Utilities: $2,316,000 ($141.06)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,974,000 ($120.23)
    Sewerage: $1,675,000 ($102.02)
    General - Other: $1,370,000 ($83.44)
    Air Transportation: $1,085,000 ($66.08)
    Regular Highways: $893,000 ($54.39)
    Central Staff Services: $849,000 ($51.71)
    Financial Administration: $450,000 ($27.41)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $334,000 ($20.34)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $240,000 ($14.62)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $196,000 ($11.94)
    General Public Buildings: $128,000 ($7.80)
    Public Welfare - Other: $42,000 ($2.56)
    Health - Other: $40,000 ($2.44)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $960,000 ($58.47)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $293,000 ($17.85)
    Parks and Recreation: $293,000 ($17.85)
    Water Utilities: $234,000 ($14.25)
    Local Fire Protection: $107,000 ($6.52)
    Central Staff Services: $25,000 ($1.52)
    Regular Highways: $21,000 ($1.28)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $16,000 ($0.97)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $11,000 ($0.67)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $9,843,000 ($599.49)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $167,000 ($10.17)

Gainesville government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $3,580,000 ($218.04)
    Sewerage: $2,972,000 ($181.01)
    Air Transportation: $1,510,000 ($91.97)
    Parks and Recreation: $955,000 ($58.16)
    Other: $949,000 ($57.80)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $143,000 ($8.71)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $37,000 ($2.25)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $850,000 ($51.77)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $515,000 ($31.37)
    Fines and Forfeits: $368,000 ($22.41)
    Donations From Private Sources: $65,000 ($3.96)
    Interest Earnings: $33,000 ($2.01)
    Sale of Property: $10,000 ($0.61)
    Special Assessments: $6,000 ($0.37)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $4,623,000 ($281.56)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $549,000 ($33.44)
    General Local Government Support: $32,000 ($1.95)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $6,478,000 ($394.54)
    Property: $5,470,000 ($333.15)
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,322,000 ($80.52)
    Other Selective Sales: $581,000 ($35.39)
    Other License: $205,000 ($12.49)

Gainesville government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $29,728,000 ($1810.59)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $27,576,000 ($1679.52)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,152,000 ($131.07)

Gainesville government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,493,000 ($334.55)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $13,069,000 ($795.97)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $837,000 ($50.98)

7.68% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($53,638 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.68%
Texas average:

7.43%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Denton County, TX  2.30% ($60,769 average AGI)
from Grayson County, TX  1.15% ($39,351)
from Dallas County, TX  0.42% ($69,787)


7.53% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($49,889 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.53%
Texas average:

7.26%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Denton County, TX  1.60% ($56,171 average AGI)
to Grayson County, TX  1.14% ($40,808)
to Love County, OK  0.42% ($32,525)
Businesses in Gainesville, TX
NameCountNameCount
AT&T2KFC1
Applebee's1La Quinta1
Arby's1La-Z-Boy1
AutoZone1Little Caesars Pizza1
Blockbuster1McDonald's1
CVS1Payless1
Chevrolet1Pizza Hut1
Comfort Suites1RadioShack1
Cracker Barrel1Rue211
Curves1SAS Shoes1
Days Inn1SONIC Drive-In2
DressBarn1Safeway1
FedEx4Starbucks1
GameStop1Subway1
Gap1Super 81
Goodwill2T-Mobile2
H&R Block1Taco Bell1
Hilton1U-Haul2
Holiday Inn1UPS4
Home Depot1Vons1
IHOP1Walmart1
Jack In The Box1Wendy's1

Strongest AM radio stations in Gainesville:

  • KGAF (1580 AM; 0 kW; GAINESVILLE, TX; Owner: FIRST IV MEDIA, INC.)
  • KRLD (1080 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • WBAP (820 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)
  • KZMP (1540 AM; 50 kW; UNIVERSITY PARK, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KESS (1270 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: KESS-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KAHZ (1360 AM; 50 kW; HURST, TX)
  • KFXR (1190 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KYNG (950 AM; 10 kW; DENISON-SHERMAN, TX; Owner: KRBE LICO, INC.)
  • KTNO (1440 AM; 12 kW; DENTON, TX; Owner: MORTENSON BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KBIS (1150 AM; 25 kW; HIGHLAND PARK, TX; Owner: DALLAS AM RADIO PARTNERS, L.P.)
  • KSKY (660 AM; 20 kW; BALCH SPRINGS, TX; Owner: BISON MEDIA, INC.)
  • KTBK (1700 AM; 10 kW; SHERMAN, TX; Owner: KRBE LICO, INC.)
  • KAAM (770 AM; 10 kW; GARLAND, TX; Owner: DONTRON, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Gainesville:

  • KESN (103.3 FM; ALLEN, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)
  • KTCY (104.9 FM; PILOT POINT, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KSOC (94.5 FM; GAINESVILLE, TX; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • KTPW (89.7 FM; SANGER, TX; Owner: RESEARCH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION, INC)
  • KESS-FM (107.9 FM; LEWISVILLE, TX; Owner: KECS-FM LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KNOR (93.7 FM; HEALDTON, OK; Owner: AM & PM BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KMEO (96.7 FM; FLOWER MOUND, TX; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • KKDL (106.7 FM; MUENSTER, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KZMP-FM (101.7 FM; AZLE, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KRNB (105.7 FM; DECATUR, TX; Owner: SERVICE BROADCASTING I, LTD.)
  • KDKR (91.3 FM; DECATUR, TX; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • KHCK-FM (99.1 FM; DENTON, TX; Owner: KHCK-FM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KWRD-FM (100.7 FM; HIGHLAND VILLAGE, TX; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA OF TEXAS, L.L.C.)
  • KHYI (95.3 FM; HOWE, TX; Owner: METRO BROADCASTERS - TEXAS, INC.)
  • KPLX (99.5 FM; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: KPLX LICO, INC.)
  • K206CD (89.1 FM; GAINESVILLE, TX; Owner: S WESTERN DIABETIC FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • KNTU (88.1 FM; MCKINNEY, TX; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS)
  • KTDK (104.1 FM; SANGER, TX; Owner: KRBE LICO, INC.)
  • KPFC (91.9 FM; CALLISBURG, TX; Owner: CAMP SWEENEY)

TV broadcast stations around Gainesville:

  • KXII (Channel 12; SHERMAN, TX; Owner: KXII LICENSEE CORP.)
  • KLDT (Channel 55; LAKE DALLAS, TX; Owner: JOHNSON BROADCASTING OF DALLAS, INC.)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Gainesville fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 76Number of bridges
  • 971ft / 296mTotal length
  • $2,846,000Total costs
  • 788,590Total average daily traffic
  • 112,202Total average daily truck traffic
  • 832,850Total future (year 2027) average daily traffic
New bridges in Gainesville, TX - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 71930-1939
  • 111940-1949
  • 71950-1959
  • 121960-1969
  • 21970-1979
  • 41980-1989
  • 161990-1999
  • 102000-2009
  • 72010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Gainesville, TX
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Gainesville)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 244 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Gainesville, TX)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 27 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 39 (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: 108 (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)

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 168. The highest number of reported fires - 241 took place in 2018, and the least - 33 in 2003. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Gainesville, TX When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (55.7%), and Structure Fires (27.1%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Gainesville, TX
    • 1,58855.7%Outside Fires
    • 77227.1%Structure Fires
    • 39914.0%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 913.2%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Gainesville, TX

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Gainesville, Texas:

  • Quality Inn, 600 Medal Of Honor Blvd, Gainesville, Texas 76240 , Phone: (940) 665-8800, Fax: (940) 665-8709
  • Super 8, 1936 Ih-35, Gainesville, Texas 76240 , Phone: (940) 665-5599, Fax: (940) 665-4266
  • Hampton Inn & Suites, 4325 N Interstate 35, Gainesville, Texas 76240 , Phone: (940) 612-4300, Fax: (940) 612-4301
  • La Quinta Inn & Suites, 4201 N Interstate 35, Gainesville, Texas 76240 , Phone: (940) 665-5700, Fax: (940) 668-2200
  • Comfort Suites, 1715 N I - 35, Gainesville, Texas 76240 , Phone: (940) 665-5000
  • Holiday Inn Express, 320 N I-35, Gainesville, Texas 76240 , Phone: (940) 665-0505, Fax: (940) 665-8828
  • Americas Best Value Inn, 3019 East Hwy 82, Gainesville, Texas 76240 , Phone: (940) 668-6441, Fax: (940) 668-6510
  • Days Inn Gainesville, 1701 N I-35, Gainesville, Texas 76240 , Phone: (940) 665-5555, Fax: (940) 665-5555
All 8 fire-safe hotels and motels in Gainesville, Texas
Most common first names in Gainesville, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary20479.9 years
William19775.9 years
James19673.3 years
John18576.2 years
Robert12972.8 years
George9875.1 years
Charles7773.4 years
Ruby6680.4 years
Willie6579.0 years
Dorothy6575.8 years
Most common last names in Gainesville, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith12075.8 years
Johnson8075.2 years
Jones6876.0 years
Davis6777.1 years
Brown5975.6 years
Moore5374.0 years
Wilson5077.7 years
Miller4679.7 years
Ward3777.8 years
Williams3679.6 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Gainesville, TX
  • 55.1%Utility gas
  • 43.8%Electricity
  • 0.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.2%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Gainesville, TX
  • 57.3%Electricity
  • 40.9%Utility gas
  • 1.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.6%No fuel used


Gainesville compared to Texas state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.

Gainesville on our top lists:

  • #61 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most full-time park and recreation workers per 1000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #67 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (population 5,000+)"
There are 60 pilots and 43 other airmen in this city.
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