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 2019:41,257More data
Estimate 2018:40,504 
Estimate 2017:39,932 
Estimate 2016:39,343 
Estimate 2015:39,170 
Estimate 2014:38,764 
Estimate 2013:38,456 
Estimate 2012:38,717 
Estimate 2011:38,443 
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:383More data
Gainesville city:16,886More data
Lindsay city:1,149More data
Muenster city:1,645More data
Oak Ridge town:242More data
Pilot Point city (pt.):0More data
Sanger city (pt.):1More data
Valley View city:845More data
County Size in Square Miles (Census Bureau and EPA)
Land Area:874.8More data
Water Area:23.7More data
Total Area:898.5More 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 - 2019 (Census Bureau)
Percent Hispanic:18.6%More data
Race - 2019 (Census Bureau)
Percent White Alone:92.2%More data
Percent African American Alone:3.4%More data
Percent American Indian and Alaska Native Alone:1.4%More data
Percent Asian Alone:1.1%More data
Percent Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone:0.1%More data
Percent Multi-Racial:1.9%More data
Race and Ethnicity - 2019 (Census Bureau)
Percent Not Hispanic White Alone:74.9%More data
Percent Not Hispanic Black Alone:3.1%More data
Age - 2018 (Census Bureau)     «Age Groups»
17 and Under:23.9%More data
65 and Older:18.5%More data
85 and Older:2.0%More data
Median Age:39.9More data
Per Capita Income - 2018 (BEA):$54,174More data
Total Personal Income - 2018 (BEA):$2,198,055,000More data
Median Household Income - 2018 (Census Bureau):$52,047More data
Poverty - 2018 (Census Bureau)
Percent of Population in Poverty:14.8%More data
Percent of Population under 18 in Poverty:24.9%More data
Educational Attainment (Census Bureau, 2014-2018 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate)
Percent high school graduate and higher, Age 25 and over:86.2% 
Percent bachelor's degree or higher, Age 25 and over:20.5% 
Pay (BLS)
Average Annual Pay - 2018:$46,907More data
Average Annual Pay - 2017:$44,222 
Average Annual Pay - 2016:$43,113 
Average Annual Pay - 2015:$44,799 
Average Annual Pay - 2014:$46,981 
Annual Unemployment Rate, Not Adjusted (Texas Workforce Commission)
Unemployment Rate - 2019:2.8More data
Unemployment Rate - 2018:3.1 
Unemployment Rate - 2017:3.6 
Unemployment Rate - 2016:4.0 
Unemployment Rate - 2015:3.7 
COUNTY FINANCES (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Property Taxes - 2018
Total County Tax Rate:     «Detailed Tax Rates»$0.461100More data
Total Market Value:     «Values and Levies»$6,254,703,065More data
Total Appraised Value Available for County Taxation:$3,898,609,849More data
Total Actual Levy:$17,976,475More data
For property tax information about a specific property, contact the Appraisal District.
Sales Tax Allocation History
CY 2019:$3,884,490More data
CY 2018:$3,983,700 
CY 2017:$3,179,002 
CY 2016:$2,570,458 
CY 2015:$3,240,520 
Centerline Miles - 2018
IH Highways:21.812More data
US Highways:31.703More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:0.000More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:272.914More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:40.787More data
On-System Subtotal:367.216More data
City Streets:138.153More data
Certified County Roads:797.064More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:1.621More data
Off-System Subtotal:936.838More data
Center Line Miles: County Total:1,304.054More data
Lane Miles - 2018
IH Highways:87.248More data
US Highways:126.812More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:0.000More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:552.869More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:82.990More data
On-System Subtotal:849.919More data
City Streets:276.306More data
Certified County Roads:1,594.128More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:3.242More data
Off-System Subtotal:1,873.676More data
County Total:2,723.595More data
County Business Patterns (Census Bureau):     «CBP 2018»
Gross Domestic Product (BEA):     «GDP 2018»
County Agricultural Profile (USDA):     «Census of Agriculture 2017»
State & County QuickFacts (Census Bureau):     «Cooke County QuickFacts»
State & County Narrative Profiles (Census Bureau):     «Narrative Profiles (Beta)»
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.