Cooke County Profile

Compiled by
The County Information Program, Texas Association of Counties

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Map of County

POPULATION (Census Bureau)
County Population     «History Chart»   «Population Projection Chart»   «Group Quarters»   «Census 2020 Redistricting Data (county level only)»
Estimate 2023:43,782More data
Estimate 2022:43,048 
Estimate 2021:42,398 
Census 2020: See note at the bottom of the page.41,668More data
Census 2010:38,437More data
Census 2000:36,363More data
Population of the County Seat (Gainesville)
Census 2020:17,394 
Census 2010:16,002 
Census 2000:15,538 
POPULATION OF PLACES IN COOKE COUNTY - 2023 Estimates (Census Bureau)
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:343More data
Gainesville city:18,107More data
Lindsay city:1,197More data
Muenster city:1,665More data
Oak Ridge town:273More data
Pilot Point city (pt.):0More data
Sanger city (pt.):0More data
Valley View city:864More data
County Size in Square Miles (Census Bureau)
Land Area:874.8More data
Water Area:23.7More data
Total Area:898.5More data
Population Density Per Square Mile
2020:47.63More data
Urban and Rural Population of the County, 2020 (Census Bureau)
Percent Urban:39.70More data
Percent Rural:60.30More data
Ethnicity - 2022 (Census Bureau)     «Population Estimates by Age, Sex, Race, and Hispanic Origin»
Percent Hispanic:19.6%More data
Race - 2022 (Census Bureau)
Percent White Alone:91.4%More data
Percent African American Alone:3.7%More data
Percent American Indian and Alaska Native Alone:1.5%More data
Percent Asian Alone:1.2%More data
Percent Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone:0.1%More data
Percent Multi-Racial:2.1%More data
Race and Ethnicity - 2022 (Census Bureau)
Percent Not Hispanic White Alone:73.4%More data
Percent Not Hispanic African American Alone:3.2%More data
Age - 2022 (Census Bureau Estimates)     «Age Groups Chart»
17 and Under:22.6%More data
65 and Older:19.7%More data
85 and Older:2.1%More data
Median Age:40.7More data
Per Capita Income - 2022 (BEA):     «Per Capita Income History Chart»$61,073More data
Total Personal Income - 2022 (BEA):$2,629,184,000More data
Median Household Income - 2022 (Census Bureau):     «Median Household Income History Chart»$66,466More data
Poverty - 2022 (Census Bureau)     «Poverty Chart»
Percent of Population in Poverty:12.5%More data
Percent of Population under 18 in Poverty:19.0%More data
Educational Attainment (Census Bureau, 2018-2022 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate)     «ACS 5-Year Estimates, S1501, Educational Attainment»
Percent high school graduate and higher, Age 25 and over:88.8% 
Percent bachelor's degree or higher, Age 25 and over:23.3% 
Pay (BLS)     «Pay History Chart»
Average Annual Pay - 2022:$54,845More data
Average Annual Pay - 2021:$51,122 
Average Annual Pay - 2020:$48,249 
Average Annual Pay - 2019:$48,263 
Average Annual Pay - 2018:$46,907 
Annual Unemployment Rate, Not Adjusted (Texas Workforce Commission)     «Unemployment History Chart»
Unemployment Rate - 2023:3.3More data
Unemployment Rate - 2022:3.4 
Unemployment Rate - 2021:5.1 
Unemployment Rate - 2020:7.1 
Unemployment Rate - 2019:2.8 
COUNTY FINANCES (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Property Taxes - 2022
Total County Tax Rate:     «Detailed Tax Rates»   «Tax Rate History with Chart»$0.336400More data
Total Market Value:     «Values and Levies»   «Levy History with Chart»$11,539,513,181More data
Total Appraised Value Available for County Taxation:$6,148,573,908More data
Total Actual Levy:$20,683,800More data
For property tax information about a specific property, contact the Appraisal District.
Sales Tax Allocation History     «Sales Tax History Chart»
CY 2023:$4,473,572More data
CY 2022:$4,240,301 
CY 2021:$3,517,662 
CY 2020:$3,288,954 
CY 2019:$3,884,490 
Centerline Miles - 2022
IH Highways:21.840More data
US Highways:31.702More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:0.000More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:272.943More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:40.746More data
On-System Subtotal:367.231More data
City Streets:144.649More data
Certified County Roads:793.653More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:1.621More data
Off-System Subtotal:939.923More data
Center Line Miles: County Total:1,307.154More data
Lane Miles - 2022
IH Highways:87.360More data
US Highways:126.808More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:0.000More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:550.220More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:82.910More data
On-System Subtotal:847.298More data
City Streets:289.298More data
Certified County Roads:1,587.306More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:3.242More data
Off-System Subtotal:1,879.846More data
County Total:2,727.144More data
Miles Travelled on County Roads     «Mileage History with Chart»
County Business Patterns (Census Bureau):     «CBP 2021»
Gross Domestic Product (BEA):     «GDP 2022»
County Agricultural Profile (USDA):     «Census of Agriculture 2017»     «2017 County Profile»
State & County QuickFacts (Census Bureau):     «Cooke County QuickFacts»
State & County Narrative Profiles (Census Bureau):     «Narrative Profiles»
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.

On Feb. 28, 2024, the U.S. Census Bureau released the final, full set of errata tables for the 2020 Census Count Question Resolution (CQR) program. The CQR gave tribal, state and local governments the opportunity to ask the Census Bureau to review their boundaries or housing counts to identify errors that may have occurred while processing their 2020 Census counts. Upon review, the agency made changes to the total populations of three counties: Martin (from 5,237 to 5,247); Midland (from 169,983 to 169,974); and Reeves (from 14,748 to 14,747). As stated in the Federal Register/Vol. 86, No. 207/Friday, October 29, 2021 (Introduction): No new census information products will be created by the 2020 Census CQR and no revisions will be made to 2020 Census information products, such as the apportionment counts delivered to the President for apportionment or the 2020 Census Public Law 94-171 Redistricting Data Files and Geographic Products. The 2020 Census counts shown above in the table are the original counts from the 2020 Census Public Law 94-171 Redistricting Data Files and do not reflect the changes made due to the CQR program.