Cooke County Profile

Compiled by
The County Information Program, Texas Association of Counties

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POPULATION (Census Bureau)
County Population     «History»   «Group Quarters»  «Census 2020 Redistricting Data (county level only)»
Estimate 2021:42,244More data
Census 2020:41,668More 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 - 2021 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:320More data
Gainesville city:17,576More data
Lindsay city:1,069More data
Muenster city:1,580More data
Oak Ridge town:253More data
Pilot Point city (pt.):0More data
Sanger city (pt.):0More data
Valley View city:759More 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, 2010 (Census Bureau)
Percent Urban:40.97More data
Percent Rural:59.03More data
Ethnicity - 2021 (Census Bureau)
Percent Hispanic:19.4%More data
Race - 2021 (Census Bureau)
Percent White Alone:91.6%More data
Percent African American Alone:3.8%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:1.9%More data
Race and Ethnicity - 2021 (Census Bureau)
Percent Not Hispanic White Alone:73.7%More data
Percent Not Hispanic African American Alone:3.3%More data
Age - 2021 (Census Bureau Estimates)     «Age Groups»
17 and Under:23.5%More data
65 and Older:19.2%More data
85 and Older:1.9%More data
Median Age:40.4More data
Per Capita Income - 2020 (BEA):$54,759More data
Total Personal Income - 2020 (BEA):$2,266,650,000More data
Median Household Income - 2020 (Census Bureau):$66,323More data
Poverty - 2020 (Census Bureau)
Percent of Population in Poverty:11.3%More data
Percent of Population under 18 in Poverty:16.1%More data
Educational Attainment (Census Bureau, 2016-2020 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate)
Percent high school graduate and higher, Age 25 and over:87.4% 
Percent bachelor's degree or higher, Age 25 and over:21.8% 
Pay (BLS)
Average Annual Pay - 2021:$51,122More data
Average Annual Pay - 2020:$48,249 
Average Annual Pay - 2019:$48,263 
Average Annual Pay - 2018:$46,907 
Average Annual Pay - 2017:$44,222 
Annual Unemployment Rate, Not Adjusted (Texas Workforce Commission)
Unemployment Rate - 2021:5.0More data
Unemployment Rate - 2020:7.1 
Unemployment Rate - 2019:2.8 
Unemployment Rate - 2018:3.1 
Unemployment Rate - 2017:3.6 
COUNTY FINANCES (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Property Taxes - 2021
Total County Tax Rate:     «Detailed Tax Rates»$0.413000More data
Total Market Value:     «Values and Levies»$7,951,404,984More data
Total Appraised Value Available for County Taxation:$4,947,125,427More data
Total Actual Levy:$20,431,625More data
For property tax information about a specific property, contact the Appraisal District.
Sales Tax Allocation History
CY 2021:$3,517,662More data
CY 2020:$3,288,954 
CY 2019:$3,884,490 
CY 2018:$3,983,700 
CY 2017:$3,179,002 
Centerline Miles - 2020
IH Highways:21.841More data
US Highways:31.702More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:0.000More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:272.867More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:40.784More data
On-System Subtotal:367.194More data
City Streets:144.382More data
Certified County Roads:791.792More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:1.621More data
Off-System Subtotal:937.795More data
Center Line Miles: County Total:1,304.989More data
Lane Miles - 2020
IH Highways:87.364More data
US Highways:126.808More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:0.000More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:550.964More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:82.984More data
On-System Subtotal:848.120More data
City Streets:288.764More data
Certified County Roads:1,583.584More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:3.242More data
Off-System Subtotal:1,875.590More data
County Total:2,723.710More data
County Business Patterns (Census Bureau):     «CBP 2020»
Gross Domestic Product (BEA):     «GDP 2020»
County Agricultural Profile (USDA):     «Census of Agriculture 2017»
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.