Cooke County

Cooke County, Texas

100 S Dixon St
Gainesville, TX 76240
Phone: (940) 668-5420
Fax: (940) 668-5440

On the central northern border of TX, north of Fort Worth; organized Mar 20, 1848 from Fannin County. Name Origin: For Capt. William G. Cooke (1808-47), officer in the Texas War for Independence and quartermaster general (1839)

Area (sq mi):: 898.81 (land 873.64; water 25.17) Population per square mile: 44.50
Population 2005: 38,847 State rank: 74 Population change: 2000-20005 6.80%; 1990-2000 18.10% Population 2000: 36,363 (White 84.80%; Black or African American 3.10%; Hispanic or Latino 10.00%; Asian 0.30%; Other 7.80%). Foreign born: 5.50%. Median age: 36.70
Income 2000: per capita $17,889; median household $37,649; Population below poverty level: 14.10% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $24,160-$25,560
Unemployment (2004): 4.90% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.20% Median travel time to work: 25.70 minutes Working outside county of residence: 33.70%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Gainesville County seat (16,361)

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    Beto O'Rourke, D-El Paso, speaks to his Gainesville supporters at the Historic Santa Fe Train Depot in Cooke County on June 9, 2018.
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