Cooke County, Texas

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For the similarly named Texan county, see Coke County, Texas.
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Cooke County, Texas
Courthouse, Cooke County, Gainesville, TX, 03-03-2011 (13).JPG
Cooke County Courthouse
Map of Texas highlighting Cooke County
Location in the state of Texas
Map of the United States highlighting Texas
Texas's location in the U.S.
Founded 1848
Seat Gainesville
Largest city Gainesville
Area
 • Total 898 sq mi (2,326 km2)
 • Land 875 sq mi (2,266 km2)
 • Water 24 sq mi (62 km2), 2.6%
Population
 • (2010) 38,437
 • Density 41/sq mi (16/km²)
Congressional district 13th
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.co.cooke.tx.us

Cooke County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 38,437.[1] The county seat is Gainesville.[2] The county was founded in 1848 and is named for William Gordon Cooke, a soldier during the Texas Revolution.

Cooke County comprises the Gainesville, TX Micropolitan Statistical Area, which is also included in the DallasFort Worth, TX-OK Combined Statistical Area.

Republican Drew Springer, Jr., a businessman from Muenster, has since January 2013 represented Cooke County in the Texas House of Representatives.[3]

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 898 square miles (2,330 km2), of which 875 square miles (2,270 km2) is land and 24 square miles (62 km2) (2.6%) is water.[4]

Major Highways[edit]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1850 220
1860 3,760 1,609.1%
1870 5,315 41.4%
1880 20,391 283.7%
1890 24,696 21.1%
1900 27,494 11.3%
1910 26,603 −3.2%
1920 25,667 −3.5%
1930 24,136 −6.0%
1940 24,909 3.2%
1950 22,146 −11.1%
1960 22,560 1.9%
1970 23,471 4.0%
1980 27,656 17.8%
1990 30,777 11.3%
2000 36,363 18.1%
2010 38,437 5.7%
Est. 2012 38,688 0.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
2012 Estimate[1]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 36,363 people, 13,643 households, and 10,000 families residing in the county. The population density was 42 people per square mile (16/km²). There were 15,061 housing units at an average density of 17 per square mile (7/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 88.84% White, 3.06% Black or African American, 1.00% Native American, 0.34% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 5.16% from other races, and 1.61% from two or more races. 9.97% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 13,643 households out of which 33.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.60% were married couples living together, 9.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.70% were non-families. 23.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 3.07.

In the county, the population was spread out with 27.30% under the age of 18, 8.70% from 18 to 24, 26.10% from 25 to 44, 23.00% from 45 to 64, and 14.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 97.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $37,649, and the median income for a family was $44,869. Males had a median income of $32,429 versus $22,065 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,889. About 10.90% of families and 14.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.80% of those under age 18 and 10.70% of those age 65 or over.

Government and infrastructure[edit]

The Texas Youth Commission operates the Gainesville State School in an unincorporated area in Cooke County, east of Gainesville.[7]

Communities[edit]

Cities and towns[edit]

Unincorporated areas[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 9, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ "State Rep. Springer announces district tour July 30". Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, July 16, 2013. Retrieved July 18, 2013. 
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  5. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved December 9, 2013. 
  6. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 
  7. ^ "Gainesville State School." Texas Youth Commission. Retrieved on August 8, 2010.
  8. ^ Dexter, Texas from the Handbook of Texas Online

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Coordinates: 33°38′N 97°13′W / 33.633°N 97.217°W / 33.633; -97.217