Lindsay, Cooke County, Texas

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Lindsay, Cooke County, Texas
Location within Cooke County
Location within Cooke County
Lindsay is located in Texas
Location within Texas
Coordinates: 33°38′N 97°13′W / 33.633°N 97.217°W / 33.633; -97.217Coordinates: 33°38′N 97°13′W / 33.633°N 97.217°W / 33.633; -97.217
Country United States
State Texas
County Cooke
 • Total 1.58 sq mi (4.09 km2)
 • Land 1.58 sq mi (4.09 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,018
 • Density 645/sq mi (248.9/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 76250
Area code(s) 940

Lindsay is a city in Cooke County, Texas, United States, along U.S. Route 82. The population was 1,018 at the 2010 census,[1] up from 788 at the 2000 census. It was estimated at 1,060 in 2014.[2]


In 1887 the Missouri–Kansas–Texas Railroad constructed a line from Gainesville to Henrietta that passed through the site that would become Lindsay. The story of its founding closely resembles that of its neighbors along the railway such as Muenster. In 1891, Anton and August Flusche arranged for transfer of 9,300 acres (38 km2) along the railway in order to found a new town, which they named after a local judge. They attracted several German Catholic settlers in the following years.

The date of Lindsay's founding is officially recognized as March 25, 1892, when the first mass was held; however, Lindsay was not formally incorporated until 1959.

The city has maintained some German traditions, including an annual Oktoberfest. As is typical in the region, the main industries are farming, principally dairy farming, and oil production.


Lindsay is located near the geographic center of Cooke County at 33°38′N 97°13′W / 33.633°N 97.217°W / 33.633; -97.217 (33.6363, -97.2213).[3] It is bordered to the east by the city of Gainesville, the county seat.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Lindsay has a total area of 1.6 square miles (4.1 km2), all land.[1]

U.S. Route 82 passes through the northern part of the city, leading east 5 miles (8 km) to Gainesville and west 9 miles (14 km) to Muenster.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1960 236
1970 435 84.3%
1980 581 33.6%
1990 610 5.0%
2000 788 29.2%
2010 1,018 29.2%
Est. 2015 1,078 [4] 5.9%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 788 people, 267 households, and 220 families residing in the city. The population density was 708.2 people per square mile (274.1/km²). There were 274 housing units at an average density of 246.3 per square mile (95.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.86% White, 0.13% Native American, 0.13% Asian, 0.89% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.40% of the population.

There were 267 households out of which 49.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 69.7% were married couples living together, 9.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 17.6% were non-families. 16.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.95 and the average family size was 3.33.

In the city, the population was spread out with 34.1% under the age of 18, 5.7% from 18 to 24, 28.9% from 25 to 44, 21.4% from 45 to 64, and 9.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 94.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $52,000, and the median income for a family was $61,071. Males had a median income of $35,313 versus $26,083 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,852. About 2.7% of families and 4.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.2% of those under age 18 and 6.9% of those age 65 or over.


Lindsay is served by the Lindsay Independent School District. Lindsay ISD has a strong record of academic success as evidenced by the Texas Education Agency accountability ratings system. Since the system was implemented during the 1993-1994 school year, Lindsay ISD has never been rated lower than Recognized (one of a handful of schools with such a distinction), having earned the Exemplary rating in 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2007, and 2009 and the Recognized rating in 1994, 1995, 1996, 2004, 2005, 2006, and 2008.[1] Further, Lindsay High School is a four-time Class A Lone Star Cup champion and 14-time UIL Academic Meet overall champion (twice in Class AA and 12 times in Class A), and the defending Class A champion in the UIL Academic Meet.

In 2009, the school district was rated "recognized" by the Texas Education Agency.[2]


The Lindsay Knights have been a formidable contender in the North Texas region since the team's inauguration in 1960. They went undefeated in district play in 1962 and earned a Regional Final bid following a 28-18 victory over Pickton in the Bi-District Championship. The next year, the Knights finished as District and Bi-District champs again as they dashed to a 10-2 campaign that ended with a 24-14 loss to New Waverly at Regionals. The Knights wouldn't advance that deep in the post season for another 19 years, in 1982. The 82' Black and White whipped Prosper 21-6 and Tenaha 14-0 in the playoffs, but were halted by Italy at Regions once again. Six seasons later, the 1988 Lindsay Knights came up just a single game away from playing for the state crown, falling to White Deer in the Semi-Finals. As for recent fortunes, Lindsay were Quarter Finalists in 09' and captured three straight Area crowns from 2010-12. They've advanced to the playoffs 18 times and, as of 2012, held a 299-184-8 all-time record, making them 1A's 12th most prolific team of all time with a 61.71 winning %. They earned the program's 300th all time victory with 63-0 homecoming win over Trenton in 2013. In 2014 the Knights went 10-0 in the regular season but lost in the Area round to Normangee. The Knights were ranked 7th in the state.


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