Gatesville, Texas

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Gatesville, Texas

Introduction to Gatesville, Texas

Gatesville, Texas, in Coryell county, is 22 miles N of Killeen, Texas (center to center) and 80 miles N of Austin, Texas. The city is included in the Killeen - Temple metropolitan area. As of the 2000 census, 15,591 people lived in Gatesville.

Gatesville History

This region was originally owned by Richard G. Grant. Following the establishment of Coryell County in 1854, Grant donated the land on which the community of Gatesville was organized. It was named after the nearby Fort Gates. A post office was established in July, 1854, and James C. Newton became the postmaster. After the Civil War, a number of settlers moved to this area, and Gatesville was officially incorporated in 1870. The Waco-to-Gatesville section of the Texas and St. Louis Railway was established in 1882, thereby opening the region for commerce. Soon, Gatesville emerged as the shipping and supply center of the county. The economy also benefited largely from the construction of Fort Hood in the 1940s.

Gatesville and Nearby Attractions

  • Coryell Museum and Historical Center
  • Faunt Le Roy Park
  • Buckhorn Museum
  • Mother Neff State Park
  • Cameron Park Zoo
  • Earle-Harrison House & Gardens

Things To Do In Gatesville

Gatesville is home to the Coryell Museum and Historical Center which preserves the arts, sciences, and history of the region. The nearby Buckhorn Museum showcases trophy mounts of a variety of animals, fish, and birds. It also features the Hall of Texas History Wax Museum where more than 400 years of Texas history is depicted through interactive displays. Earle-Harrison House & Gardens, a Greek Revival style mansion constructed in the late 1850s, is a place of historic interest near Gatesville. Mother Neff State Park, spread across 259 acres of land along the Leon River, offers facilities for the enjoyment camping, picnicking, and fishing. Faunt Le Roy Park, and Cameron Park Zoo are the other popular destinations in the area. The city also hosts the Shivaree festival during June every year.

Gatesville Transportation

Air transportation is available from the Waco Regional Airport.

Gatesville Higher Education

Central Texas College operates a satellite campus in Gatesville. University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, Temple College, Paul Quinn College, and McLennan Community College are some of the other colleges near the city.

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High Points

Gatesville strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Texas):

Category Trophy
Racial Diversity
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Gatesville Racial Diversity
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. State)
Top 3% trophy Gatesville Well-Paid Single Women
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Gatesville Affordability of Rents
Low Property Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Gatesville Low Property Crime
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 19% Gatesville Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Gatesville, Texas

Comparing Gatesville to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Texas (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Racial Diversity 10 10
Well-Paid Single Women 10 10
Age of the Population 4 6
Senior Citizens 2 2
Well-Paid Single Men 1 3
Children Under 5 Years Old 1 1
Male Share of the Population 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 5 3
Portion of People Married 5 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 4 6
People in Middle Class or Better 3 6
Median Family Income 2 5
College Educated Adults 1 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 6 6
Walking and Biking to Work 3 5
Public Transportation Use 2 5
Working at Home 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 9 7
Affordability of Property Taxes 9 7
People Living Alone 8 9
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 7 9
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 6 4
Housing Recently Built 5 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Property Crime 9 9
Low Violent Crime 5 6

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Gatesville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 22 miles N of Killeen, Texas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 80 miles N of Austin, Texas
County Coryell
Metro Area Killeen - Temple
Standard Zip Codes 76528
Company Zip Codes 76596, 76597, 76598, 76599
Phone Area Codes 254
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 31.435
Longitude -97.743

Gatesville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 3.9 miles
Jan Temp 34 to 61 F
Apr Temp 53 to 80 F
Jul Temp 71 to 96 F
Oct Temp 54 to 82 F
Annual Precip 33.4 inches
Distance 20.3 miles
Jan Temp 34 to 56 F
Apr Temp 53 to 77 F
Jul Temp 72 to 96 F
Oct Temp 56 to 79 F
Annual Precip 34.2 inches
Station EVANT 1 SSW
Distance 25.1 miles
Jan Temp 33 to 57 F
Apr Temp 51 to 76 F
Jul Temp 70 to 93 F
Oct Temp 54 to 79 F
Annual Precip 30.6 inches
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Gatesville Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 15,591 100%
Male 6,072 38.9%
Female 9,519 61.1%
Under 18 1,825 11.7%
18+ 13,766 88.3%
65+ 1,208 7.7%
Median Age 35.4
Average Family Size 3.04
White 9,854 63.2%
African-American 4,210 27%
Asian 54 0.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 53 0.3%
Other 1,324 8.5%
Mixed Race 88 0.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 2,297 14.7%

Estimated Gatesville Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 15,651
Growth 60
Growth % 0.4%

Gatesville Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 31.3%
US/American 25.8%
German 12.1%
Irish 9.3%
English 6.3%
Scotch-Irish 3.9%
Scottish 2.1%
European 1.9%
French (except Basque) 1.7%
Italian 1.1%
Dutch 1%
Norwegian 0.9%
Welsh 0.8%
French Canadian 0.7%
Czech 0.4%
Swedish 0.3%
Polish 0.3%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Gatesville, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Arnett (76528)
Ater (76528)
Fort Gates (76528)
Izoro (76528)
Leon Junction (76528)
Levita (76528)
Mountain (76528)
Pidcoke (76528)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Gatesville 15,591 $36,543
Copperas Cove 29,592 $40,517
Crawford 705 $39,732
Killeen 86,911 $36,674
McGregor 4,727 $37,143
Oglesby 458 $35,000
Valley Mills 1,123 $39,659

Gatesville Public Libraries

Gatesville Public Library
111 N 8TH ST
Gatesville, Texas
(254) 865-5367

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Gatesville Hospitals

(Government - Hospital District or Authority)
(254) 865-8251
Emergency Service: Yes

Wal-mart in Gatesville

(As of 2006)
2805 So. Hwy 36
(254) 865-8991
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