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Overview

Introduction to Gainesville, Texas

Gainesville, Texas, in Cooke county, is 28 miles N of Denton, Texas (center to center) and 60 miles N of Dallas, Texas.

Gainesville History

Gainesville was established in 1850. The land was donated by Mary E. Clark and originally named Liberty. However, the name was soon changed because another city in Texas had the same name. Later on, Gainesville was named after General Edmund Pendleton Gaines. The area became a stagecoach stop in the late 1850s. The first railroad arrived in the city around 1879. The city was incorporated on February 17, 1873.

Gainesville and nearby Attractions

  • Morton Museum of Cooke County
  • Frank Buck Zoo
  • Kinne's Jewelers Museum
  • Ray Roberts Lake State Park
  • Eisenhower Birthplace State Historical Park

Things To Do In Gainesville

Gainesville is home to many parks and open spaces including the BP Douglas Park, Jaycee Park, Pecan Creek Park, Georgia Davis Park, Home Grown Hero Walking Trail, and Washington Park. You can also visit the nearby Frank Buck Zoo. Golf lovers can spend their leisure hours at Gainesville Municipal Golf Course. The Kinne's Jewelers Museum, Morton Museum of Cooke County, Denton County Historical Museum, and Collin County Historical Society Museum are also worth visiting.

Gainesville Transportation

International air transportation is available from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.

Gainesville Higher Education

North Central Texas College is the local college. University of North Texas, Grayson County College, and Brookhaven College also offer facilities for higher education.

Demographics

People

Total Population16,169
Male Share of the Population46.3%
Female Share of the Population53.7%
Senior Citizens14%
Employed Population 16+7,235
Age of the Population34

Families

% of people married47.8%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher15.7%
Median Earnings25+$28,117
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$16,001
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,500

Wealth

Median Family Income$49,979
% Above Poverty Level75.1%
% Below Poverty Level24.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time20 minutes
% Working from Home2.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.9%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone27.2%
Median Gross Rent$764
Median House Value$95,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)46.2%
German12.5%
Irish8%
English7.7%
Scottish1.8%
French Except Basque1.3%
Italian0.9%
Swedish0.8%
West Indian0.4%
Dutch0.4%
Portuguese0.3%
Polish0.3%
Hungarian0.3%
Austrian0.3%
Canadian0.3%
Czech0.3%
Welsh0.2%
African0.2%
Russian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Greek0.1%
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Gainesville Almanac

CategoryValue
County Cooke County
Standard Zip Codes76240
P.O. Box Zip Codes76241
Phone Area Codes940
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude33.63
Approximate Longitude-97.15

Gainesville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationGAINESVILLE
Distance1.1 miles
Jan Temp28 to 52 F
Apr Temp50 to 74 F
Jul Temp72 to 95 F
Oct Temp52 to 77 F
Annual Precip36.7 inches
StationPILOT POINT
Distance19.3 miles
Jan Temp30 to 53 F
Apr Temp50 to 75 F
Jul Temp73 to 97 F
Oct Temp54 to 78 F
Annual Precip44 inches
StationSHERMAN
Distance29.2 miles
Jan Temp32 to 51 F
Apr Temp52 to 73 F
Jul Temp73 to 93 F
Oct Temp54 to 75 F
Annual Precip42 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Collinsville1,742$56,630
Lindsay1,065$111,544
Muenster1,528$86,364

Gainesville Public Libraries

Cooke County Library
200 S WEAVER ST
Gainesville, Texas
(940) 668-5530

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Gainesville Hospitals

North Texas Medical Center
(Government - District/authority)
1900 Hospital Boulevard

Gainesville Public Schools

Callisburg El
648 Fm 3164
ZIP: 76240
(940) 612-4196
Primary
Total Enrollment 528
Daep
1000 Radio Hill Rd
ZIP: 76240
(940) 665-0540
High
Total Enrollment 2
Edison El
1 Edison Dr
ZIP: 76240
(940) 665-6091
Primary
Total Enrollment 615
Gainesville H S
2201 S I 35
ZIP: 76240
(940) 665-5528
High
Total Enrollment 719
Gainesville J H
1201 Lindsay St
ZIP: 76240
(940) 665-4062
Middle
Total Enrollment 391
Gainesville J J A E P
1201 Lindsay St
ZIP: 76240
(940) 665-4362
Lone Star H S North
1379 Fm 678
ZIP: 76240
(940) 665-0701
High
Total Enrollment 246
Robert E Lee Int
2100 N Grand Ave
ZIP: 76240
(940) 668-6662
Middle
Total Enrollment 449
Sivells Bend El
1053 Cr 403, 17 Miles N Of Us 82 On Fm 1201
ZIP: 76240
(940) 665-6411
Primary
Total Enrollment 62
W E Chalmers El
600 Fm 3092
ZIP: 76240
(940) 665-4147
Primary
Total Enrollment 684
Walnut Bend El
47 C R 198
ZIP: 76240
(940) 665-5990
Primary
Total Enrollment 88

Gainesville Private Schools

St Marys School
931 N Weaver St
ZIP: 76240
Elementary
Total Enrollment 119
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