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Overview

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.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population12,538
Male Share of the Population26.2%
Female Share of the Population73.8%
Senior Citizens7.9%
Employed Population 16+2,992
Age of the Population36

Families

% of people married34.9%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher8%
Median Earnings25+$26,335
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$14,877
Median Earnings With High School Degree$21,362

Wealth

Median Family Income$40,979
% Above Poverty Level81%
% Below Poverty Level19%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time20 minutes
% Working from Home0.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.1%
% Using Public Transportation0.5%

Housing

People Living Alone31.2%
Median Gross Rent$727
Median House Value$82,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)51.2%
German16.3%
Irish15.8%
English4.8%
French Except Basque2.6%
Italian2.4%
Polish1.8%
Welsh1.4%
Scottish1.2%
West Indian0.8%
Canadian0.8%
Norwegian0.7%
Swedish0.4%
Dutch0.3%
Russian0.3%
Jamaican0.2%
Czech0.2%
Trinidad Tobago0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Haitian0.1%
Barbadian0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Danishn0.1%
African0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
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Gatesville Almanac

CategoryValue
County Coryell County
Standard Zip Codes76528
Company Zip Codes76596, 76597, 76598, 76599
Phone Area Codes254
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude31.48
Approximate Longitude-97.73

Gatesville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationGATESVILLE 4 SSE
Distance3.9 miles
Jan Temp34 to 61 F
Apr Temp53 to 80 F
Jul Temp71 to 96 F
Oct Temp54 to 82 F
Annual Precip33.4 inches
StationMCGREGOR
Distance20.3 miles
Jan Temp34 to 56 F
Apr Temp53 to 77 F
Jul Temp72 to 96 F
Oct Temp56 to 79 F
Annual Precip34.2 inches
StationEVANT 1 SSW
Distance25.1 miles
Jan Temp33 to 57 F
Apr Temp51 to 76 F
Jul Temp70 to 93 F
Oct Temp54 to 79 F
Annual Precip30.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Copperas Cove33,052$60,154
Crawford671$60,000
Killeen138,745$52,277
McGregor5,042$44,417
Oglesby582$51,477

Gatesville Public Libraries

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

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Gatesville Hospitals

Coryell Memorial Hospital
(Government - District/authority)
1507 West Main Street

Gatesville Public Schools

Cedar Mountain H S
3201 Fm 929
ZIP: 76528
(325) 985-3374
Gatesville El
2537 E Main St
ZIP: 76528
(254) 865-7262
Primary
Total Enrollment 427
Gatesville H S
205 S Lovers Ln
ZIP: 76528
(254) 865-8281
High
Total Enrollment 804
Gatesville Int
311 Hornet Way
ZIP: 76528
(254) 865-2526
Middle
Total Enrollment 673
Gatesville J H
307 S Lovers Ln
ZIP: 76528
(254) 865-8271
Middle
Total Enrollment 450
Gatesville Pri
308 Hornet Way
ZIP: 76528
(254) 865-7264
Primary
Total Enrollment 466
Spur City H S
1500 State School Rd
ZIP: 76598
(325) 985-3374
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