Gainesville, Texas

Gainesville: City in Texas, United States


Gainesville is a city located in the county of Cooke in the U.S. state of Texas. Its population at the 2010 census was 16,002 and a population density of 320 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 16,876 inhabitants.

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Location of Gainesville on Texas map.

Quick Facts about Gainesville

Population : 16,876 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Texas (United States)
County : Cooke County
Postal code : 76240–76241
Phone Area Codes : 940
Area : 50.07 km2
Altitude : 751 feet / 229 meters
Capital city : Gainesville is capital of Cooke County
Time Zone : America/Chicago
Local time : 17:18:58 (17th July 2024)
Density : 337 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 5.18% (2010-2020)
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Gainesville is located at 33°37'33"N 97°8'0"W (33.6259400, -97.1333500).

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The population of Gainesville increased by 5.18% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
1880 2,667 -
2010 16,002 83.33% census
2011 15,967 -0.22% estimation process
2012 16,046 0.49% estimation process
2013 15,910 -0.85% estimation process
2014 16,029 0.74% estimation process
2015 16,162 0.82% estimation process
2016 16,200 0.23% estimation process
2017 16,398 1.21% estimation process
2018 16,603 1.23% estimation process
2019 16,886 1.68% estimation process
2020 16,876 -0.06% estimation process

Gainesville zip code is 76240. County name: Cooke, County fips: 48097

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People born in Gainesville (21)

People born in Gainesville, including athlete and Olympic gold medalist Charley Paddock, jazz and blues singer Monette Moore, singer and songwriter Gene Austin, .


  • Jake Roberts (American professional wrestler) he was born in 30/05/1955
  • Claude Weaver (American politician and judge (1867-1954)) he was born in 19/03/1867
  • Rose Franken (American writer) she was born in 01/01/1898
  • Joseph Weldon Bailey, Jr. (American politician (1892-1943)) he was born in 15/12/1892
  • Edwin Carewe (American actor and film producer (1883-1940)) he was born in 05/03/1883
  • Frank Buck (American hunter, animal collector, actor and author) he was born in 17/03/1888
  • Chuck Curtis (American football player and coach (1935-2016)) he was born in 15/07/1935
  • Dan McFarlan (American baseball player) he was born in 01/11/1873
  • Darcel McBath (American football player) he was born in 28/10/1985
  • James D. Thurman (United States general) he was born in 19/09/1953
  • Kevin Mathis (American football player) he was born in 29/04/1974
  • Len Walterscheid (American football player) he was born in 13/09/1954
  • Ozzie Simmons (American football player (1914-2001)) he was born in 06/06/1914
  • Red Steagall (American poet) he was born in 22/12/1938
  • James Lindsay Embrey, Jr. (American business executive, philanthropist) he was born in 23/09/1925
  • Rod Brown (American football player) he was born in 06/10/1963
  • David Moore (American football player) he was born in 15/01/1995
  • Terry Hyman he was born in 07/12/1951

Schools in Gainesville

College & universities near Gainesville, TX

Code Name City ZIP
224110 North Central Texas College Gainesville (TX) 76240-4699
229179 Texas Woman's University Denton (TX) 76204
227216 University of North Texas Denton (TX) 76203-1277
225070 Grayson College Denison (TX) 75020-8299
478591 Ogle School Hair Skin Nails-Denton Denton (TX) 76205-7534

Stations (6)

Amtrak & bus stations near Gainesville, TX

Code Name Address Type
GLE Gainesville 605 East California Street RAIL
ADM Ardmore station 251 East Main St. RAIL
DAL Union Station 400 South Houston St. RAIL
FTW Fort Worth Central Station 1001 Jones Street RAIL
DAG Dallas, TX 205 South Lamar Street BUS

Post offices near Gainesville

Post Office Name City ZIP
Gainesvill Post Office Gainesville (TX) 76240
Lindsay Post Office Lindsay (TX) 76250
Valley View Post Office Valley View (TX) 76272
Thackervill Post Office Thackerville (OK) 73459
Era Post Office Era (TX) 76238

Other places with the same name (6)

  • Gainesville , Florida The third most populous city in Florida. It is located in Alachua County in north-central Florida. Gainesville is known for its many colleges and universities, its many parks and green spaces, and its many attractions, such as the University of Florida and the Matheson Museum. with a population of 135,004 people.
  • Gainesville , Georgia The most populous city in Hall County, Georgia. It is located on the banks of Lake Lanier in the northeastern part of the state. Gainesville is known for its many parks and green spaces, its many historical sites, and its many attractions, such as the Gainesville Historical Society and the Gainesville Arts Alliance. with a population of 44,213 people.
  • Gainesville , Missouri county seat of Ozark County, Missouri, United States with a population of 771 people.
  • Gainesville , New York human settlement in Wyoming County, New York, United States of America with a population of 216 people.
  • Gainesville , Alabama town in Alabama, United States with a population of 182 people.

Other cities in Cooke County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Cooke County , TX.

City Name Population Title
Lake Kiowa 1,906 Census designated place
Muenster 1,664 City in western Cooke County, Texas, United States
Lindsay 1,159 Town of Cooke County, Texas, USA
Oak Ridge 806 Town in Cooke County, Texas, United States
Callisburg 367 City in Cooke County, Texas, United States

Distance to Other Cities

Gainesville distances to largest Texas cities