Gatesville, Texas


Gatesville, Texas

Infobox Settlement
official_name = Gatesville, Texas
settlement_type = City
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map_caption = Location of Gatesville, Texas



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subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_name = United States
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_name1 = Texas
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Coryell

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area_total_km2 = 22.5
area_land_km2 = 22.5
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area_total_sq_mi = 8.7
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population_as_of = 2000
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population_total = 15591
population_density_km2 = 692.7
population_density_sq_mi = 1794.2

timezone = Central (CST)
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elevation_ft = 807
latd = 31 |latm = 26 |lats = 12 |latNS = N
longd = 97 |longm = 44 |longs = 7 |longEW = W

postal_code_type = ZIP codes
postal_code = 76500-76599
area_code = 254
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blank_info = 48-29168GR|2
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Gatesville is a city in Coryell County, Texas, United States. The population was 15,591 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Coryell County.GR|6

Gatesville is the home of the women's maximum security unit for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ), which includes the women's death row. Several other TDCJ prisons are located in and around Gatesville. It is located on the northern edge of Fort Hood.

Sybil Leonard Armes, a Christian musician, author, and alternate Texas poet laureate, was born in Gatesville in 1914. She died in Dallas in 2007.

Gatesville is part of the Killeen–Temple–Fort Hood Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography

Gaesville is located at coor dms|31|26|12|N|97|44|7|W|city (31.436755, -97.735257).GR|1

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 8.7 square miles (22.5 km²), of which, 8.7 square miles (22.5 km²) of it is land and 0.11% is water.

Demographics

As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 15,591 people, 2,640 households, and 1,752 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,794.2 people per square mile (692.7/km²). There were 2,963 housing units at an average density of 341.0/sq mi (131.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 63.20% White, 27.00% African American, 0.34% Native American, 0.35% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 8.49% from other races, and 0.56% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 14.73% of the population.

There were 2,640 households out of which 32.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.2% were married couples living together, 13.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.6% were non-families. 29.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the city the population was spread out with 11.7% under the age of 18, 10.3% from 18 to 24, 53.9% from 25 to 44, 16.3% from 45 to 64, and 7.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 63.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 59.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $29,534, and the median income for a family was $36,543. Males had a median income of $30,625 versus $17,073 for females. The per capita income for the city was $11,152. About 12.4% of families and 14.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.7% of those under age 18 and 14.9% of those age 65 or over.

References

External links

* [http://www.ci.gatesville.tx.us/ City of Gatesville] - Official site.
* [http://www.txdirectory.com/online/city/detail.php?id=527 Texas State Directory - city government]


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