- Gatesville, Texas
official_name = Gatesville, Texas
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area_total_km2 = 22.5
area_land_km2 = 22.5
area_water_km2 = 0.0
area_total_sq_mi = 8.7
area_land_sq_mi = 8.7
area_water_sq_mi = 0.0
population_as_of = 2000
population_total = 15591
population_density_km2 = 692.7
population_density_sq_mi = 1794.2
timezone = Central (CST)
utc_offset = -6
timezone_DST = CDT
utc_offset_DST = -5
elevation_m = 246
elevation_ft = 807
latd = 31 |latm = 26 |lats = 12 |latNS = N
longd = 97 |longm = 44 |longs = 7 |longEW = W
Gatesville is the home of the women's
maximum securityunit 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.
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.
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 densitywas 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 incomefor 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.
* [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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