Cooke County, Texas facts for kids
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The Cooke County Courthouse in Gainesville
Location within the U.S. state of Texas
Texas's location within the U.S.
|• Total||898 sq mi (2,330 km2)|
|• Land||875 sq mi (2,270 km2)|
|• Water||24 sq mi (60 km2) 2.6%%|
|• Density||44/sq mi (17/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−6 (Central)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−5 (CDT)|
Cooke County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. At the 2010 census, its population was 38,437. The county seat is Gainesville. The county was founded in 1848 and organized the next year. It is named for William Gordon Cooke, a soldier during the Texas Revolution. It is a part of the Texoma region.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 898 square miles (2,330 km2), of which 875 square miles (2,270 km2) is land and 24 square miles (62 km2) (2.6%) is water.
- Love County, Oklahoma (north)
- Grayson County (east)
- Denton County (south)
- Wise County (southwest)
- Montague County (west)
|U.S. Decennial Census
At the 2000 census, there were 36,363 people, 13,643 households and 10,000 families residing in the county. The population density was 42 per square mile (16/km²). There were 15,061 housing units at an average density of 17 per square mile (7/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 88.84% White, 3.06% Black or African American, 1.00% Native American, 0.34% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 5.16% from other races, and 1.61% from two or more races. 9.97% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 13,643 households, of which 33.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.60% were married couples living together, 9.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.70% were non-families. 23.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 3.07.
27.30% of the population were under the age of 18, 8.70% from 18 to 24, 26.10% from 25 to 44, 23.00% from 45 to 64, and 14.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 97.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.80 males.
The median household income was $37,649 and the median family income was $44,869. Males had a median income of $32,429 and females $22,065. The per capita income was $17,889. About 10.90% of families and 14.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.80% of those under age 18 and 10.70% of those age 65 or over.
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