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Cooke County, Texas
Map of Texas highlighting Cooke County
Location in the state of Texas
Map of USA TX
Texas's location in the U.S.
Founded 1848
Seat Gainesville
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

899 sq mi (2,328 km²)
874 sq mi (2,264 km²)
25 sq mi (65 km²), 2.80%
 - (2000)
 - Density

41/sq mi (16/km²)

Cooke County is located in the U.S. state of Texas. In 2000, its population was 36,363. It is named for William Gordon Cooke, a soldier during the Texas Revolution. The seat of the county is Gainesville6.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,328 km² (899 sq mi). 2,263 km² (874 sq mi) of it is land and 65 km² (25 sq mi) of it (2.80%) is water.

Major HighwaysEdit

Adjacent counties Edit


As of the census² of 2000, there were 36,363 people, 13,643 households, and 10,000 families residing in the county. The population density was 16/km² (42/sq mi). There were 15,061 housing units at an average density of 7/km² (17/sq mi). 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 out 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.

In the county, the population was spread out with 27.30% 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 income for a household in the county was $37,649, and the median income for a family was $44,869. Males had a median income of $32,429 versus $22,065 for females. The per capita income for the county 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.

Cities and towns Edit

External linkEdit

33°38′N 97°13′W / 33.633, -97.217

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