Gatesville, Texas Population 2021

12,729
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Gatesville is a city located in Coryell County Texas. It is also the county seat of Coryell County. With a 2020 population of 12,729, it is the 206th largest city in Texas and the 2599th largest city in the United States . Gatesville is currently growing at a rate of 1.31% annually but its population has decreased by -19.19% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 15,751 in 2010. Gatesville reached it's highest population of 15,591 in 2000. Spanning over 9 miles, Gatesville has a population density of 1,469 people per square mile.

The average household income in Gatesville is $52,428 with a poverty rate of 17.37%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $711 per month, and the median house value is $79,800. The median age in Gatesville is 38.1 years, 35 years for males, and 38.6 years for females.

Gatesville Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Gatesville was:

  • White: 75.38%
  • Black or African American: 12.08%
  • Two or more races: 11.79%
  • Other race: 0.40%
  • Asian: 0.26%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.06%
  • Native American: 0.02%
The current population of Gatesville, Texas is 12,729 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 12,237.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 15,751.

Gatesville, Texas Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White9,33075.38%
Black or African American1,49512.08%
Two or More Races1,45911.79%
Some Other Race500.40%
Asian320.26%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander80.06%
American Indian and Alaska Native30.02%
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Gatesville Population by Race

Gatesville Population Pyramid $2021

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Gatesville Median Age

38.1


Total

35


Male

38.6


Female

Gatesville Adults

There are 10,591 adults, (1,109 of whom are seniors) in Gatesville.

Gatesville Age Dependency

30.5

Age Dependency Ratio

11.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

18.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Gatesville Sex Ratio

Female

8,874

71.70%

Male

3,503

28.30%

Gatesville Population by Age

Gatesville Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Gatesville Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married70.1%29.9%
All60.2%39.8%
Non Family54.8%45.2%
Female54.2%45.8%
Male38.8%61.2%

60.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Gatesville Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,7212.4560.2
Non Family1,1451.1854.8
Married1,0543.270.1
Female4373.5454.2
Male854.6238.8

3.28

Average Family Size

2.45

Average Household Size

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Gatesville Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,10211.26%
9th to 12th Grade1,22912.56%
High School Graduate2,87829.41%
Some College3,09931.67%
Associates Degree6676.82%
Bachelors Degree5285.40%
Graduate Degree2822.88%
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Gatesville Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Gatesville Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White5,3734,683593
Hispanic2,0571,29493
Black1,31777673
2+ Races1,29790825
Other Race3816
Asian323226
Islander88
Native American3

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 81.25%.

Gatesville Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$27,144$35,262$23,523
Less Than 9th Grade$21,042$21,302$16,719
High School Graduate$28,348$36,622$25,019
Some College$27,414$35,688$19,314
Bachelors Degree$44,107$$43,929
Graduate Degree$$$

$27,144

Average Earnings

$35,262

Average Male

$23,523

Average Female

Gatesville Earnings by Educational Attainment

Gatesville Language by Age

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Gatesville Language

84.27% of Gatesville residents speak only English, while 15.73% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 14.08% of the population.

Gatesville Language

Gatesville Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White5,07482016.16%
Hispanic1,29322417.32%
Black2658230.94%
Multiple2135827.23%
Other50918.00%

17.37%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.50%

Male Poverty Rate

17.25%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Gatesville

The race most likely to be in poverty in Gatesville is Black, with 30.94% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Gatesville is White, with 16.16% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.65%. Among those working part-time, it was 26.47%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 28.51%.

Gatesville Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade36.36%
High School16.97%
Some College12.19%
Bachelors or Greater0.00%

Gatesville Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed40.30%
Male Unemployed36.46%
Male Employed14.10%
Female Employed7.34%

Gatesville Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Gatesville Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$42,122$52,428
Families$49,091$63,073
Married Families$54,907-
Non Families$27,454$34,705
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Income by Household Type

Gatesville Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

29.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

43.1%

Male Marriage Rate

25.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Gatesville Married by Age and Sex

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Gatesville Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Gatesville Marital Status by Race

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Gatesville Marital Status

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750

Number of Veterans

603

Male Veterans

147

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War286
Second Gulf War244
Vietnam181
Korea37
World War II6

Gatesville Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54258
55 to 64166
75+147
65 to 7499
18 to 3480

Gatesville Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White6067.89%
Black1027.07%
Hispanic793.48%
2+ Races302.17%
Other Race1231.58%

Gatesville Veterans by Race

Gatesville Veterans by Education

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21.21%

Veteran Poverty Rate

63.93%

Veteran Disability Rate

Gatesville Veterans by Education

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29.6%

Labor Force Participation

26.6%

Employment Rate

9.9%

Unemployment Rate

Gatesville Employment by Age

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Gatesville Employment by Race

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Gatesville Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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67.80%

Born in Gatesville

94.56%

Native Born

5.44%

Foreign Born

4.14%

Non Citizen

1.30%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.56% of Gatesville residents were born in the United States, with 67.80% having been born in Texas. 4.14% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Gatesville Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202112,7291641.31%
202012,5651641.32%
201912,4011641.34%
201812,237-83-0.67%
201712,320-83-0.67%
201612,403-109-0.87%
201512,5121571.27%
201412,355-187-1.49%
201312,542-135-1.06%
201212,677630.50%
201112,6141441.15%
201012,470-3,121-2.21%
200015,5914,0993.10%
199011,4925,2326.26%
19806,2601,5772.94%
19704,683570.12%
19604,6267701.84%
19503,8566791.96%
19403,1775762.02%
19302,6010.00%

Gatesville Population by Year