Gatesville, Texas Population 2024

16,261

Gatesville is a city located in Bell County and Coryell County Texas. Gatesville has a 2024 population of 16,261. It is also the county seat of Coryell County. Gatesville is currently growing at a rate of 0.2% annually and its population has increased by 0.78% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 16,135 in 2020.

The average household income in Gatesville is $69,116 with a poverty rate of 11.54%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Gatesville is 39.4 years, 40.1 years for males, and 39.1 years for females.

Gatesville Demographics

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

  • White: 60.46%
  • Two or more races: 17.71%
  • Black or African American: 15.4%
  • Other race: 4.89%
  • Asian: 0.97%
  • Native American: 0.47%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.09%
State
Texas
Land Area (mi²)
10.5 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,547.60/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
0.78% (126)
The current population of Gatesville, Texas is 16,261 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 16,135.

Gatesville, Texas Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White9,58260.46%
Two or more races2,80717.71%
Black or African American2,44015.4%
Other race7754.89%
Asian1540.97%
Native American750.47%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander150.09%

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Gatesville Population by Race

Gatesville Population Pyramid 2024

Gatesville Median Age

39.4

Total

40.1

Male

39.1

Female

Gatesville Adults

There are 14,384 adults, (1,537 of whom are seniors) in Gatesville.

Gatesville Age Dependency

23.4

Age Dependency Ratio

12

Old Age Dependency Ratio

11.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Gatesville Sex Ratio

Female9,51360.03%
Male6,33539.97%

Gatesville Population by Age

Gatesville Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All2,9892.2657.342.7
Non Family1,2371.1638.661.4
Married1,1983.0180.919.1
Female4882.9647.152.9
Male664.1256.143.9

3.01

Average Family Size

2.26

Average Household Size

57.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Gatesville Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade9436.95%
9th to 12th Grade1,76312.99%
High School Graduate4,26531.42%
Some College4,69134.55%
Associates Degree8035.91%
Bachelors Degree6604.86%
Graduate Degree4513.32%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Gatesville Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Gatesville Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White6,5385,705624
Hispanic3,3182,319249
2+ Races2,3881,799194
Black2,3681,802146
Other Race7455456
Asian15410850
Native American75420
Islander15150

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 32.47%.

Gatesville Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$31,810$34,915$30,150
Less Than 9th Grade$17,358$32,872$15,852
High School Graduate$32,907$34,339$22,679
Some College$31,058$36,579$27,500
Bachelors Degree$58,235$81,071$55,250
Graduate Degree$31,944$0$32,222

$31,810

Average Earnings

$34,915

Average Male

$30,150

Average Female

Gatesville Earnings by Educational Attainment

Gatesville Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Gatesville Language

81.41% of Gatesville residents speak only English, while 18.59% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 16.54% of the population.

Gatesville Language

Gatesville Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White4,83651110.57%
Hispanic1,3741309.46%
Multiple923838.99%
Black3275918.04%
Asian1083128.7%
Other11654.31%

11.54%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.08%

Male Poverty Rate

11.01%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Gatesville

The race most likely to be in poverty in Gatesville is Asian, with 28.7% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Gatesville is Other, with 4.31% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.25%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.87%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.18%.

Gatesville Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade32.88%
High School12.74%
Some College5.58%
Bachelors or Greater4.08%

Gatesville Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed31.07%
Female Unemployed12.26%
Male Employed9.45%
Female Employed7.85%

Gatesville Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Gatesville Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$46,536$69,116
Families$63,382$87,546
Married Families$75,488$-999,999,999
Non Families$34,493$42,902

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Gatesville Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

29.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

32.7%

Male Marriage Rate

27.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Gatesville Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Gatesville Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Gatesville Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Gatesville Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

990

Number of Veterans

737

Male Veterans

253

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Second Gulf War422
First Gulf War349
Vietnam162
Korea64
World War II0

Gatesville Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
35 to 54382
65 to 74175
55 to 64168
75+149
18 to 34116

Gatesville Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White7018.35%
Black1897.75%
Hispanic1604.6%
2+ Races491.99%
Other Race466.32%
Native American56.67%

Gatesville Veterans by Race

Gatesville Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

4.62%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.02%

Veteran Disability Rate

Gatesville Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

22.5%

Labor Force Participation

20.1%

Employment Rate

6.7%

Unemployment Rate

Gatesville Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Gatesville Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Gatesville Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

68.92%

Born in Gatesville

94.77%

Native Born

5.23%

Foreign Born

3.36%

Non Citizen

1.87%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.77% of Gatesville residents were born in the United States, with 68.92% having been born in Texas. 3.36% 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

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202916,418310.19%
202816,387320.2%
202716,355310.19%
202616,324320.2%
202516,292310.19%
202416,261320.2%
202316,229310.19%
202216,198160.1%
202116,182470.29%
202016,1353,59828.7%
201912,5372912.38%
201812,246-90-0.73%
201712,336-80-0.64%
201612,416-109-0.87%
201512,5251581.28%
201412,367-187-1.49%
201312,554-133-1.05%
201212,687650.51%
201112,6221471.18%
201012,475-3,116-19.99%
200015,5914,09935.67%
199011,4925,23283.58%
19806,2601,57733.67%
19704,683571.23%
19604,62677019.97%
19503,85667921.37%
19403,17757622.15%
19302,60100%
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Gatesville Population by Year