Gatesville, TX
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Gatesville is a medium-sized city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 15,724 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Gatesville is the 157th largest community in Texas.

Gatesville is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Gatesville is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Gatesville who work in office and administrative support (14.42%), law enforcement and fire fighting (10.75%), and sales jobs (9.73%).

As is often the case in a small city, Gatesville doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

The citizens of Gatesville have a very low rate of college education: just 7.29% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, compared to a national average of 21.84% for all cities.

The per capita income in Gatesville in 2010 was $11,182, which is low income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $44,728 for a family of four.

Gatesville is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Gatesville home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Gatesville residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Gatesville also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 24.11% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Gatesville include German, English, Scottish, and French .

The most common language spoken in Gatesville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.