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 (13.78%), law enforcement and fire fighting (11.07%), and sales jobs (9.27%).

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Gatesville spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 18.39 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

In Gatesville, just 8.01% of people over 25 hold a college degree, which is very low compared to the rest of the nation, whereas the average among all cities is 21.84%.

The per capita income in Gatesville in 2010 was $10,622, which is low income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $42,488 for a family of four.

Gatesville is an extremely 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 22.42% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Gatesville include German, English, Italian, and Scottish.

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