Gatesville, TX

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Living in Gatesville

Gatesville is a medium-sized city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 12,327 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Gatesville is the 157th largest community in Texas.

Unlike some cities, Gatesville isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Gatesville are a mix of both white- and blue-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 law enforcement and fire fighting (12.54%), sales jobs (8.94%), and food service (8.52%).

The population of Gatesville has a very low overall level of education: only 8.50% of people over 25 hold a 4-year college degree or higher.

The per capita income in Gatesville in 2018 was $11,481, which is low income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $45,924 for a family of four. However, Gatesville contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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 20.25% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Gatesville include German, Irish, English, French, and Italian.

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