Market & Population Profile

Gatesville’s population has seen a steady increase over the years. The recent 2010 Census calculated the total population at 15,751. It’s important to factor in that approximately 8,000 included in the Census are confined within Texas Department of Criminal Justice facilities.

EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Population 16 years and over 13,178
In labor force 5,675
Not in labor force 7,503
Percent Unemployed 7.7%
Females 16 years and over 7,370
In labor force 38.8%
All parents in family in labor force 67.1%
All parents in family in labor force 68.0%
OCCUPATION
Civilian employed population 16 years and over 5,218
Management, business, science, and arts occupations 20.3%
Service occupations 27.2%
Sales and office occupations 22.5%
Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations 15.1%
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations  
CLASS OF WORKERS
Civilian employed population 16 years and over 5,218
Private wage and salary workers 66.5%
Government workers 27.2%
Self-employed in own not incorporated business workers 6.1%
Unpaid family workers 0.2%
INCOME AND BENEFITS (IN 2011 INFLATION-ADJUSTED DOLLARS)
Total households 3,556
Less than $10,000 8.9%
$10,000 to $14,999 5.2%
$15,000 to $24,999 13.1%
$25,000 to $34,999 17.0%
$35,000 to $49,999 15.3%
$50,000 to $74,999 20.6%
$75,000 to $99,999 9.9%
$100,000 to $149,999 9.3%
Median household income (dollars) 41,768
PERCENTAGE OF FAMILIES AND PEOPLE WHOSE INCOME IN THE PAST 12 MONTHS IS BELOW THE POVERTY LEVEL
All families 12.4%
All people 16.0%
Under 18 years 21.3%
18 years and over 14.2%