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Time Zone: Cooke County lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Gainesville is the Seat for Cooke County.

Cooke County was founded in 1848 and was created by taking area from FanninCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Cooke had a population of 38,650 people. This is an increase of 6.29% since the last Census (which gave a population of 36,363 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Cooke represented 0.17% of the total population of Texas, making it the state's 76th most populous county (out of 254 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201038,437+5.7%-0.55% since 2009
200938,650+6.29%+0.57% since 2008
200036,363The Last Census

More information can be found on the Cooke County Census Page for Cooke County.


Below are some of the communities located in Cooke County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Cooke County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Gainesville   16,51815,5386.31% increase  
Muenster   1,6451,5565.72% increase  
Valley View   82973712.48% increase  
Callisburg   3513653.84% decrease  
Oak Ridge   26622418.75% increase  

Websites for Cooke County

Official Website:   www.co.cooke.tx.us/

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<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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