Gainesboro, Tennessee

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Gainesboro is a town in Jackson County, Tennessee, United States. The population was 879 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Jackson County.[3]

Gainesboro is part of the Cookeville, Tennessee Micropolitan Statistical Area.



Gainesboro is located at 36°21′35″N 85°39′17″W / 36.35972°N 85.65472°W / 36.35972; -85.65472 (36.359705, -85.654657)[4], approximately 15 miles northwest of Cookeville.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.8 square miles (4.7 km²), of which, 1.6 square miles (4.0 km²) of it is land and 0.3 square miles (0.7 km²) of it (14.29%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 879 people, 373 households, and 208 families residing in the town. The population density was 562.5 people per square mile (217.6/km²). There were 430 housing units at an average density of 275.2/sq mi (106.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.29% White, 1.98% African American, 0.11% Native American, 0.46% Asian, 0.34% from other races, and 0.80% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.57% of the population.

There were 373 households out of which 16.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 36.2% were married couples living together, 13.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 44.0% were non-families. 38.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.00 and the average family size was 2.61.

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