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Gainesville, Florida - Basic Facts

The City of Gainesville had a population of 126,983 as of July 1, 2016. Gainesville ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Florida. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Gainesville is located at latitude 29.6788 and longitude -82.3461 in Alachua County. The formal boundaries for the City of Gainesville (see map below) encompass a land area of 61.6 sq. miles and a water area of 1.12 sq. miles. Alachua County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 177 feet.

The City of Gainesville (GNIS ID: 2403676) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Florida is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Gainesville is located within Gainesville CCD of Alachua County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Gainesville population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Gainesville: Hog Town.

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Gainesville, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 126,983
Population in Households 115,302
Population in Familes 58,663
Population in Group Qrtrs 11,681
Population Density1 2,062
Diversity Index2 63


Total Households 52,417
Average Household Size 2.2
Family Households 20,677
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 59,678 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 17,425 (29.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 34,992 (58.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 7,261 (12.2%)
Median Home Value $163,546
Average Home Value $191,770


Median Household Income $30,692
Average Household Income $50,456
Per Capita Income $21,658
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.33% 0.49%
Households 0.43% 0.55%
Families 0.2% 0.27%
Median Household Income   0.25%
Per Capita Income   1.52%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Gainesville, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gainesville to the other 919 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Florida by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 14 99th
Population Density1 # 376 59th
Diversity Index2 # 227 75th
Median Household Income # 836 9th
Per Capita Income # 593 36th

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