The City of Gainesville had a population of 130,505 as of July 1, 2018. 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.
Alternate Unofficial Names for Gainesville: Hog Town.
|Population in Households||118,298|
|Population in Familes||59,201|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||12,207|
|Median Household Income||$33,732|
|Average Household Income||$54,054|
|Per Capita Income||$23,009|
|Total Housing Units||60,627 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||18,676 (30.8%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||34,836 (57.5%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||7,115 (11.7%)|
|Median Home Value||$180,592|
|Average Home Value||$204,609|
|Average Household Size||2.21|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||2.67%|
|Per Capita Income||2.96%|
The table below compares Gainesville to the other 919 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Florida by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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.
|Total Population||# 14||99th|
|Population Density||# 377||59th|
|Diversity Index||# 233||75th|
|Median Household Income||# 818||11th|
|Per Capita Income||# 612||34th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Florida Census Data Comparison Tool.