Gainesville, FL 32609 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 32609: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Gainesville, FL 32609

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Alachua County
  • Centroid: Latitude 29.695, Longitude -82.3
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 1,041
  • PO Box Addresses: 0
  • Residential Addresses: 7,309
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 1,437
    • Single Family Addresses: 5,872

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Database updated: February 1, 2019, Maps updated: February 1, 2019.

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  1. 32609 2018 Demographic Data
  2. Growth Rates for 32609 (Historical & 5-Year Forecast)
  3. Peer Comparisons (Rank and Percentile)
  1. Neighborhoods Demographics (Home Values, Household Income, etc.)
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  3. Florida Data Comparison Tool - 2018 Demographics

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Gainesville, FL 32609 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 18,952
Population in Households 17,044
Population in Familes 12,110
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,908
Population Density2 165
Diversity Index3 62


Median Household Income $37,233
Average Household Income $48,172
Per Capita Income $21,314


Total Housing Units 8,414 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,668 (43.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,602 (42.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,144 (13.6%)
Median Home Value $128,704
Average Home Value $149,980


Total Households 7,270
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 3,975
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.28% 0.52%
Households 0.24% 0.53%
Families 0.13% 0.45%
Median Household Income   2.38%
Per Capita Income   2.84%

Gainesville, FL 32609 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 32609 to the other 970 ZIP Codes 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.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 485 50th
Population Density # 734 24th
Diversity Index # 302 69th
Median Household Income # 833 14th
Per Capita Income # 769 21st

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