Gainesville is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Florida. With a population of 141,085 people and 42 constituent neighborhoods, Gainesville is the 13th largest community in Florida.
Gainesville is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 89.01% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Gainesville is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Gainesville who work in teaching (12.87%), office and administrative support (12.66%), and sales jobs (9.86%).
Also of interest is that Gainesville has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Gainesville is made interesting by being both a reasonably big city and having a major college student population: students here will find that the city provides a lot of amenities, culture, and opportunities for them. Gainesville is more than just a college town, however, though the thousands of students certainly are a major part of the character of the city, as well as a contributor to the local economy.
Not only is Gainesville a city with many college students, but it also retains many recent graduates who are looking to start new careers, creating a decent-sized population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile. This makes it a good choice for other relocating single professionals. Here, these young singles will find many others like themselves, with opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.
Many people in Gainesville take advantage of public transportation to get around. In fact, for the size of the city, the number of people who use the bus to commute to work is quite high. This helps to fill a need among Gainesville citizens for affordable transportation.
Gainesville is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 47.92% of adults in Gainesville have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.
The per capita income in Gainesville in 2018 was $24,300, which is lower middle income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $97,200 for a family of four. However, Gainesville contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Gainesville is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Gainesville home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Gainesville residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Gainesville also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 12.24% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Gainesville include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Gainesville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.