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Gainesville Population Statistics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Education, 50 state departments of education, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 18,000+ local law enforcement agencies, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Geological Service, National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2021 (latest available). Updated annually. Please note: Unemployment data updated November 2023.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more about Scout's Demographic Data

Gainesville Population & Age Distribution

Total Population

145,214

Age

Under 5 Years:
4.2%
5 - 17:
9.9%
18 - 24:
31.8%
25 - 34:
18.0%
35 - 54:
16.9%
55 - 64:
7.7%
Over 65 Years:
11.6%

Educational Attainment of Adults

Attending College
High School Graduates
College Graduated
25.4%
25.4%
93.4%
93.4%
49.0%
49.0%
0% 100.0%
% of Residents

Income

Per capita Income

Gainesville
USA
$25,986
$25,986
$37,638
$37,638

Median household income

Gainesville
USA
$40,937
$40,937
$69,021
$69,021
Individuals Below Poverty Level

28.5%

Employment Industries

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Education
Healthcare
Retail
Accommodation
Professional, scientific, and technical services
Public Service
Other
Manufacturing
Construction
Administration
Arts
Transportation
Finance
23.0%
23.0%
17.5%
17.5%
10.5%
10.5%
10.5%
10.5%
6.6%
6.6%
4.5%
4.5%
4.0%
4.0%
3.9%
3.9%
3.5%
3.5%
3.3%
3.3%
2.4%
2.4%
2.4%
2.4%
2.1%
2.1%
0% 100%
% of Residents

Race & Ethnic Diversity

White
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino (Of Any Race)
Asian
Other Race / Two or More Races
American Indian and Alaska Native
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islanders
55.9%
55.9%
21.0%
21.0%
12.3%
12.3%
6.1%
6.1%
4.4%
4.4%
0.2%
0.2%
0.1%
0.1%
0% 100.0%
% of Residents

Ancestry

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German
Irish
English
Italian
Polish
Scottish
French
European
Scots-Irish
Russian
Swedish
British
Dutch
Norwegian
Welsh
French Canadian
African
Brazilian
Haitian
Portuguese
11.3%
11.3%
9.2%
9.2%
9.1%
9.1%
4.9%
4.9%
2.8%
2.8%
2.6%
2.6%
1.9%
1.9%
1.7%
1.7%
1.1%
1.1%
1.0%
1.0%
1.0%
1.0%
0.9%
0.9%
0.9%
0.9%
0.8%
0.8%
0.8%
0.8%
0.7%
0.7%
0.6%
0.6%
0.5%
0.5%
0.5%
0.5%
0.5%
0.5%
0% 100%
% of Residents

Languages Spoken

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English
Spanish
Chinese
Langs. of India
French
Other Asian languages
Arabic
Portuguese
Vietnamese
Korean
Tagalog
German/Yiddish
Slavic languages
French Creole
African languages
Serbo-Croatian
Native American languages
Russian
Polish
Pacific Island languages
83.0%
83.0%
8.7%
8.7%
1.6%
1.6%
1.2%
1.2%
0.9%
0.9%
0.5%
0.5%
0.5%
0.5%
0.5%
0.5%
0.4%
0.4%
0.4%
0.4%
0.4%
0.4%
0.4%
0.4%
0.3%
0.3%
0.2%
0.2%
0.2%
0.2%
0.2%
0.2%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0% 100%
% of Residents
Foreign Born Gainesville Residents

11.1%