Gainesville, GA
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Gainesville is a medium-sized city located in the state of Georgia. With a population of 38,712 people and 25 constituent neighborhoods, Gainesville is the 20th largest community in Georgia.

Gainesville real estate is some of the most expensive in Georgia, although Gainesville house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Gainesville is a blue-collar town, with 36.99% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Gainesville is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Gainesville who work in office and administrative support (11.56%), sales jobs (10.03%), and maintenance occupations (7.01%).

The education level of Gainesville citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 22.54% of adults in Gainesville have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Gainesville in 2010 was $21,044, which is upper middle income relative to Georgia, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $84,176 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. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Gainesville, accounting for 41.32% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Gainesville residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Gainesville include English, German, African, and Scots-Irish.

Gainesville also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 24.91%.

The most common language spoken in Gainesville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.