Gainesville is a medium-sized city located in the state of Georgia. With a population of 43,232 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.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Gainesville is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 39.37% of the Gainesville workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Gainesville is a city of sales and office workers, production and manufacturing workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Gainesville who work in sales jobs (10.75%), office and administrative support (8.71%), and management occupations (6.66%).
The overall education level of Gainesville is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 26.98% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Gainesville in 2018 was $26,411, which is upper middle income relative to Georgia, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $105,644 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 40.71% 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, Irish, French, and African.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Gainesville's cultural character, accounting for 23.44% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in Gainesville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.