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.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Gainesville is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 36.45% 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, service providers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Gainesville who work in office and administrative support (11.45%), sales jobs (9.94%), and food service (7.50%).
The population of Gainesville overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Gainesville, 23.72% have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Gainesville in 2010 was $19,792, 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 $79,168 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 40.50% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Gainesville include German, English, French , and Scots-Irish.
In addition, Gainesville has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (25.55%).
The most common language spoken in Gainesville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.