Gainesville, TX
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Gainesville is a medium-sized city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 16,292 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Gainesville is the 154th largest community in Texas.

Unlike some cities, Gainesville isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Gainesville are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Gainesville is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Gainesville who work in office and administrative support (11.23%), sales jobs (8.79%), and food service (8.75%).

In terms of college education, the citizens of Gainesville rank slightly lower than the national average. 15.36% of adults 25 and older in Gainesville have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.

The per capita income in Gainesville in 2010 was $20,623, which is middle income relative to Texas, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $82,492 for a family of four. However, Gainesville contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Gainesville is a somewhat 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 29.32% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Gainesville include Irish, English, French , and Scots-Irish.

Gainesville also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 15.16%.

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

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