Gainesville, TX
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Gainesville is a medium-sized city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 16,419 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 production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Gainesville who work in food service (12.67%), office and administrative support (12.22%), and sales jobs (9.87%).

Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 19.09 minutes getting to work every day.

As is often the case in a small city, Gainesville doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

In terms of college education, the citizens of Gainesville rank slightly lower than the national average. 15.71% 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 $21,293, 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 $85,172 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 28.23% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Gainesville include Irish, English, Scottish, and French .

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


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