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.
Gainesville is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 office and administrative support (10.73%), food service (9.95%), and sales jobs (9.50%).
One of the benefits of Gainesville is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 19.23 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
In terms of college education, the citizens of Gainesville rank slightly lower than the national average. 14.55% 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 $20,683, 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 $82,732 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 28.34% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Gainesville include Irish, English, French , and Dutch.
The most common language spoken in Gainesville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Gujarathi.