Gainesville, VA
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Gainesville is a somewhat small town located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 12,750 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Gainesville is the 67th largest community in Virginia. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Gainesville, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Gainesville, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Gainesville’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Gainesville does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $127,044.00.

Gainesville home prices are not only among the most expensive in Virginia, but Gainesville real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Gainesville is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 91.45% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Gainesville is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Gainesville who work in management occupations (18.17%), sales jobs (11.50%), and office and administrative support (11.09%).

Also of interest is that Gainesville has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Because of many things, Gainesville is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Gainesville a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Gainesville has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Gainesville’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

One downside of living in Gainesville, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 40.50 minutes every day commuting to work.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Gainesville. 54.24% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Gainesville in 2010 was $45,962, which is wealthy relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $183,848 for a family of four.

Gainesville is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. 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 Asian. Important ancestries of people in Gainesville include Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.

Gainesville also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 17.75%.

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