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Gainesville, VA
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Gainesville profile


Living in Gainesville



Gainesville is a medium-sized town located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 18,112 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Gainesville is the 53rd largest community in Virginia. Much of the housing stock in Gainesville was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Gainesville economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Gainesville, where the median household income is $150,487.00.

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.

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.

A relatively large number of people in Gainesville telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 14.49% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

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 35.87 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. 54.94% 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 2018 was $50,902, which is wealthy relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $203,608 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. Gainesville also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.85% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Gainesville include Irish, German, English, Italian, and European.

In addition, Gainesville has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (20.15%).

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