Gainesville

Gainesville is home to Florida’s largest and oldest university, the University of Florida.

Overview for Gainesville, FL

138,741 people live in Gainesville, where the median age is 26.8 and the average individual income is $25,986. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

138,741

Total Population

26.8 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$25,986

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for Gainesville, FL

Gainesville has 53,503 households, with an average household size of 2.34. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Gainesville do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 138,741 people call Gainesville home. The population density is 2,189.61 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

138,741

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

26.8

Median Age

47.77 / 52.23%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

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0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
53,503

Total Households

2.34

Average Household Size

$25,986

Average individual Income

Households with Children

With Children:

Without Children:

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
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Blue vs White Collar Workers

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Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Gainesville, FL

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The following schools are within or nearby Gainesville. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Early Learning Academy At Duval
PUBLIC
PreK - K
No rating available
W. A. Metcalfe Elementary School
PUBLIC
1st - 5th
1/5
Alachua Eschool (Virtual Franchise)
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
3/5
PUBLIC
K - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 12th
No rating available
Caring & Sharing Learning School
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
1/5
Resilience Charter School Inc
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
2/5
PRIVATE
PreK - 5th
No rating available
PRIVATE
1st - 5th
No rating available
Carolyn Beatrice Parker Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
Joseph Williams Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
Alachua Virtual Instruction Program
PUBLIC
K - 12th
No rating available
Alachua Virtual Instruction Program (District Provided)
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
Boulware Springs Charter
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School
PUBLIC
K - 12th
4/5
St Patrick Interparish School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Newberry Christian Community School
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
No rating available
Littlewood Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
Abraham Lincoln Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
3/5
Howard W. Bishop Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
3/5
Westwood Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 9th
3/5
Gainesville High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
3/5
Myra Terwilliger Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
Professional Academy Magnet At Loften High School
PUBLIC
PreK - 12th
4/5
North Central Florida Public Charter School
PUBLIC
8th - 12th
No rating available
P. K. Yonge Virtual Franchise
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
No rating available
C. W. Norton Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
No rating available
Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Elementary School
PUBLIC
1st - 5th
No rating available
PRIVATE
K - 11th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
No rating available
Stephen Foster Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
Alachua Regional Juvenile Detention Center
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
No rating available
Glen Springs Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
William S. Talbot Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
The One Room School House Project
PUBLIC
K - 6th
2/5

Around Gainesville, FL

There's plenty to do around Gainesville, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

12
Car-Dependent
Walking Score
54
Bikeable
Bike Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Walgreens, Chef Ami, and Tony Dillas.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining · $$ 0.69 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $$ 1.09 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.81 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.98 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.05 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.55 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Gainesville is the largest city in, and the county seat of, Alachua County. Alachua can be a little intimidating to pronounce, but here is the easy way to say it: A-latch-ew-A. Maybe hard to say, but a great place to live! It serves as the cultural, educational and commercial center for the North Central Florida Region. The City of Gainesville was founded in 1869 and provides a full range of municipal services, including police and fire protection; comprehensive land use planning and zoning services; code enforcement and neighborhood improvement; streets and drainage construction and maintenance; traffic engineering services; refuse and recycling services; recreation and parks; cultural and nature services; and necessary administrative services to support these activities. Additionally, the City owns a regional transit system, a municipal airport, a par-72 championship golf course and a nationally recognized, award winning utility, Gainesville Regional Utilities (GRU).
 
Gainesville is home to Florida’s largest and oldest university, the University of Florida currently ranked 5th amongst the top public universities. UF and UFHealth/Shands are the leading employers in Gainesville. Known for its preservation of historic buildings and the beauty of its natural surroundings, the City of Gainesville’s numerous parks, museums and historic areas make it a unique and special place with the sophistication and culture found in a big city and the natural resources and beauty of a much smaller town. Because of its beautiful landscape and protected tree canopy, Gainesville is one of the most attractive cities in Florida.
 
 

Statistics of Gainesville Florida

 
Area: Approximately 61 square miles
Climate: Mild winters, warm summers, 255-day growing season,
Average of 2,800 hours of sunshine annually
January average high temperature: 65 F
June average high temperature: 89 F
Average rainfall is 35 inches per year.
The area basks in Gulf breezes that make summer days warm and nights cool, and produce dry and mild winters.
According to the National Weather Service.
Population: 132,127 (269,043 Alachua County) estimated as of 2019 by the US Census Bureau
Median Age: 27
Households: 87,509
Median Households: $31,426
Income Taxes: 7% retail sales tax (food and medicine exempt)
Homestead Exemption – $50,000, additional $25,000 for seniors
No state personal income tax
No state inheritance tax
No franchise tax
No inventory tax
Industry: From agricultural to manufacturing, academic research, health care, corporate infrastructure, biotechnology and many small businesses
Location: North Central Florida and I-75
Major Cities within 2 hours Jacksonville, Daytona Beach, Ocala, Orlando, Tallahassee
Beaches within 75 miles: Cedar Key and St. Augustine
Theme Parks within a 2-hour drive: Disney World, Universal Studios and Busch Garden
Home of: The University of Florida, The Gainesville Raceway and The Gatornationals (NHRA), Santa Fe College
Famous Residents past and present: Bo Diddley, Tom Petty, Don Felder, Bernie Leadon, River Phoenix, Malcolm Gets, Harry Crews, Marty Liquori, Gabriel Schwartzman, Peter Taylor, Mary McCauley, Joe Haldeman, Bob Vila, Maya Rudolph, Joe Clarke
Notable first: Gatorade, Terminix
Movies filmed in and around Gainesville Florida: Just Cause (UF), Doc Hollywood (Micanopy), Parenthood (Gainesville), Double Jeopardy, Devil’s Advocate (A scene near Shenandoah), The Hawk is Dying (Gainesville), Cross Creek and The Yearling (Cross Creek), Gal Young ‘Un (Haile Plantation Gainesville)
 
 
 

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