Gainesville, Florida

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Population in 2017: 132,249 (99% urban, 1% rural).
Population change since 2000: +38.6%
Males: 61,569  (46.6%)
Females: 70,680  (53.4%)
Median resident age:

26.7 years
Florida median age:

42.0 years

Zip codes: 32601, 32603, 32605, 32606, 32607, 32608, 32609, 32612, 32641.

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Estimated median household income in 2017: $34,226 (it was $28,164 in 2000)
Gainesville:

$34,226
FL:

$52,594

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $24,202 (it was $16,779 in 2000)

Gainesville city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $156,900 (it was $83,700 in 2000)
Gainesville:

$156,900
FL:

$214,000

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $192,802; detached houses: $214,837; townhouses or other attached units: $123,290; in 2-unit structures: $379,502; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $104,480; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $140,671; mobile homes: $30,416

Median gross rent in 2017: $947.

March 2019 cost of living index in Gainesville: 88.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 30.3%
(25.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 40.7% for Black residents, 43.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 25.9% for American Indian residents, 60.3% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 43.4% for other race residents, 33.9% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Gainesville, FL (2017)
    • 75,88257.4%White alone
    • 26,64520.1%Black alone
    • 15,99612.1%Hispanic
    • 8,4386.4%Asian alone
    • 4,1653.1%Two or more races
    • 6610.5%Other race alone
    • 2720.2%American Indian alone
    • 1940.1%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Gainesville detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Florida and other state lists, there were 358 registered sex offenders living in Gainesville, Florida as of May 26, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Gainesville is 368 to 1.


Crime rates in Gainesville by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
5
(4.5)
7
(6.4)
5
(4.6)
3
(2.6)
3
(2.6)
4
(3.4)
6
(4.8)
6
(4.7)
6
(4.7)
2
(1.6)
2
(1.5)
3
(2.3)
4
(3.0)
5
(3.7)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
99
(88.9)
96
(87.3)
93
(85.9)
87
(76.8)
95
(82.4)
86
(73.6)
82
(65.1)
74
(58.3)
62
(49.0)
102
(79.6)
111
(85.8)
142
(108.2)
164
(123.5)
169
(126.7)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
168
(150.9)
250
(227.3)
237
(218.9)
235
(207.4)
239
(207.3)
199
(170.3)
184
(146.0)
171
(134.6)
155
(122.4)
150
(117.0)
231
(178.5)
189
(144.0)
176
(132.6)
222
(166.4)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
701
(629.8)
737
(669.9)
787
(726.8)
721
(636.4)
819
(710.5)
617
(527.9)
640
(507.7)
600
(472.3)
583
(460.5)
563
(439.2)
586
(452.8)
536
(408.4)
608
(457.9)
593
(444.5)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
1,178
(1,058)
1,420
(1,291)
1,522
(1,405)
1,382
(1,220)
1,487
(1,290)
1,213
(1,038)
1,063
(843.3)
1,009
(794.3)
742
(586.1)
594
(463.4)
543
(419.6)
590
(449.6)
500
(376.6)
510
(382.3)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
3,262
(2,930)
3,877
(3,524)
3,837
(3,543)
4,165
(3,677)
4,457
(3,867)
3,859
(3,302)
4,003
(3,176)
3,953
(3,112)
4,000
(3,160)
3,688
(2,877)
3,767
(2,911)
3,951
(3,010)
3,915
(2,949)
4,287
(3,214)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
430
(386.3)
466
(423.6)
436
(402.6)
414
(365.4)
440
(381.7)
332
(284.1)
290
(230.1)
239
(188.1)
244
(192.7)
298
(232.5)
307
(237.2)
367
(279.6)
363
(273.4)
432
(323.8)
Arson
(per 100,000)
6
(5.4)
11
(10.0)
22
(20.3)
18
(15.9)
42
(36.4)
22
(18.8)
3
(2.4)
9
(7.1)
13
(10.3)
19
(14.8)
7
(5.4)
8
(6.1)
12
(9.0)
6
(4.5)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)473.6549.9561.3517.9551.0449.8411.4386.0360.3355.8380.6390.3402.4428.9

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City-data.com crime index in Gainesville, FL

Crime rate in Gainesville detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 330 (262 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.96
Florida average:

2.08
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Ancestries: Irish (5.8%), English (5.6%), German (5.2%), American (5.1%), Italian (4.0%), Scottish (1.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 183 feet

Land area: 48.2 square miles.

Population density: 2,745 people per square mile   (average).

Gainesville, Florida map

16,580 residents are foreign born (4.5% Latin America, 2.7% Asia, 1.5% Europe).

This city:

12.4%
Florida:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,469 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,588 (1.0%)

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Jacksonville, FL (60.7 miles , pop. 735,617).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (783.4 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities:

Windsor, FL (3.0 miles ),
Micanopy, FL (3.4 miles ),
Alachua, FL (3.4 miles ),
La Crosse, FL (3.6 miles),
Waldo, FL (3.6 miles ),
Archer, FL (3.8 miles ),
Brooker, FL (3.9 miles ),
Hawthorne, FL (4.0 miles )

Latitude: 29.67 N, Longitude: 82.34 W

Nickname or alias (official or unofficial): Hogtown

Daytime population change due to commuting: +34,822 (+26.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 49,273 (75.6%)

Area code: 352

Distribution of median household income in Gainesville, FL in 2017
Distribution of house value in Gainesville, FL in 2017
Gainesville satellite photo by USGS

Gainesville tourist attractions:

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 150 buildings, average cost: $86,200
  • 1998: 173 buildings, average cost: $78,600
  • 1999: 190 buildings, average cost: $74,500
  • 2000: 167 buildings, average cost: $82,700
  • 2001: 153 buildings, average cost: $97,900
  • 2002: 132 buildings, average cost: $97,400
  • 2003: 123 buildings, average cost: $99,500
  • 2004: 141 buildings, average cost: $98,900
  • 2005: 152 buildings, average cost: $99,100
  • 2006: 147 buildings, average cost: $110,500
  • 2007: 95 buildings, average cost: $107,400
  • 2008: 57 buildings, average cost: $108,300
  • 2009: 45 buildings, average cost: $108,100
  • 2010: 45 buildings, average cost: $108,200
  • 2011: 43 buildings, average cost: $114,100
  • 2012: 51 buildings, average cost: $112,600
  • 2013: 63 buildings, average cost: $113,000
  • 2014: 67 buildings, average cost: $113,000
  • 2015: 71 buildings, average cost: $113,000
  • 2016: 76 buildings, average cost: $113,000
  • 2017: 118 buildings, average cost: $132,300
Number of permits per 10,000 Gainesville, FL residents
Average permit cost in Gainesville, FL
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.3%
Florida:

3.3%
Unemployment by year
Historical population in Gainesville, FL
Historical housing units in Gainesville, FL
Most common industries in Gainesville, FL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (24.0%)
  • Health care (13.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.9%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.5%)
  • Public administration (5.2%)
  • Construction (3.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.2%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Educational services (21.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (10.9%)
  • Health care (7.2%)
  • Construction (6.6%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.1%)
  • Public administration (5.9%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (26.3%)
  • Health care (19.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.0%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.8%)
  • Public administration (4.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.0%)
  • Social assistance (3.2%)
Most common occupations in Gainesville, FL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2017
  • Postsecondary teachers (7.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.8%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.0%)
  • Cashiers (3.3%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.2%)
  • Computer specialists (2.9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (2.8%)
Most common occupations for males in 2017
  • Postsecondary teachers (7.3%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.2%)
  • Computer specialists (4.7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.2%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.1%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.0%)
Most common occupations for females in 2017
  • Postsecondary teachers (8.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.3%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.7%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.6%)
  • Cashiers (4.5%)
  • Registered nurses (4.0%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (3.4%)

Average climate in Gainesville, Florida

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Gainesville, Florida environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 50.3. This is significantly better than average.

City:

50.3
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2005 was 25.1. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 0.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

25.1
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2009 was 17.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

17.5
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.30. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.30
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Gainesville-area historical tornado activity is near Florida state average. It is 2% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/28/1966, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 0.9 miles away from the Gainesville city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 3/14/1986, a category F2 tornado 1.4 miles away from the city center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Gainesville-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Florida state average. It is 95% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/10/2006 at 14:56:08, a magnitude 5.9 (5.9 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, Depth: 8.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 353.0 miles away from the city center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 291.1 miles away from Gainesville center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 258.5 miles away from the city center
On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 311.2 miles away from the city center
On 11/11/2002 at 23:39:29, a magnitude 4.4 (4.0 MB, 4.4 LG, Depth: 1.5 mi) earthquake occurred 236.9 miles away from Gainesville center
On 8/21/1992 at 16:31:55, a magnitude 4.4 (4.1 MB, 4.1 LG, 4.4 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 268.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Alachua County (14) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 5, Hurricanes: 5, Tropical Storms: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Flood: 1, Freeze: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Gainesville topographic map

Main business address for: EXACTECH INC (ORTHOPEDIC, PROSTHETIC & SURGICAL APPLIANCES & SUPPLIES), PERMA FIX ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES INC (HAZARDOUS WASTE MANAGEMENT), ABAZIAS INC ([9995]).

Hospitals in Gainesville:

  • 19TH STREET GROUP HOME (529 NW 19TH STREET)
  • ALACHUA GENERAL HOSPITAL (provides emergency services, 801 SW SECOND AVE)
  • GAINESVILLE 39TH AVENUE CLUSTER (5915 NW 39TH AVENUE)
  • HAVEN HOSPICE (4200 NW 90TH BOULEVARD)
  • NORTH FLORIDA REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (Proprietary, 6500 NEWBERRY RD)
  • SHANDS HOSPITAL AT THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA (Government - Federal, 1600 SW ARCHER RD)
  • TACACHALE DAHLIA HOSPIITAL UNIT (1621 NE WALDO RD)
  • TACACHALE GAI FAC VII (1621 NE WALDO ROAD)
  • UPREACH PAVILION (8900 NW 39TH AVE BOX 34059)
  • VA NORTH FLORIDA/SOUTH GEORGIA HEALTHCARE SYSTEM (Government Federal, 1601 S W ARCHER ROAD)

Airports and heliports located in Gainesville:

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Amtrak station:

GAINESVILLE (116 INDUSTRIAL BLVD.) - Bus Station . Services: ticket office, enclosed waiting area.

Colleges/Universities in Gainesville:

  • University of Florida (Full-time enrollment: 43,357; Public; Website: www.ufl.edu/; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • Santa Fe College (Full-time enrollment: 11,819; Location: 3000 Northwest 83rd Street; Public; Website: www.sfcollege.edu)
  • City College-Gainesville (Full-time enrollment: 425; Location: 7001 N.W. 4th Blvd.; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.citycollege.edu)
  • Dragon Rises College of Oriental Medicine (Full-time enrollment: 113; Location: 1000 NE 16th Ave., Building F; Private, for-profit; Website: www.dragonrises.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • Florida School of Massage (Full-time enrollment: 106; Location: 6421 SW 13th St; Private, for-profit; Website: www.floridaschoolofmassage.com/)
  • Academy for Five Element Acupuncture (Full-time enrollment: 89; Location: 305 SE 2nd Ave; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.acupuncturist.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • The Salon Professional Academy-Gainesville (Full-time enrollment: 84; Location: 6915 NW 4th Blvd Ste B; Private, for-profit; Website: www.tspagainesville.com)
  • Florida School of Traditional Midwifery (Full-time enrollment: 38; Location: 810 E University Ave; Private, not-for-profit; Website: midwiferyschool.org)
  • Bly's School of Cosmetology (Full-time enrollment: 33; Location: 1405 Northwest 6th Street; Private, for-profit; Website: www.blyscosmetology.com)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Gainesville:

  • College of Central Florida (about 36 miles; Ocala, FL; Full-time enrollment: 6,103)
  • Rasmussen College-Florida (about 38 miles; Ocala, FL; FT enrollment: 5,736)
  • Florida Gateway College (about 38 miles; Lake City, FL; FT enrollment: 2,179)
  • Saint Johns River State College (about 40 miles; Palatka, FL; FT enrollment: 4,698)
  • Florida State College at Jacksonville (about 62 miles; Jacksonville, FL; FT enrollment: 21,810)
  • Flagler College-St Augustine (about 64 miles; Saint Augustine, FL; FT enrollment: 2,644)
  • Jacksonville University (about 65 miles; Jacksonville, FL; FT enrollment: 3,335)

Biggest public high schools in Gainesville:

  • P.K. YONGE DEVELOPMENTAL RESEARCH SCHOOL (Students: 749, Location: 1080 SW 11TH ST, Grades: KG-12)
  • SIDNEY LANIER CENTER (Location: 312 NW 16TH AVE, Grades: PK-12)
  • GAINESVILLE HIGH SCHOOL (Location: 1900 NW 13TH ST, Grades: 9-12)
  • PROFESSIONAL ACADEMY MAGNET AT LOFTEN HIGH SCHOOL (Location: 3000 E UNIVERSITY AVE, Grades: PK-12)
  • EASTSIDE HIGH SCHOOL (Location: 1201 SE 43RD ST, Grades: 9-12)
  • F. W. BUCHHOLZ HIGH SCHOOL (Location: 5510 NW 27TH AVE, Grades: 9-12)
  • ALACHUA REGIONAL JUVENILE DETENTION CENTER (Location: 3436 NE 39TH AVE STE 3, Grades: 6-12)
  • HORIZON CENTER. ALTERNATIVE SCHOOL (Location: 2802 NE 8TH AVE, Grades: 6-12)
  • HOSPITAL HOMEBOUND (Location: 1817 E UNIVERSITY AVE, Grades: PK-12)
  • ALACHUA ACADEMY (Location: 3436 NE 39TH AVE STE 3, Grades: 7-12)

Biggest private high schools in Gainesville:

  • OAK HALL SCHOOL (Students: 777, Location: 8009 SW 14TH AVE, Grades: PK-12)
  • THE ROCK SCHOOL (Students: 268, Location: 9818 SW 24TH AVE, Grades: PK-12)
  • ST FRANCIS CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 242, Location: 4100 NW 115TH TER, Grades: 9-12)
  • COUNTRYSIDE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 114, Location: 10926 NW 39TH AVE, Grades: PK-12)
  • WESTWOOD HILLS CHRISTIAN (Students: 100, Location: 1520 NW 34TH ST, Grades: KG-12)
  • TRILOGY SCHOOL (Students: 75, Location: 8700 NW 23RD AVE, Grades: T1-12)
  • WINDSOR CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 56, Location: 918 SE COUNTY ROAD 234, Grades: KG-11)
  • CHRISTIAN LIFE ACADEMY (Students: 45, Location: 12000 SW ARCHER RD, Grades: PK-12)
  • PASSAGE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 33, Location: 5121 E UNIVERSITY AVE, Grades: KG-10)
  • LOGA SPRINGS ACADEMY (Students: 7, Location: 931 NE 16TH AVE, Grades: 4-10)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Gainesville:

  • MARJORIE KINNAN RAWLINGS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 292, Location: 3500 NE 15TH ST, Grades: PK-5)
  • CARING & SHARING LEARNING SCHOOL (Students: 67, Location: 1951 SE 4TH ST, Grades: KG-6, Charter school)
  • EXPRESSIONS LEARNING ARTS ACADEMY (Students: 37, Location: 5408 SW 13TH ST, Grades: KG-5, Charter school)
  • LAKE FOREST ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Location: 4401 SE 4TH AVE, Grades: PK-5)
  • LITTLEWOOD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Location: 812 NW 34TH ST, Grades: PK-5)
  • W. A. METCALFE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Location: 1250 NE 18TH AVE, Grades: PK-5)
  • JOSEPH WILLIAMS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Location: 1245 SE 7TH AVE, Grades: KG-5)
  • ABRAHAM LINCOLN MIDDLE SCHOOL (Location: 1001 SE 12TH ST, Grades: 6-8)
  • HOWARD W. BISHOP MIDDLE SCHOOL (Location: 1901 NE 9TH ST, Grades: 6-8)
  • WESTWOOD MIDDLE SCHOOL (Location: 3215 NW 15TH AVE, Grades: 6-8)

Private elementary/middle schools in Gainesville:

  • QUEEN OF PEACE CATHOLIC ACADEMY (Students: 382, Location: 10900 SW 24TH AVE, Grades: PK-8)
  • ST PATRICK INTERPARISH SCHOOL (Students: 306, Location: 550 NE 16TH AVE, Grades: UG-8)
  • GAINESVILLE COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL (Students: 261, Location: 6801 SW 24TH AVE, Grades: PK-5)
  • BRENTWOOD SCHOOL (Students: 225, Location: 1111 NW 55TH ST, Grades: PK-5)
  • MILLHOPPER MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 223, Location: 8505 NW 39TH AVE, Grades: PK-8)
  • STAR CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 52, Location: 908 SE WILLISTON RD, Grades: PK-6)
  • Z L SUNG SDA SCHOOL (Students: 17, Location: 2115 NW 39TH AVE, Grades: KG-8)
See full list of schools located in Gainesville

Library in Gainesville:

  • ALACHUA COUNTY LIBRARY DISTRICT (Operating income: $16,813,996; Location: 401 EAST UNIVERSITY AVENUE; 667,935 books; 28,973 e-books; 73,375 audio materials; 122,910 video materials; 38 local licensed databases; 62 state licensed databases; 1,964 print serial subscriptions; 2 electronic serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • The Harn Museum of Art is one of the top ten public university art museums in the nation, featuring world-renowned collections of African art, Asian art, contemporary art, modern art and photography. Located in the UF Cultural Plaza alongside the Florida Museum of Natural History, the Butterfly Rainforest and the Phillips Center for Performing Arts, the Harn is dedicated to enhancing the teaching and research activities of the university and serving a culturally diverse and national audience through exhibitions and educational programs. (Tuesday-Friday 11 am-5 pm, Saturday from 10 am, Sunday from 1 pm; closed holidays). We are located at S.W. 34th Street and Hull Road. Please visit www.harn.ufl.edu for more information.
  • Don Felder from the rock group the Eagles was born in Gainesville 9/21/47! added by witchyvisions
  • Birthplace of: Gus Bilrakis - 2007 U.S. Representative (Florida's 9th District, born: Feb 8, 1963)
  • WJLF was recently sold by First Assembly to another party.
  • University of Florida (Full-time Enrollment: 51,275)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Gainesville: Gator Plaza (A), Butler Plaza II (B), Central Plaza (C), Palm Plaza (D), Eastgate Plaza (E), Millhopper Square (F), Northwood Plaza (G), Archer Square Center (H), University Plaza (I), Royal Park Plaza (J), Colonial Square (K), Newberry Square (L), Main Street Wastewater Treatment Plant (M), Fountain Lakes Golf Course (N), Tungroc Railroad Station (O), Janes Railroad Station (P), Gainesville Railroad Station (Q), Hydro Railroad Station (R), Alachua County Sheriff's Office (S), Eastside Community Center (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Publix Westgate Shopping Center (1), Northwood Village Shopping Center (2), Hunters Crossing Shopping Center (3), Creekside Mall (4), Northgate Shopping Center (5), The Market Place Shopping Center (6), Millhopper Shopping Center (7), The Festival Shopping Center (8), Interstate Mall (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Main business address in Gainesville include: EXACTECH INC (A), PERMA FIX ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES INC (B), ABAZIAS INC (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Gainesville include: Ridgeview Baptist Church (A), Saint Michaels Episcopal Church (B), Zion Temple African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church (C), Voice of Faith Delivery Temple (D), Visionaries Church of God in Christ (E), University United Methodist Church (F), Trinity United Methodist Church (G), Trinity Church of the Nazarene (H), The Voice of Truth Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Evergreen Cemetery (1), Morning Star Cemetery (2), Mount Pleasant Cemetery (3), Pine Grove Cemetery (4), Forest Meadows Memorial Park (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and swamps: Lake Alice (A), Clear Lake (B), Potato Patch Bay (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: Hogtown Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Gainesville include: Bo Diddley Community Plaza (1), Morningside Nature Center (2), Fred Cone Park (3), Westside Recreation Center (4), City of Gainesville Northside Park (5), Devils Millhopper Geological State Park (6), Smokey Bear Park (7), T B McPherson Recreation Complex (8), Milton Lewis Stadium (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Fred Bear Museum (4600 Southwest 41st Boulevard) (1), Florida Museum of Natural History (Southwest 34th Street & Hull Road) (2), Alachua County Historic Trust Matheson Museum Inc (513 East University Avenue) (3), Florida Wildlife Care 24 Hour Help Line (Recreation Areas; 3400 Southeast 15th Street) (4), Florida Wildlife Care (Recreation Areas; 3400 Southeast 15th Street) (5), Bonnie Bell Export & Import Inc (Amusement & Theme Parks; 1728 West University Avenue) (6), Funworks (1311 Northwest 76th Boulevard) (7). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Coconuts Comedy Club (7417 West Newberry Road) (1), Bambi Motel (2119 Southwest 13th Street) (2), Budget Inn (4401 Southwest 13th Street) (3), Best Western Gateway Grand (4200 Northwest 97th Boulevard) (4), Cabot Lodge (3726 Southwest 40th Boulevard) (5), Baymont Inn & Suites (3905 Southwest 43rd Street) (6), Best Inn - Gainesville (3455 Southwest Williston Roud (I 75 & exit 74)) (7), Comfort Inn West (3440 Southwest 40th Boulevard) (8), Comfort Inn (3440 Southwest 40th Boulevard) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: U S Government - Us District Court- Court Clerk (401 Southeast 1st Avenue Suite 243) (1), U S Government - Us District Court- Us Probation (401 Southeast 1st Avenue Suite 228) (2), Federal Bureau of Investigation (235 South Main Street Suite 204) (3), Us District Court - Us District Judges- Maurice M Paul (401 Southeast 1st Avenue Suite 307) (4), Us District Court - Us District Judges- Stephan P Mickle (401 Southeast 1st Avenue Suite 367) (5), Us District Court - Us Magistrate Judge- Gary R Jones (401 Southeast 1st Avenue Suite 243) (6). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Birthplace of: Kiki Carter - Activist, Tom Petty - (born 1953), singer-songwriter, musician, Rodney Mullen - Skateboarder, David A. Christian - Recipient of the Purple Heart medal, Maya Rudolph - Actor, Don Felder - Rock guitarist, John Vanderslice - Guitarist, Mark Denbeaux - Legal scholar, Jackson D. Arnold - Admiral, Adrian Peterson - 2005 NFL player (Chicago Bears, born: Jul 1, 1979).

Alachua County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Gainesville and their reported violations in the past:

FIMC HIDEAWAY INC (Population served: 275, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
DORAL ESTATES MOBILE HOME PARK (Serves PA, Population served: 160, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In MAR-2014, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAY-06-2014), St Public Notif requested (MAY-06-2014), St Boil Water Order (MAY-06-2014), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-06-2014)
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In JUL-2013, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (SEP-06-2013), St Compliance achieved (SEP-06-2013)
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In JUN-2013, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (AUG-06-2013), St Compliance achieved (AUG-19-2013)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In FEB-2014, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (APR-03-2014), St Compliance achieved (APR-03-2014)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In MAY-2013, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-27-2013), St Compliance achieved (JUN-27-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-27-2013)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In APR-2013, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-04-2013), St Compliance achieved (JUN-04-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-04-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2013 and JUN-2013, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-27-2013), St Compliance achieved (JUN-27-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-27-2013)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In MAR-2013, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-03-2013), St Compliance achieved (MAY-03-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-03-2013)
  • 15 routine major monitoring violations
  • 255 regular monitoring violations
  • 21 other older monitoring violations
CROSS CREEK MHP (Population served: 156, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2012 and SEP-2012, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-06-2012)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2012 and SEP-2012, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-06-2012)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
LAKE WAUBURG/UNIV OF FLORIDA (Population served: 40, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
RAWLINGS PARK (Population served: 30, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation
MONTEOCHA PARK (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation
POWERS PARK (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JAN-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-28-2010), St Compliance achieved (SEP-20-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In JAN-2010, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-28-2010), St Compliance achieved (SEP-20-2010)
  • One minor monitoring violation
OAK TREE CIRCLE (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Gainesville that have no violations reported:

  • MJ'S COUNTRY CAFE, LLC (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • WALDO FARMERS AND FLEA MARKET (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • POE SPRINGS PARK (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • PARADISE STORE #2 (FORM KANGAROO #3918) (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.2 people
Florida:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

40.0%
Whole state:

65.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

7.4%
Whole state:

7.3%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

People in group quarters in Gainesville in 2010:

  • 9,255 people in college/university student housing
  • 974 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 748 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 452 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 430 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 351 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 107 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 102 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 37 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 23 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 11 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 3 people in correctional residential facilities

People in group quarters in Gainesville in 2000:

  • 8,503 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 789 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 665 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 658 people in state prisons
  • 386 people in nursing homes
  • 215 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 87 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 83 people in other group homes
  • 32 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the intellectually disabled
  • 28 people in religious group quarters
  • 25 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 24 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 11 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards

Arenas or stadiums:

  • Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. Capacity: 88,548. Florida Gators football.
  • Stephen C. O'Connell Center. University of Florida.

Banks with most branches in Gainesville (2011 data):

  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: 9 branches. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Merchants & Southern Bank: 7 branches. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $392.7 mil, Deposits: $315.5 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 14 total offices, Holding Company: Merchants & Southern Banks Of Florida, Inc.
  • Bank of America, National Association: 13th Street Branch, Southwest Branch, Main Street Branch, Newberry Square Branch, Milhopper Branch, University Avenue Branch. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • Capital City Bank: Northwood Branch, Millhopper Branch, Main Street Branch, West Newberry Branch. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $2,617.3 mil, Deposits: $2,181.2 mil, headquarters in Tallahassee, FL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 74 total offices, Holding Company: Capital City Bank Group, Inc.
  • Florida Citizens Bank: Millhopper Branch, Messenger Service Branch, at 3919 West Newberry Road, Butler Plaza Branch. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $275.6 mil, Deposits: $246.4 mil, local headquarters, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 10 total offices, Holding Company: Ogs Investments, Inc.
  • Compass Bank: Main Street Branch, Millhopper Branch, Oaks Branch, 34th Street Branch. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $63,107.0 mil, Deposits: $46,232.4 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 720 total offices, Holding Company: Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A.
  • SunTrust Bank: Main Street Branch, Millhopper Branch, Suntrust Plaza Branch, Haile Plantation. Info updated 2010/05/27: Bank assets: $171,291.7 mil, Deposits: $129,833.2 mil, headquarters in Atlanta, GA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1716 total offices, Holding Company: Suntrust Banks, Inc.
  • TD Bank, National Association: Magnolia Park Branch, Nw 43rd Street Branch, Tower Road Branch. Info updated 2010/10/04: Bank assets: $188,912.6 mil, Deposits: $153,149.8 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, 1314 total offices, Holding Company: Toronto-Dominion Bank, The
  • Regions Bank: Millhopper Branch, Tower Road Branch, Archer Road Branch. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $123,368.2 mil, Deposits: $98,301.3 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1778 total offices, Holding Company: Regions Financial Corporation
  • 6 other banks with 9 local branches

For population 15 years and over in Gainesville:

Marital status in Gainesville, FL
  • Never married: 61.7%
  • Now married: 24.6%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 3.7%
  • Divorced: 8.6%

For population 25 years and over in Gainesville:

  • High school or higher: 92.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 44.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 22.3%
  • Unemployed: 9.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.4 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.5
Florida average:

12.0

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Gainesville
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Neighborhoods in Gainesville:

(Gainesville, Florida Neighborhood Map)

Religion statistics for Gainesville, FL (based on Alachua County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant47,845173
Catholic20,0046
Mainline Protestant18,36157
Other10,97434
Black Protestant5,42430
Orthodox2332
None144,495-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 45
Alachua County:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 30
This county:

1.25 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.28 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 115
This county:

4.80 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 156
Here:

6.52 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

7.45 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Alachua County:

7.9%
Florida:

9.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Alachua County:

24.6%
Florida:

23.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

10.8%
Florida:

14.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Gainesville:

52.1%
Florida:

50.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Gainesville:

54.1%
Florida:

48.5%

Average BMI:
Gainesville:

27.8
Florida:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Gainesville:

18.0%
Florida:

19.9%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

9.7%
Florida:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.9
Florida:

6.9

Overweight people:
Here:

29.9%
Florida:

34.8%

General health condition:
Here:

61.5%
State:

56.4%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

83.1%
Florida:

78.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Gainesville, FL Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Electric Power 383$2,469,580$77,3764$9,530
Police Protection - Officers 284$1,470,605$62,1380$0
Transit 271$866,501$38,3692$2,633
Firefighters 165$1,064,987$77,4540$0
Other and Unallocable 158$716,390$54,40910$13,317
Financial Administration 117$694,586$71,2408$11,988
Sewerage 107$581,843$65,2535$4,110
Other Government Administration 107$629,017$70,5446$9,984
Streets and Highways 90$381,721$50,8967$19,501
Water Supply 86$449,239$62,6850$0
Parks and Recreation 78$263,281$40,50553$40,858
Police - Other 69$238,879$41,54431$49,381
Solid Waste Management 37$145,525$47,1970$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 18$96,412$64,2752$7,642
Gas Supply 16$87,517$65,6380$0
Judicial and Legal 16$119,797$89,8481$3,078
Natural Resources 14$48,741$41,7782$3,390
Fire - Other 6$25,816$51,6321$1,725
Totals for Government 2,022$10,350,437$61,427132$177,137

Gainesville government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Electric Utilities: $17,500,000 ($132.33)
    Sewerage: $4,529,000 ($34.25)
    Water Utilities: $2,665,000 ($20.15)
    Gas Utilities: $1,675,000 ($12.67)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $290,822,000 ($2199.05)
    Police Protection: $38,089,000 ($288.01)
    Sewerage: $22,718,000 ($171.78)
    Water Utilities: $20,903,000 ($158.06)
    Housing and Community Development: $20,861,000 ($157.74)
    Gas Utilities: $20,196,000 ($152.71)
    Natural Resources - Other: $18,545,000 ($140.23)
    Local Fire Protection: $17,600,000 ($133.08)
    Regular Highways: $11,124,000 ($84.11)
    Parks and Recreation: $10,420,000 ($78.79)
    General - Other: $9,115,000 ($68.92)
    Solid Waste Management: $8,473,000 ($64.07)
    Transit Utilities: $5,671,000 ($42.88)
    Central Staff Services: $4,695,000 ($35.50)
    Financial Administration: $4,411,000 ($33.35)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $3,385,000 ($25.60)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,598,000 ($12.08)
    Public Welfare - Other: $827,000 ($6.25)
    Parking Facilities: $522,000 ($3.95)
    Health - Other: $350,000 ($2.65)
    Air Transportation: $327,000 ($2.47)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $39,000 ($0.29)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $28,705,000 ($217.05)
  • Employee Retirement - Corporate Stocks: $66,625,000 ($503.78)
    Benefit Payments: $17,317,000 ($130.94)
    Corporate Bonds: $10,757,000 ($81.34)
    Total Cash and Deposits: $6,300,000 ($47.64)
    Other Investments - Other: $1,989,000 ($15.04)
    Withdrawals: $286,000 ($2.16)
  • Gas Utilities - Interest on Debt: $3,392,000 ($25.65)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $7,133,000 ($53.94)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Electric Utilities: $24,306,000 ($183.79)
    Regular Highways: $8,796,000 ($66.51)
    Water Utilities: $6,710,000 ($50.74)
    Sewerage: $5,877,000 ($44.44)
    General - Other: $1,999,000 ($15.12)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,478,000 ($11.18)
    Gas Utilities: $1,136,000 ($8.59)
    Police Protection: $887,000 ($6.71)
    Local Fire Protection: $726,000 ($5.49)
    Transit Utilities: $218,000 ($1.65)
    Parking Facilities: $67,000 ($0.51)
    Housing and Community Development: $34,000 ($0.26)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $30,000 ($0.23)
    Financial Administration: $21,000 ($0.16)
    Solid Waste Management: $5,000 ($0.04)
    Natural Resources - Other: $4,000 ($0.03)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,000 ($0.02)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $6,108,000 ($46.19)

Gainesville government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $43,900,000 ($331.95)
    Other: $23,310,000 ($176.26)
    Solid Waste Management: $8,096,000 ($61.22)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,122,000 ($16.05)
    Regular Highways: $2,002,000 ($15.14)
    Natural Resources - Other: $537,000 ($4.06)
    Parking Facilities: $531,000 ($4.02)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $47,000 ($0.36)
    Housing and Community Development: $4,000 ($0.03)
  • Employee Retirement - Local Employee Contribution: $6,549,000 ($49.52)
    Earnings on Investments (calculated): $200,000 ($1.51)
    From Other Governments: $118,000 ($0.89)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Transit Utilities: $7,148,000 ($54.05)
    Other: $3,834,000 ($28.99)
    Housing and Community Development: $1,652,000 ($12.49)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $4,656,000 ($35.21)
    Other: $2,899,000 ($21.92)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $17,905,000 ($135.39)
    General Revenue - Other: $2,533,000 ($19.15)
    Fines and Forfeits: $2,145,000 ($16.22)
    Rents: $883,000 ($6.68)
    Donations From Private Sources: $148,000 ($1.12)
    Sale of Property: $13,000 ($0.10)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $325,212,000 ($2459.09)
    Water Utilities: $30,721,000 ($232.30)
    Gas Utilities: $23,082,000 ($174.53)
    Transit Utilities: $15,184,000 ($114.81)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $7,134,000 ($53.94)
    Transit Utilities: $5,984,000 ($45.25)
    Other: $5,813,000 ($43.95)
    Highways: $796,000 ($6.02)
    Housing and Community Development: $367,000 ($2.78)
    Sewerage: $61,000 ($0.46)
  • Tax - Property: $28,526,000 ($215.70)
    Public Utilities Sales: $14,578,000 ($110.23)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $6,988,000 ($52.84)
    Other Selective Sales: $4,736,000 ($35.81)
    Other License: $4,722,000 ($35.71)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $1,879,000 ($14.21)

Gainesville government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,108,641,000 ($8382.98)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,076,780,000 ($8142.07)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $92,432,000 ($698.92)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $60,572,000 ($458.01)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $5,000,000 ($37.81)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $5,000,000 ($37.81)

Gainesville government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $46,024,000 ($348.01)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $117,949,000 ($891.87)
    Total Federal Securities: $1,615,000 ($12.21)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $368,103,000 ($2783.41)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,748,000 ($43.46)

8.39% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($47,884 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.39%
Florida average:

7.69%

0.06% of residents moved from foreign countries ($342 average AGI)
Alachua County:

0.06%
Florida average:

0.08%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Marion County, FL  0.43% ($33,514 average AGI)
from Broward County, FL  0.30% ($46,771)
from Duval County, FL  0.29% ($36,609)


8.83% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($51,190 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.83%
Florida average:

6.59%

0.08% of residents moved to foreign countries ($419 average AGI)
Alachua County:

0.08%
Florida average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Marion County, FL  0.46% ($38,206 average AGI)
to Duval County, FL  0.40% ($40,266)
to Orange County, FL  0.39% ($41,565)
Businesses in Gainesville, FL
NameCountNameCount
ALDO1Knights Inn1
AMF Bowling1Kohl's1
AT&T4La Quinta1
Abercrombie & Fitch1Lane Bryant1
Ace Hardware1Lane Furniture3
Advance Auto Parts5LensCrafters1
Aeropostale1Little Caesars Pizza2
Albertsons1Long John Silver's1
American Eagle Outfitters1Lowe's2
Ann Taylor2Macy's1
Applebee's1Marriott5
Arby's2MasterBrand Cabinets14
AutoZone2Mazda1
BMW1McDonald's9
Banana Republic1Men's Wearhouse2
Barnes & Noble1Motel 61
Baskin-Robbins1Motherhood Maternity2
Bath & Body Works1New Balance3
Bed Bath & Beyond1Nike9
Best Western1Nissan1
Blockbuster2Office Depot2
Budget Car Rental1OfficeMax1
Burger King5Old Navy1
CVS10Olive Garden1
Cache1Outback1
Casual Male XL1Outback Steakhouse1
Catherines1Pac Sun2
Chevrolet1Panda Express1
Chick-Fil-A4Panera Bread1
Chico's1Papa John's Pizza3
Chipotle2Payless3
Cinnabon 1Penske3
Cold Stone Creamery2PetSmart1
Coldwater Creek1Pier 1 Imports1
ColorTyme1Pizza Hut4
Comfort Inn1Plato's Closet1
Cracker Barrel1Popeyes1
Curves2Publix Super Markets12
DHL2Quality2
Dairy Queen2Quiznos3
Days Inn1RadioShack3
Decora Cabinetry3Red Lobster1
Discount Tire1Red Roof Inn1
Domino's Pizza7Rodeway Inn1
Dunkin Donuts5Rooms To Go1
Econo Lodge2Ruby Tuesday1
Express1Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
Extended Stay America1Sam's Club1
Famous Footwear1Sears2
FedEx44Sephora2
Firestone Complete Auto Care2Skechers USA1
Foot Locker1Sleep Inn1
Ford1Spencer Gifts1
Forever 211Sprint Nextel6
GNC2Starbucks10
GameStop3Steak 'n Shake2
Gap1Subaru1
Goodwill1Subway18
Gymboree1Super 82
H&R Block8T-Mobile9
Haworth1T.G.I. Driday's1
Hilton2T.J.Maxx1
Holiday Inn2Taco Bell4
Hollister Co.1Talbots1
Home Depot2Target1
Honda1The Room Place1
Hot Topic1Tire Kingdom1
Howard Johnson2Toys"R"Us1
Hyundai1U-Haul7
IHOP1UPS31
JCPenney1Vans4
Jimmy Jazz1Verizon Wireless5
Jimmy John's2Victoria's Secret1
JoS. A. Bank1Volkswagen1
Jones New York1Waffle House2
Journeys1Walgreens8
Justice1Walmart3
KFC4Wet Seal1
Kmart1YMCA3

Strongest AM radio stations in Gainesville:

  • WAJD (1390 AM; 5 kW; GAINESVILLE, FL)
  • WTMN (1430 AM; daytime; 10 kW; GAINESVILLE, FL; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WLUS (980 AM; 5 kW; GAINESVILLE, FL; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WRUF (850 AM; 5 kW; GAINESVILLE, FL; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA)
  • WGGG (1230 AM; 1 kW; GAINESVILLE, FL; Owner: FLORIDA SPORTSTALK, INC.)
  • WOKV (690 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, FL; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WFVR (910 AM; 50 kW; VALDOSTA, GA; Owner: RAMA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WGSR (1570 AM; 50 kW; FERNANDINA BEACH, FL; Owner: RJM COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WFLF (540 AM; 50 kW; PINE HILLS, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WOBS (1530 AM; daytime; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, FL; Owner: WORD BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WQTM (740 AM; 50 kW; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCFI (1290 AM; 10 kW; OCALA, FL; Owner: VECTOR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WDYZ (990 AM; 50 kW; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: ABC, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Gainesville:

  • WUFT-FM (89.1 FM; GAINESVILLE, FL; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEES, UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA)
  • WXJZ (100.9 FM; GAINESVILLE, FL; Owner: ASTERISK COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WRUF-FM (103.7 FM; GAINESVILLE, FL; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA)
  • WSKY-FM (97.3 FM; MICANOPY, FL; Owner: ENTERCOM GAINESVILLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • WJLF (91.7 FM; GAINESVILLE, FL; Owner: FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD)
  • WBXY (99.5 FM; LA CROSSE, FL; Owner: ASTERISK COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WYKS (105.3 FM; GAINESVILLE, FL; Owner: GILLEN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNDT (92.5 FM; ALACHUA, FL; Owner: OCALA BROADCASTING CORPORATION, L.L.)
  • W204BL (88.7 FM; GAINESVILLE, FL; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • WYFB (90.5 FM; GAINESVILLE, FL; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WOGK (93.7 FM; OCALA, FL; Owner: OCALA BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WKTK (98.5 FM; CRYSTAL RIVER, FL; Owner: ENTERCOM GAINESVILLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • WHHZ (100.5 FM; NEWBERRY, FL; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WYGC (104.9 FM; HIGH SPRINGS, FL; Owner: ASTERISK COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WEAG-FM (106.3 FM; STARKE, FL; Owner: DICKERSON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTMG (101.3 FM; WILLISTON, FL; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WTRS (102.3 FM; DUNNELLON, FL; Owner: ASTERISK COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WTLG (88.3 FM; STARKE, FL; Owner: STARKE CHRISTIAN-EDUC. RADIO & T.V.)

TV broadcast stations around Gainesville:

  • WUFT (Channel 5; GAINESVILLE, FL; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEES, UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA)
  • W69AY (Channel 69; ALACHUA, ETC., FL; Owner: ASSOCIATED CHRISTIAN TV SYSTEM, INC.)
  • WLUF-LP (Channel 10; GAINESVILLE, FL; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEES, UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA)
  • WCJB-TV (Channel 20; GAINESVILLE, FL; Owner: DIVERSIFIED BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WBXG-CA (Channel 31; GAINESVILLE, FL; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)
  • WGFL (Channel 53; HIGH SPRINGS, FL; Owner: BUDD BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WYPN-CA (Channel 45; GAINESVILLE, FL; Owner: BUDD BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WOGX (Channel 51; OCALA, FL; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WFXU (Channel 57; LIVE OAK, FL; Owner: WFXU LICENSE CORPORATION)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Gainesville fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 53Number of bridges
  • 472ft / 144mTotal length
  • $2,035,000Total costs
  • 1,183,601Total average daily traffic
  • 185,256Total average daily truck traffic
New bridges in Gainesville, FL - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11940-1949
  • 111950-1959
  • 251960-1969
  • 51970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 62000-2009
  • 32010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Gainesville, FL
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Gainesville)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 580 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Gainesville, FL)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 16 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 78 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 93 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 34 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 981 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Gainesville)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 19 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Gainesville)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 201 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 10 full and 10 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED256$143,089216$136,822737$147,08440$85,1145$3,696,028136$145,7498$82,455
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED11$141,23320$181,14260$144,1628$43,1850$09$118,8113$77,333
APPLICATIONS DENIED47$127,82644$116,203370$140,66042$51,1670$067$139,2226$72,013
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN30$128,82145$155,028242$150,76015$116,0000$037$114,9144$133,088
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$140,51014$168,60976$140,9759$122,2820$010$120,0751$43,620

Detailed mortgage data for all 22 tracts in Gainesville, FL

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 9 full and 8 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED23$153,36912$174,1030$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED7$161,1093$230,6630$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED9$208,7738$172,9264$242,500
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN4$136,4151$116,0000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$159,0402$163,0001$123,000
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Gainesville, FL
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Gainesville, FL - Value

2004 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2004 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 503. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 827 took place in 2006, and the least - 361 in 2014. The data has a decreasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Gainesville, FL When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (44.3%), and Structure Fires (38.0%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Gainesville, FL
    • 3,34044.3%Outside Fires
    • 2,86438.0%Structure Fires
    • 1,07714.3%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 2613.5%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Gainesville, FL

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Gainesville, Florida:

  • Knights Inn, 2820 NW 13TH St, Gainesville, Florida 32609 , Phone: (352) 376-1211, Fax: (352) 377-5772
  • Travelodge Of Gainesville, 3461 SW Williston Rd, Gainesville, Florida 32608 , Phone: (352) 335-6355, Fax: (352) 338-0871
  • Clarion Inn & Conference Center, 7417 NW 8TH Ave, Gainesville, Florida 32605 , Phone: (352) 332-7500
  • Econo Lodge West, 700 NW 75TH St, Gainesville, Florida 32607 , Phone: (352) 332-2346, Fax: (352) 332-4426
  • Econo Lodge University, 2649 SW 13TH St, Gainesville, Florida 32608 , Phone: (352) 373-7816, Fax: (352) 372-9099
  • Americas Best Value Inn, 1900 SW 13TH St, Gainesville, Florida 32608 , Phone: (352) 372-1880, Fax: (352) 335-6862
  • Residence Inn By Marriott, 4001 SW 13TH St, Gainesville, Florida 32608 , Phone: (352) 371-2101, Fax: (352) 377-2247
  • Super 8 Motel Gainesville, 4202 SW 40TH Blvd, Gainesville, Florida 32608 , Phone: (352) 378-3888, Fax: (352) 378-3888
  • 24 other hotels and motels
All 32 fire-safe hotels and motels in Gainesville, Florida
Most common first names in Gainesville, FL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James67570.7 years
Mary64779.2 years
John64572.7 years
William62472.4 years
Robert49971.1 years
Charles34572.2 years
George32074.2 years
Dorothy24977.2 years
Margaret24579.0 years
Thomas23872.1 years
Most common last names in Gainesville, FL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Williams43674.1 years
Smith35373.7 years
Johnson27472.4 years
Jones26775.7 years
Davis22874.6 years
Brown22173.9 years
Thomas17072.4 years
Jackson13972.4 years
Wilson11973.3 years
Miller11676.3 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Gainesville, FL
  • 59.8%Electricity
  • 37.1%Utility gas
  • 1.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.5%No fuel used
  • 0.3%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Gainesville, FL
  • 89.2%Electricity
  • 8.3%Utility gas
  • 1.3%No fuel used
  • 1.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Gainesville compared to Florida state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Gainesville on our top lists:

  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest maximum monthly morning or afternoon humidity (population 50,000+)"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest percentage of family households, population 100,000+"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 cities where the highest percentage of females (15+ years) which never married (with at least 10,000 females in this group)"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 100 cities with youngest residents (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: community and social service occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: educational services (population 50,000+)"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 cities where the highest percentage of males (15+ years) which never married (with at least 10,000 males in this group)"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: life, physical, and social science occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: education, training, and library occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest household incomes disparities (population 50,000+)"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: educational services (population 50,000+)"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 100 cities with shortest commuting times (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people having Doctorate degrees (population 50,000+)"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest percentage of college students (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #33 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: life, physical, and social science occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest percentage of renters (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #54 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: community and social service occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #58 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: food preparation and serving related occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #60 on the list of "Top 100 cities with smallest houses (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #61 on the list of "Top 100 cities with strongest arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services industries (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #15 (32603) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the smallest percentage of taxpayers using paid preparers for 2012 taxes (pop 5,000+)"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Ozone (1-hour) air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #51 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #90 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #96 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
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