Gainesville, Florida

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Population in 2013: 127,488 (99% urban, 1% rural). Population change since 2000: +33.6%
Males: 61,552  (48.3%)
Females: 65,936  (51.7%)
Median resident age:  24.5 years
Florida median age:  41.0 years

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

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $28,914 (it was $28,164 in 2000)
Gainesville:

$28,914
FL:

$45,040
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $18,519 (it was $16,779 in 2000)

Gainesville city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $154,200 (it was $83,700 in 2000)
Gainesville:

$154,200
FL:

$148,200
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $174,839; Detached houses: $189,123; Townhouses or other attached units: $154,309; In 2-unit structures: $122,596; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $96,020; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $210,855; Mobile homes: $43,915

Median gross rent in 2012: $851.

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  • White alone - 74,171 (58.8%)
  • Black alone - 24,847 (19.7%)
  • Hispanic - 13,048 (10.4%)
  • Asian alone - 8,866 (7.0%)
  • Two or more races - 4,155 (3.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 450 (0.4%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 196 (0.2%)
  • Other race alone - 305 (0.2%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Gainesville: 90.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (11.1%), Irish (9.6%), English (8.4%), Polish (3.3%), Italian (3.3%), United States (2.7%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 183 feet

Land area: 48.2 square miles.

Population density: 2,646 people per square mile   (average).

Gainesville,FL real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Gainesville:

  • High school or higher: 92.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 42.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 21.9%
  • Unemployed: 9.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Gainesville city:

  • Never married: 63.4%
  • Now married: 23.5%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 3.3%
  • Divorced: 8.3%

15,285 residents are foreign born (2.9% Asia, 1.8% Europe, 1.6% Latin America).

This city:  12.1%
Florida:  19.4%



According to our research of Florida and other state lists there were 295 registered sex offenders living in Gainesville, Florida as of June 30, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Gainesville to the number of sex offenders is 427 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,677 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,403 (0.8%)

Gainesville satellite photo by USGS

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 ).

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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 29.67 N, Longitude: 82.34 W

Nickname or alias (official or unofficial): Hogtown

Daytime population change due to commuting: +34,876 (+27.7%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 41,735 (78.9%)

Area code: 352

Gainesville household income distribution Gainesville home values distribution

Crime rates in Gainesville by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 6475557533466
per 100,000 6.14.17.05.24.54.56.44.62.62.63.44.84.7
Rapes 74856555989996938795868274
per 100,000 75.886.865.156.787.888.987.385.976.882.473.665.158.3
Robberies 271303185197191168250237235239199184171
per 100,000 277.6309.4185.4203.3171.2150.9227.3218.9207.4207.3170.3146.0134.6
Assaults 632474508747602701737787721819617640600
per 100,000 647.5484.1509.0770.7539.6629.8669.9726.8636.4710.5527.9507.7472.3
Burglaries 1,2691,2941,2481,2081,2121,1781,4201,5221,3821,4871,2131,0631,009
per 100,000 1300.11321.51250.41246.41086.31058.31290.81405.51219.91290.11037.8843.3794.3
Thefts 4,0483,4693,5303,3702,8183,2623,8773,8374,1654,4573,8594,0033,953
per 100,000 4147.13542.73536.73477.12525.72930.53524.33543.33676.53866.73301.73175.73111.7
Auto thefts 471616473471435430466436414440332290239
per 100,000 482.5629.1473.9486.0389.9386.3423.6402.6365.4381.7284.1230.1188.1
Arson 1623131896112218422239
per 100,000 16.423.513.018.68.15.410.020.315.936.418.82.47.1
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 565.9537.2477.5521.9435.0461.1535.4546.5504.3536.4437.9400.5375.8

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Gainesville detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 352 (293 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.31
Florida average:

2.45

Gainesville tourist attractions:

Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.7%
Florida:

6.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (22%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Health care (7%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Educational services (26%)
  • Health care (19%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Social assistance (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Postsecondary teachers (9%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Computer specialists (4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)

Work and jobs in Gainesville: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Gainesville, Florida

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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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 (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 3

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

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

Private high schools in Gainesville:

  • OAK HALL SCHOOL (Students: 760; Location: 8009 SW 14TH AVE; Grades: PK - 12)
  • CORNERSTONE ACADEMY (Students: 241; Location: 3536 NW 8TH AVE; Grades: PK - 12)
  • ST FRANCIS CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 216; Location: 4100 NW 115TH TER; Grades: 9 - 12)
  • THE ROCK SCHOOL (Students: 204; Location: 9818 SW 24TH AVE; Grades: PK - 12)
  • WESTWOOD HILLS CHRISTIAN (Students: 160; Location: 1520 NW 34TH ST; Grades: KG - 12)
  • COUNTRYSIDE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 125; Location: 10926 NW 39TH AVE; Grades: PK - 12)
  • TRILOGY SCHOOL (Students: 94; Location: 8700 NW 23RD AVE; Grades: 1 - 12)
  • CHRISTIAN LIFE ACADEMY (Students: 44; Location: 12000 SW ARCHER RD; Grades: PK - 12)
  • WINDSOR CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 43; Location: 918 SE COUNTY ROAD 234; Grades: 2 - 12)

Private elementary/middle schools in Gainesville:

  • ST PATRICK INTERPARISH SCHOOL (Students: 502; Location: 550 NE 16TH AVE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • OAK HALL LOWER SCHOOL (Students: 413; Location: 7715 SW 14TH AVE; Grades: PK - 5)
  • QUEEN OF PEACE CATHOLIC ACADEMY (Students: 317; Location: 10900 SW 24TH AVE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • GAINESVILLE COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL (Students: 279; Location: 6801 SW 24TH AVE; Grades: PK - 5)
  • BRENTWOOD SCHOOL (Students: 257; Location: 1111 NW 55TH ST; Grades: PK - 5)
  • MILLHOPPER MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 210; Location: 8505 NW 39TH AVE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • FLOWERS MONTESSORI (Students: 45; Location: 3111 NW 31ST AVE; Grades: PK - KG)
  • Z L SUNG SDA SCHOOL (Students: 21; Location: 2115 NW 39TH AVE; Grades: 1 - 10)
  • COMPASSIONATE OUTREACH MINISTRIES CHRISTIAN ACDMY (Students: 20; Location: 320 SW 43RD ST; Grades: KG - 5)
  • THE CHILDREN'S CENTER (Students: 14; Location: 5600 SW 34TH ST; Grades: PK - 1)
See full list of schools located in Gainesville, School District: ALACHUA COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT

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)

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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

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 63.0. This is about average.

City:

63.0
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 23.7. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 0.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

23.7
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2009 was 17.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

17.9
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 7.04. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 4.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.04
U.S.:

9.14

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)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 38.1%
(35.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 44.8% for Black residents)
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 mentally retarded
  • 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

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Gainesville compared to Florida state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.

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

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Gainesville, Florida:

  • Gainesville Lodge, 413 University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601 , Phone: (352) 376-1224
  • Scottish Inn, 4155 NW 13TH St, Gainesville, FL 32609
  • Casa Loma Lodge, 2000 SW 13TH St, Gainesville, FL 32608
  • Bambi Motel, 2119 SW 13TH St, Gainesville, FL 32608
  • Knights Inn, 2820 NW 13TH St, Gainesville, FL 32609 , Phone: (352) 376-1211, Fax: (352) 377-5772
  • Travelodge Of Gainesville, 3461 SW Williston Rd, Gainesville, FL 32608 , Phone: (352) 335-6355, Fax: (352) 338-0871
  • Clarion Inn & Conference Center, 7417 NW 8TH Ave, Gainesville, FL 32605 , Phone: (352) 332-7500
  • Econo Lodge West, 700 NW 75TH St, Gainesville, FL 32607 , Phone: (352) 332-2346, Fax: (352) 332-4426
  • 39 other hotels and motels
All 47 fire-safe hotels and motels in Gainesville, Florida

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Gainesville travel time to work - commute Gainesville mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (76%)
  • Utility gas (23%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

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Neighborhoods in Gainesville:

(Gainesville, Florida Neighborhood Map)

Religion statistics for Gainesville city (based on Alachua County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 33.60%
Here: 33.6%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchEpiscopal ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents33.3%21.8%16.2%3.3%3.2%
Congregations25.8%3.1%19.6%3.6%4.6%
NameJewishChurches of ChristLDS (Mormon) ChurchChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Other
Adherents3.0%2.8%2.1%1.5%12.9%
Congregations1.5%6.7%2.1%3.6%29.4%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables 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.
State:

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

1.25 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

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

4.80 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.52 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.45 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.9%
Florida:

9.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Alachua County:

24.6%
Florida:

23.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

10.8%
State:

14.0%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 131$670,420$61,41318$22,307
Other Government Administration 103$553,543$64,4903$5,675
Judicial and Legal 16$117,112$87,8340$0
Police Protection - Officers 315$1,583,989$60,3420$0
Police - Other 62$181,724$35,17214$7,713
Firefighters 151$868,298$69,0040$0
Fire - Other 8$28,106$42,1592$1,484
Streets and Highways 119$435,779$43,94410$9,996
Solid Waste Management 30$97,543$39,0170$0
Sewerage 107$580,682$65,1235$4,814
Parks and Recreation 68$219,283$38,69749$19,930
Housing and Community Development(Local) 33$148,773$54,0991$226
Water Supply 50$296,429$71,1430$0
Electric Power 378$2,154,778$68,4063$9,803
Gas Supply 29$153,015$63,3170$0
Transit 249$732,669$35,3091$123
Other and Unallocable 201$914,014$54,56810$12,517
Totals for Government 2,050$9,736,157$56,992116$94,588

Gainesville government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $77,000 ($0.60)
  • Construction - Electric Utilities: $37,897,000 ($297.26)
    Water Utilities: $10,724,000 ($84.12)
    Sewerage: $10,037,000 ($78.73)
    Gas Utilities: $3,253,000 ($25.52)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $1,346,000 ($10.56)
    Regular Highways: $1,340,000 ($10.51)
    Parking Facilities: $1,078,000 ($8.46)
    Housing and Community Development: $143,000 ($1.12)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $132,258,000 ($1037.42)
    General - Other: $34,626,000 ($271.60)
    Police Protection: $32,381,000 ($253.99)
    Gas Utilities: $21,378,000 ($167.69)
    Sewerage: $14,948,000 ($117.25)
    Transit Utilities: $14,296,000 ($112.14)
    Local Fire Protection: $13,758,000 ($107.92)
    Parks and Recreation: $9,329,000 ($73.18)
    Water Utilities: $9,088,000 ($71.29)
    Regular Highways: $7,680,000 ($60.24)
    Solid Waste Management: $7,128,000 ($55.91)
    Financial Administration: $6,381,000 ($50.05)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $4,508,000 ($35.36)
    Central Staff Services: $4,454,000 ($34.94)
    Housing and Community Development: $3,644,000 ($28.58)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $2,042,000 ($16.02)
    General Public Buildings: $1,986,000 ($15.58)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,185,000 ($9.29)
    Public Welfare - Other: $924,000 ($7.25)
    Parking Facilities: $619,000 ($4.86)
    Natural Resources - Other: $73,000 ($0.57)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $10,300,000 ($80.79)
  • Employee Retirement - Corporate Stocks: $363,092,000 ($2848.05)
    Corporate Bonds: $58,472,000 ($458.65)
    Benefit Payments: $20,709,000 ($162.44)
    Total Cash and Deposits: $4,583,000 ($35.95)
    Other Investments - Other: $2,330,000 ($18.28)
    Withdrawals: $449,000 ($3.52)
  • Gas Utilities - Interest on Debt: $1,562,000 ($12.25)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $9,833,000 ($77.13)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Transit Utilities: $4,010,000 ($31.45)
    Police Protection: $2,721,000 ($21.34)
    Sewerage: $1,129,000 ($8.86)
    Solid Waste Management: $934,000 ($7.33)
    Parks and Recreation: $555,000 ($4.35)
    Housing and Community Development: $463,000 ($3.63)
    Local Fire Protection: $402,000 ($3.15)
    Financial Administration: $303,000 ($2.38)
    Regular Highways: $161,000 ($1.26)
    Public Welfare - Other: $144,000 ($1.13)
    Central Staff Services: $126,000 ($0.99)
    General Public Building: $120,000 ($0.94)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $50,000 ($0.39)
    General - Other: $23,000 ($0.18)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $16,000 ($0.13)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $101,396,000 ($795.34)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $2,986,000 ($23.42)

Gainesville government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $29,902,000 ($234.55)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $8,624,000 ($67.65)
    Solid Waste Management: $7,291,000 ($57.19)
    All Other: $2,997,000 ($23.51)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,732,000 ($13.59)
    Parking Facilities: $346,000 ($2.71)
  • Employee Retirement - Earnings on Investments (calculated): $60,427,000 ($473.98)
    Local Employee Contribution: $6,256,000 ($49.07)
    From Parent Local Government: $3,371,000 ($26.44)
    From Other Governments: $1,086,000 ($8.52)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $6,500,000 ($50.99)
    Housing and Community Development: $2,876,000 ($22.56)
    Transit Utilities: $1,634,000 ($12.82)
    All Other: $751,000 ($5.89)
    Natural Resources: $57,000 ($0.45)
    Sewerage: $24,000 ($0.19)
    Highways: $2,000 ($0.02)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $645,000 ($5.06)
    Highways: $10,000 ($0.08)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $36,060,000 ($282.85)
    Interest Earnings: $7,344,000 ($57.61)
    Fines and Forfeits: $5,315,000 ($41.69)
    Sale of Property: $1,390,000 ($10.90)
    Rents: $637,000 ($5.00)
    Donations From Private Sources: $376,000 ($2.95)
    Special Assessments: $3,000 ($0.02)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $178,569,000 ($1400.67)
    Gas Utilities: $26,781,000 ($210.07)
    Water Utilities: $18,959,000 ($148.71)
    Transit Utilities: $11,521,000 ($90.37)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $4,725,000 ($37.06)
    Transit Utilities: $2,308,000 ($18.10)
    Housing and Community Development: $1,233,000 ($9.67)
    All Other: $244,000 ($1.91)
    Public Welfare: $223,000 ($1.75)
    Highways: $2,000 ($0.02)
  • Tax - Property: $19,327,000 ($151.60)
    Public Utilities Sales: $12,176,000 ($95.51)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $6,752,000 ($52.96)
    Motor Fuels Sales: $3,143,000 ($24.65)
    Other License: $1,938,000 ($15.20)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $959,000 ($7.52)
    Other Selective Sales: $302,000 ($2.37)

Gainesville government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $610,311,000 ($4787.20)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $557,896,000 ($4376.07)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $71,812,000 ($563.28)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $19,397,000 ($152.15)

Gainesville government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Employee Retirement - Total Federal Securities: $5,861,000 ($45.97)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $173,702,000 ($1362.50)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $11,613,000 ($91.09)

9.47% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,673 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.47%
Florida average:

7.97%

0.08% of residents moved from foreign countries ($242 average AGI)
Alachua County:

0.08%
Florida average:

0.11%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Marion County, FL  0.57% ($27,029 average AGI)
from Hillsborough County, FL  0.36% ($24,950)
from Broward County, FL  0.35% ($28,233)


10.36% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($35,378 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.36%
Florida average:

7.17%

0.15% of residents moved to foreign countries ($408 average AGI)
Alachua County:

0.15%
Florida average:

0.12%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Marion County, FL  0.47% ($30,600 average AGI)
to Hillsborough County, FL  0.47% ($26,180)
to Duval County, FL  0.44% ($30,198)

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 (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Gainesville fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 31
Total length: 146 meters (479ft)
Total costs: $720,000
Total average daily traffic: 762,048
Total average daily truck traffic: 78,903

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1950-1959: 7
  • 1960-1969: 19
  • 1970-1979: 2
  • 1980-1989: 0
  • 1990-1999: 0
  • 2000-2009: 3
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: 438 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 16 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Gainesville, FL)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 60 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 84 (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: 749 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Gainesville)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 11 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Gainesville)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 187 (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

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2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 827
  • Hazardous Condition: 624
  • Service Call: 18
  • Good Intent Call: 25

Incident types - Gainesville

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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
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

Gainesville on our top lists:

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  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Book stores and news dealers (population 50,000+)"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest percentage of residents living in poverty in 2007"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Primary, secondary, and special education school teachers: (population 50,000+)"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Life, physical, and social science occupations: (population 50,000+)"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Community and social services occupations: (population 50,000+)"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus) (population 50,000+)"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Professional and related occupations: (population 50,000+)"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Life, physical, and social science occupations: (population 50,000+)"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest percentage of college students (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Financial specialists: (population 50,000+)"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Entertainers and performers, sports, and related workers (population 50,000+)"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Other health diagnosing and treating practitioners and technical occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Computer specialists (population 50,000+)"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Fire fighting and prevention workers including supervisors (population 50,000+)"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children (population 50,000+)"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Health care (population 50,000+)"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Art and design workers (population 50,000+)"
  • #49 (32605) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Alsatian first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #59 (32603) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Kenyan first ancestries"
  • #62 (32603) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Other West Indian first ancestries"
  • #65 (32603) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Turkish first ancestries"
  • #76 (32641) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Ethiopian first ancestries"
  • #80 (32608) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Zimbabwean first ancestries"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2003 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #76 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006"
  • #93 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2006 (pop. 50,000+)"
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