Gainesville, Virginia

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Population in 2010: 11,481.
Population change since 2000: +162.0%
Males: 5,648  (49.2%)
Females: 5,833  (50.8%)
Median resident age:

34.8 years
Virginia median age:

38.2 years

Zip codes: 20137, 20155.

Gainesville Zip Code Map
Estimated median household income in 2017: $116,654 (it was $76,300 in 2000)
Gainesville:

$116,654
VA:

$71,535

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $54,333 (it was $35,196 in 2000)

Gainesville CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $478,686 (it was $186,900 in 2000)
Gainesville:

$478,686
VA:

$273,400

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $456,264; detached houses: $515,952; townhouses or other attached units: $316,123; in 2-unit structures: $213,430; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $158,063; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $505,348

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,943.

March 2019 cost of living index in Gainesville: 167.1 (very high, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 3.1%
(2.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 6.0% for Black residents, 3.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 3.2% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Gainesville, VA (2010)
    • 6,76058.9%White alone
    • 1,77615.5%Asian alone
    • 1,31611.5%Black alone
    • 1,17510.2%Hispanic
    • 4083.6%Two or more races
    • 220.2%American Indian alone
    • 200.2%Other race alone
    • 40.03%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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



According to our research of Virginia and other state lists, there were 13 registered sex offenders living in Gainesville, Virginia as of October 24, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Gainesville is 1,126 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is much lower than the state average.


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Ancestries: Irish (6.2%), German (6.2%), American (5.7%), English (4.6%), Scottish (2.1%), European (2.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 353 feet

Land area: 9.72 square miles.

Population density: 1,182 people per square mile   (low).

Gainesville, Virginia map

2,939 residents are foreign born (3.8% Latin America, 2.4% Africa).

This place:

19.7%
Virginia:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $4,932 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $6,242 (1.2%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Dale City, VA (18.1 miles , pop. 55,971).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Washington, DC (33.7 miles , pop. 572,059).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (156.3 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Haymarket, VA (1.2 miles ),
Linton Hall, VA (1.9 miles ),
Bull Run, VA (2.3 miles ),
New Baltimore, VA (2.5 miles ),
Sudley, VA (2.6 miles ),
West Gate, VA (2.6 miles ),
Nokesville, VA (2.7 miles ),
Loch Lomond, VA (2.7 miles )

Latitude: 38.79 N, Longitude: 77.62 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 703

Distribution of median household income in Gainesville, VA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Gainesville, VA in 2017

Property values in Gainesville, VA

Gainesville satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

2.8%
Virginia:

3.0%
Most common industries in Gainesville, VA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (17.6%)
  • Public administration (9.9%)
  • Construction (9.5%)
  • Educational services (6.5%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (5.0%)
  • Health care (4.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.2%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (15.8%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (14.9%)
  • Public administration (8.6%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (6.5%)
  • Broadcasting & telecommunications (4.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (3.4%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (3.2%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (20.5%)
  • Public administration (11.3%)
  • Educational services (10.8%)
  • Health care (7.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.1%)
  • Used merchandise, gift, novelty, souvenir, other miscellaneous stores (3.8%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.4%)
Most common occupations in Gainesville, VA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.0%)
  • Computer specialists (4.5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.4%)
  • Top executives (3.2%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.3%)
  • Computer specialists (6.5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.5%)
  • Top executives (5.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.9%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (10.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.0%)
  • Customer service representatives (4.0%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.4%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.4%)

Average climate in Gainesville, Virginia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Gainesville, Virginia environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 71.5. This is about average.

City:

71.5
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.337. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 10.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.337
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 4.23. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 4.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

4.23
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2008 was 2.69. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 8.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.69
U.S.:

1.79
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 29.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.6
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 9.02. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.02
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Gainesville-area historical tornado activity is above Virginia state average. It is 1% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/24/2001, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 12.4 miles away from the Gainesville place center injured 2 people and caused $2 million in damages.

On 4/28/2002, a category F4 tornado 29.2 miles away from the place center killed 3 people and injured 122 people and caused $124 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Gainesville-area historical earthquake activity is near Virginia state average. It is 84% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 84.9 miles away from Gainesville center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 237.3 miles away from Gainesville center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 135.7 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 269.5 miles away from Gainesville center
On 5/5/2003 at 16:32:32, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 76.0 miles away from Gainesville center
On 1/16/1994 at 00:42:43, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 136.5 miles away from Gainesville 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 Prince William County (13) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Winter Storms: 5, Hurricanes: 4, Snowstorms: 3, Tropical Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Gainesville topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Gainesville:

  • GAINESVILLE HEALTH AND REHAB CENTER (7501 HERITAGE VILLAGE PLAZA)
  • FMC - HERITAGE HUNT (7001 HERITAGE VILLAGE PLAZA)
  • HAYMARKET DIALYSIS (14664 GAP WAY #2268)

Amtrak stations near Gainesville:

  • 9 miles: MANASSAS (9500 WEST ST.) . Services: public payphones, paid short-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
  • 12 miles: WARRENTON (RTS. 29/15/17 SOUTH) - Bus Station . Services: public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities, free short-term parking.
  • 15 miles: DULLES INTERNATIONAL AP'T (HERNDON, DULLES INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT) - Bus Station . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, car rental agency, taxi stand, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Gainesville:

  • George Mason University (about 18 miles; Fairfax, VA; Full-time enrollment: 26,002)
  • Stratford University (about 18 miles; Fairfax, VA; FT enrollment: 2,570)
  • Northern Virginia Community College (about 21 miles; Annandale, VA; FT enrollment: 35,721)
  • Medtech Institute (about 25 miles; Falls Church, VA; FT enrollment: 2,900)
  • Marymount University (about 28 miles; Arlington, VA; FT enrollment: 3,361)
  • Strayer University-Virginia (about 30 miles; Arlington, VA; FT enrollment: 7,005)
  • American University (about 31 miles; Washington, DC; FT enrollment: 9,850)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Gainesville: Gainesville Business Park (A), Camp Glenkirk (B), Gainesville Volunteer Fire and Rescue Station 4 (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Gainesville include: Buckland Pentecostal Church (A), Gainesville United Methodist Church (B), Mount Pleasant Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Lake Manassas (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: North Fork Broad Run (A), Catharpin Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Birthplace of: John Carter (sound engineer) - Sound engineer.

Prince William 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:

PEV`S PAINTBALL (Population served: 40, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 7 routine major monitoring violations
Average household size:
This place:

3.0 people
Virginia:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

79.5%
Whole state:

67.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

4.4%
Whole state:

5.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Banks with branches in Gainesville (2011 data):

  • Capital One, National Association: Madison Crescent/Gainesville Branch at 8092 Crescent Park Dr, branch established on 2009/07/30; Virginia Gateway Branch at 13236 Gateway Center Dr, branch established on 2009/07/30. Info updated 2011/07/01: Bank assets: $133,477.8 mil, Deposits: $97,063.7 mil, headquarters in Mclean, VA, positive income, 984 total offices, Holding Company: Capital One Financial Corporation
  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Gainesville Branch at 7681 Linton Hall Rd., branch established on 2000/10/16. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation
  • SunTrust Bank: Stonewall Branch at 8170 Stonewall Shops Sq, branch established on 2005/05/16. 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.
  • PNC Bank, National Association: Gainesville @ Giant Branch at 7575 Linton Hall Road, branch established on 2009/04/22. Info updated 2012/03/20: Bank assets: $263,309.6 mil, Deposits: $197,343.0 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3085 total offices, Holding Company: Pnc Financial Services Group, Inc., The
  • Bank of America, National Association: Gainesville Square Branch at 14752 Lee Highway, branch established on 2008/06/30. 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
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Gainesville Branch at 7591 Somerset Crossing Drive, branch established on 2004/02/23. 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
  • Virginia Heritage Bank: Gainesville Branch at 7905 Heritage Village Plaza, branch established on 2007/03/14. Info updated 2011/02/16: Bank assets: $578.1 mil, Deposits: $491.7 mil, headquarters in Fairfax, VA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 5 total offices
  • The Middleburg Bank: Gainesville Branch at 8190 Stonewall Shops Square, branch established on 2010/10/20. Info updated 2008/09/23: Bank assets: $1,186.8 mil, Deposits: $931.5 mil, headquarters in Middleburg, VA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 10 total offices, Holding Company: Middleburg Financial Corporation

For population 15 years and over in Gainesville:

Marital status in Gainesville, VA
  • Never married: 24.6%
  • Now married: 63.3%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 3.2%
  • Divorced: 7.7%

For population 25 years and over in Gainesville:

  • High school or higher: 96.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 54.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 18.9%
  • Unemployed: 2.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 42.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.8
Virginia average:

12.2

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

Religion statistics for Gainesville, VA (based on Prince William County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic59,5516
Evangelical Protestant36,833131
Other23,21422
Mainline Protestant18,64429
Black Protestant6,92610
None256,834-
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: 64
This county:

1.78 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 4
Prince William County:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 43
This county:

1.20 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

1.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 92
This county:

2.56 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

4.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 197
This county:

5.48 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

7.65 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.7%
Virginia:

9.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Prince William County:

28.2%
Virginia:

26.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

25.9%
State:

18.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Gainesville:

50.4%
Virginia:

50.2%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Gainesville:

47.9%
Virginia:

47.8%

Average BMI:
Gainesville:

28.6
Virginia:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

20.7%
Virginia:

20.3%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

9.5%
State:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Gainesville:

6.8
Virginia:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

34.1%
Virginia:

33.7%

General health condition:
This city:

57.6%
Virginia:

56.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

79.8%
Virginia:

80.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Gainesville, VA Residents

9.68% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($60,599 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.68%
Virginia average:

9.50%

0.24% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,958 average AGI)
Prince William County:

0.24%
Virginia average:

0.18%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Fairfax County, VA  2.62% ($64,323 average AGI)
from Manassas city, VA  0.48% ($55,501)
from Alexandria city, VA  0.43% ($60,962)


9.86% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($66,786 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.86%
Virginia average:

9.76%

0.20% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,653 average AGI)
Prince William County:

0.20%
Virginia average:

0.17%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Fairfax County, VA  1.46% ($64,073 average AGI)
to Stafford County, VA  0.72% ($60,507)
to Manassas city, VA  0.54% ($46,085)
Businesses in Gainesville, VA
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven3Lowe's1
AT&T2MasterBrand Cabinets2
Bed Bath & Beyond1McDonald's1
Buffalo Wild Wings1New Balance2
CVS1Nike3
Chick-Fil-A1Panera Bread1
Chico's1PetSmart1
Chipotle1Pier 1 Imports1
Circle K1Qdoba Mexican Grill1
Cold Stone Creamery1Quiznos1
DHL1Rite Aid1
Decora Cabinetry2Ruby Tuesday1
Dunkin Donuts1Sprint Nextel1
FedEx5Staples1
GameStop1Starbucks3
Giant1Subway4
H&R Block1Taco Bell1
Hilton1Target1
IHOP1Toys"R"Us1
JoS. A. Bank1U-Haul1
Justice1UPS6
KFC1Walgreens1
La-Z-Boy1

Strongest AM radio stations in Gainesville:

  • WKCW (1420 AM; 50 kW; WARRENTON, VA; Owner: WAY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WKDV (1460 AM; 5 kW; MANASSAS, VA; Owner: WAY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WPRZ (1250 AM; 5 kW; WARRENTON, VA; Owner: PRAISE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WTEM (980 AM; 50 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WMET (1150 AM; 50 kW; GAITHERSBURG, MD; Owner: BELTWAY ACQUISITION CORPORATION)
  • WTOP (1500 AM; 50 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WUST (1120 AM; daytime; 20 kW; WASHINGTON, DC)
  • WWGB (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; INDIAN HEAD, MD; Owner: GOOD BODY MEDIA, LLC)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WPGC (1580 AM; 50 kW; MORNINGSIDE, MD; Owner: INFINITY WPGC(AM), INC.)
  • WDCT (1310 AM; 5 kW; FAIRFAX, VA; Owner: FAMILY RADIO, LTD.)
  • WKDL (730 AM; 8 kW; ALEXANDRIA, VA; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ALEXANDRIA LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WBAL (1090 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: HEARST RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Gainesville:

  • WPER (89.9 FM; CULPEPER, VA; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO INC.)
  • WTOP-FM (107.7 FM; WARRENTON, VA; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WBPS-FM (94.3 FM; WARRENTON, VA; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF WARRENTON LICENSEE, L.L.C.)
  • WINC-FM (92.5 FM; WINCHESTER, VA; Owner: MID ATLANTIC NETWORK, INC.)
  • W228BA (93.5 FM; LEESBURG, VA; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • WJFK-FM (106.7 FM; MANASSAS, VA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORP. OF WASHINGTON, DC)
  • W243AF (96.5 FM; FLINT HILL, VA; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • WJZW (105.9 FM; WOODBRIDGE, VA; Owner: WMAL, INC.)
  • WMXH-FM (105.7 FM; LURAY, VA; Owner: EASY RADIO, INC.)
  • WMZQ-FM (98.7 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WRQX (107.3 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: WMAL, INC.)
  • WARW (94.7 FM; BETHESDA, MD; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WASH (97.1 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WHUR-FM (96.3 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: THE HOWARD UNIVERSITY)
  • WIHT (99.5 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCUL (103.1 FM; CULPEPER, VA; Owner: JOYNER LICENSE, INC.)
  • WGTS (91.9 FM; TAKOMA PARK, MD; Owner: COLUMBIA UNION COLLEGE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WETA (90.9 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: GREATER WASHINGTON EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS ASSN.)
  • WTRM (91.3 FM; WINCHESTER, VA; Owner: TIMBER RIDGE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WKYS (93.9 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Gainesville:

  • WNVT (Channel 53; GOLDVEIN, VA; Owner: COMMONWEALTH PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WPXW (Channel 66; MANASSAS, VA; Owner: PAXSON WASHINGTON LICENSE, INC.)
  • WNVC (Channel 56; FAIRFAX, VA; Owner: COMMONWEALTH PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WJLA-TV (Channel 7; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: ACC LICENSEE, INC.)
  • WUSA (Channel 9; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: THE DETROIT NEWS, INC.)
  • WTTG (Channel 5; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WETA-TV (Channel 26; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: THE GREATER WASHINGTON ED TELECOMM. ASSOC)
  • WDCA (Channel 20; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WHUT-TV (Channel 32; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: HOWARD UNIVERSITY)
  • WBDC-TV (Channel 50; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: WBDC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WRC-TV (Channel 4; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: NBC SUBSIDIARY (WRC-TV), INC.)
  • W42BE (Channel 42; FAIRFAX, VA; Owner: FAIRFAX LOW POWER CO.)
Gainesville fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Gainesville fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 68Number of bridges
  • 545ft / 166mTotal length
  • $3,481,000Total costs
  • 1,448,443Total average daily traffic
  • 58,933Total average daily truck traffic
New bridges in Gainesville, VA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11920-1929
  • 21930-1939
  • 21950-1959
  • 61960-1969
  • 81970-1979
  • 131980-1989
  • 71990-1999
  • 202000-2009
  • 92010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Gainesville, VA
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED104$336,71172$295,793254$313,1886$119,3439$237,053
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED5$329,9406$321,14718$324,2390$01$200,390
APPLICATIONS DENIED8$283,3738$264,99076$360,0635$82,8783$262,497
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN12$346,67013$340,21562$354,6561$140,0803$293,677
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$410,3501$388,97014$376,5350$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 9014.05 , 9015.01

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED14$285,3748$359,669
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED5$355,7544$416,325
APPLICATIONS DENIED2$300,3251$419,930
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$314,9001$414,820
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$375,5900$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 9014.05 , 9015.01

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Gainesville, VA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Gainesville, VA - Value

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 11. The highest number of fire incidents - 53 took place in 2018, and the least - 0 in 2013. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Gainesville, VA When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (39.7%), and Outside Fires (33.9%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Gainesville, VA
    • 6939.7%Structure Fires
    • 5933.9%Outside Fires
    • 2514.4%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 2112.1%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Gainesville, VA

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Gainesville, Virginia:

  • Hampton Inn, 7300 Atlas Walk Way, Gainesville, Virginia 20155 , Phone: (703) 753-1500
  • Value Place Gainesville, 14141 Daves Store Ln, Gainesville, Virginia 20155 , Phone: (703) 753-1664, Fax: (703) 753-9885
  • SpringHill Suites Gainesville Haymarket, 7921 Gtwy Promenade Pl, Gainesville, Virginia 20155 , Phone: (703) 753-0121, Fax: (703) 753-0141
All 3 fire-safe hotels and motels in Gainesville, Virginia
Most common first names in Gainesville, VA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Robert2774.7 years
John1873.6 years
Charles1773.2 years
Mary1777.6 years
James1376.0 years
William1174.1 years
Helen984.7 years
Virginia778.6 years
Thomas773.5 years
Elizabeth779.9 years
Most common last names in Gainesville, VA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Anderson576.0 years
Jones472.5 years
Carter486.0 years
Burke473.5 years
Miller474.2 years
Thompson480.8 years
Kennedy368.0 years
Lee382.7 years
Johnson375.3 years
Fields382.3 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Gainesville, VA
  • 81.0%Utility gas
  • 16.3%Electricity
  • 1.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.2%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Gainesville, VA
  • 66.6%Utility gas
  • 29.9%Electricity
  • 2.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.6%Wood


Gainesville compared to Virginia state average:

  • Median household income above state average.
  • Median house value above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Gainesville on our top lists:

  • #13 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest median household income and median resident age less than 35"
  • #49 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Afghanistan (population 500+)"
  • #55 on the list of "Top 100 cities with newest houses (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #80 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Barbados (population 500+)"
  • #89 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Iraq (population 500+)"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Nitrogen Dioxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
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