Gainesville is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Florida. With a population of 133,997 people and 43 constituent neighborhoods, Gainesville is the 13th largest community in Florida.
Gainesville is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 89.41% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Gainesville is a city of professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Gainesville who work in teaching (11.78%), office and administrative support (11.61%), and sales jobs (10.11%).
Also of interest is that Gainesville has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Gainesville is made interesting by being both a reasonably big city and having a major college student population: students here will find that the city provides a lot of amenities, culture, and opportunities for them. Gainesville is more than just a college town, however, though the thousands of students certainly are a major part of the character of the city, as well as a contributor to the local economy.
Not only is Gainesville a city with many college students, but it also retains many recent graduates who are looking to start new careers, creating a decent-sized population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile. This makes it a good choice for other relocating single professionals. Here, these young singles will find many others like themselves, with opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.
A lot of people in Gainesville take the bus for their daily commute. For the size of the city, the number of people who use public transportation is quite high. For many people in Gainesville, this fills their need for low-cost transportation.
The citizens of Gainesville are among the most well-educated in the nation: 45.10% of adults in Gainesville have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Gainesville in 2018 was $23,018, which is lower middle income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $92,072 for a family of four. However, Gainesville contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Gainesville also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 30.63% of its population below the federal poverty line.
Gainesville is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Gainesville home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Gainesville residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Gainesville also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 11.86% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Gainesville include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Gainesville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.