Living in Gainesville, FL

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Updated: 2020-03-10

Gainesville SnackAbility

5
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
5/10
Housing
8
Affordability
4
Diversity
9.5
Safety
3
Amenities
9
Education
8.5
Commute
9

Gainesville, FL Crime Report

6,218
Total Crimes
4,661.2
Total Crimes / 100k People
81.48%
Above National Average

Gainesville, FL Cost Of Living

95
Gainesville's Overall Cost Of Living
0.9x
Lower Than The National Average

Gainesville, Florida Info Snack

Gainesville is the county seat and largest city in Alachua County, Florida, United States, and the principal city of the Gainesville, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA). The population of Gainesville in the 2013 US Census estimates was 127,488, a 2.4% growth from 2010. Gainesville is the largest city in the region of North Central Florida. It is also a component of the Gainesville-Lake City Combined Statistical Area, which had a 2013 population of 337,925.
Population
130,790
Unemployment
6.8%
Poverty
31.4%
Median Home
$154,400
Median Income
$36,389
Median Rent
$930

Gainesville, FL Photos

Rankings for Gainesville in Florida

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Map Of Gainesville, FL

Population over time in Gainesville

Year Population % Change
2017 130,790 1.1%
2016 129,394 0.6%
2015 128,610 0.8%
2014 127,559 0.9%
2013 126,465 0.5%
2012 125,845 0.7%
2011 124,981 0.3%
2010 124,597 0.3%
2009 124,271 -
Crime/100k Gainesville FL USA
Violent Crime 741.4 384.9 368.9
Murder 3.7 5.2 5.0
Robbery 166.4 79.3 86.2
Aggravated Assault 444.5 260.8 246.8
Property Crime 3919.8 2281.8 2199.5
Burglary 382.3 337.7 376.0
Larceny 3213.6 1750.8 1594.6
Car Theft 323.8 193.3 228.9

Race / Ethnicity in Gainesville

White
56.9% (74,386)
African American
21.2% (27,719)
American Indian
0.4% (489)
Asian
7.2% (9,418)
Hawaiian
0.1% (107)
Other
0.2% (299)
Two Or More
3.0% (3,967)
Hispanic
11.0% (14,405)
Race Gainesville FL USA
White 56.9% 54.4% 61.1%
African American 21.2% 15.4% 12.3%
American Indian 0.4% 0.2% 0.7%
Asian 7.2% 2.7% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.1% 0.1% 0.2%
Other 0.2% 0.3% 0.2%
Two Or More 3.0% 1.8% 2.4%
Hispanic 11.0% 25.2% 17.8%

Household Income For Gainesville, Florida

Less than $10,000
18.2% (2,380,898)
$10,000 to $14,999
5.8% (755,986)
$15,000 to $24,999
13.9% (1,815,394)
$25,000 to $34,999
10.6% (1,388,226)
$35,000 to $49,999
11.8% (1,549,259)
$50,000 to $74,999
16.3% (2,128,812)
$75,000 to $99,999
9.4% (1,231,787)
$100,000 to $149,999
8.7% (1,132,358)
$150,000 to $199,999
2.6% (333,952)
$200,000 or more
2.8% (362,322)
Income Gainesville FL USA
Less than $10,000 18.2% 6.8% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 5.8% 4.7% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 13.9% 10.5% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 10.6% 10.7% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 11.8% 14.3% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 16.3% 18.4% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 9.4% 11.9% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 8.7% 12.5% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 2.6% 4.8% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 2.8% 5.4% 7.0%

Gender in Gainesville

Female
52.4% (68,537)
Male
47.6% (62,252)
Gender Gainesville FL USA
Female 52.4% 51.1% 50.8%
Male 47.6% 48.9% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Gainesville for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
3.0% (3,923)
9-12th Grade
4.0% (5,231)
High School / GED
21.0% (27,465)
Some College
17.0% (22,234)
Associate's Degree
10.0% (13,079)
Bachelor's Degree
23.0% (30,081)
Master's Degree
13.0% (17,002)
Professional Degree
4.0% (5,231)
Doctorate Degree
5.0% (6,539)
Education Gainesville FL USA
< 9th Grade 3.0% 5.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 4.0% 7.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 21.0% 29.0% 27.0%
Some College 17.0% 20.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 10.0% 10.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 23.0% 19.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 13.0% 7.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 4.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 5.0% 1.0% 1.0%

3 Reviews & Comments About Gainesville

Overall User Rating
3.7
/5

HomeSnacks User

Gainesville is an odd mix of college town and homeless refuge, which leads to some mashups. It is hard to enjoy an outdoor cafe drinking the beer, while unfortunate people are just off the patio, looking for a handout. It makes for a surreal world

The weather is mostly great, if a bit hot and muggy in the summer. The people are generally nice, although they really need to learn how to drive like human beings.


HomeSnacks User

Gainesville is a huge city with many things to do. There are tons of bars and restaurants on university avenue. They have built a new shopping center that includes just about every store you can imagine called butler plaza 2. There's also 3 separate parks there including depot park that includes a splash pad plus there is several museums in the area

My favorite place would have to be the museum of natural history it has tons of free exhibits plus a room with live bats and a butterfly farm!!!!


HomeSnacks User

Bad schools, lots of bugs, not much to do, full of judgemental people, crackheads, and lots of college students. Highly suggest not moving here.

Lots of homeless and maybe not as much crime as other places

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