Gainesville, GA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Gainesville, Georgia - Basic Facts

The City of Gainesville had a population of 36,348 as of July 1, 2016. Gainesville ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Georgia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Gainesville is located at latitude 34.2897 and longitude -83.8299 in Hall County. The formal boundaries for the City of Gainesville (see map below) encompass a land area of 31.98 sq. miles and a water area of 1.95 sq. miles. Hall County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,240 feet.

The City of Gainesville (GNIS ID: 2403675) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Georgia is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Gainesville is located within Gainesville Division of Hall County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Gainesville population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Gainesville: Mule Camp Springs, Mules Crossing, Mules Junction.

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Gainesville, GA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 36,348
Population in Households 35,110
Population in Familes 28,099
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,238
Population Density1 1,137
Diversity Index2 84


Total Households 12,087
Average Household Size 2.9
Family Households 7,789
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 14,085 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,803 (34.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,284 (51.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,998 (14.2%)
Median Home Value $168,198
Average Home Value $256,033


Median Household Income $40,734
Average Household Income $60,933
Per Capita Income $21,620
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.16% 1.12%
Households 1.12% 1.09%
Families 1.34% 0.98%
Median Household Income   2.2%
Per Capita Income   1.85%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Gainesville, GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gainesville to the other 626 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Georgia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 24 96th
Population Density1 # 127 80th
Diversity Index2 # 9 99th
Median Household Income # 251 60th
Per Capita Income # 197 69th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Georgia Census Data Comparison Tool.