Gainesville, GA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Gainesville, Georgia - Basic Facts

The City of Gainesville had a population of 38,045 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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

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Gainesville, GA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 38,045
Daytime Population: Workers 48,070
Daytime Population: Residents 20,465
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 68,535
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.80
Population in Households 36,764
Population in Familes 29,438
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,281
Population Density2 1,190
Diversity Index3 84


Median Household Income $43,239
Average Household Income $64,202
Per Capita Income $22,719


Total Housing Units 14,622 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,143 (35.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,548 (51.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,931 (13.2%)
Median Home Value $176,715
Average Home Value $261,773


Total Households 12,691
Average Household Size 2.9
Family Households 8,196
Average Family Size 4
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.64% 1.21%
Households 1.64% 1.19%
Families 1.87% 1.07%
Median Household Income   2.96%
Per Capita Income   2.89%

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, 2017 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 # 23 96th
Population Density # 120 81st
Diversity Index # 9 99th
Median Household Income # 241 62nd
Per Capita Income # 202 68th

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