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Population (year 2000): 95,447
Males: 46,666 (48.9%), Females: 48,781 (51.1%)

Zip codes:

Median resident age: 26.4 years
Median household income: $28,164 (year 2000)
Median house value: $86,300 (year 2000)

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Races in Gainesville:

  • White Non-Hispanic (64.1%)
  • Black (23.2%)
  • Hispanic (6.4%)
  • Two or more races (2.2%)
  • Other race (1.5%)
  • Chinese (1.4%)
  • Asian Indian (1.1%)
  • American Indian (0.7%)
  • Korean (0.5%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (12.6%), Irish (10.8%), English (9.9%), United States (5.6%), Italian (4.9%), French (3.0%).Florida

Elevation: 183 feet

Land area: 48.2 square miles

Gainesville,

For population 25 years and over in Gainesville

  • High school or higher: 87.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 42.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 22.2%
  • Unemployed: 9.7%
  • Mean travel time to work: 18.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Gainesville city

  • Never married: 49.1%
  • Now married: 35.0%
  • Separated: 2.1%
  • Widowed: 4.7%
  • Divorced: 9.1%

8.7% Foreign born (3.8% Asia, 2.3% Latin America, 1.7% Europe).


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Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: FL Jacksonville, (64.8 miles pop. 735,617).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: PA Philadelphia, (868.8 miles pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: FL Micanopy, (11.6 miles FL Alachua, (12.6 miles La Crosse, FL (13.2 miles) , FL Waldo, (14.3 miles FL (15.5 miles Brooker, FL (15.6 miles Archer, FL (16.9 miles McIntosh, FL (17.9 miles Hawthorne,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 209 buildings, average cost: $81,300
  • 1997: 150 buildings, average cost: $86,200
  • 1998: 173 buildings, average cost: $78,600
  • 1999: 190 buildings, average cost: $74,500
  • 2000: 167 buildings, average cost: $82,700
  • 2001: 153 buildings, average cost: $97,900
  • 2002: 132 buildings, average cost: $97,400
  • 2003: 123 buildings, average cost: $99,500
  • 2004: 141 buildings, average cost: $98,900
  • 2005: 152 buildings, average cost: $99,100

Latitude: 29.67 N, Longitude: 82.34 W

Area code: 352


Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (39.1%), Arts,entertainment,recreation,accommodation and food services (12.0%), Retail trade (10.5%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +33,772 (+35.4%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 31,419 (73.0%)


 

Crime in Gainesville by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003
Murders 6 6 4 7 5
    per 100,000 6.3 6.3 4.2 7.3 5.2
Rapes 56 74 85 65 55
    per 100,000 58.7 77.5 89.1 68.1 57.6
Robberies 239 271 303 185 197
    per 100,000 250.4 283.9 317.5 193.8 206.4
Assaults 620 632 474 508 747
    per 100,000 649.6 662.1 496.6 532.2 782.6
Burglaries 1,380 1,269 1,294 1,248 1,208
    per 100,000 1445.8 1329.5 1355.7 1307.5 1265.6
Thefts 4,761 4,048 3,469 3,530 3,370
    per 100,000 4988.1 4241.1 3634.5 3698.4 3530.8
Auto thefts 576 471 616 473 471
    per 100,000 603.5 493.5 645.4 495.6 493.5
583.8 557.1 526.3 478.3 516.0

Average climate in Gainesville, Florida

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Gainesville,

Gainesville-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Florida state average. It is 22% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/28/1966, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 1.0 miles away from the Gainesville city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 3/14/1986, a category 2 tornado 1.5 miles away from the city center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Birthplace of: Tom Petty - (born 1953), singer-songwriter, musician, Adrian Peterson - 2005 NFL player (Chicago Bears, born: Jul 1, 1979), Chris Doering - 2005 NFL player (Pittsburgh Steelers, born: May 19, 1973), Doug Johnson - 2005 NFL player (Cleveland Browns, born: Oct 27, 1977), Kenny Clark - 2005 NFL player (Minnesota Vikings, born: May 14, 1978), Kenyatta Jones - 2005 NFL player (Washington Redskins, born: Jan 18, 1979), Michael Nattiel - 2005 NFL player (Minnesota Vikings, born: Nov 8, 1980), Mike Peterson - 2005 NFL player (Jacksonville Jaguars, born: Jun 17, 1976), Richard Owens - 2005 NFL player (Minnesota Vikings, born: Nov 4, 1980), Terry Jackson - 2005 NFL player (San Francisco 49ers, born: Jan 10, 1976).

Main business address for: EXACTECH INC (ORTHOPEDIC, PROSTHETIC & SURGICAL APPLIANCES & SUPPLIES), PERMA FIX ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES INC (HAZARDOUS WASTE MANAGEMENT), ABAZIAS INC ([9995]).


Hospitals/medical centers in Gainesville:
  • NORTH FLORIDA REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (6500 NEWBERRY ROAD)
  • SHANDS HOSP AT THE UNIVERSITY OF FL (4101 NW 89TH BLVD)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Gainesville:
  • NATURE COAST HOSPITAL INC SWB (about 24 miles; WILLISTON, FL)
  • RAMADAN HAND INSTITUTE/LAKE BUTLER (about 24 miles; LAKE BUTLER, FL)
  • SHANDS AT STARKE (about 25 miles; STARKE, FL)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Gainesville:
  • GAINESVILLE RGNL (about 5 miles; GAINESVILLE, FL; ID: GNV)
  • OCALA INTL-JIM TAYLOR FIELD (about 36 miles; OCALA, FL; ID: OCF)
  • ST AUGUSTINE (about 73 miles; ST AUGUSTINE, FL; ID: SGJ)
Other public-use airports nearest to Gainesville:
  • FLYING TEN (about 12 miles; ARCHER, FL; ID: 0J8)
  • RUDY'S (about 22 miles; HIGH SPRINGS, FL; ID: 6J8)
  • WILLISTON MUNI (about 24 miles; WILLISTON, FL; ID: X60)

Amtrak station:
GAINESVILLE (116 INDUSTRIAL BLVD.) - Bus Station. Services: ticket office, enclosed waiting area.
Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2004)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Electric Power 524 $2,415,470 $55,316 39 $27,631
Housing and Community Development(Local) 50 $179,899 $43,175 4 $5,973
Parks and Recreation 117 $265,129 $27,192 55 $35,039
Sewerage 109 $433,103 $47,681 0 $0
Solid Waste Management 18 $53,140 $35,426 2 $372
Health 7 $16,906 $28,981 0 $0
Welfare 6 $17,874 $35,748 0 $0
Streets and Highways 99 $303,174 $36,748 2 $1,722
Fire - Other 2 $6,994 $41,964 1 $1,240
Firefighters 142 $615,742 $52,034 0 $0
Police - Other 55 $126,479 $27,595 32 $22,837
Police Protection - Officers 288 $1,185,920 $49,413 0 $0
Judicial and Legal 19 $96,510 $60,953 0 $0
Other Government Administration 53 $192,924 $43,680 4 $4,532
Financial Administration 68 $261,737 $46,188 13 $11,920
Other and Unallocable 103 $378,390 $44,084 0 $0
Transit 201 $506,590 $30,244 3 $2,701
Gas Supply 55 $219,765 $47,948 0 $0
Water Supply 86 $339,700 $47,400 0 $0
Totals for Government 2002 $7,615,446 $45,647 155 $113,967
Colleges/Universities in Gainesville:
  • UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA (Full-time enrollment: 41,543; Public; Website: www.ufl.edu/; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • SANTA FE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (FT enrollment: 7,942; Location: 3000 NW 83RD ST; Public; Website: www.santafe.cc.fl.us)
  • CITY COLLEGE BRANCH CAMPUS (FT enrollment: 292; Location: 2400 SW 13TH ST; Private, not-for-profit)
  • FLORIDA SCHOOL OF MASSAGE (Location: 6421 SW 13TH ST; Private, for-profit; Website: www.massageonline.com)
  • POWELLS BEAUTY ACADEMY INC (Location: 219 NW TENTH AVE; Private, for-profit)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Gainesville:
  • CENTRAL FLORIDA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 37 miles; OCALA, FL; Full-time enrollment: 3,101)
  • SAINT JOHNS RIVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 46 miles; PALATKA, FL; FT enrollment: 2,509)
  • FLORIDA COMMUNITY COLLEGE AT JACKSONVILLE (about 66 miles; JACKSONVILLE, FL; FT enrollment: 10,495)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NORTH FLORIDA (about 74 miles; JACKSONVILLE, FL; FT enrollment: 9,256)
  • STETSON UNIVERSITY (about 83 miles; DELAND, FL; FT enrollment: 2,966)
  • SAINT LEO UNIVERSITY (about 92 miles; ST LEO, FL; FT enrollment: 6,597)
  • EMBRY RIDDLE AERONAUTICAL UNIVERSITY (about 96 miles; DAYTONA BEACH, FL; FT enrollment: 9,008)
Public high schools in Gainesville:
  • F. W. BUCHHOLZ HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 2,598; Location: 5510 NW 27TH AVENUE; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • GAINESVILLE HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,939; Location: 1900 NW 13TH STREET; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • EASTSIDE HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,815; Location: 1201 SE 45TH TERRACE; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • W. TRAVIS LOFTEN HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 304; Location: 3000 E UNIVERSITY AVENUE; Grades: 08 - 12)
  • FLORIDA SIATECH AT GAINESVILLE (Students: 213; Location: 5301 NE 40TH TERRACE; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high schools in Gainesville:
  • OAK HALL SCHOOL (Students: 402; Location: 8009 SW 14 AVENUE; Grades: 6 - 12)
  • THE ROCK SCHOOL (Students: 253; Location: 9818 SOUTHWEST 24TH AVENUE; Grades: PK - 12)
  • WESTWOOD HILLS CHRN ACADEMY (Students: 120; Location: 1520 NW 34TH STREET; Grades: KG - 12)
  • COUNTRYSIDE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 96; Location: 10926 NW 39TH AVE; Grades: PK - 12)
  • CHRISTIAN LIFE ACADEMY (Students: 25; Location: 9513 NW 39TH AVE; Grades: 1 - 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Gainesville:
  • P.K. YONGE DEVELOPMENTAL RESEARCH SCHOOL (Students: 1,175; Location: 1080 SW 11TH STREET; Grades: PK - 12)
  • HOWARD W. BISHOP MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 1,088; Location: 1901 NE 9TH STREET; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • WESTWOOD MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 944; Location: 3215 NW 15TH AVENUE; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • ABRAHAM LINCOLN MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 921; Location: 1001 SE 12TH STREET; Grades: 05 - 08)
  • KANAPAHA MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 917; Location: 5005 SW 75TH STREET; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • FORT CLARKE MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 915; Location: 9301 NW 23RD AVENUE; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • HIDDEN OAK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 863; Location: 9205 NW 23RD AVENUE; Grades: PK - 05)
  • WILLIAM S. TALBOT ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 822; Location: 5701 NW 43RD STREET; Grades: PK - 05)
  • LAWTON M. CHILES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 779; Location: 2525 SCHOOLHOUSE ROAD; Grades: PK - 05)
  • KIMBALL WILES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 743; Location: 4601 SW 75TH STREET; Grades: PK - 05)
Biggest private primary/middle schools in Gainesville:
  • ST PATRICK INTERPARISH SCHOOL (Students: 578; Location: 550 NE 16TH AVE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • MARTHA MANSON ACADEMY (Students: 322; Location: 7715 SW 14TH AVENUE; Grades: PK - 5)
  • GAINESVILLE COUNTRY DAY SCH (Students: 317; Location: 6801 SW 24TH AVE; Grades: PK - 5)
  • BRENTWOOD SCHOOL (Students: 263; Location: 1111 NW 55 ST; Grades: PK - 5)
  • MILLHOPPER MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 207; Location: 8505 NW 39TH AVE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • GAINESVILLE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 180; Location: 3401 NW 34TH ST STE 5; Grades: KG - 8)
  • STEPPING STONES NURSERY SCH (Students: 118; Location: 3536 NW 8 AVENUE; Grades: PK - KG)
  • CHILDREN'S CENTER SOUTH (Students: 76; Location: 5600 SW 34 ST; Grades: PK - 2)
  • IN HIS ARMS CHILDHOOD DEVELOPM (Students: 75; Location: 9700 NEWBERRY ROAD; Grades: PK - KG)
  • BNAI ISRAEL SCHOOL (Students: 34; Location: 3830 NW 16 BLVD; Grades: PK - 2)
Library in Gainesville:
  • ALACHUA COUNTY LIBRARY DISTRICT (Operating income: $9,334,456; Location: 401 EAST UNIVERSITY AVENUE; 796,980 books; 50,986 audio materials; 65,942 video materials; 995 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Gainesville: Central Plaza (A), Newberry Square (B), Northwood Plaza (C), Archer Square Center (D), Palm Plaza (E), Colonial Square (F), Royal Park Plaza (G), Janes Railroad Station (H), Hydro Railroad Station (I), Tungroc Railroad Station (J), University Plaza (K), Millhopper Square (L), Eastgate Plaza (M), Butler Plaza II (N), Gainesville Railroad Station (O), Gator Plaza (P).

Shopping Centers: Northgate Shopping Center (1), Northside Shopping Center (2), Oaks Mall (3), Renaissance Fair Market Shopping Center (4), Creekside Mall (5), Southeast Shopping Center (6), Biven Arm Shopping Center (7).

Churches in Gainesville include: Mount Carmel Baptist Church (A), Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church (B), Gainesville Community Church (C), North Central Baptist Church (D), Northwest Baptist Church (E), Open Door Baptist Church (F), Parkview Church (G), Pine Grove Church (H).

Cemetery: Forest Meadows Memorial Park (1).

Lakes and swamps: Alice, Lake (A), Clear Lake (B), Potato Patch Bay (C).

Creek: Hogtown Creek (A).

Parks in Gainesville include: Devils Millhopper Geological State Park (1), Smokey Bear Park (2).


Gainesville compared to Florida state average:
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.
Strongest AM radio stations in Gainesville:
  • WTMN (1430 AM; daytime; 10 kW; GAINESVILLE, FL; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WAJD (1390 AM; 5 kW; GAINESVILLE, FL)
  • WLUS (980 AM; 5 kW; GAINESVILLE, FL; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WRUF (850 AM; 5 kW; GAINESVILLE, FL; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA)
  • WGGG (1230 AM; 1 kW; GAINESVILLE, FL; Owner: FLORIDA SPORTSTALK, INC.)
  • WOKV (690 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, FL; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WFVR (910 AM; 50 kW; VALDOSTA, GA; Owner: RAMA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WGSR (1570 AM; 50 kW; FERNANDINA BEACH, FL; Owner: RJM COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WFLF (540 AM; 50 kW; PINE HILLS, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WOBS (1530 AM; daytime; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, FL; Owner: WORD BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WQTM (740 AM; 50 kW; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCFI (1290 AM; 10 kW; OCALA, FL; Owner: VECTOR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WDYZ (990 AM; 50 kW; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
Strongest FM radio stations in Gainesville:
  • WUFT-FM (89.1 FM; GAINESVILLE, FL; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEES, UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA)
  • WXJZ (100.9 FM; GAINESVILLE, FL; Owner: ASTERISK COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WRUF-FM (103.7 FM; GAINESVILLE, FL; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA)
  • WSKY-FM (97.3 FM; MICANOPY, FL; Owner: ENTERCOM GAINESVILLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • WBXY (99.5 FM; LA CROSSE, FL; Owner: ASTERISK COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WJLF (91.7 FM; GAINESVILLE, FL; Owner: FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD)
  • WYKS (105.3 FM; GAINESVILLE, FL; Owner: GILLEN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNDT (92.5 FM; ALACHUA, FL; Owner: OCALA BROADCASTING CORPORATION, L.L.)
  • W204BL (88.7 FM; GAINESVILLE, FL; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • WYFB (90.5 FM; GAINESVILLE, FL; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WOGK (93.7 FM; OCALA, FL; Owner: OCALA BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WKTK (98.5 FM; CRYSTAL RIVER, FL; Owner: ENTERCOM GAINESVILLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • WHHZ (100.5 FM; NEWBERRY, FL; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WYGC (104.9 FM; HIGH SPRINGS, FL; Owner: ASTERISK COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WEAG-FM (106.3 FM; STARKE, FL; Owner: DICKERSON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTMG (101.3 FM; WILLISTON, FL; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WTRS (102.3 FM; DUNNELLON, FL; Owner: ASTERISK COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WTLG (88.3 FM; STARKE, FL; Owner: STARKE CHRISTIAN-EDUC. RADIO & T.V.)
TV broadcast stations around Gainesville:
  • WUFT (Channel 5; GAINESVILLE, FL; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEES, UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA)
  • W69AY (Channel 69; ALACHUA, ETC., FL; Owner: ASSOCIATED CHRISTIAN TV SYSTEM, INC.)
  • WLUF-LP (Channel 10; GAINESVILLE, FL; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEES, UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA)
  • WCJB-TV (Channel 20; GAINESVILLE, FL; Owner: DIVERSIFIED BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WBXG-CA (Channel 31; GAINESVILLE, FL; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)
  • WYPN-CA (Channel 45; GAINESVILLE, FL; Owner: BUDD BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WGFL (Channel 53; HIGH SPRINGS, FL; Owner: BUDD BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WOGX (Channel 51; OCALA, FL; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WFXU (Channel 57; LIVE OAK, FL; Owner: WFXU LICENSE CORPORATION)

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