Gainesville, FL Metro Area

Moving to Gainesville? Let us help you find your best place to live in this metro area. First, some basics: The Gainesville metro area comprises 2 counties in Florida. The largest cities in the Gainesville metro area are Alachua, High Springs and of course, Gainesville.

268,707 people live in Gainesville within 102,411 households. The population of Gainesville is 65% White, 19% Black and 5% Asian. 1% identify as another race or ethnicity, or two or more races. 9% of residents are of Hispanic or Latino origin. 10% of residents are foreign-born. The median age is 31.0, and the largest number of residents falls into the 20 to 24 age range. 18% of residents are under age 18. 12% are over age 65. 49% of Gainesville’s residents are male.

Who lives in Gainesville? There are 25,462 married couples without children and another 14,326 married couples with kids under the age of 18. There are 1,494 single dads and 6,402 single mothers. 32,957 residents of Gainesville live alone.

How affordable is Gainesville? The median household income in Gainesville is $41,961 compared to $53,482 for the nation as a whole. The per capita income is $24,737 compared to $28,555 for the nation as a whole.

The highest incomes in the Gainesville area are found in Newberry with a median household income of $59,263, followed by High Springs and Alachua. The lowest incomes are in Trenton with a median household income of $28,417, followed by Waldo and Gainesville.

The highest home values in the Gainesville area are found in Alachua with a median home value of $175,800, followed by Newberry and High Springs. The lowest home values are in Bell with a median home value of $67,500, followed by Waldo and Trenton.

18% of households earn more than $100,000 annually. Conversely, 43% earn less than $35,000. 8.6% of married families with children live below the poverty line. Overall, 26.2% of Gainesville's children live below the poverty line.


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