Gainesville, GA 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 one county in Georgia. The largest cities in the Gainesville metro area are Flowery Branch, Oakwood and of course, Gainesville.

185,318 people live in Gainesville within 61,361 households. The population of Gainesville is 63% White, 7% Black and 2% Asian. 0% identify as another race or ethnicity, or two or more races. 27% of residents are of Hispanic or Latino origin. 16% of residents are foreign-born. The median age is 35.2, and the largest number of residents falls into the 25 to 34 age range. 27% of residents are under age 18. 12% are over age 65. 50% of Gainesville’s residents are male.

Who lives in Gainesville? There are 18,984 married couples without children and another 15,167 married couples with kids under the age of 18. There are 2,076 single dads and 4,021 single mothers. 13,271 residents of Gainesville live alone.

How affordable is Gainesville? The median household income in Gainesville is $51,036 compared to $53,482 for the nation as a whole. The per capita income is $23,551 compared to $28,555 for the nation as a whole.

The highest incomes in the Gainesville area are found in Clermont with a median household income of $65,096, followed by Flowery Branch and Lula. The lowest incomes are in Oakwood with a median household income of $36,627, followed by Gainesville and Lula.

The highest home values in the Gainesville area are found in Flowery Branch with a median home value of $202,800, followed by Clermont and Gainesville. The lowest home values are in Oakwood with a median home value of $97,600, followed by Lula and Gainesville.

19% of households earn more than $100,000 annually. Conversely, 33% earn less than $35,000. 14.8% of married families with children live below the poverty line. Overall, 27.9% of Gainesville's children live below the poverty line.


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