Gainesville, GA

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2022 Population
204,953
1.61% 1-year growth
US Senator
Jon Ossoff
Democratic Party
US Senator
Raphael Warnock
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
37.8
0.8% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
13.5%
3.4% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$74,153
9.74% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$277,900
19% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
98,562
1.21% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Gainesville, GA had a population of 205k people with a median age of 37.8 and a median household income of $74,153. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Gainesville, GA grew from 201,703 to 204,953, a 1.61% increase and its median household income grew from $67,571 to $74,153, a 9.74% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Gainesville, GA are White (Non-Hispanic) (58.9%), White (Hispanic) (13.1%), Two+ (Hispanic) (9.57%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (6.58%), and Other (Hispanic) (6.11%).

None of the households in Gainesville, GA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

88.5% of the residents in Gainesville, GA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Gainesville, GA are Lanier Technical College (140243) (1,815 degrees awarded in 2022), Brenau University (753 degrees), and Interactive College of Technology-Gainesville (7 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Gainesville, GA was $277,900, and the homeownership rate was 70%.

Most people in Gainesville, GA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 27.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Gainesville, GA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Gainesville, GA is home to a population of 205k people, from which 88.5% are citizens. As of 2022, 16.9% of Gainesville, GA residents were born outside of the country (34.6k people).

In 2022, there were 4.49 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (121k people) in Gainesville, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 26.9k White (Hispanic) and 19.6k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

88.5%
2022 Citizenship
88.9%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 88.5% of Gainesville, GA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Gainesville, GA was 88.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Gainesville, GA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    121k ± 603
  2. White (Hispanic)
    26.9k ± 2.21k
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    19.6k ± 2.19k
29.3%
Hispanic Population
60.1k people

In 2022, there were 4.49 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (121k people) in Gainesville, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 26.9k White (Hispanic) and 19.6k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

29.3% of the people in Gainesville, GA are hispanic (60.1k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Gainesville, GA as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    222,301 ± 11,455 people
  2. India
    103,637 ± 7,865 people
  3. Jamaica
    49,864 ± 5,470 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Georgia was Mexico, the natal country of 222,301 Georgia residents, followed by India with 103,637 and Jamaica with 49,864.

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Foreign-Born Population

16.9%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
34.6k people
16.1%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
32.5k people

As of 2022, 16.9% of Gainesville, GA residents (34.6k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Gainesville, GA was 16.1%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    3,645 ± 404
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,624 ± 326
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,135 ± 225

Gainesville, GA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.24 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Gainesville, GA employs 98.6k people. The largest industries in Gainesville, GA are Manufacturing (17,635 people), Retail Trade (11,085 people), and Construction (11,068 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($76,852), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($70,077), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($66,051).

Males in Georgia have an average income that is 1.35 times higher than the average income of females, which is $58,988. The income inequality in Georgia (measured using the Gini index) is 0.474, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

98.6k
2022 Value
± 2,667
1.21%
1 Year growth
± 3.76%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Gainesville, GA grew at a rate of 1.21%, from 97.4k employees to 98.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Gainesville, GA, are Production Occupations (11,053 people), Sales & Related Occupations (10,593 people), and Management Occupations (10,145 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Gainesville, GA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

98.6k
2022 Value
± 2,667
1.21%
1 Year growth
± 3.76%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Gainesville, GA grew at a rate of 1.21%, from 97.4k employees to 98.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Gainesville, GA, are Manufacturing (17,635 people), Retail Trade (11,085 people), and Construction (11,068 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Gainesville, GA, though some of these residents may live in Gainesville, GA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$44,697
Median earning men ± $1,716
$33,002
Median earning women ± $920

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($86,576), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($64,000), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($59,821).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Information ($95,046), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($51,585), and Public Administration ($49,963).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
2.94%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 4.87M people employed in Georgia. This represents a 2.94% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 11.9%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Georgia.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 1,897
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 1,136
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 960
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Georgia went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 49.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (49.2%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.24%).

Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock are the senators currently representing the state of Georgia. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Georgia is currently represented by 14 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Georgia

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Jon Ossoff
Senator from Georgia2
Assumed office on January 20, 2021
Inauguration delayed as incumbent senator David Perdue's term expired on January 3, 2021, two days prior to the 2020-21 United States Senate election in Georgia|runoff election.
Raphael Warnock
Senator from Georgia3
Assumed office on January 20, 2021
Elected to the seat to succeed Kelly Loeffler, who had been appointed to the seat following the resignation of Johnny Isakson.

Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock are the senators currently representing Georgia.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Georgia

Georgia is currently represented by 14 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Georgia have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Gainesville, GA awarded 2,575 degrees. The student population of Gainesville, GA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 2,569 male students and 5,795 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Gainesville, GA are White (1,536 and 61%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (462 and 18.3%), Black or African American (342 and 13.6%), and Asian (95 and 3.77%).

The largest universities in Gainesville, GA by number of degrees awarded are Lanier Technical College (140243) (1,815 and 70.5%), Brenau University (753 and 29.2%), and Interactive College of Technology-Gainesville (7 and 0.272%).

The most popular majors in Gainesville, GA are General Business Administration & Management (167 and 6.49%), Nursing Practice (155 and 6.02%), and Child Care Provider (116 and 4.5%).

The median tuition cost in Gainesville, GA for private four year colleges is $31,000.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Gainesville, GA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 86.5%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 11.7%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 8,364 (30.7% men and 69.3% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 8,364 students enrolled in Gainesville, GA, 30.7% men and 69.3% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 4,535 records, of which 66.7% were women and 33.3% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 43 degrees awarded
  2. 27 degrees awarded
  3. 51 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Gainesville, GA was Other Science Technologies with 43 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Gainesville, GA according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 1,815 degrees awarded
  2. 753 degrees awarded
  3. 7 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Lanier Technical College (140243) with 1,815 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 793 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Gainesville, GA, which is 0.445 times less than the 1,782 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 1,536 degrees mean that there were 3.32 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 462 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($31,000) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,685) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private for-profit, 2-year ($1,800) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.08% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.03% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (2.33M), Some college (1.78M), and Bachelors Degree (1.56M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Gainesville, GA was $277,900 in 2022, which is 0.986 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $233,600 to $277,900, a 19% increase. The homeownership rate in Gainesville, GA is 70%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Gainesville, GA have an average commute time of 27.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Gainesville, GA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Gainesville, GA is $74,153. In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Gainesville, GA was Forsyth County, GA with a value of $131,660, followed by Oconee County, GA and Fayette County, GA, with respective values of $116,221 and $105,910.

Property

$277,900
Median Property Value 2022
±$6,615
$48,570
Median Property Taxes
±$1,673

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Gainesville, GA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

70%
Homeownership
2022
69.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 70% of the housing units in Gainesville, GA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 69.8%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Gainesville, GA was Forsyth County, GA with a value of $131,660, followed by Oconee County, GA and Fayette County, GA, with respective values of $116,221 and $105,910.

The following map shows all of the counties in Gainesville, GA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$74,153
Median Household Income
± $2,650
69.4k
Number of Households
± 2,079

In 2022, the median household income of the 69.4k households in Gainesville, GA grew to $74,153 from the previous year's value of $67,571.

The following chart displays the households in Gainesville, GA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Gainesville, GA is from Georgia.
0.474
2022 Wage GINI in Georgia
0.475
2021 Wage GINI in Georgia

In 2022, the income inequality in Georgia was 0.474 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.224% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Georgia was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Georgia in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (74.9%)
  2. Carpooled (12.9%)
  3. Worked At Home (8.68%)

In 2022, 74.9% of workers in Gainesville, GA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (12.9%) and those who worked at home (8.68%).

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Commute Time

27.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Gainesville, GA have a longer commute time (27.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 3.15% of the workforce in Gainesville, GA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Gainesville, GA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Gainesville, GA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

13.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Gainesville, GA (27.4k out of 203k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Females 6 - 11.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Gainesville, GA is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

82.6% of the population of Gainesville, GA has health coverage, with 44.1% on employee plans, 14.4% on Medicaid, 11% on Medicare, 12.2% on non-group plans, and 0.941% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Georgia see 1492 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.06% decrease from the previous year (1508 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1921 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 637 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,492 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Georgia

Primary care physicians in Georgia see an average of 1,492 patients per year. This represents a 1.06% decrease from the previous year (1,508 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Georgia in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 26.1% under 18 years, 20.8% between 18 and 34 years, 37.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 15.3% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.7% were men and 51.3% were women.

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Uninsured People

17.4%
Uninsured
44.1%
Employer Coverage
14.4%
Medicaid
11%
Medicare
12.2%
Non-Group
0.941%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Gainesville, GA grew by 1.11% from 17.3% to 17.4%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Gainesville, GA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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