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0.87% growth
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-0.9% decline
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0.94% growth
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-2.88% decline

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The economy of Gainesville, FL employs 58,052 people. The economy of Gainesville, FL is specialized in Educational Services; Accommodation & Food Service; and Arts, Entertainment, Recreation, which employ respectively 2.44; 1.59; and 1.21 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Gainesville, FL are Educational Services (13,303), Healthcare & Social Assistance (9,508), and Accommodation & Food Service (7,369), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($49,732), Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($36,750), and Finance & Insurance ($31,217).

Median household income in Gainesville, FL is $31,818. Males in Gainesville, FL have an average income that is 1.32 times higher than the average income of females, which is $42,711. The income inequality of Gainesville, FL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.478 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Gainesville, FL. In Alachua County, FL the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 18-24 and 18-24, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 148 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,592. Duval County, FL has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Florida.


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Gainesville, FL is home to a population of 127,559 people, from which 92.9% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Gainesville, FL is composed of 72,266 White residents (56.7%), 28,921 Black residents (22.7%), 12,755 Hispanic residents (10%), 9,051 Asian residents (7.1%), and 3,518 Two+ residents (2.76%). The most common foreign languages in Gainesville, FL are Spanish (8,334 speakers), Chinese (1,843 speakers), and Vietnamese (893 speakers), but compared to other places, Gainesville, FL has a relative high number of Thai (199 speakers), Hindi (750 speakers), and Scandinavian (102 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Gainesville, FL awarded 15,072 degrees. The student population of Gainesville, FL is skewed towards females, with 6,769 male students and 8,303 female students. Most students in Gainesville, FL are White (8,327 and 55.2%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (2,318 and 15.4%), Black or African American (1,040 and 6.9%), and Asian (911 and 6.04%). The largest universities in Gainesville, FL by number of graduates are University of Florida (14,701 and 97.5%), University of Florida-Online (211 and 1.4%), and City College-Gainesville (115 and 0.76%). The most popular majors in Gainesville, FL are General Psychology (486 and 3.22%), General Biological Sciences (455 and 3.02%), and Mechanical Engineering (323 and 2.14%). The median tuition costs in Gainesville, FL are $11,520 for private four year colleges, and $4,477 and $25,694 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Gainesville, FL is $141,500, which is 0.73 times smaller than the national average of $194,500. Between 2014 and 2015 the median property value decreased from $145,700 to $141,500, a -2.88% increase. The homeownership rate of Gainesville, FL is 37.7%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Gainesville, FL have an average commute time of 16.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Gainesville, FL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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