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10.2% growth
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3.93% growth
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15.8% growth
Median Property Value
2.91% growth


The economy of Gainesville, VA employs 7,760 people. The economy of Gainesville, VA is specialized in Professional, Scientific, Tech Services; Public Admin.; and Information, which employ respectively 2.82; 2.48; and 1.6 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Gainesville, VA are Professional, Scientific, Tech Services (1,559), Public Admin. (902), and Retail trade (859), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($103,258), Real Estate, Rental & Leasing ($57,083), and Finance & Insurance ($56,354).

Median household income in Gainesville, VA is $132,037. Males in Gainesville, VA have an average income that is 1.42 times higher than the average income of females, which is $71,871. The income inequality of Gainesville, VA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.421 which is lower than the national average.


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Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Gainesville, VA. In Prince William County, VA the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 44 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $8,387. Petersburg city, VA has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Virginia.


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The closest comparable data for the census place of Gainesville, VA is from the county of Prince William County, VA.

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Gainesville, VA is home to a population of 14,269 people, from which 96.3% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Gainesville, VA is composed of 8,508 White residents (59.6%), 2,165 Asian residents (15.2%), 1,637 Hispanic residents (11.5%), 1,412 Black residents (9.9%), and 539 Two+ residents (3.78%). The most common foreign languages in Gainesville, VA are Spanish (835 speakers), Vietnamese (364 speakers), and Chinese (244 speakers), but compared to other places, Gainesville, VA has a relative high number of Persian (195 speakers), Urdu (172 speakers), and Vietnamese (364 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metro Area awarded 102,322 degrees. The student population of Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metro Area is skewed towards females, with 46,829 male students and 55,493 female students. Most students in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metro Area are White (46,087 and 45%), followed by Black or African American (21,376 and 20.9%), Hispanic or Latino (9,540 and 9.3%), and Asian (8,885 and 8.68%). The largest universities in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metro Area by number of graduates are American Public University System (11,410 and 11.2%), University of Maryland-College Park (11,162 and 10.9%), and University of Maryland-University College (11,023 and 10.8%). The most popular majors in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metro Area are General Business Administration & Management (3,753 and 3.67%), General Psychology (2,327 and 2.27%), and International Relations & Affairs (1,469 and 1.44%). The median tuition costs in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metro Area are $41,800 for private four year colleges, and $8,204 and $29,486 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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The median property value in Gainesville, VA is $442,400, which is 2.16 times larger than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $429,900 to $442,400, a 2.91% increase. The homeownership rate of Gainesville, VA is 81.4%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Gainesville, VA have an average commute time of 41.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Gainesville, VA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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