Gainesville demographics profile

StatisticGainesvilleFloridaNational
Population128,61019,934,451318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)2,05429491
Median age25.741.637.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)29%54%55%
Speak English84%72%79%
Speak Spanish7%21%13%
Gainesville, FL has a population of 128,610 and is the 211th largest city in the United States. The population density is 2,054 per sq mi which is 600% higher than the Florida average and 2167% higher than the national average. The median age in Gainesville is 26 which is approximately 38% lower than the Florida average of 42. In Gainesville, 29% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 84% speak English and 7% speak Spanish. 52% of Gainesville residents were born in Florida, 34% were born out of state, 2% were born outside of the United States and 12% were foreign born.

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  • The population density in Gainesville is 600% higher than Florida.
  • The median age in Gainesville is 38% lower than Florida.
  • In Gainesville 65.40% of the population is Caucasian.
  • In Gainesville 22.15% of the population is African American.
  • In Gainesville 7.05% of the population is Asian.

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Gainesville population breakdown by race

RaceGainesvilleFloridaNational
Caucasian65.40%75.90%73.35%
African American22.15%16.14%12.63%
Asian7.05%2.61%5.22%
American Indian0.34%0.27%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.35%0.06%0.18%
Mixed race3.77%2.48%3.06%
Other race0.94%2.54%4.75%
In Gainesville, 10.2% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Gainesville age breakdown

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Source: The Gainesville, FL demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).