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Income/capita 33%
Household income 41%
Unemployment 0%
IndexGainesvilleFloridaNational
Income per capita$20,014$27,598$29,829
Median household income$32,716$48,900$55,322
Median income owner occupied$60,217$59,209$70,586
Median income renter occupied$23,550$34,622$35,192
Median earnings male$20,226$31,444$36,919
Median earnings female$17,017$25,332$26,250
Unemployment rate4.6%4.9%4.7%
Poverty level34.8%16.1%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Gainesville is 33% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Gainesville is 41% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Gainesville is equal to the national average
  • The poverty level in Gainesville is 130% higher than the national average

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      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      $21,808$32,716$65,432
      City
      $32,596$48,900$97,800
      State
      $36,877$55,322$110,644
      Nation
      According to the PEW research center, the middle class is defined as a range from two thirds (2/3) of the median household income to a multiple of two (2) times the median household income. Displayed above are the city, state and national median household income averages. Simply enter your median household income to determine if your income falls into the middle class or if your household income is considered upper or lower class.

      Gainesville median earnings by income bracket

      Gainesville employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry4.2%0.7%
      Manufacturing sector5.2%0.7%
      Financial & insurance services3.2%2.4%
      Wholesale & retail services16.1%11.8%
      Public administration3.3%3.6%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities4.3%1.0%
      Education, health & social services30.3%47.7%
      Other31.5%29.3%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Alachua, FL9,553$55,1390%
      McIntosh, FL373$46,75015%
      Micanopy, FL636$43,06822%
      La Crosse, FL259$41,50025%
      Waldo, FL846$32,42641%
      Gainesville, FL128,610$32,71641%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Thousand Oaks, CA128,623$101,04583%
      Visalia, CA128,738$52,0996%
      Denton, TX128,421$50,4879%
      Roseville, CA128,276$78,44642%
      Midland, TX128,051$71,50029%
      Gainesville, FL128,610$32,71641%
      Source: The Gainesville, FL employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).