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Income/capita 32%
Household income 27%
Unemployment 39%
IndexGainesvilleGeorgiaNational
Income per capita$20,384$26,678$29,829
Median household income$40,321$51,037$55,322
Median income owner occupied$61,566$65,914$70,586
Median income renter occupied$30,442$32,100$35,192
Median earnings male$26,967$34,871$36,919
Median earnings female$21,407$25,493$26,250
Unemployment rate2.9%5.3%4.7%
Poverty level29.4%17.8%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Gainesville is 32% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Gainesville is 27% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Gainesville is 39% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Gainesville is 95% higher than the national average

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      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      $26,877$40,321$80,642
      City
      $34,021$51,037$102,074
      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 industry15.1%1.8%
      Manufacturing sector33.0%3.3%
      Financial & insurance services1.6%4.0%
      Wholesale & retail services12.0%16.0%
      Public administration1.2%2.6%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities6.2%3.7%
      Education, health & social services6.6%28.7%
      Other23.5%22.2%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Braselton, GA8,409$90,28463%
      Sugar Hill, GA20,889$73,35333%
      Hoschton, GA1,782$59,9318%
      Flowery Branch, GA6,503$57,3714%
      Talmo, GA194$56,6672%
      Gainesville, GA37,906$40,32127%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Roy, UT37,853$64,34916%
      Lima, OH37,836$30,95344%
      Brookfield, WI37,991$95,95673%
      Wheeling, IL38,008$60,3689%
      Apache Junction, AZ37,775$38,05331%
      Gainesville, GA37,906$40,32127%
      Source: The Gainesville, GA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).