Gainesville 69 Average
Gainesville Livability #170 ranked city in Georgia#13,794 ranked city in the USARanks better than 52% of areas
A+ Gainesville Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
C+ Gainesville Cost of Living Cost of living is 4% higher than Georgia
982% less expensive than the US average
946% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Gainesville cost of living
D Gainesville Crime Total crime is 20% higher than Georgia
Total crime
3,47635% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 2935% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-9%Year over year crime is down
Gainesville crime
D Gainesville Employment Household income is 21% lower than Georgia
Median household income
$40,32127% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$20,38432% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
3%39% lower than the US average
Gainesville employment
B Gainesville Housing Home value is 1% lower than Georgia
Median home value
$150,20019% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$82413% lower than the US average
Home ownership
35%45% lower than the US average
Gainesville real estate or Gainesville rentals
F Gainesville Schools HS graduation rate is 18% lower than Georgia
High school grad. rates
66%20% lower than the US average
School test scores
30%38% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
17:16% higher than the US average
Gainesville K-12 schools
C- Gainesville User Ratings There are a total of 9 ratings in Gainesville
Overall user rating
60% 9 total ratings
User reviews rating
80% 1 total reviews
User surveys rating
55% 8 total surveys
all Gainesville poll results

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      Living in Gainesville, GA

      Gainesville, Georgia is a mid-sized city with a population of 37,906 inhabitants. According to the most recent Census, 68% of Gainesville residents are White, 16% Black and 3% Asian. Additionally, more than a quarter of the population of Gainesville are of Hispanic or Latino origin, and 39% of the population also speak Spanish. Gainesville could be a great place for young adults and students as the average age of 31 years old is below the nation’s average.

      Are you trying to figure out if living in Gainesville is the right fit for your lifestyle? To ensure a great experience before moving to any new city in Georgia, you will probably want to make sure that you check all of the most important boxes. To help you find the best places to live in and around Gainesville, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like crime, cost of living, weather, education, employment and more.

      With a livability score of 70/100, Gainesville is ranked #10,258 in the United States and #134 in Georgia. There are seven total categories that form the livability score. Gainesville scores well for amenities (A+), weather (B-) and housing (B). The bad news for Gainesville, there are some categories for which it does not score well, this includes: crime (D-), education (F) and employment (D).

      Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in Gainesville, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do. Some of the interesting things to do and attractions include: INK - Interactive Neighborhood for Kids, Pine Isle Resort Golf Course, and Kinsey Family Farm.

      For buyers, real estate will be the largest purchase they ever make and it will also be their most valuable asset. For renters, the monthly rent paid on their Gainesville apartments will most likely be their largest expense. Based on tangible metrics like home and rental affordability and appreciation rates, housing in this area has received a score that is well above the average of every other US city.

      Assuming that Gainesville meets all of your requirements, the next most important item to examine is the affordability of real estate in Gainesville. Everything else becomes a lot less important if it turns out that home prices in Gainesville are simply unattainable. Median real estate prices in Gainesville come in at $150,200, which is 1.4% lower than the Georgia average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Gainesville, the home price to income ratio is 3.7, which is 23.3% higher than the Georgia average. Real estate appreciation rates in Gainesville are important to consider, as they can act as a guide to determine if your new home purchase will be a solid investment going forward. During the last twelve months, the appreciation rate for Gainesville homes comes in at 7.4%, and the 5 year appreciation rates were 9.1%.

      Gainesville transportation information

      Average one way commute23min28min26min
      Workers who drive to work74.0%79.6%76.4%
      Workers who carpool15.6%10.1%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit0.2%2.1%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.2%0.2%0.6%
      Workers who walk1.6%1.6%2.8%
      Working from home2.8%5.1%4.6%

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      Source: The Gainesville, GA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).