Gainesville, Georgia Population 2020

45,820

Gainesville is a city located in Georgia. With a 2020 population of 45,820, it is the 20th largest city in Georgia and the 856th largest city in the United States. Gainesville is currently growing at a rate of 4.99% annually and its population has increased by 35.55% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 33,804 in 2010. Spanning over 35 miles, Gainesville has a population density of 1,391 people per square mile.

The average household income in Gainesville is $63,659 with a poverty rate of 22.86%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $908 per month, and the median house value is $187,700. The median age in Gainesville is 31.1 years, 30.1 years for males, and 32.5 years for females. For every 100 females there are 85.0 males.

Gainesville Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Gainesville was:

  • White: 73.04%
  • Black or African American: 16.47%
  • Other race: 4.73%
  • Two or more races: 2.89%
  • Asian: 2.55%
  • Native American: 0.32%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Gainesville, Georgia is 45,820, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 41,464.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 33,804.

Gainesville, Georgia Population 2020

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2020207,5662,7091.31%
2019204,8572,7091.32%
2018202,1482,7091.34%
2017199,4392,9161.46%
2016196,5234,0652.07%
2015192,4583,2191.67%
2014189,2392,7531.45%
2013186,4862,3591.26%
2012184,1271,8561.01%
2011182,2712,2311.22%
2010180,0400.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White28,21273.04%
Black or African American6,36016.47%
Some Other Race1,8254.73%
Two or More Races1,1182.89%
Asian9852.55%
American Indian and Alaska Native1240.32%

Gainesville Population Pyramid 2020

Gainesville Median Age

31.1


Total

30.1


Male

32.5


Female

Gainesville Adults

There are 27,761 adults, (5,139 of whom are seniors) in Gainesville.

Gainesville Age Dependency

70.7

Age Dependency Ratio

22.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

48

Child Dependency Ratio

Gainesville Sex Ratio

Female

20,876

54.05%

Male

17,748

45.95%

Gainesville Households and Families

Gainesville Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Gainesville Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married57.9%42.1%
All39.7%60.3%
Non Family28.4%71.6%
Female24%76%
Male22.3%77.7%

39.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All12,9572.8939.7
Married5,4663.7357.9
Non Family4,4471.2928.4
Female2,3583.5124
Male6864.3222.3

3.58

Average Family Size

2.89

Average Household Size

7.5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

1.5%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Gainesville Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3,75816.24%
9th to 12th Grade2,34010.11%
High School Graduate5,97625.83%
Some College3,86016.68%
Associates Degree1,3855.99%
Bachelors Degree3,54015.30%
Graduate Degree2,2819.86%

Gainesville Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White10,65610,0424,615
Hispanic7,6943,066531
Black3,8763,258523
Other Race90655489
Asian616333134
Multiple Races46431932
Native American73536

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 94.24%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 43.31%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$29,846$32,782$26,848
Less Than High School$21,937$24,420$17,356
High School Grad$28,092$32,766$21,932
Some College$31,886$40,458$29,088
Bachelors Degree$40,878$33,450$41,978
Graduate Degree$58,485$75,926$48,972

$29,846

Average Earnings

$32,782

Average Male

$26,848

Average Female

Gainesville Language

Gainesville Language by Age

Gainesville Language

56.36% of Gainesville residents speak only English, while 43.64% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 39.76% of the population.

Gainesville Poverty

Gainesville Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic16,1905,66835.01%
Black6,0651,34322.14%
White13,7371,1958.70%
Other1,79646826.06%
Multiple1,10230127.31%
Asian93114115.15%
Native1216856.20%

22.86%

Overall Poverty Rate

21.63%

Male Poverty Rate

23.93%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Gainesville

The race most likely to be in poverty in Gainesville is Native, with 56.20% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Gainesville is White, with 8.70% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 7.68%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.29%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 29.95%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School30.69%
High School20.62%
Some College8.76%
Bachelors or Greater4.22%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed58.30%
Male Unemployed42.35%
Male Employed10.95%
Female Employed10.39%

Gainesville Income

Gainesville Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$45,708$63,659
Families$53,095$72,113
Married Families$66,848-
Non Families$35,077$41,213

Gainesville Marital Status

Gainesville Marital Status

Marriage Rates

44.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.2%

Male Marriage Rate

40.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Gainesville Married by Age and Sex

Gainesville Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Gainesville Marital Status by Race

Gainesville Veterans

1,758

Number of Veterans

1,615

Male Veterans

143

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam727
Second Gulf War244
Korea216
First Gulf War185
World War II62
Age Group Veterans
65 to 74581
75+461
55 to 64269
35 to 54244
18 to 34203
Name Veterans % of Total
White1,3896.80%
Black3427.22%
Hispanic470.49%
2 or More274.35%

$Gainesville Veterans by Education

7.83%

Veteran Poverty Rate

19.57%

Veteran Disability Rate

Gainesville Employment Status

62.2%

Labor Force Participation

60.2%

Employment Rate

3.2%

Unemployment Rate

Gainesville Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

50.97%

Born in Georgia

74.08%

Native Born

25.92%

Foreign Born

20.30%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

74.08% of Gainesville residents were born in the United States, with 50.97% having been born in Georgia. 20.30% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202045,8202,1784.99%
201943,6422,1785.25%
201841,4641,0092.49%
201740,4552,1785.69%
201638,2771,3993.79%
201536,8788592.38%
201436,0197522.13%
201335,2675721.65%
201234,6953180.93%
201134,3773160.93%
201034,0618,4832.91%
200025,5787,6933.64%
199017,8852,6051.59%
198015,280-179-0.12%
197015,459-1,064-0.66%
196016,5234,5873.31%
195011,9361,6931.54%
194010,2431,6191.74%
19308,6242,3523.24%
19206,2723470.57%
19105,9251,5433.06%
19004,3821,1803.19%
18903,2020.00%