Gainesville, Virginia Population 2024

16,754

Gainesville is a city located in Fauquier County and Prince William County Virginia. Gainesville has a 2024 population of 16,754. Gainesville is currently declining at a rate of -0.65% annually but its population has increased by 2.21% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 16,391 in 2020.

The average household income in Gainesville is $180,126 with a poverty rate of 3.5%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Gainesville is 36.8 years, 33.8 years for males, and 38.4 years for females.

Gainesville Demographics

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

  • White: 58.14%
  • Asian: 15.74%
  • Black or African American: 13.06%
  • Two or more races: 10.28%
  • Other race: 2.55%
  • Native American: 0.24%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
10.1 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,656.70/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
2.21% (363)
The current population of Gainesville, Virginia is 16,754 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 16,391.

Gainesville, Virginia Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White9,86758.14%
Asian2,67215.74%
Black or African American2,21613.06%
Two or more races1,74410.28%
Other race4332.55%
Native American400.24%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Asian

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Gainesville Population by Race

Gainesville Population Pyramid 2024

Gainesville Median Age

36.8

Total

33.8

Male

38.4

Female

Gainesville Adults

There are 11,945 adults, (1,423 of whom are seniors) in Gainesville.

Gainesville Age Dependency

61.3

Age Dependency Ratio

13.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

47.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Gainesville Sex Ratio

Female8,14748%
Male8,82552%

Gainesville Population by Age

Gainesville Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All5,3423.1785.414.6
Married3,8263.5991.28.8
Non Family9641.1169.530.5
Female4233.771.628.4
Male1294.2275.224.8

3.58

Average Family Size

3.17

Average Household Size

85.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Gainesville Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1891.79%
9th to 12th Grade2242.13%
High School Graduate1,55514.76%
Some College1,68716.02%
Associates Degree1,0089.57%
Bachelors Degree3,16630.06%
Graduate Degree2,70425.67%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Gainesville Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Gainesville Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White5,9555,8693,686
Asian1,8751,7711,018
Black1,3181,213719
Hispanic1,1181,028339
2+ Races753691330
Other Race19719734
Native American29185

The highest rate of high school graduation is among other race people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 61.9%.

Gainesville Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$85,950$105,675$71,237
Less Than 9th Grade$44,000$43,125$45,921
High School Graduate$46,033$54,479$35,000
Some College$72,132$85,208$57,667
Bachelors Degree$97,246$142,622$81,620
Graduate Degree$116,519$139,016$102,468

$85,950

Average Earnings

$105,675

Average Male

$71,237

Average Female

Gainesville Earnings by Educational Attainment

Gainesville Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Gainesville Language

76.44% of Gainesville residents speak only English, while 23.56% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 7.8% of the population.

Gainesville Language

Gainesville Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Hispanic2,19125311.55%
White9,0771832.02%
Multiple1,7441166.65%
Asian2,672702.62%
Other433409.24%
Black2,216160.72%

3.5%

Overall Poverty Rate

2.5%

Male Poverty Rate

4.58%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Gainesville

The race most likely to be in poverty in Gainesville is Hispanic, with 11.55% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Gainesville is Black, with 0.72% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.78%. Among those working part-time, it was 5.47%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 11.27%.

Gainesville Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade13.95%
Some College5.8%
High School4.97%
Bachelors or Greater1.38%

Gainesville Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed11.65%
Male Unemployed3.59%
Female Employed2.66%
Male Employed1.09%

Gainesville Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Gainesville Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$163,942$180,126
Families$180,111$197,951
Married Families$191,714$-999,999,999
Non Families$68,571$85,882

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Gainesville Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

62.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

62.5%

Male Marriage Rate

62.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Gainesville Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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 35-44.

Gainesville Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Gainesville Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,397

Number of Veterans

1,046

Male Veterans

351

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
First Gulf War719
Second Gulf War673
Vietnam220
Korea20
World War II11

Gainesville Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
35 to 54723
55 to 64281
65 to 74223
18 to 3495
75+75

Gainesville Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White84612.11%
Black31319.21%
Asian1165.89%
2+ Races10410.29%
Hispanic714.77%
Other Race155.93%
Native American310.34%

Gainesville Veterans by Race

Gainesville Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

2.08%

Veteran Poverty Rate

12.38%

Veteran Disability Rate

Gainesville Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

75.6%

Labor Force Participation

72.9%

Employment Rate

2.9%

Unemployment Rate

Gainesville Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Gainesville Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Gainesville Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

40.8%

Born in Gainesville

81.96%

Native Born

18.04%

Foreign Born

5.08%

Non Citizen

12.96%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

81.96% of Gainesville residents were born in the United States, with 40.8% having been born in Virginia. 5.08% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Gainesville Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202416,754-109-0.65%
202316,863-109-0.64%
202216,972-109-0.64%
202117,0816904.21%
202016,391-896-5.18%
201917,2871,3598.53%
201815,9286454.22%
201715,2831,0147.11%
201614,2691,31910.19%
201512,9508056.63%
201412,1452822.38%
201311,8636385.68%
201211,2255094.75%
201110,716-765-6.66%
201011,48100%

Gainesville Population by Year