Gainesville, Florida

Population 126,038

Gainesville is located in Alachua County, FL. The population is 126,038, making Gainesville the largest city in Alachua County.

There are 54 public schools in Gainesville with an average Homefacts rating of B. The total crime rate for Gainesville is moderate , and there are 340 registered sex offenders residing in the city. Unemployment in Gainesville is low and the median home sales price is $0. Detailed and up-to-date Gainesville property reports are available for any property address.

Cities near Gainesville include Alachua, La Crosse and Micanopy.

Gainesville Neighborhood Report


School Rating is Very good
  • No High School Diploma: 8.8%
  • High School Graduate or Higher: 48.6%
  • Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 42.6%

Crime Rate

40.12% Higher than national avg.
  • Auto theft: 302
  • Violent Crimes: 687
  • Robbery: 137
  • Burglary: 371
  • Property Crime: 3
  • Larceny Theft: 2

Registered Offenders

33.80% Higher than national avg.
  • 340 offenders in Gainesville
  • 26.98 offenders/10,000 residents

Environmental Hazards

449 Found nearby
  • Brownfields: 5
  • Registered Polluters: 11
  • Superfunds: 14
  • Tanks & Spills: 419


Low 5.1%
  • Florida unemployment average: 6.3%
  • National unemployment average: 6.7%

Property Values

Median Property Value $0

Schools view all

54 Public Schools view public schools

There are 54 K-12 public schools in Gainesville, FL and 18 private schools. Homefacts rates Gainesville's schools as Very good, with an overall B rating.

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Crime view details

340 Registered Offenders search the registered offender database

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*100 is national avg. Greater than 100 means higher crime, lower means less crime.
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Property Report Overview

Average Listing Price
$225,000 compared to December 2019
Median Sales Price
No Data

Median Home Value

Housing Inventory

Property Type
  • Vacant
  • Rented
  • Owned

Number Of Properties Per Bedroom (Distressed)

330 Building Permits View All

  • In 2014, the city of Gainesville, FL issued 330 building permits. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes. Of those 330 permits, 67 were issued for single family homes and 263 were issued for multi-family homes.
  • In 2013, the city of Gainesville, FL issued 303 building permits. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes. Of those 303 permits, 63 were issued for single family homes and 240 were issued for multi-family homes.
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Fair Market Rents

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  • Property Type Rent
  • Studio: $722
  • 1 Bedroom: $796
  • 2 Bedrooms: $972
  • 3 Bedrooms: $1,269
  • 4 Bedrooms: $1,331

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Environmental Hazards

449 Environmental Hazards

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Health Hazards

  • Air Quality HEALTHY (1473/1495)
    Gainesville, FL has 98.53% good air quality.
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  • Radon ZONE 2 COUNTY
    Gainesville, FL is a yellow zone.
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  • UV Index HIGH 6.94 Average
    Gainesville, FL is a high risk area for ultra-violet rays.
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Average Monthly Temperature

  • January 54.88°
  • February 58.82°
  • March 61.66°
  • April 69.68°
  • May 75.34°
  • June 80.31°
  • July 81.68°
  • August 81.86°
  • September 79.32°
  • October 71.32°
  • November 61.58°
  • December 56.15°

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Natural Disasters

Probability of Natural Disasters for Gainesville, FL

Gainesville, FL has a very low risk of earthquakes.
Gainesville, FL has no risk of hurricanes.
Gainesville, FL has a low risk of hail storms.
Gainesville, FL has a moderate risk of tornadoes.

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Median Household Income

Median Household Income in Gainesville, FL: $32,968


Unemployment in Gainesville is 5.1%. It is lower than the state and national averages, 6.3% and 6.7% respectively

Workforce Breakdown

Blue Collar - 34.37%
White Collar - 65.63%


State Representatives

  • Gov. Rick Scott
  • Sen. Bill Nelson
  • Sen. Marco Rubio

City Representatives

  • Ted Yoho
  • Corrine Brown

Neighborhood Info

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Nearest Major Airports

71 FCC Towers view all

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