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Gainesville is a city in Alachua County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named after Gen. Edmund Pendleton Gaines.
The latitude of Gainesville is 29.651N. The longitude is -82.325W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 177 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 109,146.
Prosperity arrived after Gainesville was chosen in 1905 as the site of the University of Florida. The community boomed after World War II with the influx of thousands of veterans going to college on the GI Bill.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Gainesville demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Alachua County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Gainesville area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 32601 ZIP code.
12% of Gainesville residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Gainesville ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Gainesville was $16,779, compared with $21,587 nationally.
43% of Gainesville residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Historic districts in Gainesville include Northeast Gainesville Residential District, Pleasant Street Historic District, Southeast Gainesville Residential District, University of Florida Campus Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Gainesville, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $457. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $843.
Libraries in Gainesville include Alachua County Library District, Millhopper Branch Library, Tower Road Branch Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Gainesville include Gainesville Sun
TV stations in Gainesville include WCJB, WUFT.
National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WUFT-FM.
Alachua County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Gainesville political report.
The average commute time for Gainesville workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 19 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Gainesville between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 2.0 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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