Gainesville Alachua County, Florida

Gainesville: County seat of Alachua County, Florida, United States

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Location of Gainesville on Florida map.


Gainesville is a city located in the county of Alachua in the U.S. state of Florida. Its population at the 2010 census was 124,354 and a population density of 756 people per km². After 9 years in 2019 city had an estimated population of 133,997 inhabitants.

The city was created 168 years ago in 1852.


Gainesville is located at 29°39'6"N 82°19'29"W (29.6516300, -82.3248300).

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Dsg Gainesville 13th and University Intersection Approach 20050507


Gainesville forecast: A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 8am, then showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 86. Chance of precipitation is 80%. more

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Gainesville Quick Facts

Population : 133,997 (2019)
Country : United States of America
State : Florida (United States)
County : Alachua County
Twitter username : GainesvilleGov
Phone Area Codes : 352
Area : 164.43 km2
Official name : Gainesville
Altitude : 177 feet / 54 meters
Capital city : Gainesville is capital of Alachua County
Establishment : January 01, 1853 (168 years ago)
Time Zone : UTC−04:00
Local time : 10:09:59 (5th August 2021)
Postal code : 32601
Density : 815 Pop. per km² as of 2019
Population growth : 7.2% (2010-2019)
Weather : 86℉ Chance Showers And Thunderstorms then Showers And Thunderstorms 7-days weather

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The population of Gainesville increased by 7.2% in 9 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2000 95,447 - census
2010 124,354 23.25% census
2011 125,671 1.05% estimation process
2012 125,993 0.26% estimation process
2013 126,340 0.27% estimation process
2014 127,571 0.96% estimation process
2015 129,356 1.38% estimation process
2016 131,580 1.69% estimation process
2017 132,041 0.35% estimation process
2018 133,665 1.21% estimation process
2019 133,997 0.25% estimation process

Gainesville zip code is 32601. County name: Alachua, County fips: 12001

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People born in Gainesville (179)

People born in Gainesville, including Pioneering broadcast journalist, on radio and television Martha Rountree, actress and comedian Maya Rudolph, actress Brittany Daniel, you can see a list of people who born in Gainesville.


College & universities near Gainesville

Code Name City ZIP
451079 Academy for Five Element Acupuncture Gainesville (FL) 32601
484473 University of Florida-Online Gainesville (FL) 32611
457350 Florida School of Traditional Midwifery Gainesville (FL) 32601
449481 Dragon Rises College of Oriental Medicine Gainesville (FL) 32601
134130 University of Florida Gainesville (FL) 32611

Stations (8)

Amtrak & bus stations near Gainesville

Code Name Address Type
GNF Gainesville, Florida 201 East University Ave. BUS
WDO Waldo, Florida 14648 NE 147th Avenue BUS
OCA Ocala, Florida 531 Northeast First Ave BUS
PAK Palatka 220 North 11th Street RAIL
TVF The Villages-Lady Lake, FL 401 North US Highway 441 BUS

Other places with the same name (6)

Other cities in Alachua County

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Alachua County , FL.

City Name Population Title
West Park 15,089 City in Florida, United States of America
Alachua 9,899 City in Alachua County, Florida, United States
Newberry 6,231 City in Alachua County, Florida, United States of America
High Springs 6,178 City in Alachua County, Florida, United States
Hawthorne 1,522 City in Florida, United States
Archer 1,198 City in Florida
Waldo 1,008 City in Florida
Micanopy 635 Town in Alachua County, Florida, United States
La Crosse 397 Town in Alachua County, Florida

Distance to Other Cities

Gainesville distances to largest Florida cities

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