Gainesville, Georgia

Gainesville: The most populous city in Hall County, Georgia. It is located on the banks of Lake Lanier in the northeastern part of the state. Gainesville is known for its many parks and green spaces, its many historical sites, and its many attractions, such as the Gainesville Historical Society and the Gainesville Arts Alliance.


Gainesville is a city located in the county of Hall in the U.S. state of Georgia. Its population at the 2010 census was 33,804 and a population density of 374 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 44,213 inhabitants.

The city was created 206 years ago in 1817.

Gainesville locator map
Location of Gainesville on Georgia map.

Quick Facts about Gainesville

Population : 44,213 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Georgia (United States)
County : Hall County
Phone Area Codes : 770
Area : 90.42 km2
Official name : Gainesville
Altitude : 1,250 feet / 381 meters
Capital city : Gainesville is capital of Hall County
Establishment : January 01, 1818 (206 years ago)
Time Zone : UTC−05:00, UTC−04:00
Local time : 20:19:36 (29th February 2024)
Postal code : 30501
Density : 489 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 23.54% (2010-2020)
Hall County Georgia Courthouse image
Hall County Georgia Courthouse
Hall County Georgia Courthouse image


Gainesville is located at 34°17'52"N 83°49'27"W (34.2978800, -83.8240700).

Gainesville map


The population of Gainesville increased by 23.54% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
1860 344 -
2010 33,804 98.98% census
2011 34,374 1.66% estimation process
2012 34,691 0.91% estimation process
2013 35,257 1.61% estimation process
2014 36,006 2.08% estimation process
2015 36,849 2.29% estimation process
2016 38,214 3.57% estimation process
2017 40,366 5.33% estimation process
2018 41,350 2.38% estimation process
2019 43,232 4.35% estimation process
2020 44,213 2.22% estimation process

Gainesville zip code is 30501. County name: Hall, County fips: 13139

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People born in Gainesville (44)

People born in Gainesville, including actor Sung Kang, politician B. Frank Whelchel, businessman and politician Bert Lance, .


  • Casey Cagle (American politician) he was born in 12/01/1966
  • Tommy Aaron (American golfer, PGA Tour member) he was born in 22/02/1937
  • Doug Collins (Member of the US House of Representatives from Georgia) he was born in 16/08/1966
  • Micah Owings (American baseball player) he was born in 28/09/1982
  • Chan Gailey (American college football player, college football coach, professional football coach) he was born in 05/01/1952
  • Sharaud Curry (American basketball player) he was born in 16/05/1987
  • Tasha Humphrey (American basketball player) she was born in 29/12/1985
  • Alexander R. Nininger (United States Army Medal of Honor recipient) he was born in 20/10/1918
  • Alf Anderson (American baseball player) he was born in 28/01/1914
  • Billy Martin (Player of American football (1942-2018)) he was born in 27/10/1942
  • Corey Hulsey (American football guard who is currently a free agent.) he was born in 26/07/1977
  • Henry Crowder (American musician) he was born in 01/01/1890
  • J. Robert Elliott (American politician) he was born in 01/01/1910
  • Jessie Woodrow Wilson Sayre (American presidential daughter and activist (1887-1933)) she was born in 28/08/1887
  • Jody Davis (American baseball player) he was born in 12/11/1956
  • John Jarrard (songwriter) he was born in 07/05/1953
  • John Pearce (American actor (1927-2000)) he was born in 27/11/1927
  • Lewis A. Massey (American politician) he was born in 20/07/1962

Schools in Gainesville

College & universities near Gainesville, GA

Code Name City ZIP
139199 Brenau University Gainesville (GA) 30501-3668

Stations (4)

Amtrak & bus stations near Gainesville, GA

Code Name Address Type
GNS Gainesville 116 Industrial Boulevard RAIL
TCA Toccoa 47 North Alexander St. RAIL
ATL Peachtree Station 1688 Peachtree Street, NW RAIL
CSN Clemson Calhoun Memorial Hwy and College Ave. RAIL

Post offices near Gainesville

Post Office Name City ZIP
Gainesvill Post Office Gainesville (GA) 30501

Other places with the same name (6)

  • Gainesville , Florida The third most populous city in Florida. It is located in Alachua County in north-central Florida. Gainesville is known for its many colleges and universities, its many parks and green spaces, and its many attractions, such as the University of Florida and the Matheson Museum. with a population of 135,004 people.
  • Gainesville , Texas city in Texas, United States with a population of 16,876 people.
  • Gainesville , Missouri county seat of Ozark County, Missouri, United States with a population of 771 people.
  • Gainesville , New York human settlement in Wyoming County, New York, United States of America with a population of 216 people.
  • Gainesville , Alabama town in Alabama, United States with a population of 182 people.

Other cities in Hall County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Hall County , GA.

City Name Population Title
Flowery Branch 8,778 City in Hall County, Georgia, United States of America
Oakwood 4,305 City in Hall County, Georgia, United States
Lula 3,016 City in Banks and Hall Counties, Georgia, United States
Clermont 1,099 Town in Hall County, Georgia, USA

Distance to Other Cities

Gainesville distances to largest Georgia cities