A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Welcome to Gainesville ...
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Gainesville has a population of 134,188 people<2> (see below for details).
Gainesville was established in 1853.
The community of Gainesville is 140 feet [43 m] above sea level.<3>.
Time Zone: Gainesville lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time
Gainesville is within the boundaries of the (352) area code.
The ZIP codes for Gainesville: 32601-32614, 32627, 32635, 32641, 32653<4>
Websites for Gainesville ...
Official Website: www.state.fl.us/gvl/
Chamber of Commerce: www.gainesvillechamber.com/
Junior League: www.gainesvillejrleague.org/
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Gainesville had an population of 134,188 people. This is an increase of 7.91% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 40.59% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Gainesville had a population of 124,354 people (which is 50.28% of the total population of Alachua County). This makes Gainesville the county's most populous community.
The population of Gainesville represents 0.66% of the total population of Florida (which has 18,801,310 people), making it the state's 13th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 124,354 people, the population of Gainesville increased 30.29% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 95,447 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Gainesville.
Communities Also Named Gainesville ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 12 communities that are also named Gainesville - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, New York, Tennessee, Texas (3) and Virginia.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Gainesville.
Communities near Gainesville ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Gainesville.
To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Gainesville. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Gainesville.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Gainesville. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Gainesville.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Gainesville. Our list includes 67 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Gainesville.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Gainesville ...
Looking for more information about Gainesville? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Gainesville, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Gainesville.
Adding Gainesville to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Gainesville in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Gainesville was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
We also found Gainesville on a map titled Shell Oil Road Map for Florida (1956).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Gainesville on our Genealogy Page.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Gainesville: www.state.fl.us/gvl/
The official website for Alachua County: www.alachua-county.org/
The official website for State of Florida: www.myflorida.com/
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This page was last modified: 17 Apr 2022