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Gainesville, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Gainesville Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Prince William County at latitude 38.7932 and longitude -77.6422. Prince William County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 358 feet.

The formal official name is the Gainesville Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Gainesville, Virginia.

The U5 Census Class Code for Gainesville indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The formal boundaries for the Gainesville Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 10.13 sq. miles and a water area of 0.57 sq. miles.

Gainesville Census Designated Place, VA Boundary Map


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Gainesville, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 14,075
Population in Households 14,075
Population in Familes 12,477
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,393
Diversity Index2 66


Total Households 4,607
Average Household Size 3.06
Family Households 3,649
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 4,743 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,644 (76.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 963 (20.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 136 ( 2.9%)
Median Home Value $468,849
Average Home Value $516,346


Median Household Income $112,618
Average Household Income $132,193
Per Capita Income $42,967
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 4.91% 3.52%
Households 4.49% 3.33%
Families 4.41% 3.25%
Median Household Income   1.58%
Per Capita Income   2.35%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Gainesville, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gainesville to the other 591 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 93 84th
Population Density1 # 191 68th
Diversity Index2 # 87 85th
Median Household Income # 59 90th
Per Capita Income # 96 84th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Virginia Census Data Comparison Tool.