Gainesville is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the Gainesville Census Designated Place.
It is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Prince William County at latitude 38.7957 and longitude -77.6139. Prince William County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 358 feet.
The formal boundaries for the Gainesville Census Designated Place (see map) encompass a land area of 10.13 sq. miles and a water area of 0.57 sq. miles.Photos of the local Gainesville, VA area
|Population in Households||14,075|
|Population in Familes||12,477|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||0|
|Average Household Size||3.06|
|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)|
|Median Household Income||1.58%|
|Per Capita Income||2.35%|
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.
|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.