The town of Gainesville, Georgia is home to just under 38,000 residents. Families with young children are a common sight, as kids under 5 account for an above-average percentage of the community. Overall, the city's population, with an average age of just under 35, is younger than most cities in Georgia. Home ownership is less common than renting in Gainesville, and 41% of residents own their homes. The average rent of $904 a month is a bit below the state average.
There are two primary industries in Gainesville: manufacturing and retail. Together, these industries make up 18% of the labor force in the city. Meanwhile, looking at job function, 11% of the city's population works in transportation, which ranks as the top field in the city. Gainesville workers earn an average annual income of around $58,000, less than the Georgia average. The city's average income also falls below the national average of $73,345. Among Gainesville residents older than 25, 13% have a Bachelor's, Master's, Professional, or Doctoral degree.
Averaging about 24 minutes, the commute time for Gainesville residents is shorter than the Georgia average of about 28 minutes. Driving a vehicle is the most common way to get to work, chosen by 40% of workers, while public transportation isn't used widely. Cabs are the second-most preferred method of commuting to work, selected by 1% of residents. Walking isn't a common means of commuting to work.