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  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
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  5. Good for Families
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  6. Diversity
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  7. Jobs
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  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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Gainesville is a city in Florida with a population of 132,127. Gainesville is in Alachua County and is one of the best places to live in Florida. Living in Gainesville offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents rent their homes. In Gainesville there are a lot of bars and parks. Many young professionals live in Gainesville and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Gainesville are highly rated.

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About Gainesville...
Population
132,127

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$161,900
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$953
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    61%
  • Own
    39%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    435.3
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    1.5
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    113.3
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    137
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    370.9
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    2,815.3
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    302
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    8%
  • 10-17 years
    5%
  • 18-24 years
    33%
  • 25-34 years
    18%
  • 35-44 years
    9%
  • 45-54 years
    8%
  • 55-64 years
    8%
  • 65+ years
    11%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    21%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    24%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    20%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    national  12%

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