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Gainesville

Gainesville, Virginia

  •   State: 
    Virginia
      County: 
    Prince William County
      City: 
    Gainesville
      County FIPS: 
    51153
      Coordinates: 
    38°47′41″N 77°37′14″W
      Area total: 
    10.3 sq mi (26.6 km²)
      Area land: 
    9.7 sq mi (25.2 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.6 sq mi (1.5 km²)
      Elevation: 
    354 ft (108 m)
  •   Latitude: 
    38,7918
      Longitude: 
    -77,628
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV
      Timezone: 
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 
    20155
    20156
      GMAP: 

    Gainesville, Prince William County, Virginia, United States

  •   Population: 
    4,834
      Population density: 
    1,150.2 residents per square mile of area (174.1/km²)
      Household income: 
    $99,674
      Households: 
    5,742
      Unemployment rate: 
    5.20%
  •   Sales taxes: 
    5.00%
      Income taxes: 
    5.75%

Gainesville was once a changing point for stagecoach horses on the Fauquier & Alexandria Turnpike. In colonial days, the region was known as the Middle Grounds, in reference to its location between Broad Run and Bull Run. In 1850, Thomas Brawner Gaines (1814-1856) sold to the Manassas Gap Railroad a right-of-way through his land. During the American Civil War, Gainesville was occupied by both Confederate and Union armies. In 1994, the groundbreaking for Gainesville's first townhome community began; it was named Crossroads. In 2006, the VDOT began working on the Gainesville Interchange improvement project, with construction officially starting in July 2011, in order to ease the traffic in the rapidly growing Gainesville-Haymarket area. It was completed on July 9, 2015. At the 2010 census, there were 11,481 people, 3,959 households and roughly 3,100 families living in the CDP. The population was 17,287 in the 2020 census. The CDP has a humid subtropical climate (Köppen climate classification Cfa), with mild winters with brief cold snaps, and hot and humid summers with frequent thunderstorms. January is the coldest month with highs around 45 °F and lows around 25 °F. July is the warmest month, with highs of 90 °F, and lows of 65 °F in the summer. The town is located at 38°4741N 77°3714W (38.794784, 77.620651).According to the United States Census Bureau, the C DP has a total area of 10.3 square miles (26.6 km²), of which 9.7 square miles of land and 0.6 square mile (1.5 km²) (5.45%) is water.

History

Gainesville was once a changing point for stagecoach horses on the Fauquier & Alexandria Turnpike. In colonial days, the region was known as the Middle Grounds, in reference to its location between Broad Run and Bull Run. The person responsible for bringing the railroad through the village was Thomas Brawner Gaines (1814-1856), who had begun buying up property in the area as early as 1835. In 1994, the groundbreaking for Gainesville's first townhome community began; it was named Crossroads. In 2006, the VDOT began working on the Gainesville Interchange improvement project, with construction officially starting in July 2011, in order to ease the traffic in the rapidly growing Gainesville-Haymarket area. It was completed on July 9, 2015. The town of Gainesville is located in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, near the border with West Virginia and the Eastern Seaboard of the U.S. State of Virginia. It has a population of about 3,000. The village was once known as New Stable, and a post office was opened there in Richard Graham's hotel and store in 1846. In 1856, a small community with aPost office flourished around the Gainville depot. During the American Civil War, Gainesville was occupied by both Confederate and Union armies and nearby Thoroughfare Gap in the Bull Run Mountains served as a path for soldiers to reach the First and Second battles ofBull Run. In the early 1940s the Southern Railway operated passenger service from Harrisonburg and Strasburg Junction through Gainesville.

Geography

Gainesville has a humid subtropical climate (Köppen climate classification Cfa), with mild winters with brief cold snaps, and hot and humid summers with frequent thunderstorms. January is the coldest month with highs around 45 °F and lows around 25 °F. July is the warmest month, with lows around 65 °F, and highs around 90 °F in the summer. The CDP is located at 38°4741N 77°3714W (38.794784, 77.620651). According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 10.3 square miles (26.6 km²), of which 9.7 sq miles (25.2 km²) is land and 0.6 square mile (1.5km²) (5.45%) is water. The town has a population of 2,715. It is located on the Florida Turnpike, which runs through Gainesville. It has an elevation of 38.3 feet (12.7 meters) (1,068 m) The town is located in the eastern part of the Florida Panhandle, near the border with Florida and Florida Beach. The city's population is 2,071. It also has an area of 9.2 square miles, or 25.2 km², which includes the town of Gainesville, where it is the largest city in the Florida panhandle. The area has a climate of Cfa, with warm summers and mild winters.

Demographics

Gainesville is currently the third-largest CDP in Prince William County. At the 2010 census, there were 11,481 people, 3,959 households and roughly 3,100 families living in the CDP. There were 10,300 housing units at an average density of 189.6/sq mi (73.2/km²) The median household income was $76,300 and the median family income was$82,627. Danica Roem represents Gainesville in the Virginia House of Delegates. She is the first openly transgender person to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives. She was elected to the House in November 2014, and is currently serving her third term. Her district includes Gainesville, Prince William, Prince George's, and D.C. counties, as well as parts of Loudoun and Prince William counties. She has been a member of the House since 2008. She also served as a member from 2008 to 2012. She currently serves as a delegate to the Virginia State Senate, where she is a Democrat. Her seat is at the center of a controversy over the use of the N-word in the town's name. She says that the word "gainesville" is a derogatory term for the town, and that she is not a Gainesville resident. The town is also known as "Gainesville" or "Geesville" because it is the largest city in the county. The city's name is derived from the word Gainesville, which means "giant" in English.

Development

Major commercial and residential development has taken place in Gainesville since 2000. The Promenade at Virginia Gateway was developed by The Peterson Companies, including BJ's Warehouse, which opened in January 2012. Somerset Crossing has a Bank of America, Wells Fargo, and other shops. A proposed Haymarket / Gainesville railway station extension for the VRE was scheduled to open in 2022, connecting the region via commuter rail to Fairfax County, Manassas, and Washington, D.C. However the project was voted down by the Vre Operations Board, in favor of expanding services to the existing station in Broad Run. The town has six large shopping centers, including Target Supercenter, Lowe's, Best Buy, DSW, Walgreens, and many other stores and restaurants. It also has a number of smaller shopping centers such as Ross, Wegmans Food Markets, Michael's, and Harris Teeter. The city is home to the Virginia Military Institute, which was founded in 1864. It is also the home of the Virginia Tech football team, which won the NCAA championship in 1995 and 1996. It has been the site of the U.S. Open tennis tournament and the NCAA men's singles and women's singles championship. It was the location of the NCAA women's basketball tournament, which began in 1998. The University of Virginia's football team won the national championship in 2000 and 2002. The UVA men's basketball team also won the state championship in 2002 and 2003. The university's women's team was the runner-up in 2008 and 2009.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Gainesville, Prince William County, Virginia = 38.5. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 46. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 80. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Gainesville = 4 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO (www.who.int/news-room/questions-and-answers/item/radiation-the-ultraviolet-(uv)-index) and is uniform worldwide.

Employed

The most recent city population of 4,834 individuals with a median age of 37.9 age the population grows by 229.27% in Gainesville, Prince William County, Virginia population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 1,150.2 residents per square mile of area (174.1/km²). There are average 2.51 people per household in the 5,742 households with an average household income of $99,674 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 5.20% of the available work force and has dropped -1.99% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 30.82%. The number of physicians in Gainesville per 100,000 population = 81.7.

Weather

The annual rainfall in Gainesville = 35.6 inches and the annual snowfall = 16.3 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 83. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 197. 88 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 24.1 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 43, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Gainesville, Prince William County, Virginia which are owned by the occupant = 82.67%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 7 years with median home cost = $332,940 and home appreciation of -1.06%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $12.99 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.

Study

The local school district spends $5,344 per student. There are 14.5 students for each teacher in the school, 392 students for each Librarian and 381 students for each Counselor. 5.58% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 22.88% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 11.47% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Gainesville's population in Prince William County, Virginia of 1,772 residents in 1900 has increased 2,73-fold to 4,834 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 50.70% female residents and 49.30% male residents live in Gainesville, Prince William County, Virginia.

    As of 2020 in Gainesville, Prince William County, Virginia are married and the remaining 30.95% are single population.

  • 39.2 minutes is the average time that residents in Gainesville require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    77.74% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 14.55% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 1.99% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 5.06% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Gainesville, Prince William County, Virginia, 82.67% are owner-occupied homes, another 7.73% are rented apartments, and the remaining 9.60% are vacant.

  • The 28.01% of the population in Gainesville, Prince William County, Virginia who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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