Gainesville, FL Real Estate

According to census data in the year 2000 there were 40,111 housing units in Gainesville. This represents a 15.9% growth from 34,608 in 1990.

Of those housing units, 39,548 were located in either urbanized areas or urban clusters, and 563 were located in what is classified as a rural area.

Homeownership rate in Gainesville is about 47.7%. Gainesville's vacancy rate, including seasonal lodging, is about 7.1%. Average household size is 2.25 people.

The majority of houses, apartments or condos in Gainesville were built after 1974.


Housing Size

Housing Units by Size
Studio Type3.50%
One Bedroom17.80%
Two Bedrooms29.20%
Three Bedrooms36%
Four Bedrooms11.90%
Five Bedrooms or more1.50%
As % of Housing Units

Owned Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size2.4
Median year structure was built1973
Median Value of occupied units$86,300
Median Price asked for vacant units$76,800

Rented Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size2.11
Median year structure was built1974
Median Monthly Rent asked for vacant units$426

Owners Finance Status

Housing Finance
Second Mortgage & Equity Loan0.30%
Second Mortgage6.60%
Home Equity Loan5.20%
Simple Mortgage56.90%
Debt Free30.90%
As % of Housing Units
Median part of Monthly Household Income dedicated to covering home ownership costs17.3%