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Gainesville, New York - Basic Facts

The Village of Gainesville is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Wyoming County at latitude 42.6415 and longitude -78.1347. Wyoming County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,617 feet.

The formal official name is the Village of Gainesville, but most people and references simply refer to it as Gainesville, New York.

The P1 Census Class Code for Gainesville indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the Village of Gainesville (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.86 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Gainesville: Gainesville Creek.

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Gainesville, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 218
Population in Households 218
Population in Familes 185
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 255
Diversity Index2 2


Total Households 93
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 68
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 112 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 80 (71.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 14 (12.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 19 (17.0%)
Median Home Value $83,929
Average Home Value $89,935


Median Household Income $46,685
Average Household Income $53,344
Per Capita Income $21,228
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -1.15% -0.93%
Households -0.99% -0.65%
Families 1.44% -0.6%
Median Household Income   1.86%
Per Capita Income   1.45%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Gainesville, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gainesville to the other 1,189 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York 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.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 1155 3rd
Population Density1 # 1093 8th
Diversity Index2 # 1189 0th
Median Household Income # 901 24th
Per Capita Income # 1027 14th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE New York Census Data Comparison Tool.