Gainesville, Florida metropolitan area

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Location of the Gainesville Metropolitan Statistical Area in Florida

The Gainesville metropolitan area is the metropolitan area centered on Gainesville, Florida in North Central Florida. In 2007 the population of the two-county area was 257,099.[1]

The U.S. Office of Management and Budget designates the area as the Gainesville, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area, a metropolitan statistical area used for statistical purposes by the United States Census Bureau and other government agencies. The OMB defines the MSA as comprising Alachua and Gilchrist Counties, with Gainesville as its principal city. The Gainesville, Florida Standard Metropolitan Statistical Area was first defined in 1971, consisting of only Alachua County. In 1983 Bradford County was added to the MSA. Bradford County was removed from the MSA in 1993. In 2003 Gilchrist County was added to the MSA.

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 232,392 people, 92,530 households, and 51,494 families residing within the MSA. The racial makeup of the MSA was 74.53% White, 18.53% African American, 0.25% Native American, 3.33% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 1.35% from other races, and 1.98% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.55% of the population.

The median income for a household in the MSA was $30,877, and the median income for a family was $40,536. Males had a median income of $29,665 versus $24,003 for females. The per capita income for the MSA was $16,225.

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