Gainesville (village), New York

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Gainesville, New York
Gainesville, New York is located in New York
Gainesville, New York
Gainesville, New York
Location within the state of New York
Coordinates: 42°39′51″N 78°6′58″W / 42.66417°N 78.11611°W / 42.66417; -78.11611Coordinates: 42°39′51″N 78°6′58″W / 42.66417°N 78.11611°W / 42.66417; -78.11611
Country United States
State New York
County Wyoming
Settled 1805 (1805)
Incorporated 1902 (1902)
Named for Edmund P. Gaines
 • Total 35.7 sq mi (92.5 km2)
 • Land 35.6 sq mi (92.2 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)
Elevation 1,663 ft (507 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 2,333
 • Density 65.5/sq mi (25.3/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 14066
Area code(s) 585
FIPS code 36-27969
GNIS feature ID 0978982

Gainesville is a village in Wyoming County, New York. The population was 304 at the 2000 census. The village is named after General Edmund P. Gaines.[1]

The Village of Gainesville lies within the boundaries of the Town of Gainesville. The village is on NYS Route 19, south of NYS Route 78.


The Village of Gainesville was incorporated in 1902.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.9 square mile (2.2 km²), all land.


As of the census of 2000, there were 304 people, 113 households, and 87 families residing in the village. The population density was 356.8 people per square mile (138.1/km²). There were 122 housing units at an average density of 55.4 persons/km² (143.2 persons/sq mi). The racial makeup of the village was 99.67% White, 0.00% African American, 0.00% Native American, 0.33% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.00% from other races. 0.66% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 113 households out of which 44.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.1% were married couples living together, 15.9% have a woman whose husband does not live with her, and 23.0% were non-families. 16.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.69 and the average family size was 2.98.

In the village the population was spread out with 30.6% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 30.6% from 25 to 44, 21.4% from 45 to 64, and 10.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 104.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.8 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $31,875, and the median income for a family was $30,500. Males had a median income of $33,571 versus $18,000 for females. The per capita income for the village was $14,385. 7.4% of the population and 6.1% of families were below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 6.7% are under the age of 18 and 0.0% are 65 or older.

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  1. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 133. 

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