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Gainesville is a city in Hall County in Georgia, United States of America. The population was 25,578 at the 2000 census. Census estimates for 2005 show a population of 32,444. The city is the county seat of Hall County.GR6 Because of its large number of poultry processing plants, it is often called the chicken capital of the world. Gainesville is the principal city of and is included in the Gainesville, Georgia Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is included in the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Gainesville, Georgia-Alabama (part) Combined Statistical Area. Image File history File links Unbalanced_scales. ... Hall County is a county located in the state of Georgia. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... In the United States, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has produced a formal definition of metropolitan areas, which are organized around county boundaries. ... Hotlanta redirects here. ... Note: This article title may be easily confused with Sandy Spring Sandy Springs (once known as Hammond) is a newly incorporated city (as of December 1st, 2005) located in Fulton County, Georgia, north of Atlanta and south of Roswell. ... Official language(s) English Capital Montgomery Largest city Birmingham Area  Ranked 30th  - Total 52,419 sq mi (135,765 km²)  - Width 190 miles (306 km)  - Length 330 miles (531 km)  - % water 3. ... The United States Office of Management and Budget (OMB) defines micropolitan and metropolitan statistical areas. ...

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Geography

Location of Gainesville, Georgia

Gainesville is located at 34°18′16″N, 83°50′2″W (34.304490, -83.833897).GR1 Image File history File links Adapted from Wikipedias GA county maps by Seth Ilys. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 75.4 km² (29.1 mi²). 70.1 km² (27.1 mi²) of it is land and 5.2 km² (2.0 mi²) of it (6.94%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, parts of Gainesville lie along the shore of one of the nation's most popular inland water destinations, Lake Lanier. Named after Georgia author and musician Sidney Lanier. the lake was created in 1958 when The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers dammed the Chattahoochee River near Buford, Georgia and flooded an Appalachian mountain valley. Although created primarily for hydro-electricity and flood-control, it also serves as a reservoir providing water to the city of Atlanta, Lake Lanier is also a very popular recreational attraction for all of North Georgia. Foothills are geographically defined as gradual increases in hilly areas at the base of a mountain range. ... Blue Ridge Mountains, Shining Rock Wilderness Area Appalachian Mountain system The Blue Ridge is a mountain chain in the eastern United States, part of the Appalachian Mountains, forming their eastern front from Georgia to Pennsylvania. ... Lake Lanier (officially Lake Sidney Lanier) is a manmade lake in the northern portion of the U.S. state of Georgia. ... Sidney Lanier (February 3, 1842 – September 7, 1881) was an American musician and poet. ... United States Army Corps of Engineers logo The United States Army Corps of Engineers, or USACE, is made up of some 34,600 military men and women. ... Map of the Apalachicola River system with the Chattahoochee highlighted. ... Buford is a city located in Gwinnett County, Georgia. ... This article is about the state capital of Georgia. ...


Climate

Gainesville has a subtropical climate with mild winters and hot summers. Winter is mild with average highs in the 50's and lows in the 30's although colder and warmer periods occur. Spring is pleasant with highs in the 70's and 80's with lows in the 40's and 50's although march is the wettest month of the year on average. Summer can be oppressive with average highs reaching the low 90's combined with humidity can put heat indexes into the 100's. Fall has temperatures similar to spring but with much less humidity, especially later in the season. In late October to November the leaves are in the midst of changing colors to brilliant reds, yellows, golden oranges, purples; all shades of mountain beauty.


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 25,578 people, 8,537 households, and 5,438 families residing in the city. The population density was 364.7/km² (944.4/mi²). There were 9,076 housing units at an average density of 129.4/km² (335.1/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 45.21% White, 15.73% African American, 0.30% Native American, 2.69% Asian, 0.13% Pacific Islander, 14.27% from other races, and 1.67% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 33.17% of the population. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 8,537 households out of which 31.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.1% were married couples living together, 15.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.3% were non-families. 29.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.79 and the average family size was 3.39. For the record label, see Marriage Records. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 25.0% under the age of 18, 15.1% from 18 to 24, 30.6% from 25 to 44, 16.8% from 45 to 64, and 12.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females there were 98.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.6 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $36,605, and the median income for a family was $43,734. Males had a median income of $24,729 versus $25,075 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,128. About 16.1% of families and 21.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 28.9% of those under age 18 and 17.9% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Transportation

Amtrak's Crescent train connects Gainesville with the cities of New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington, Greensboro, Charlotte, Atlanta, Birmingham and New Orleans. The Amtrak station is situated at 116 Industrial Boulevard. Acela Express in West Windsor, NJ Amtrak Cascades service with tilting Talgo trainsets in Seattle, Washington Amtrak train in downtown Orlando, Florida For other uses, see Amtrak (disambiguation). ... The Crescent is a passenger train operated by Amtrak in the eastern part of the United States. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Nickname: City of Brotherly Love, Philly, the Quaker City Motto: Philadelphia maneto (Let brotherly love continue) Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Philadelphia Founded October 27, 1682 Incorporated October 25, 1701 Mayor John F. Street (D) Area    - City 369. ... Nickname: Motto: The Greatest City in America,[4] Get in on it. ... Nickname: Motto: Justitia Omnibus (Justice for All) Location of Washington, D.C., in relation to the states Maryland and Virginia Coordinates: , Country United States Federal District District of Columbia Government  - Mayor Adrian M. Fenty (D)  - District Council Chairperson: Vincent C. Gray (D) Ward 1: Jim Graham (D) Ward 2: Jack... Greensboro Skyline Greensboro redirects here. ... Nickname: Location in Mecklenburg County in the state of North Carolina Coordinates: , Country United States State North Carolina Counties Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Government  - Mayor Pat McCrory, (R) Area  - City  280. ... Hotlanta redirects here. ... Nickname: Location in Jefferson County in the state of Alabama Coordinates: Country United States State Alabama County Jefferson, Shelby Government  - Mayor Bernard Kincaid (D) Area  - City  151. ... Nickname: Location in the State of Louisiana and the United States Coordinates: , Country United States State Louisiana Parish Orleans Founded 1718 Government  - Mayor Ray Nagin (D) Area  - City  350. ... Parking Yes; free Baggage check No Other information Accessible Code GNS Traffic Passengers (2006) 4,269 9. ...


Health and Education

Gainesville, Georgia is home to the large Northeast Georgia Medical Center. The Ronnie Greene Heart Center is located in the large hospital.


The Gainesville City School System, home of Gainesville High School's Red Elephants, is the public school system of Gainesville. Gainesville High School is a high school in Gainesville, Florida. ...


Gainesville City Schools:

  • Gainesville High School
  • Gainesville Middle School
  • Gainesville The Exploration Academy
  • Centenial The Fine Arts Academy
  • New Holland The Core Knowlage Academy
  • Fair Street The International Baccalaureate Academy
  • Enota The Multiple Intellegence Academy

Riverside Military Academy is located in Gainesville. The city's institutions of higher education are Gainesville State College and Brenau University. Brenau University is a private womens university in Gainesville, Georgia that was founded in 1878 as Georgia Baptist Female Seminary, though it has never been affiliated with the Baptist Church. ...


The Public Defender's Office at Gainesville has been recognized as one of the best in the state of Georgia. Established in 2005, the office provides representation for persons accused of felony offenses in Hall County.[1] Attorneys from the office have been recognized for their community involvement, as well as for their acumen in the courtroom.[2]


Notable residents

Allen Lloyd Jones (born June 2, 1977), better known by his ring name The Phenomenal One A.J. Styles (also written AJ Styles), is an American professional wrestler currently working for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) is an American professional wrestling promotion founded by Jeff Jarrett and his father Jerry Jarrett in May 2002. ... The Miss Georgia competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of Georgia in the Miss America pageant. ... James Longstreet (January 8, 1821 – January 2, 1904) was one of the foremost Confederate generals of the American Civil War, the principal subordinate to General Robert E. Lee, who called him his Old War Horse. ... Cris Howell Carpenter (born April 5, 1965, in St. ... Major League Baseball (MLB) is the highest level of play in North American professional baseball. ...

Sister cities

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See also

Gainesville High School is a high school in Gainesville, Florida. ...

External links


  Results from FactBites:
 
Gainesville, Georgia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (552 words)
Gainesville is a city located in Hall County in Georgia, a state of the United States of America.
Gainesville is also the hometown of Charlie Stafford, a man whos excellence is only exceeded by his strikingly good looks.
Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, parts of Gainesville lie along the shore of one of the nation's most popular inland water destinations, Lake Lanier.
New Georgia Encyclopedia: Gainesville (1068 words)
The town was renamed in honor of General Edmund Pendleton Gaines, a hero of the War of 1812 who held a command in Georgia during the ensuing struggles with the Creeks.
Gainesville prospered as agricultural activity increased along the rich valleys of the Oconee and Chattahoochee rivers, where abundant corn fattened livestock for the citizens' tables and allowed for homemade production of corn whiskey.
In the late 1850s, as the division between the North and the South deepened, most residents of Gainesville and Hall County were opposed to secession.
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