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"Poultry Capital of the World"

Gainesville is a city in Hall County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named after Gen. Edmund Pendleton Gaines.

The latitude of Gainesville is 34.297N. The longitude is -83.824W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,250 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 29,806.


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Median household income
Local
$36,605
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Gainesville demographic reports
Gainesville is on Lake Lanier in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Former and merged names include:
· Mule Camp Springs
Confederate Gen. James Longstreet moved here after the Civil War and opened a hotel.

During Prohibition, mountain moonshiners prospered; Gainesville became a supply point for sugar, glass containers and fast cars.

In the center of town stands a monument to the chicken.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 177. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 6.2 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Roy D. Bridges Jr., astronaut and director of Kennedy Space Center
· John H. Casper, astronaut
· Ed Dodd, cartoonist ("Mark Trail")
· Tommy Aaron, golfer
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Panera Bread, Starbucks
Nearby parks & recreation: Chattahoochee National Forest
Historic sites and museums: Elachee Nature Science Center, Green Street Station
Colleges and universities: Brenau University, Gainesville College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 118
Quotes:
Out of the hills of Habersham, / Down the valleys of Hall, / I hurry amain to reach the plain, / Run the rapid and leap the fall.
-- Song of the Chattahoochee
Sidney Lanier

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Ancestry & family history

6% of Gainesville residents report German ancestry, and 7% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Gainesville ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Gainesville was $19,128, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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24% of Gainesville residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Gainesville include Brenau College District, Chicopee Mill and Village Historic District, Green Street Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Gainesville, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $522.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,163.


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Libraries in Gainesville include Blackshear Place Library, East Hall Branch & Special Needs Library, Hall County Library Headquarters ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Gainesville include Gainesville Times

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Hall County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Gainesville political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Gainesville workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 6 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Gainesville between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 2.3 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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Hotels in Gainesville include Best Value Inn Gainsville, Best Western, Gainesville Days Inn, Hampton Inn, Ramada Limited, Suburban Lodge, Super 8.

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“ Out of the hills of Habersham, / Down the valleys of Hall, / I hurry amain to reach the plain, / Run the rapid and leap the fall. ”
~ Song of the Chattahoochee
Sidney Lanier

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