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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.
During Prohibition, mountain moonshiners prospered; Gainesville became a supply point for sugar, glass containers and fast cars.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Gainesville demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Hall County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 30566 ZIP code.
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.
24% of Gainesville residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Historic districts in Gainesville include Brenau College District, Chicopee Mill and Village Historic District, Green Street Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Gainesville, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $522. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,163.
Libraries in Gainesville include Blackshear Place Library, East Hall Branch & Special Needs Library, Hall County Library Headquarters ... View libraries
Newspapers in Gainesville include Gainesville Times
Hall County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Gainesville political report.
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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