Latest Data (2016)
Population 131,591
Nationwide Rank 206

Quick Facts

Gainesville, Florida is the 206th largest city in the United States as of 2016.

Gainesville, Florida is a city.

Gainesville, Florida is as large as it has ever been. In 2016 Gainesville had its largest population ever.

Gainesville, Florida's growth is about average. 44% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Gainesville, Florida Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2016
196 Midland, Texas 134,610 41.6%
197 Waco, Texas 134,432 17.2%
198 Charleston, South Carolina 134,385 35.7%
199 Columbia, South Carolina 134,309 12.5%
200 Denton, Texas 133,808 59.9%
201 Carrollton, Texas 133,351 20.9%
202 Surprise, Arizona 132,677 310.1%
203 Roseville, California 132,671 63.1%
204 Sterling Heights, Michigan 132,427 6.2%
205 Murfreesboro, Tennessee 131,947 86.2%
206 Gainesville, Florida 131,591 16.4%
207 Cedar Rapids, Iowa 131,127 7.6%
208 Visalia, California 131,074 37.0%
209 Coral Springs, Florida 130,059 8.6%
210 New Haven, Connecticut 129,934 4.9%
211 Stamford, Connecticut 129,113 9.8%
212 Thousand Oaks, California 128,888 9.7%
213 Concord, California 128,726 5.2%
214 Elizabeth, New Jersey 128,640 6.4%
215 Lafayette, Louisiana 127,626 14.0%
216 Kent, Washington 127,514 58.1%

Similarly Sized Cities In Florida

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2016
79 St. Petersburg 260,999 4.9%
94 Hialeah 236,387 4.5%
126 Tallahassee 190,894 24.7%
130 Port St. Lucie 185,132 107.6%
136 Cape Coral 179,804 73.9%
138 Fort Lauderdale 178,752 4.4%
150 Pembroke Pines 168,587 21.9%
170 Hollywood 151,998 8.8%
190 Miramar 138,449 85.7%
206 Gainesville 131,591 16.4%
209 Coral Springs 130,059 8.6%
243 Clearwater 114,361 4.4%
252 Miami Gardens 113,058 12.2%
267 Palm Bay 110,104 38.2%
271 Pompano Beach 109,393 9.0%
275 West Palm Beach 108,161 30.5%
281 Lakeland 106,420 25.1%
298 Davie 101,871 23.9%
319 Boca Raton 96,114 15.5%
336 Sunrise 93,734 8.9%
341 Plantation 92,706 11.5%
345 Miami Beach 91,917 4.3%
356 Deltona 90,124 28.6%
387 Palm Coast 85,109 156.4%
403 Largo 83,065 11.4%
416 Melbourne 81,185 10.9%
426 Deerfield Beach 79,764 7.1%
443 Fort Myers 77,146 48.4%
457 Boynton Beach 75,569 24.7%
491 Lauderhill 71,626 7.0%
502 Weston 70,015 37.7%
505 Kissimmee 69,369 41.1%
520 Homestead 67,996 113.0%
529 Delray Beach 67,371 11.6%
540 Daytona Beach 66,645 4.4%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2016 131,591 206
2015 130,128 206
2014 128,460 206
2013 127,488 204
2012 126,047 203
2011 125,312 200
2010 124,354 201
2009 116,616 215
2008 116,085 215
2007 115,373 214
2006 114,424 212
2005 113,120 213
2004 112,396 213
2003 111,837 212
2002 112,485 209
2001 112,912 206
2000 112,997 202
1990 92,602 225