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The City of Gainesville had a population of 762 as of July 1, 2018. Gainesville ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Missouri. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Gainesville is located at latitude 36.6063 and longitude -92.4246 in Ozark County. The formal boundaries for the City of Gainesville (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.87 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Ozark County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 781 feet.

The City of Gainesville (GNIS ID: 2394838) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Gainesville is located within Township of West Bridges, a minor civil division (MCD) of Ozark County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Gainesville population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.

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Gainesville, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 762
Population in Households 725
Population in Familes 568
Population in Group Qrtrs 37
Population Density2 265
Diversity Index3 15


Median Household Income $25,995
Average Household Income $36,833
Per Capita Income $16,204


Total Housing Units 406 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 198 (48.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 153 (37.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 54 (13.3%)
Median Home Value $106,967
Average Home Value $125,761


Total Households 352
Average Household Size 2.06
Family Households 220
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.17% -0.64%
Households -0.14% -0.63%
Families 0.92% -0.74%
Median Household Income   0.66%
Per Capita Income   1.53%

Gainesville, MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gainesville to the other 1,032 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Missouri by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 421 59th
Population Density # 887 14th
Diversity Index # 444 57th
Median Household Income # 1005 3rd
Per Capita Income # 982 5th

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