The Gainesville metropolitan area is the metropolitan area including Alachua, Levy, and Gilchrist counties,[1] centered around Gainesville, Florida. The metropolitan area had a population of 339,247 in 2020.[2]

The U.S. Office of Management and Budget designates the area as the Gainesville, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), a metropolitan statistical area used for statistical purposes by the United States Census Bureau and other government agencies. The Gainesville, Florida Standard Metropolitan Statistical Area was first defined in 1971, consisting of only Alachua County. In 1983 Bradford County was added to the MSA.[3] Bradford County was removed from the MSA in 1993.[4] Gilchrist County was added to the MSA in 2003.[5] Levy County was added to the MSA in 2018.[6]

In 2013, the Office of Management and Budget designated the Gainesville-Lake City, Florida Combined Statistical Area, consisting of the Gainesville, Florida MSA and the Lake City, Florida Micropolitan Statistical Area, which includes Columbia County.[7]

As of 2020, the racial makeup of the MSA was 64.7% White, 16.7% African American, 0.3% American Indian or Alaskan Native, 5.4% Asian, 0.04% Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islanders, 3.4% some other race, and 9.4% from two or more races.[8] Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 11.5% of the population.[9]

Counties

References

  1. ^ "Explore Census Data". data.census.gov. Retrieved November 11, 2021.
  2. ^ "Explore Census Data". data.census.gov. Retrieved November 11, 2021.
  3. ^ "Metropolitan Areas and Components, 1983". U.S. Census Bureau. April 1999. Archived from the original on August 19, 2000. Retrieved November 11, 2021.
  4. ^ "Metropolitan Areas and Components, 1993". U.S. Census Bureau. April 1999. Archived from the original on April 19, 2000. Retrieved November 11, 2021.
  5. ^ "OMB Bulletin No. 03-04 Attachment" (PDF). Office of Management and Budget. 2003. p. 32. Archived from the original (PDF) on November 14, 2020. Retrieved November 11, 2021.
  6. ^ "OMB Bulletin No. 18-04 Appendix" (PDF). Office of Management and Budget. September 14, 2018. p. 51. Archived (PDF) from the original on October 19, 2021. Retrieved November 11, 2021.
  7. ^ "OMB Bulletin No. 13-01" (PDF). Office of Management and Budget. February 28, 2021. p. 101. Archived (PDF) from the original on October 22, 2021. Retrieved November 12, 2021.
  8. ^ "Explore Census Data". data.census.gov. Retrieved November 11, 2021.
  9. ^ "Explore Census Data". data.census.gov. Retrieved November 11, 2021.