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Gainesville, Missouri
Location of Gainesville, Missouri
Location of Gainesville, Missouri
Country United States
State Missouri
County Ozark
Area
 • Total 2.87 sq mi (7.44 km2)
 • Land 2.87 sq mi (7.44 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
781 ft (238 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 773
 • Estimate 
(2019)
723
 • Density 251.83/sq mi (97.22/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
65655
Area code(s) 417
FIPS code 29-26218
GNIS feature ID 0718308

Gainesville is a city in Ozark County, Missouri, United States. The population was 773 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Ozark County.

History

Gainesville was platted in 1841, taking its name from Gainesville, Georgia, the native home of a large share of the early settlers. Gainesville was designated county seat of Ozark County in 1857. A post office called Gainesville has been in operation since 1860.

Geography

Gainesville is located at 36°36′13″N 92°25′51″W / 36.60361°N 92.43083°W / 36.60361; -92.43083 (36.603520, -92.430709). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.87 square miles (7.43 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 165
1890 175 6.1%
1900 222 26.9%
1910 195 −12.2%
1920 256 31.3%
1930 235 −8.2%
1940 255 8.5%
1950 309 21.2%
1960 266 −13.9%
1970 627 135.7%
1980 707 12.8%
1990 659 −6.8%
2000 632 −4.1%
2010 773 22.3%
2019 (est.) 723 −6.5%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 773 people, 356 households, and 204 families living in the city. The population density was 269.3 inhabitants per square mile (104.0/km2). There were 406 housing units at an average density of 141.5 per square mile (54.6/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.51% White, 0.13% Black or African American, 1.42% Native American, 0.39% from other races, and 1.55% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.68% of the population.

There were 356 households, of which 28.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.3% were married couples living together, 11.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 42.7% were non-families. 40.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 20.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.17 and the average family size was 2.86.

The median age in the city was 42.6 years. 22.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22% were from 25 to 44; 28.2% were from 45 to 64; and 19.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 46.6% male and 53.4% female.

Education

Public education is provided by the Gainesville R-5 School District. The 61-acre campus includes the high school built in 1962, the junior high wing added in 1971, and the new elementary school completed in 1995. The school district covers 339 square miles and serves several rural communities including Thornfield, Wasola, Tecumseh, and Pontiac.

The Gainesville R-V School District is "fully accredited" and has A+ designation. Gainesville High School is unranked by U.S. News & World Report and has a graduation rate below the state median.

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