Gainesville is a city in, and the county seat of, Hall County, Georgia, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 33,804. Because of its large number of poultry processing plants, it is often called the "Poultry Capital of the World". Gainesville is the principal city of, and is included in, the Gainesville, Georgia Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is included in the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Gainesville, Georgia-Alabama (part) Combined Statistical Area.
|Gainesville, Georgia, USA|
|Nickname(s): "Queen City of the Mountains" & "Poultry Capital of the World"|
Location in Hall County and the state of Georgia
Amtrak's Crescent connects Gainesville with the cities of New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington, Greensboro, Charlotte, Atlanta,Birmingham and New Orleans. The Amtrak station is situated at 116 Industrial Boulevard.
Gainesville also has a bus transit system, the Red Rabbit, that has 130 stops along three routes through Gainesville. The Red Rabbit Public Transportation System began its operations in January 2001 with three buses and four mini-buses.
Gainesville also has an airport, the Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport (GVL), built in 1940. GVL, with two runways (5,500 ft and 4,001 ft), supports Air Taxi Operations, Itinerant Operations, Local Operations and Military Operations. Aircraft include 116 single engine aircraft, 21 multi-engine aircraft, 2 jet engine aircraft and 1 helicopter. In addition, Gainesville has three heliports, Beaver Trail, Lanier Park Hospital and Latham Creek.
Gainesville, Georgia is home to the Northeast Georgia Medical Center which houses the Ronnie Greene Heart Center. The city is also served by the Northside Hospital Forsyth in Cumming, the BJC Medical Center in Commerce and the Chestatee Regional Hospital in Dahlonega,
Of residents 25 and older, 66.2% have a high school degree or higher, 24.2% have a Bachelor's degree or higher and 8.9% have a Graduate or professional degree.
Gainesville has three private education facilities, Riverside Military Academy which is a private, college preparatory, boarding and day school for boys in grades 7 through 12; Lakeview Academy, a private, nondenominational, college preparatory school; and Brenau Academy, a female, college preparatory, residential school for grades 9-12, which is a part of the Brenau University system.
Gainesville has three institutions of higher education; University of North Georgia (formerly Gainesville State College), which was established January 8, 2013, as a result of the consolidation of North Georgia College & State University and Gainesville State College; Brenau University, a private, not-for-profit, undergraduate- and graduate-level higher education institution; and the Interactive College of Technology.
The Hall County Library, with an operating income of $3,078,611, offers a collection of 292,717 books; 1,355 e-books; 32,858 audio materials; 26,616 video materials; 36 local licensed databases; 146 state licensed databases; 821 print serial subscriptions; and 36 electronic serial subscriptions