Annexation Overview

Since Gainesville's incorporation in 1869, the City of Gainesville has continued to grow by way of annexation from its original 1.5 square miles to approximately 63 square miles today. The City of Gainesville is the most populous city in Alachua County with approximately 124,976 residents and continues to grow. Annexation allows the City of Gainesville to accommodate its ever increasing population while also maintaining efficient urban services for all city residents and businesses alike.