Alachua County FL Information


Alachua County Subdivisions

Alachua County FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 255,569
Population in Households 242,258
Population in Familes 160,257
Population in Group Qrtrs 13,311
Population Density1 292
Diversity Index2 58


Total Households 104,272
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 54,896
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 117,320 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 51,450 (43.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 52,822 (45.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 13,048 (11.1%)
Median Home Value $185,683
Average Home Value $233,258


Median Household Income $41,589
Average Household Income $64,227
Per Capita Income $26,862
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.53% 0.73%
Households 0.59% 0.76%
Families 0.41% 0.65%
Median Household Income   2.86%
Per Capita Income   1.78%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Alachua County FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Alachua County to the other 67 counties and county equivalents in Florida by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 23 67th
Population Density1 # 23 67th
Diversity Index2 # 20 72nd
Median Household Income # 39 43rd
Per Capita Income # 24 66th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Florida Census Data Comparison Tool.