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Archer, Florida - Basic Facts

The City of Archer had a population of 1,111 as of July 1, 2016. Archer ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Florida. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Archer is located at latitude 29.5404 and longitude -82.5117 in Alachua County. The formal boundaries for the City of Archer (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.9 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Alachua County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 89 feet.

The City of Archer (GNIS ID: 2403109) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Florida is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Archer is located within Newberry-Archer CCD of Alachua County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Archer population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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


Total Population 1,111
Population in Households 1,111
Population in Familes 894
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 161
Diversity Index2 54


Total Households 453
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 292
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 517 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 296 (57.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 157 (30.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 64 (12.4%)
Median Home Value $126,829
Average Home Value $177,872


Median Household Income $35,551
Average Household Income $52,161
Per Capita Income $20,844
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.1% 0.25%
Households 0.0% 0.26%
Families 0.11% 0.14%
Median Household Income   0.2%
Per Capita Income   1.38%
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.

Archer, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Archer to the other 919 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 737 20th
Population Density1 # 848 8th
Diversity Index2 # 367 60th
Median Household Income # 738 20th
Per Capita Income # 633 31st

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