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Ocala, Florida - Basic Facts

The City of Ocala is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Marion County at latitude 29.1803 and longitude -82.1488. Marion County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 69 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Ocala, but most people and references simply refer to it as Ocala, Florida.

The P1 Census Class Code for Ocala indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Ocala (see map below) encompass a land area of 44.96 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Ocala: Ocola.

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Ocala, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 57,172
Population in Households 53,877
Population in Familes 40,240
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,295
Population Density1 1,275
Diversity Index2 58


Total Households 23,437
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 13,656
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 27,246 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 11,473 (42.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 11,964 (43.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,809 (14.0%)
Median Home Value $115,371
Average Home Value $162,148


Median Household Income $35,318
Average Household Income $54,822
Per Capita Income $23,137
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.36% 0.43%
Households 0.34% 0.45%
Families 0.35% 0.32%
Median Household Income   3.33%
Per Capita Income   2.58%
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.

Ocala, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ocala to the other 920 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Florida by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 56 94th
Population Density1 # 504 45th
Diversity Index2 # 290 69th
Median Household Income # 719 22nd
Per Capita Income # 469 49th

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