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Ocala, Florida - Basic Facts

The City of Ocala had a population of 58,616 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Ocala is located at latitude 29.1803 and longitude -82.1488 in Marion County. 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. Marion County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 69 feet.

The City of Ocala (GNIS ID: 2404415) 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 Ocala is located within Ocala CCD of Marion County.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Ocala: Ocola.

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


Total Population 58,616
Population in Households 55,082
Population in Familes 41,192
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,534
Population Density1 1,304
Diversity Index2 59


Total Households 23,666
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 13,803
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 27,912 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 11,403 (40.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 12,264 (43.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,246 (15.2%)
Median Home Value $131,170
Average Home Value $185,542


Median Household Income $36,574
Average Household Income $56,718
Per Capita Income $24,368
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.59% 0.65%
Households 0.32% 0.57%
Families 0.35% 0.47%
Median Household Income   1.44%
Per Capita Income   1.42%
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 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 # 56 94th
Population Density1 # 508 45th
Diversity Index2 # 284 69th
Median Household Income # 709 23rd
Per Capita Income # 482 48th

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