Alachua County FL Information


Alachua County Subdivisions

Alachua County FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 262,216
Daytime Population: Workers 137,073
Daytime Population: Residents 140,893
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 277,966
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.06
Population in Households 248,854
Population in Familes 164,456
Population in Group Qrtrs 13,362
Population Density2 300
Diversity Index3 58


Median Household Income $43,540
Average Household Income $67,445
Per Capita Income $28,064


Total Housing Units 118,965 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 52,694 (44.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 53,890 (45.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 12,381 (10.4%)
Median Home Value $194,317
Average Home Value $234,624


Total Households 106,584
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 56,206
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.81% 0.94%
Households 0.81% 0.94%
Families 0.68% 0.85%
Median Household Income   2.81%
Per Capita Income   2.5%


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, 2017 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 Density # 23 67th
Diversity Index # 20 72nd
Median Household Income # 39 43rd
Per Capita Income # 24 66th

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