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Alachua, Florida - Basic Facts

The City of Alachua had a population of 10,246 as of July 1, 2017. Alachua 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 Alachua is located at latitude 29.7655 and longitude -82.475 in Alachua County. The formal boundaries for the City of Alachua (see map below) encompass a land area of 35.32 sq. miles and a water area of 0.38 sq. miles. Alachua County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 154 feet.

The City of Alachua (GNIS ID: 2403070) 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 Alachua is located within High Springs-Alachua CCD of Alachua County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Alachua population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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


Total Population 10,246
Daytime Population: Workers 6,293
Daytime Population: Residents 5,479
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 11,772
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.15
Population in Households 10,242
Population in Familes 8,434
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density2 290
Diversity Index3 51


Median Household Income $60,275
Average Household Income $80,384
Per Capita Income $32,304


Total Housing Units 4,541 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,846 (62.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,245 (27.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 451 ( 9.9%)
Median Home Value $208,730
Average Home Value $233,404


Total Households 4,090
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 2,828
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 1.67% 1.56%
Households 1.64% 1.54%
Families 1.47% 1.38%
Median Household Income   2.13%
Per Capita Income   2.32%

Alachua, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Alachua to the other 919 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 318 66th
Population Density # 797 13th
Diversity Index # 412 55th
Median Household Income # 224 76th
Per Capita Income # 277 70th

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