Alachua, FL Profile: Facts & Data

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Alachua, Florida - Basic Facts

The City of Alachua had a population of 10,220 as of July 1, 2018. 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.


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Alachua, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)

POPULATION

Total Population 10,220
Population in Households 10,216
Population in Familes 8,357
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density2 289
Diversity Index3 51
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $62,013
Average Household Income $83,321
Per Capita Income $33,425

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 4,552 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,964 (65.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,109 (24.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 479 (10.5%)
Median Home Value $225,106
Average Home Value $247,874
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 4,073
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 2,812
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 1.44% 1.44%
Households 1.39% 1.42%
Families 1.22% 1.26%
Median Household Income   2.74%
Per Capita Income   3.15%

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, 2018 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 # 323 65th
Population Density # 798 13th
Diversity Index # 414 55th
Median Household Income # 225 76th
Per Capita Income # 281 70th

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