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The City of Alachua had a population of 10,855 as of July 1, 2022. 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 29.7516 and longitude -82.4248 in Alachua County. The formal boundaries for the City of Alachua 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 138 feet.

The City of Alachua 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, 2022)


Total Population 10,855 (100%)
Population in Households 10,835 (99.8%)
Population in Families 8,934 (82.3%)
Population in Group Quarters1 20 ( 0.2%)
Population Density 300
Diversity Index2 63


Median Household Income $77,732
Average Household Income $103,994
% of Income for Mortgage4 19%
Per Capita Income $41,778
Wealth Index5 111


Total HU (Housing Units) 4,611 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,132 (67.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,174 (25.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 306 ( 6.6%)
Median Home Value $282,588
Average Home Value $350,096
Housing Affordability Index3 134


Total Households 4,305
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 2,988
Average Family Size 3.00
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2020-2022 2022-2027
Population 1.17% 0.80%
Households 1.09% 0.78%
Families   0.63%
Median Household Income   4.31%
Per Capita Income   3.75%
Owner Occupied HU   1.18%

Alachua, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Alachua to the other 954 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Florida by rank and percentile using July 1, 2022 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 # 329 66th
Population Density # 814 15th
Median Household Income # 270 72nd
Housing Affordability Index # 623 65th
Per Capita Income # 318 67th
Diversity Index # 391 59th

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