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The City of Archer had a population of 1,181 as of July 1, 2022. Archer 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 Archer is located at latitude 29.53 and longitude -82.519 in Alachua County. The formal boundaries for the City of Archer encompass a land area of 6.9 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Alachua County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 95 feet.

The City of Archer 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 Archer is located within Newberry-Archer CCD of Alachua County.

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Archer, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2022)


Total Population 1,181 (100%)
Population in Households 1,181 (100.0%)
Population in Families 941 (79.7%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 131
Diversity Index2 63


Median Household Income $59,341
Average Household Income $92,578
% of Income for Mortgage4 14%
Per Capita Income $35,479
Wealth Index5 91


Total HU (Housing Units) 528 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 352 (66.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 129 (24.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 47 ( 8.9%)
Median Home Value $155,357
Average Home Value $209,402
Housing Affordability Index3 194


Total Households 481
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 308
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 0.30% -0.08%
Households 0.37% 0.08%
Families   -0.07%
Median Household Income   9.75%
Per Capita Income   3.97%
Owner Occupied HU   0.45%

Archer, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Archer 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 # 759 21st
Population Density # 898 6th
Median Household Income # 500 48th
Housing Affordability Index # 857 90th
Per Capita Income # 440 54th
Diversity Index # 388 60th

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