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Ocala, Florida - Basic Facts

The City of Ocala had a population of 59,581 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Ocala is located at latitude 29.1803 and longitude -82.1488 in Marion County. The formal boundaries for the City of Ocala (see map below) encompass a land area of 44.96 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Marion County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 69 feet.

The City of Ocala (GNIS ID: 2404415) 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 Ocala is located within Ocala CCD of Marion County.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Ocala: Ocola.

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


Total Population 59,581
Daytime Population: Workers 69,305
Daytime Population: Residents 33,850
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 103,155
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.73
Population in Households 56,007
Population in Familes 41,835
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,574
Population Density2 1,325
Diversity Index3 59


Median Household Income $38,500
Average Household Income $60,011
Per Capita Income $25,665


Total Housing Units 27,938 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 11,558 (41.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 12,456 (44.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,924 (14.0%)
Median Home Value $139,830
Average Home Value $189,075


Total Households 24,014
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 14,017
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 0.73% 0.8%
Households 0.48% 0.74%
Families 0.51% 0.67%
Median Household Income   2.04%
Per Capita Income   2.42%

Ocala, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ocala 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 # 57 94th
Population Density # 511 45th
Diversity Index # 284 69th
Median Household Income # 695 24th
Per Capita Income # 476 48th

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