Alachua, Florida

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Population in 2017: 9,982 (67% urban, 33% rural).
Population change since 2000: +63.7%
Males: 4,785  (47.9%)
Females: 5,197  (52.1%)
Median resident age:

34.3 years
Florida median age:

42.0 years

Zip codes: 32615, 32616, 32643, 32653.

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Estimated median household income in 2017: $54,128 (it was $38,075 in 2000)
Alachua:

$54,128
FL:

$52,594

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $27,025 (it was $18,299 in 2000)

Alachua city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $170,744 (it was $87,500 in 2000)
Alachua:

$170,744
FL:

$214,000

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $224,922; detached houses: $233,673; townhouses or other attached units: $271,048; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $155,478; mobile homes: $91,284

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,045.

March 2019 cost of living index in Alachua: 87.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 17.5%
(10.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 32.4% for Black residents, 51.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 9.7% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Alachua, FL (2017)
    • 6,18962.3%White alone
    • 2,52525.4%Black alone
    • 5936.0%Hispanic
    • 3793.8%Two or more races
    • 1281.3%Asian alone
    • 890.9%American Indian alone
    • 190.2%Other race alone

Races in Alachua detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Florida and other state lists, there were 30 registered sex offenders living in Alachua, Florida as of October 25, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Alachua is 327 to 1.


Crime rates in Alachua by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(11.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(19.8)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
1
(13.9)
1
(13.0)
3
(34.0)
1
(10.6)
1
(10.3)
3
(30.7)
1
(10.9)
3
(32.4)
2
(21.4)
5
(52.9)
4
(41.3)
6
(60.6)
4
(39.9)
1
(9.9)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
3
(41.8)
11
(143.2)
10
(113.2)
6
(63.8)
16
(165.5)
12
(123.0)
6
(65.3)
4
(43.2)
2
(21.4)
7
(74.0)
1
(10.3)
4
(40.4)
6
(59.8)
6
(59.3)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
51
(710.5)
69
(898.0)
54
(611.3)
36
(383.1)
38
(393.0)
27
(276.7)
23
(250.5)
33
(356.2)
32
(342.7)
21
(222.1)
28
(289.0)
32
(323.2)
30
(298.9)
45
(444.5)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
51
(710.5)
89
(1,158)
80
(905.7)
96
(1,021)
89
(920.5)
76
(778.9)
59
(642.6)
66
(712.4)
40
(428.4)
54
(571.1)
51
(526.5)
64
(646.5)
45
(448.3)
37
(365.5)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
221
(3,079)
285
(3,709)
306
(3,464)
247
(2,628)
244
(2,524)
193
(1,978)
218
(2,374)
159
(1,716)
120
(1,285)
162
(1,713)
204
(2,106)
219
(2,212)
211
(2,102)
204
(2,015)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
35
(487.6)
33
(429.5)
26
(294.4)
16
(170.2)
13
(134.5)
9
(92.2)
15
(163.4)
6
(64.8)
6
(64.3)
10
(105.8)
6
(61.9)
23
(232.3)
10
(99.6)
22
(217.3)
Arson
(per 100,000)
1
(13.9)
5
(65.1)
1
(11.3)
0
(0.0)
1
(10.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(10.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(10.1)
2
(19.9)
2
(19.8)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)377.7496.7431.6294.5312.6257.9231.4233.8178.6225.9220.0277.6233.0277.7

The City-Data.com crime rate weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Alachua, FL

Crime rate in Alachua detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 31 (22 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.22
Florida average:

2.38
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Ancestries: American (11.4%), German (10.2%), English (8.6%), Haitian (4.7%), Irish (3.8%), European (2.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 85 feet

Land area: 28.9 square miles.

Population density: 345 people per square mile   (very low).

Alachua, Florida map

870 residents are foreign born (4.6% Latin America, 0.9% Europe).

This city:

8.8%
Florida:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,883 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,625 (1.0%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Gainesville, FL (11.7 miles , pop. 95,447).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Jacksonville, FL (61.7 miles , pop. 735,617).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (774.3 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities:

La Crosse, FL (2.5 miles),
High Springs, FL (2.8 miles ),
Worthington Springs, FL (3.3 miles),
Gainesville, FL (3.4 miles ),
Brooker, FL (3.4 miles ),
Newberry, FL (3.5 miles ),
Spring Ridge, FL (3.9 miles ),
Fort White, FL (4.2 miles )

Latitude: 29.78 N, Longitude: 82.48 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,662 (+16.7%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 816 (17.5%)

Area code: 386

Distribution of median household income in Alachua, FL in 2017
Distribution of house value in Alachua, FL in 2017
Alachua satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 98 buildings, average cost: $69,800
  • 1998: 79 buildings, average cost: $78,700
  • 1999: 95 buildings, average cost: $79,400
  • 2000: 87 buildings, average cost: $79,300
  • 2001: 93 buildings, average cost: $79,300
  • 2002: 129 buildings, average cost: $84,100
  • 2003: 174 buildings, average cost: $79,200
  • 2004: 162 buildings, average cost: $97,200
  • 2005: 113 buildings, average cost: $99,500
  • 2006: 116 buildings, average cost: $111,100
  • 2007: 57 buildings, average cost: $119,400
  • 2008: 61 buildings, average cost: $106,900
  • 2009: 30 buildings, average cost: $179,800
  • 2010: 18 buildings, average cost: $259,500
  • 2011: 23 buildings, average cost: $303,900
  • 2012: 36 buildings, average cost: $281,400
  • 2013: 53 buildings, average cost: $264,100
  • 2014: 53 buildings, average cost: $290,100
  • 2015: 47 buildings, average cost: $268,500
  • 2016: 38 buildings, average cost: $284,900
  • 2017: 13 buildings, average cost: $570,100
Number of permits per 10,000 Alachua, FL residents
Average permit cost in Alachua, FL
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.0%
Florida:

3.3%
Historical population in Alachua, FL
Historical housing units in Alachua, FL

Population change in the 1990s: +1,885 (+44.7%).
Most common industries in Alachua, FL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (15.7%)
  • Educational services (15.4%)
  • Public administration (7.7%)
  • Construction (6.6%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.9%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (12.5%)
  • Educational services (11.5%)
  • Public administration (10.6%)
  • Health care (7.9%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.5%)
  • Metal & metal products (4.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (23.7%)
  • Educational services (19.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.2%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.6%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.1%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.9%)
  • Public administration (4.9%)
Most common occupations in Alachua, FL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.2%)
  • Registered nurses (3.7%)
  • Cashiers (3.7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.6%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.6%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.4%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.1%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.6%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4.3%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (8.8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7.2%)
  • Cashiers (6.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.5%)
  • Registered nurses (6.2%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.7%)

Average climate in Alachua, Florida

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Alachua, Florida environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 50.3. This is significantly better than average.

City:

50.3
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2005 was 25.1. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 6.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

25.1
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2009 was 17.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

17.5
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.30. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.30
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Alachua-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Florida state average. It is 10% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/25/1960, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 30.5 miles away from the Alachua city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/19/1978, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 6.8 miles away from the city center injured 6 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Alachua-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Florida state average. It is 95% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/10/2006 at 14:56:08, a magnitude 5.9 (5.9 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, Depth: 8.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 351.8 miles away from the city center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 283.1 miles away from Alachua center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 256.1 miles away from the city center
On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 300.4 miles away from the city center
On 11/11/2002 at 23:39:29, a magnitude 4.4 (4.0 MB, 4.4 LG, Depth: 1.5 mi) earthquake occurred 235.9 miles away from Alachua center
On 8/21/1992 at 16:31:55, a magnitude 4.4 (4.1 MB, 4.1 LG, 4.4 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 265.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Alachua County (14) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 5, Hurricanes: 5, Tropical Storms: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Flood: 1, Freeze: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Alachua topographic map

Main business address for: REGENERATION TECHNOLOGIES INC (ORTHOPEDIC, PROSTHETIC & SURGICAL APPLIANCES & SUPPLIES).

Hospitals and medical centers in Alachua:

  • FMC DIALYSIS SERVICES - ALACHUA (11550 RESEARCH CIR)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Alachua:

  • UPREACH PAVILION (Hospital, about 7 miles away; GAINESVILLE, FL)
  • UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 8 miles away; GAINESVILLE, FL)
  • MEDERI CARETENDERS (Home Health Center, about 8 miles away; GAINESVILLE, FL)
  • HAVEN HOSPICE (Hospital, about 8 miles away; GAINESVILLE, FL)
  • GAINESVILLE 39TH AVENUE CLUSTER (Hospital, about 8 miles away; GAINESVILLE, FL)
  • GENTIVA HEALTH SERVICES (Home Health Center, about 9 miles away; GAINESVILLE, FL)
  • BMA - GAINESVILLE (Dialysis Facility, about 10 miles away; GAINESVILLE, FL)

Airports located in Alachua:

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Amtrak stations near Alachua:

  • 13 miles: GAINESVILLE (116 INDUSTRIAL BLVD.) - Bus Station . Services: ticket office, enclosed waiting area.
  • 19 miles: WALDO (U.S. 301 & STATE RD.) . Services: partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Alachua:

  • Santa Fe College (about 8 miles; Gainesville, FL; Full-time enrollment: 11,819)
  • University of Florida (about 13 miles; Gainesville, FL; FT enrollment: 43,357)
  • Florida Gateway College (about 28 miles; Lake City, FL; FT enrollment: 2,179)
  • College of Central Florida (about 47 miles; Ocala, FL; FT enrollment: 6,103)
  • Rasmussen College-Florida (about 48 miles; Ocala, FL; FT enrollment: 5,736)
  • Saint Johns River State College (about 49 miles; Palatka, FL; FT enrollment: 4,698)
  • Florida State College at Jacksonville (about 63 miles; Jacksonville, FL; FT enrollment: 21,810)

Public high school in Alachua:

  • SANTA FE HIGH SCHOOL (Location: 16213 NW US HIGHWAY 441, Grades: 9-12)

Private high school in Alachua:

  • FOREST GROVE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 85, Location: 22575 NW 94TH AVE, Grades: PK-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Alachua:

  • ALACHUA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 245, Location: 13800 NW 152ND PL, Grades: PK-5)
  • A. L. MEBANE MIDDLE SCHOOL (Location: 16401 NW 140TH ST, Grades: 6-8)
  • W. W. IRBY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Location: 13505 NW 140TH ST, Grades: PK-2)
  • ALACHUA LEARNING CENTER, INC. ELEMENTARY (Location: 11100 W SR 235, Grades: KG-5, Charter school)
  • ALACHUA LEARNING CENTER , INC. MIDDLE (Location: 11100 W STATE ROAD 235, Grades: 6-8, Charter school)

Private elementary/middle school in Alachua:

  • BHAKTIVEDANTA ACADEMY (Students: 52, Location: 17414 NW 112TH BLVD, Grades: PK-5)
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Notable locations in Alachua: Turkey Creek Golf and Country Club (A), Alachua County Library - Alachua Branch (B), Alachua Police Department (C), Alachua County Fire Rescue Station 21 (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Main business address in Alachua: REGENERATION TECHNOLOGIES INC (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Alachua include: New Saint Mary Missionary Baptist Church (A), Saint Matthew Baptist Church (B), Old Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church (C), Kingdom Hall of Jehovahs Witnesses (D), First United Methodist Church of Alachua (E), Faith Hope and Charity Deliverance Center (F), Crusaders for Christ Church (G), Church of God by Faith (H), Church of Christ at Alachua (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Old Thomas Cemetery (1), Cathcart Cemetery (2), Mount Nebo Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lake: Burnetts Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Creek: Turkey Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Alachua: City of Alachua Recreation and Community Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Hotels: Comfort Inn (15405 Martin Luther King Blvd) (1), Comfort Inn Alachua (15920 Northwest US Highway 441) (2). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Alachua County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Alachua and their reported violations in the past:

ALACHUA WTP (Population served: 7,764, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-03-2011), St Public Notif received (NOV-07-2011), St Compliance achieved (MAR-14-2012)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
THE LAKES APARTMENTS (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • 3 minor monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Alachua that have no violations reported:

  • TRAVELERS CAMPGROUND (Population served: 300, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.5 people
Florida:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

70.1%
Whole state:

65.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

5.8%
Whole state:

7.3%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
4 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
6 people in homes for the mentally retarded in 2000

Banks with branches in Alachua (2011 data):

  • Gateway Bank of Central Florida: Alachua Branch at 15652 Nw Highway 441, branch established on 2009/01/22. Info updated 2008/12/05: Bank assets: $184.1 mil, Deposits: $147.2 mil, headquarters in Ocala, FL, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Gateway Financial Holdings Of Florida, Inc.
  • Alarion Bank: Alachua Branch at 16404 Nw 17th Drive, branch established on 2006/12/20. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $284.0 mil, Deposits: $242.6 mil, headquarters in Ocala, FL, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 6 total offices, Holding Company: Alarion Financial Services, Inc.
  • PNC Bank, National Association: Alachue Towne Center Branch at 14480 Nw 152nd Lane, branch established on 2008/04/12. Info updated 2012/03/20: Bank assets: $263,309.6 mil, Deposits: $197,343.0 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3085 total offices, Holding Company: Pnc Financial Services Group, Inc., The
  • Capital City Bank: Alachua Branch at 15000 Northwest 140th Street, branch established on 2005/05/21. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $2,617.3 mil, Deposits: $2,181.2 mil, headquarters in Tallahassee, FL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 74 total offices, Holding Company: Capital City Bank Group, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Alachua:

Marital status in Alachua, FL
  • Never married: 29.5%
  • Now married: 51.5%
  • Separated: 1.0%
  • Widowed: 4.5%
  • Divorced: 13.5%

For population 25 years and over in Alachua:

  • High school or higher: 93.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 34.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 12.1%
  • Unemployed: 4.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.7
Florida average:

12.0

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Alachua
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Alachua, FL (based on Alachua County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant47,845173
Catholic20,0046
Mainline Protestant18,36157
Other10,97434
Black Protestant5,42430
Orthodox2332
None144,495-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 45
Alachua County:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 30
Alachua County:

1.25 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

1.28 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 115
Alachua County:

4.80 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 156
Here:

6.52 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.45 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.9%
Florida:

9.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Alachua County:

24.6%
Florida:

23.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

10.8%
State:

14.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Alachua:

54.2%
Florida:

50.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

53.5%
Florida:

48.5%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.6
Florida:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Alachua:

18.2%
State:

19.9%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Alachua:

9.5%
State:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.9
State:

6.9

Overweight people:
Alachua:

35.1%
Florida:

34.8%

General health condition:
This city:

60.3%
State:

56.4%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

81.7%
Florida:

78.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Alachua, FL Residents

Alachua government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $919,000 ($92.07)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $12,021,000 ($1204.27)
    Police Protection: $2,301,000 ($230.51)
    Central Staff Services: $1,218,000 ($122.02)
    Sewerage: $1,174,000 ($117.61)
    Water Utilities: $970,000 ($97.17)
    Financial Administration: $902,000 ($90.36)
    Solid Waste Management: $806,000 ($80.75)
    Parks and Recreation: $790,000 ($79.14)
    Regular Highways: $508,000 ($50.89)
    General - Other: $432,000 ($43.28)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $183,000 ($18.33)
    Housing and Community Development: $173,000 ($17.33)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $154,000 ($15.43)
    Natural Resources - Other: $58,000 ($5.81)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $94,000 ($9.42)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $696,000 ($69.73)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Local Fire Protection: $610,000 ($61.11)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $725,000 ($72.63)
    Parks and Recreation: $140,000 ($14.03)
    Police Protection: $102,000 ($10.22)
    Central Staff Services: $81,000 ($8.11)
    Natural Resources - Other: $42,000 ($4.21)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $26,000 ($2.60)
    Financial Administration: $7,000 ($0.70)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $29,000 ($2.91)

Alachua government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $2,027,000 ($203.07)
    Solid Waste Management: $842,000 ($84.35)
    Other: $91,000 ($9.12)
    Natural Resources - Other: $57,000 ($5.71)
    Parks and Recreation: $32,000 ($3.21)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $34,000 ($3.41)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $265,000 ($26.55)
    Other: $92,000 ($9.22)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $927,000 ($92.87)
    Donations From Private Sources: $80,000 ($8.01)
    Rents: $48,000 ($4.81)
    Fines and Forfeits: $40,000 ($4.01)
    Interest Earnings: $10,000 ($1.00)
    Special Assessments: $5,000 ($0.50)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $15,693,000 ($1572.13)
    Water Utilities: $1,402,000 ($140.45)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $781,000 ($78.24)
    Highways: $667,000 ($66.82)
    Other: $49,000 ($4.91)
  • Tax - Property: $3,639,000 ($364.56)
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,512,000 ($151.47)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $356,000 ($35.66)
    Other Selective Sales: $230,000 ($23.04)
    Other License: $184,000 ($18.43)

Alachua government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $22,192,000 ($2223.20)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $21,075,000 ($2111.30)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,267,000 ($227.11)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,150,000 ($115.21)

Alachua government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $13,607,000 ($1363.15)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,022,000 ($102.38)

8.39% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($47,884 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.39%
Florida average:

7.69%

0.06% of residents moved from foreign countries ($342 average AGI)
Alachua County:

0.06%
Florida average:

0.08%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Marion County, FL  0.43% ($33,514 average AGI)
from Broward County, FL  0.30% ($46,771)
from Duval County, FL  0.29% ($36,609)


8.83% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($51,190 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.83%
Florida average:

6.59%

0.08% of residents moved to foreign countries ($419 average AGI)
Alachua County:

0.08%
Florida average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Marion County, FL  0.46% ($38,206 average AGI)
to Duval County, FL  0.40% ($40,266)
to Orange County, FL  0.39% ($41,565)
Businesses in Alachua, FL
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1McDonald's1
Ace Hardware1Pizza Hut1
Advance Auto Parts1Quality1
CVS1RadioShack1
Domino's Pizza1Sprint Nextel1
Econo Lodge1Subway2
FedEx4Taco Bell1
Ford1U-Haul1
H&R Block1UPS2
KFC1Waffle House1
Lowe's1Walgreens1

Strongest AM radio stations in Alachua:

  • WRUF (850 AM; 5 kW; GAINESVILLE, FL; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA)
  • WFVR (910 AM; 50 kW; VALDOSTA, GA; Owner: RAMA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WOKV (690 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, FL; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WTMN (1430 AM; daytime; 10 kW; GAINESVILLE, FL; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WLUS (980 AM; 5 kW; GAINESVILLE, FL; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WAJD (1390 AM; 5 kW; GAINESVILLE, FL)
  • WGGG (1230 AM; 1 kW; GAINESVILLE, FL; Owner: FLORIDA SPORTSTALK, INC.)
  • WGSR (1570 AM; 50 kW; FERNANDINA BEACH, FL; Owner: RJM COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WOBS (1530 AM; daytime; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, FL; Owner: WORD BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WFLF (540 AM; 50 kW; PINE HILLS, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WQTM (740 AM; 50 kW; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WDYZ (990 AM; 50 kW; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WCFI (1290 AM; 10 kW; OCALA, FL; Owner: VECTOR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Alachua:

  • WUFT-FM (89.1 FM; GAINESVILLE, FL; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEES, UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA)
  • WYGC (104.9 FM; HIGH SPRINGS, FL; Owner: ASTERISK COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WNDT (92.5 FM; ALACHUA, FL; Owner: OCALA BROADCASTING CORPORATION, L.L.)
  • WHHZ (100.5 FM; NEWBERRY, FL; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WRUF-FM (103.7 FM; GAINESVILLE, FL; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA)
  • WJLF (91.7 FM; GAINESVILLE, FL; Owner: FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD)
  • WBXY (99.5 FM; LA CROSSE, FL; Owner: ASTERISK COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WYKS (105.3 FM; GAINESVILLE, FL; Owner: GILLEN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WSKY-FM (97.3 FM; MICANOPY, FL; Owner: ENTERCOM GAINESVILLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • WYFB (90.5 FM; GAINESVILLE, FL; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • W204BL (88.7 FM; GAINESVILLE, FL; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • WKTK (98.5 FM; CRYSTAL RIVER, FL; Owner: ENTERCOM GAINESVILLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • WOGK (93.7 FM; OCALA, FL; Owner: OCALA BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WXJZ (100.9 FM; GAINESVILLE, FL; Owner: ASTERISK COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WEAG-FM (106.3 FM; STARKE, FL; Owner: DICKERSON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WDJY (101.7 FM; TRENTON, FL; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WNFB (94.3 FM; LAKE CITY, FL; Owner: NEWMAN MEDIA, INC.)
  • WTMG (101.3 FM; WILLISTON, FL; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WQLC (102.1 FM; WATERTOWN, FL; Owner: LOUIS D. BOLTON, II)

TV broadcast stations around Alachua:

  • WUFT (Channel 5; GAINESVILLE, FL; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEES, UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA)
  • WLUF-LP (Channel 10; GAINESVILLE, FL; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEES, UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA)
  • WGFL (Channel 53; HIGH SPRINGS, FL; Owner: BUDD BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WFXU (Channel 57; LIVE OAK, FL; Owner: WFXU LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WCJB-TV (Channel 20; GAINESVILLE, FL; Owner: DIVERSIFIED BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WBXG-CA (Channel 31; GAINESVILLE, FL; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)
  • WYPN-CA (Channel 45; GAINESVILLE, FL; Owner: BUDD BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WOGX (Channel 51; OCALA, FL; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • W69AY (Channel 69; ALACHUA, ETC., FL; Owner: ASSOCIATED CHRISTIAN TV SYSTEM, INC.)
Alachua fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Alachua fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 31Number of bridges
  • 1,430ft / 436mTotal length
  • $18,000,000Total costs
  • 543,543Total average daily traffic
  • 128,868Total average daily truck traffic
  • 494,030Total future (year 2038) average daily traffic
New bridges in Alachua, FL - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11910-1919
  • 11940-1949
  • 11950-1959
  • 241960-1969
  • 11980-1989
  • 31990-1999
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Alachua, FL
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 12 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED30$162,39828$216,49496$186,9294$173,9305$166,7745$88,110
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$268,9402$213,9958$177,2810$00$01$100,970
APPLICATIONS DENIED3$191,2334$226,61033$209,5182$36,9702$136,2553$111,657
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN3$133,2775$210,84431$200,1511$266,5502$196,3451$133,120
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$132,8002$165,67511$231,6062$118,6500$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0018.01 , 0018.02, 0018.04, 0018.05, 0018.06

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 12 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED3$300,8101$135,390
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED2$184,2100$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$90,2600$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0018.01 , 0018.02, 0018.04, 0018.05, 0018.06

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Alachua, FL
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Alachua, FL - Value

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 59. The highest number of fires - 135 took place in 2006, and the least - 12 in 2003. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Alachua, FL When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (52.3%), and Structure Fires (25.1%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Alachua, FL
    • 49352.3%Outside Fires
    • 23625.1%Structure Fires
    • 18719.9%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 262.8%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Alachua, FL

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Alachua, Florida:

  • Quality Inn Of Alachua, 15960 NW Us Hwy 441, Alachua, Florida 32615 , Phone: (386) 462-2244, Fax: (386) 462-2012
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Alachua, 16367 NW 167th Blvd, Alachua, Florida 32615 , Phone: (386) 518-6777, Fax: (384) 518-6778
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Alachua, Florida
Most common first names in Alachua, FL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James5773.7 years
John5572.1 years
William4074.0 years
Mary3677.1 years
Willie3168.5 years
George3074.0 years
Charles2776.9 years
Robert2768.9 years
Henry1773.3 years
Dorothy1776.2 years
Most common last names in Alachua, FL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Williams5167.3 years
Smith3574.5 years
Jones2267.1 years
Davis2178.6 years
Lee1873.4 years
Dixon1774.8 years
Robinson1673.7 years
Brown1674.5 years
Johnson1676.6 years
White1674.1 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Alachua, FL
  • 82.3%Electricity
  • 13.8%Utility gas
  • 3.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.6%Wood
  • 0.2%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Alachua, FL
  • 96.8%Electricity
  • 3.2%Utility gas


Alachua compared to Florida state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Alachua on our top lists:

  • #33 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Europe, n.e.c. (population 500+)"
  • #50 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: health care and social assistance (population 5,000+)"
  • #60 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: architecture and engineering occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #79 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Ozone (1-hour) air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #51 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #90 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #96 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
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