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Population in 2012: 9,272 (67% urban, 33% rural). Population change since 2000: +52.0%
Males: 4,227  (45.6%)
Females: 5,045  (54.4%)

Median resident age:  39.5 years
Florida median age:  40.3 years

Zip codes: 32615, 32616, 32643, 32653.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $53,403 (it was $38,075 in 2000)
Alachua:

$53,403
FL:

$45,040
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $28,184

Alachua city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $183,656 (it was $87,500 in 2000)
Alachua:

$183,656
FL:

$148,200
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $231,550; Detached houses: $235,820; Townhouses or other attached units: $208,626; Mobile homes: $205,327

Median gross rent in 2012: $911.

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  • White alone - 6,317 (69.8%)
  • Hispanic - 1,168 (12.9%)
  • Black alone - 1,133 (12.5%)
  • Two or more races - 320 (3.5%)
  • Asian alone - 91 (1.0%)
  • American Indian alone - 25 (0.3%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Alachua: 88.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (15.7%), Irish (11.8%), English (10.7%), United States (7.4%), French (3.6%), Scottish (2.2%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 85 feet

Land area: 28.9 square miles.

Population density: 321 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Alachua:

  • High school or higher: 92.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 35.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 14.3%
  • Unemployed: 8.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Alachua city:

  • Never married: 24.0%
  • Now married: 52.1%
  • Separated: 2.8%
  • Widowed: 7.6%
  • Divorced: 13.5%

1,097 residents are foreign born (3.6% Europe, 3.3% Latin America).

This city:  12.1%
Florida:  19.4%



According to our research of Florida and other state lists there were 25 registered sex offenders living in Alachua, Florida as of August 27, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Alachua to the number of sex offenders is 371 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,513 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $996 (0.7%)

Alachua satellite photo by USGS

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: +1,368 (+15.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 860 (21.0%)

Area code: 386

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Crime rates in Alachua by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007
Murders 0000001
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.011.3
Rapes 1112113
per 100,000 16.015.715.128.913.913.034.0
Robberies 10710231110
per 100,000 159.8109.8151.328.941.8143.2113.2
Assaults 54475331516954
per 100,000 863.2737.0802.1448.7710.5898.0611.3
Burglaries 113818367518980
per 100,000 1806.31270.21256.1969.7710.51158.3905.7
Thefts 299273290238221285306
per 100,000 4779.44281.04388.63444.83078.93709.03464.3
Auto thefts 41454028353326
per 100,000 655.4705.7605.3405.3487.6429.5294.4
Arson 0151151
per 100,000 0.015.775.714.513.965.111.3
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 318.1) 625.8528.3549.4373.0391.7515.1447.5

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 26 (20 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.16
Florida average:

2.45

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Alachua, Florida accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.0%
Florida:

7.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +1,885 (+44.7%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (10%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (10%)
  • Health care and social assistance (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (34%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Cashiers (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Registered nurses (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Alachua-area historical tornado activity is near Florida state average. It is 34% greater 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.

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Alachua County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 5, Hurricanes: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Tropical Storms: 2, Flood: 1, Freeze: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Main business address for: REGENERATION TECHNOLOGIES INC (ORTHOPEDIC, PROSTHETIC & SURGICAL APPLIANCES & SUPPLIES).


Hospital/medical center in Alachua:

  • FMC DIALYSIS SERVICES - ALACHUA (Dialysis Facility, 11550 RESEARCH CIR)

Other hospitals/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)

Political contributions by individuals in Alachua, 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.

Local government website: www.cityofalachua.com

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Alachua:

  • Santa Fe College (about 8 miles; Gainesville, FL; Full-time enrollment: 6,616)
  • University of Florida (about 13 miles; Gainesville, FL; FT enrollment: 43,960)
  • Central Florida Community College (about 47 miles; Ocala, FL; FT enrollment: 3,440)
  • Saint Johns River Community College (about 49 miles; Palatka, FL; FT enrollment: 2,249)
  • Florida State College at Jacksonville (about 63 miles; Jacksonville, FL; FT enrollment: 9,893)
  • Jacksonville University (about 66 miles; Jacksonville, FL; FT enrollment: 2,441)
  • University of North Florida (about 68 miles; Jacksonville, FL; FT enrollment: 11,254)

Private high school in Alachua:

  • DESTINY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 23; Location: 14200 NW 148TH PL; Grades: 3 - 12)

Private elementary/middle schools in Alachua:

  • SPENCER HOUSE MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 65; Location: 13921 NW 146TH AVE; Grades: PK - 1)
  • NEW RAMAN RETI SCHOOL (Students: 60; Location: 17414 NW 112TH BLVD; Grades: PK - 6)
  • FOREST GROVE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 46; Location: 22575 NW 94TH AVE; Grades: PK - 9)
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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

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
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI  Ozone  PM10 PM2.5

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 24.7. This is better than average.
City:

24.7
U.S.:

32.0
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 24.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.6 miles away from the city center.
City:

24.1
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2009 was 17.3. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 7.5 miles away from the city center.
City:

17.3
U.S.:

24.2
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 7.09. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 7.5 miles away from the city center.
City:

7.09
U.S.:

9.59

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

ALACHUA WTP (Population served: 6500, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 minor monitoring violations
SEAN EXPRESS (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations

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

  • HITCHCOCK'S FOOD WAY (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • TRAVELERS CAMPGROUND (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 15.2%
(9.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 38.2% for Black residents, 26.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 65.5% for other race residents, 21.0% for two or more races residents)

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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Alachua, FL

4 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
6 people in homes for the mentally retarded in 2000

Alachua compared to Florida state average:

Alachua, Florida environmental map by EPA

Map Legend

  • House age below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.


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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.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Alachua travel time to work - commute


Alachua mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (81%)
  • Utility gas (16%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Alachua city (based on Alachua County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 33.60%
Here33.6%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchEpiscopal ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents33.3%21.8%16.2%3.3%3.2%
Congregations25.8%3.1%19.6%3.6%4.6%
NameJewishChurches of ChristLDS (Mormon) ChurchChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Other
Adherents3.0%2.8%2.1%1.5%12.9%
Congregations1.5%6.7%2.1%3.6%29.4%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 45
Alachua County:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

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

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

6.52 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.45 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Alachua County:

7.9%
Florida:

9.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Alachua County:

24.6%
State:

23.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

10.8%
State:

14.0%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 6$28,842$57,6840$0
Other Government Administration 6$40,107$80,2140$0
Police Protection - Officers 21$75,152$42,9440$0
Police - Other 0$0 3$2,068
Streets and Highways 10$26,001$31,2010$0
Sewerage 7$25,113$43,0510$0
Parks and Recreation 6$17,311$34,6223$3,671
Water Supply 5$16,762$40,2290$0
Electric Power 8$34,693$52,0400$0
Other and Unallocable 30$89,764$35,9060$0
Totals for Government 99$353,745$42,8786$5,739

Alachua government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $2,104,000 ($226.92)
    Police Protection: $1,747,000 ($188.42)
    General - Other: $1,005,000 ($108.39)
    Central Staff Services: $955,000 ($103.00)
    Water Utilities: $796,000 ($85.85)
    Parks and Recreation: $556,000 ($59.97)
    Regular Highways: $536,000 ($57.81)
    Sewerage: $429,000 ($46.27)
    Solid Waste Management: $429,000 ($46.27)
    Housing and Community Development: $405,000 ($43.68)
    Financial Administration: $360,000 ($38.83)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $293,000 ($31.60)
    General Public Buildings: $130,000 ($14.02)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $287,000 ($30.95)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $135,000 ($14.56)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Electric Utilities: $6,869,000 ($740.83)
    Local Fire Protection: $458,000 ($49.40)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,548,000 ($382.66)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $104,000 ($11.22)

Alachua government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,328,000 ($143.23)
    Solid Waste Management: $541,000 ($58.35)
    All Other: $99,000 ($10.68)
    Parks and Recreation: $63,000 ($6.79)
    Natural Resources - Other: $41,000 ($4.42)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $205,000 ($22.11)
    Housing and Community Development: $200,000 ($21.57)
    All Other: $147,000 ($15.85)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $494,000 ($53.28)
    Interest Earnings: $131,000 ($14.13)
    Fines and Forfeits: $126,000 ($13.59)
    Rents: $23,000 ($2.48)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $10,281,000 ($1108.82)
    Water Utilities: $832,000 ($89.73)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $632,000 ($68.16)
    All Other: $125,000 ($13.48)
    Housing and Community Development: $68,000 ($7.33)
    Highways: $8,000 ($0.86)
  • Tax - Property: $2,390,000 ($257.77)
    Public Utilities Sales: $544,000 ($58.67)
    Other License: $268,000 ($28.90)
    Other Selective Sales: $141,000 ($15.21)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $36,000 ($3.88)

Alachua government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,518,000 ($1673.64)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,024,000 ($1620.36)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $494,000 ($53.28)

Alachua government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,970,000 ($643.87)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $930,000 ($100.30)

11.19% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($33,787 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

11.19%
Florida average:

8.71%

0.78% of residents moved from foreign countries ($510 average AGI)
Alachua County:

0.78%
Florida average:

0.22%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Broward County, FL  0.47% ($35,367 average AGI)
from Marion County, FL  0.45% ($31,237)
from Miami-Dade County, FL  0.38% ($34,862)


10.19% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($37,696 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.19%
Florida average:

7.73%

0.14% of residents moved to foreign countries ($377 average AGI)
Alachua County:

0.14%
Florida average:

0.12%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Duval County, FL  0.50% ($34,619 average AGI)
to Marion County, FL  0.44% ($39,806)
to Orange County, FL  0.43% ($28,504)

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.)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Alachua, Florida:
  • Fatal accident count: 107
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 159
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 26
  • Fatalities: 121
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 295
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 15
Florida average:
  • Fatal accident count: 164
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 251
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 53
  • Fatalities: 177
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 434
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 30

See more detailed statistics of Alachua fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 14
Total length: 125 meters (410ft)
Total average daily traffic: 203,383
Total average daily truck traffic: 24,576

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1960-1969: 11
  • 1970-1979: 0
  • 1980-1989: 1
  • 1990-1999: 2
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

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 135
  • Hazardous Condition: 41
  • Service Call: 4
  • Good Intent Call: 8

Incident types - Alachua


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Alachua, FL

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
Businesses in Alachua, FL
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Pizza Hut1
Ace Hardware1Quality1
CVS1RadioShack1
Domino's Pizza1Sprint Nextel1
Econo Lodge1Subway2
FedEx4Taco Bell1
H&R Block1U-Haul1
KFC1UPS2
Lowe's1Waffle House1
McDonald's1Walgreens1
Browse common businesses in Alachua, FL


Alachua on our top lists:

  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest maximum monthly morning or afternoon humidity"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Engineers (population 5,000+)"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most fatal accidents per 100,000 population from 1975 to 2008 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (population 5,000+)"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Mathematical science occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Pharmacies and drug stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest ratio of rapes to murders between 2001 and 2006 (population 5,000+)"
  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Lawyers (population 5,000+)"
  • #47 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Physicians and surgeons (population 5,000+)"
  • #48 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest average humidity (population 5,000+)"
  • #57 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of assaults in 2006 per 10,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #71 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of arson incidents in 2006 per 10,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #77 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest city-data.com crime index increase from 2005 to 2006 (population 5,000+)"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2003 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #76 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006"
  • #93 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2006 (pop. 50,000+)"
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Ronald L. Hayes (8)
  • Michael J. Banner (5)
  • J. Michael Shifflette (5)
  • C. Randal Mills (4)
  • Raymond J. Cloutier (3)
  • Zhiqun Zhang (3)
  • Joseph D. Reddy (3)
  • Gideon Shapiro (3)
  • Vedrana Marin (3)
  • Joshua Clark (2)

Total of 80 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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