Alachua County, Florida (FL)

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County population in 2012: 251,417 (79% urban, 21% rural); it was 217,955 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 36,787
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 17,981
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 48,084
Renter-occupied apartments: 45,748 (it was 39,425 in 2000)
% of renters here:

45%
State:

33%

Land area: 874 sq. mi.

Water area: 94.9 sq. mi.

Population density: 285 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Alachua County: 90.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (32.3%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (26.9%), Retail trade (10.3%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 66%
  • Government: 18%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 16%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Alachua County, Florida:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (63.7%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (20.0%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (8.4%)
  • Asian alone (5.3%)
  • Two or more races (2.1%)
Median resident age:  30.0 years
Florida median age:  40.0 years
Males: 119,786  (43.0%)
Females: 127,550  (57.0%)
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Alachua County,FL real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Alachua County:

2.0 people
Florida:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $38,454 ($31,426 in 1999)

This county:

$38454
Florida:

$46036

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $693 (lower quartile is $533, upper quartile is $912)
This county:

$693
State:

$838


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $156,400 (it was $88,400 in 2000)
Alachua:

$156,400
Florida:

$153,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $93,900 - $236,000
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,331
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $447

Institutionalized population: 2,899

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):


Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 653 buildings, average cost: $143,300
  • 2008: 437 buildings, average cost: $147,500
  • 2009: 374 buildings, average cost: $148,900

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $2,013 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,538 (1.0%)

Alachua County household income distribution in 2009 Alachua County home values distribution Alachua County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 26.8%
(21.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 40.1% for Black residents, 34.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 20.3% for American Indian residents, 42.6% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 34.5% for other race residents, 31.6% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 26.8%
Alachua County:

26.8%
Florida:

17.0%
(21.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 40.1% for Black residents, 34.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 19.0% for American Indian residents, 50.6% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 33.8% for other race residents, 29.8% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 30 years old
(Males: 29 years old, Females: 31 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 34 years old, Black residents: 28 years old, American Indian residents: 41 years old, Asian residents: 26 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 23 years old, Other race residents: 19 years old)

Area name: Gainesville, FL MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Alachua County is $550 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $626 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $915 a month.

Cities in this county include: Gainesville, Alachua, High Springs, Newberry, Hawthorne, Archer, Waldo, Micanopy, Windsor, La Crosse.

Alachua County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Zip CodeCityCertified Residential DatabaseMandatory Residential DatabaseMandatory Non-Residential Database
Buildings MeasuredAbove 4 pCi/L (%)Buildings MeasuredAbove 4 pCi/L (%)Buildings MeasuredAbove 4 pCi/L (%)
32601Gainesville41153030
32603Gainesville2010----
32605Gainesville464381010
32606Gainesville330441010
32607Gainesville270352020
32608Gainesville32930180180
32609Gainesville2020----
32611Gainesville--367367
32615Alachua4161----
32618Archer333----
32640Hawthorne301010
32641Gainesville1315----
32643High Springs8381010
32653Gainesville1679----
32655High Springs1100----
32658La Crosse10----
32667Micanopy1127----
32669Newberry2236----
32694Waldo10----

2005 air pollution in Alachua County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.084 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Ozone (8-hour): 0.073 ppm (standard limit: 0.08 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) 24-hour: 61 µg/m3(standard limit: 150 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 9.7 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) 24-hour: 25 µg/m3(standard limit: 35 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Alachua County: Camp Wauberg (A), U F Plaza (B), Ironwood Golf Course (C), Kanapaha Wastewater Treatment Facility (D), Thirty Fourth Street Plaza (E), Fort Myers Country Club (F), Fort Lauderdale Country Club (G), Forest Lake Golf Club (H), Fontainebleau Park Golf Course (I), Gainesville Country Club (J), Gainesville Speedway (K), Palmer Railroad Station (L), Rastus Railroad Station (M), Manka Railroad Station (N), Oak Crest Railroad Station (O), University of Florida Agricultural Experimental Farm (P), University of Florida Agricultural Experimental Station (Q), Caraway Landing (R), Palm Beach National Golf Course (S), South High Springs Railroad Station (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Ridgeway Village Shopping Center (1), Butler Plaza West Shopping Center (2), Butler Plaza Shopping Center (3), Newberry Crossing Shopping Center (4), Town Center Shopping Center (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Alachua County include: Hague Methodist Church (A), Antioch Church (B), Olivet Baptist Church (C), Apostolic Church (D), Saint Thomas Church (E), Mount Pisgah AME Church (F), Jerusalem Church of God by Faith (G), Pleasant Plain Church (H), Providence United Methodist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Saluda Cemetery (1), Richard Family Cemetery (2), St. Johns Cemetery (3), Spring Hill Cemetery (4), Free Canaan Cemetery (5), Carlton Cemetery (6), Nelson - Starke Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Lochloosa Lake (A), Grass Pond (B), Gamble Pond (C), Newnans Lake (D), Trout Lake (E), Prairie Creek (F), River Sink (G), Trout Pond (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Rocky Creek (A), Olustee Creek (B), Rhuda Branch (C), Moccasin Branch (D), Little Orange Creek (E), Townsend Branch (F), Monteocha Creek (G), Prairie Creek (H), Blues Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Alachua County include: Sunland Center State Park (1), Waldo Canal Park (2), Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park (3), Lake Alto Park (4), Gainesville Raceway (5), Monteocha Park (6), Lochloosa Lake Park (7), Santa Fe Lake Park (8), Holden Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Bradford County , Columbia County , Gilchrist County , Levy County , Marion County , Putnam County , Union County .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.3%
Florida:

6.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 53,371
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 88.1%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 38.7%

Number of foreign born residents: 15,895 (37% naturalized citizens)

Alachua County:

7.3%
Whole state:

16.7%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 5,131
  • 1990 to 1994: 3,019
  • 1985 to 1989: 1,998
  • 1980 to 1984: 1,950
  • 1975 to 1979: 1,072
  • 1970 to 1974: 673
  • 1970 to 1974: 528
  • 1965 to 1969: 1,524

Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.1 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 93.1%

Alachua County marital status for males Alachua County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Alachua County with a mortgage: 25,745 (2,251 second mortgage, 2,180 home equity loan, 92 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 10,335

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

71.7% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Alachua County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant47,845173
Catholic20,0046
Mainline Protestant18,36157
Other10,97434
Black Protestant5,42430
Orthodox2332
None144,495-
Alachua County Religion Details
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.

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%

Agriculture in Alachua County:

Average size of farms: 149 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $39,293
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $957.72
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 18.96%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 35.87%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $40,986
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 17.64%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 30.68%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $23,887
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 90.56%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 22.00
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 5.09%
Corn for grain: 777 harvested acres
Vegetables: 5,887 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 2,179 acres

Tornado activity:

Alachua County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Florida state average. It is 3096099.8 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused one fatality and 23 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 3/12/1993, a category 1 (max. wind speeds 73-112 mph) tornado killed one person and injured 4 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Alachua County-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 351.5 miles away from Alachua County 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 290.3 miles away from the county center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 259.1 miles away from the county 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 308.5 miles away from the county 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 237.8 miles away from Alachua County 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 268.9 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent 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).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (7%)
  • India (6%)
  • Korea (5%)
  • Canada (5%)
  • United Kingdom (5%)
  • Germany (4%)
  • Philippines (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Alachua County (%):

  • German (11%)
  • English (10%)
  • United States or American (9%)
  • Irish (9%)
  • Italian (5%)
  • French (except Basque) (2%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2%)

Alachua County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 76,760 (75%)
  • Carpooled: 13,082 (13%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 2,441 (2%)
  • Subway or elevated: 8 (0%)
  • Railroad: 6 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 25 (0%)
  • Taxi: 31 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 336 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 2,859 (3%)
  • Walked: 3,326 (3%)
  • Other means: 545 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 3,294 (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


People in group quarters in Alachua County, Florida in 2000:

  • 8,506 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 789 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 701 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 658 people in state prisons
  • 614 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 538 people in nursing homes
  • 382 people in other group homes
  • 221 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 87 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 59 people in halfway houses
  • 55 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 52 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 32 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded
  • 32 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 29 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped
  • 28 people in religious group quarters
  • 25 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 21 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 19 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 18 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill

People in group quarters in Alachua County, Florida in 2010:

  • 9,261 people in college/university student housing
  • 974 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 939 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 912 people in state prisons
  • 663 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 452 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 361 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 177 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 107 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 37 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 23 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 11 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 3 people in correctional residential facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $54,187.

9.47% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,673 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.47%
Florida average:

7.97%


0.08% of residents moved from foreign countries ($242 average AGI)
Alachua County:

0.08%
Florida average:

0.11%

5.92% relocated from other counties in Florida ($18,227 average AGI)
3.47% relocated from other states ($16,205 average AGI)
Alachua County:

3.47%
Florida average:

3.71%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Marion County, FL  0.57% ($27,029 average AGI)
from Hillsborough County, FL  0.36% ($24,950)
from Broward County, FL  0.35% ($28,233)
from Duval County, FL  0.33% ($31,335)
from Miami-Dade County, FL  0.32% ($27,015)
from Orange County, FL  0.31% ($28,701)
from Palm Beach County, FL  0.28% ($32,420)


10.36% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($35,378 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.36%
Florida average:

7.17%


0.15% of residents moved to foreign countries ($408 average AGI)
Alachua County:

0.15%
Florida average:

0.12%

6.01% relocated to other counties in Florida ($17,845 average AGI)
4.20% relocated to other states ($17,126 average AGI)
Alachua County:

4.20%
Florida average:

2.87%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Marion County, FL  0.47% ($30,600 average AGI)
to Hillsborough County, FL  0.47% ($26,180)
to Duval County, FL  0.44% ($30,198)
to Orange County, FL  0.41% ($30,609)
to Miami-Dade County, FL  0.40% ($23,741)
to Broward County, FL  0.34% ($27,177)
to Levy County, FL  0.26% ($24,449)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.8
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.6
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 11.7

Births per 1000 population in Alachua County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 6.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 7.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 6.9

Deaths per 1000 population in Alachua County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 10.5
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 11.1

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Alachua County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 26,956 (22,087 aged, 4,869 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 16%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 14%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 1.79
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 29975.79
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 774.130
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 56141.47

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1234.300
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 714.310
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 7.59

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 60.91
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 87.11

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 12.51

EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 45.4. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 21.4
  • Other - 24.0

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 124.8. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 73.1
  • Poisoning - 30.9
  • Suffocation - 16.4
  • Other - 4.4

Household type by relationship:

Households: 233,416

Size of family households: 24,713 2-persons, 13,137 3-persons, 9,686 4-persons, 3,870 5-persons, 1,385 6-persons, 709 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 30,356 1-person, 10,549 2-persons, 3,659 3-persons, 2,132 4-persons, 223 5-persons, 72 6-persons, 25 7-or-more-persons.

25,646 married couples with children.
13,560 single-parent households (1,956 men, 11,604 women).

88.5% of residents of Alachua County speak English at home.
5.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (76% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 8% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
3.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (79% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 6% speak English not well).
2.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (59% speak English very well, 30% speak English well, 10% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.5% of residents speak other language at home (77% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 3% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $1,473,737,000 ($6606 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $80,442,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $478,797,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $253,028,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $4,757,000
Federal grants: $482,520,000
Federal procurement contracts: $52,409,000 ($9,221,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $202,227,000 ($10,238,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $143,242,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $84,259,000
Federal Government insurance: $239,977,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 13,253
Here:

59 per 1000 residents
State:

63 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 8,260
Here:

37 per 1000 residents
State:

49 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +4,545
Here:

+20 per 1000 residents
State:

+30 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -3,346
Here -15 per 1000 residents
State +59 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Alachua County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 28.26 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.0
State:

5.6

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

3.9
State:

3.8

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 697
  • 2000 to 2004: 20,663
  • 1990 to 1999: 22,856
  • 1980 to 1989: 24,137
  • 1970 to 1979: 22,685
  • 1960 to 1969: 9,534
  • 1950 to 1959: 7,992
  • 1940 to 1949: 2,276
  • 1939 or earlier: 2,301
Rooms in houses/apartments in Alachua County, Florida
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 87
  • 2 rooms: 789
  • 3 rooms: 2,150
  • 4 rooms: 4,776
  • 5 rooms: 9,965
  • 6 rooms: 12,333
  • 7 rooms: 8,418
  • 8 rooms: 5,345
  • 9+ rooms: 4,221
  • 1 room: 1,852
  • 2 rooms: 5,371
  • 3 rooms: 8,165
  • 4 rooms: 11,000
  • 5 rooms: 7,301
  • 6 rooms: 3,883
  • 7 rooms: 1,224
  • 8 rooms: 440
  • 9+ rooms: 189
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Alachua County, Florida
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 195
  • 1 bedroom: 1,700
  • 2 bedrooms: 9,605
  • 3 bedrooms: 25,939
  • 4 bedrooms: 9,200
  • 5+ bedrooms: 1,445
  • no bedroom: 2,021
  • 1 bedroom: 11,822
  • 2 bedrooms: 15,617
  • 3 bedrooms: 7,628
  • 4 bedrooms: 2,159
  • 5+ bedrooms: 178
Cars and other vehicles available in Alachua County, Florida in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 1,801
  • 1 vehicle: 15,315
  • 2 vehicles: 22,637
  • 3 vehicles: 6,411
  • 4 vehicles: 1,321
  • 5+ vehicles: 599
  • no vehicle: 4,566
  • 1 vehicle: 19,749
  • 2 vehicles: 10,409
  • 3 vehicles: 3,411
  • 4 vehicles: 1,020
  • 5+ vehicles: 270

41% of Alachua County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 41% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 67% lived in Florida.

Alachua County:

41.3%
State average:

51.1%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $78,900


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Alachua County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (54.8%)
  • Utility gas (31.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (9.7%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2.2%)
  • Wood (1.3%)
  • Electricity (80.9%)
  • Utility gas (13.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3.9%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.1%)
  • No fuel used (0.6%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 2,536
Here:

12.2%
Florida:

11.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 652
Here:

6.6%
Florida:

9.7%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1,487
Here:

3.5%
Florida:

21.0%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Alachua County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Natural Resources - Other: $2,340,000
    Regular Highways: $369,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $26,183,000
    Police Protection: $24,797,000
    Correctional Institutions: $24,311,000
    Financial Administration: $15,859,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $15,706,000
    Central Staff Services: $14,788,000
    Solid Waste Management: $14,047,000
    Health - Other: $13,230,000
    Regular Highways: $6,288,000
    General Public Buildings: $3,887,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $3,367,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $1,916,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,370,000
    Housing and Community Development: $924,000
    Local Fire Protection: $706,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $688,000
    Transit Utilities: $622,000
    Sewerage: $172,000
    Water Utilities: $8,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $7,694,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Health - Other: $5,546,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $2,410,000
    Police Protection: $1,861,000
    Central Staff Services: $685,000
    General - Other: $275,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $202,000
    Financial Administration: $176,000
    Health - Other: $74,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $49,000
    Parks and Recreation: $29,000
    Solid Waste Management: $22,000
    Local Fire Protection: $21,000
    Correctional Institutions: $9,000
    Housing and Community Development: $3,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $84,821,000

Alachua County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $25,070,000
    Solid Waste Management: $6,995,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $262,000
    Regular Highways: $256,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $5,464,000
    Public Welfare: $1,004,000
    Housing and Community Development: $80,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $4,358,000
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $6,777,000
    Interest Earnings: $3,021,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $2,804,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $2,628,000
    Sale of Property: $343,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $340,000
    Rents: $95,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $28,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $16,009,000
    Highways: $4,944,000
    All Other: $2,323,000
    Public Welfare: $331,000
  • Tax - Property: $88,946,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $11,463,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $7,429,000
    Motor Fuels Sales: $5,280,000
    Other License: $2,656,000
    Other Selective Sales: $1,766,000
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $356,000

Alachua County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $135,901,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $106,032,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $59,620,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $56,445,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $29,869,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,175,000

Alachua County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,348,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $97,309,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $106,032,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

Alachua County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1993
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Alachua County Fatal accident statistics for 1994 - 2013
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 41 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
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 ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED863$156,845840$182,9362,599$178,895134$107,55213$2,791,308288$157,514166$89,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED44$158,56886$154,523243$171,20626$49,7690$031$100,25841$75,439
APPLICATIONS DENIED145$138,241179$131,3461,214$165,799144$56,2221$100,000151$127,828124$84,863
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN115$142,296153$170,771794$180,25338$126,4211$750,00096$131,99061$100,131
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS12$147,50044$160,068244$175,07825$133,2400$027$128,3338$81,875
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 35 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED96$209,87529$228,6210$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED26$208,73123$247,6960$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED21$227,00015$219,0674$242,500
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN10$182,9003$213,6670$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS6$199,8332$163,0001$123,000

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Alachua County, FL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James1,00170.6 years
John90273.0 years
William88872.9 years
Mary83278.6 years
Robert68970.6 years
Charles48571.8 years
George46873.9 years
Willie34971.0 years
Joseph33172.6 years
Dorothy32776.9 years
Most common last names in Alachua County, FL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Williams63373.9 years
Smith50673.9 years
Jones37674.6 years
Johnson36472.8 years
Davis32674.0 years
Brown32373.4 years
Thomas23572.9 years
White17774.4 years
Wilson17673.6 years
Jackson16572.7 years
Businesses in Alachua County, FL
NameCountNameCount
ALDO1Knights Inn1
AMF Bowling1Kohl's1
AT&T6La Quinta1
Abercrombie & Fitch1Lane Bryant1
Ace Hardware6Lane Furniture4
Advance Auto Parts7LensCrafters1
Aeropostale1Little Caesars Pizza2
Albertsons1Lowe's3
American Eagle Outfitters1Macy's1
Ann Taylor2Marriott5
Applebee's1MasterBrand Cabinets14
Arby's3Mazda1
AutoZone2McDonald's10
BMW1Men's Wearhouse2
Banana Republic1Motel 61
Barnes & Noble1Motherhood Maternity2
Baskin-Robbins1New Balance3
Bath & Body Works1Nike10
Bed Bath & Beyond1Nissan1
Best Western1Office Depot2
Blockbuster2OfficeMax1
Budget Car Rental1Old Navy1
Burger King4Olive Garden1
CVS14Outback1
Cache1Outback Steakhouse1
Casual Male XL1Pac Sun2
Catherines1Panera Bread1
Chevrolet1Papa John's Pizza3
Chick-Fil-A2Payless3
Chico's1Penske3
Chipotle2PetSmart1
Cinnabon 1Pier 1 Imports1
Cold Stone Creamery2Pizza Hut5
Coldwater Creek1Plato's Closet1
ColorTyme1Popeyes1
Comfort Inn1Publix Super Markets13
Cracker Barrel1Quality3
Curves2Quiznos3
DHL2RadioShack4
Dairy Queen2Red Lobster1
Days Inn1Red Roof Inn1
Decora Cabinetry3Rodeway Inn1
Discount Tire1Rooms To Go1
Domino's Pizza2Ruby Tuesday1
Dunkin Donuts6Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
Econo Lodge3Sam's Club1
Express1Sears2
Extended Stay America1Sephora2
Famous Footwear1Skechers USA1
FedEx46Sleep Inn1
Finish Line1Spencer Gifts1
Firestone Complete Auto Care2Sprint Nextel7
Foot Locker1Starbucks8
Ford2Steak 'n Shake2
Forever 211Subaru1
GNC3Subway21
GameStop3Super 82
Gap1T-Mobile9
Goodwill6T.G.I. Driday's1
Gymboree1T.J.Maxx1
H&R Block13Taco Bell5
Hardee's3Talbots1
Haworth1Target1
Hilton2The Room Place1
Holiday Inn2Tire Kingdom1
Hollister Co.1Toys"R"Us1
Home Depot2True Value1
Honda1U-Haul13
Hot Topic1UPS36
Howard Johnson2Vans3
Hyundai1Verizon Wireless5
IHOP1Victoria's Secret1
JCPenney1Volkswagen1
JoS. A. Bank1Waffle House3
Jones New York3Walgreens10
Journeys1Walmart3
Justice1Wet Seal1
KFC5YMCA5
Kmart1

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