Alachua County, Florida Population 2019

Alachua County, Florida's estimated population is 266,820 with a growth rate of 0.96% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Alachua County, Florida is the 23rd largest county in Florida.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2018269,9563,1361.18%
2017266,8202,5330.96%
2016264,2875,1101.97%
2015259,1773,6781.44%
2014255,4993,0011.19%
2013252,4989850.39%
2012251,5131,7070.68%
2011249,8062,1930.89%
2010247,61366,01736.35%
1990181,59630,24819.99%
1980151,34846,58444.47%
1970104,76430,69041.43%
196074,07417,04829.90%
195057,02618,41947.71%
194038,6074,24212.34%
193034,3652,6768.44%
192031,689-2,616-7.63%
191034,3052,0606.39%
190032,2459,31140.60%
189022,9346,47239.31%
188016,462-866-5.00%
187017,3289,096110.50%
18608,2325,708226.15%
18502,52424210.60%
18402,282783.54%
18302,2040.00%

How Many People Live in Alachua County, Florida?

266,820

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White180,69969.54%
Black or African American52,37620.16%
Asian15,2735.88%
Two or More Races8,2193.16%
Some Other Race2,2740.88%
American Indian and Alaska Native8550.33%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1690.07%

Alachua County, Florida Population Pyramid 2019

Alachua County, Florida Median Age

31.2


Total

30.3


Male

32.1


Female

Alachua County, Florida Adults

There are 213,109 adults, (33,282 of whom are seniors) in Alachua County, Florida.

Alachua County, Florida Age Dependency

44.5

Age Dependency Ratio

18.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

26

Child Dependency Ratio

Alachua County, Florida Sex Ratio

Female

134,153

51.62%

Male

125,712

48.38%

Alachua County, Florida Households and Families

Alachua County, Florida Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Alachua County, Florida Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married76%24%
All53.6%46.4%
Male51.9%48.1%
Female41.1%58.9%
Non Family38.7%61.3%

53.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All97,4852.553.6
Non Family46,4941.5938.7
Married37,0173.1976
Female10,5773.6341.1
Male3,3973.851.9

3.24

Average Family Size

2.5

Average Household Size

6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.5%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Alachua County, Florida Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4,3452.78%
9th to 12th Grade7,9365.08%
High School Graduate34,60022.13%
Some College28,73518.38%
Associates Degree16,04610.26%
Bachelors Degree32,96021.08%
Graduate Degree31,71020.28%

Alachua County, Florida Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White103,60797,97546,911
Black29,49624,9395,640
Hispanic11,87310,5934,592
Asian8,8478,3236,391
Multiple Races2,9142,6641,252
Other Race1,2241,102427
Native American617535179
Islander1039337

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 94.56%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 72.24%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,429$39,673$31,673
Less Than High School$17,433$17,145$18,112
High School Grad$25,515$29,588$22,295
Some College$31,283$36,281$28,438
Bachelors Degree$41,351$49,291$37,593
Graduate Degree$52,952$62,563$47,480

$35,429

Average Earnings

$39,673

Average Male

$31,673

Average Female

Alachua County, Florida Language

Alachua County, Florida Language by Age

Alachua County, Florida Language

86.84% of Alachua County, Florida residents speak only English, while 13.16% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 6.00% of the population.

Alachua County, Florida Poverty

Alachua County, Florida Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White152,24328,02018.40%
Black49,74816,56633.30%
Hispanic21,8687,05332.25%
Asian14,3183,69725.82%
Multiple7,4952,13128.43%
Other2,20771132.22%
Native84612715.01%
Islander1557145.81%

23.33%

Overall Poverty Rate

23.12%

Male Poverty Rate

23.53%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Alachua County, Florida

The race most likely to be in poverty in Alachua County, Florida is Islander, with 45.81% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Alachua County, Florida is Native, with 15.01% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.35%. Among those working part-time, it was 36.09%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 35.95%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School37.34%
High School19.82%
Some College15.00%
Bachelors or Greater8.43%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed50.56%
Female Unemployed49.64%
Female Employed14.65%
Male Employed12.54%

Alachua County, Florida Income

Alachua County, Florida Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$45,478$66,321
Families$67,459$89,167
Married Families$84,071$106,096
Non Families$26,832$39,971

Alachua County, Florida Marital Status

Alachua County, Florida Marital Status

Marriage Rates

36.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

38.5%

Male Marriage Rate

35.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Alachua County, Florida Married by Age and Sex

Alachua County, Florida Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Alachua County, Florida Marital Status by Race

Alachua County, Florida Veterans

15,456

Number of Veterans

13,821

Male Veterans

1,635

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam5,492
Second Gulf War2,863
First Gulf War2,713
Korea1,560
World War II759
Age Group Veterans
65 to 743,980
35 to 543,737
75+3,342
55 to 642,822
18 to 341,575

Alachua County, Florida Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White12,6198.19%
Black2,3015.93%
Hispanic8114.19%
2 or More2555.43%
Asian1301.01%
Other834.91%
Indian648.94%
Hawaiian42.90%

Alachua County, Florida Veterans by Education

10.62%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.31%

Veteran Disability Rate

Alachua County, Florida Employment Status

59.2%

Labor Force Participation

55.2%

Employment Rate

6.6%

Unemployment Rate

Alachua County, Florida Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

52.07%

Born in Florida

90.03%

Native Born

9.97%

Foreign Born

5.18%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

90.03% of Alachua County, Florida residents were born in the United States, with 52.07% having been born in Florida. 5.18% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Population of Cities in Alachua County, Florida

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Gainesville12448613159171055.71%
Alachua905898938359.22%
High Springs5350594159111.05%
Newberry4954570975515.24%
Hawthorne14271525986.87%
Archer11181191736.53%
Waldo10161030141.38%
Micanopy600638386.33%
La Crosse364382184.95%
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
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