Alachua County, Florida Population 2018

Alachua County, Florida's estimated population is 266,944 with a growth rate of 4.04% 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
2017266,94410,3634.04%
2016256,581-7,760-2.94%
2016264,3414,8161.86%
2015259,5253,7161.45%
2014255,8093,1051.23%
2013252,7041,0500.42%
2012251,6541,8220.73%
2011249,8322,2260.90%
2010247,60666,01036.35%
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%

Alachua County, Florida Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White178,684
Black or African American50,945
Asian14,906
Two or More Races8,335
Some Other Race2,403
American Indian and Alaska Native785
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander523

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Alachua County, Florida Population Pyramid 2018

0%5%10%15% Male Population0%5%10%15% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Alachua County, Florida Median Age

31


Total

30.2


Male

32


Female

Alachua County, Florida Adults

There are 210,396 adults, (31,816 of which are seniors) in Alachua County, Florida.

Alachua County, Florida Age Dependency

43.8

Age Dependency Ratio

17.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

25.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Alachua County, Florida Sex Ratio

Female

132,577

51.67%

Male

124,004

48.33%

Alachua County, Florida Households and Families

Alachua County, Florida Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Alachua County, Florida Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married75.7%24.3%
All53.7%46.3%
Male51.8%48.2%
Female41.4%58.6%
Non Family38.7%61.3%

53.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Alachua County, Florida Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All96,3362.4953.7
Non Family44,9041.6138.7
Married37,0093.1575.7
Female10,8893.5241.4
Male3,5343.6651.8

3.18

Average Family Size

2.49

Average Household Size

5.5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.7%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Alachua County, Florida Households

Alachua County, Florida Education

Alachua County, Florida Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4,1302.69%
9th to 12th Grade7,3444.78%
High School Graduate33,68821.93%
Some College28,99618.87%
Associates Degree15,69910.22%
Bachelors Degree32,80021.35%
Graduate Degree30,98420.17%

Alachua County, Florida Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White102,85797,60747,087
Black28,37724,1035,069
Hispanic11,22910,0564,390
Asian8,4187,9376,035
Multiple Races2,9302,6861,281
Other Race1,2881,136415
Native American581500113
Islander271251134

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 94.90%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 71.69%.

Alachua County, Florida Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,160$39,816$31,174
Less Than High School$17,746$16,946$18,856
High School Grad$25,509$27,624$22,833
Some College$30,656$37,232$26,759
Bachelors Degree$41,079$48,345$37,144
Graduate Degree$53,462$62,107$48,356

$35,160

Average Earnings

$39,816

Average Male

$31,174

Average Female

Alachua County, Florida Language

Alachua County, Florida Language by Age

Alachua County, Florida Language

86.71% of Alachua County, Florida residents speak only English, while 13.29% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 6.02% of the population.

Alachua County, Florida Poverty

Alachua County, Florida Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White151,22329,28519.37%
Black48,11717,07035.48%
Hispanic20,9976,71631.99%
Asian14,0283,51325.04%
Multiple7,6661,97125.71%
Other2,32180234.55%
Islander50927253.44%
Native77714518.66%

24.21%

Overall Poverty Rate

24.16%

Male Poverty Rate

24.27%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Alachua County, Florida

The race most likely to be in poverty in Alachua County, Florida is Islander, with 53.44% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Alachua County, Florida is Native, with 18.66% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.44%. Among those working part-time, it was 35.33%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 37.42%.

Alachua County, Florida Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School37.46%
High School20.04%
Some College15.12%
Bachelors or Greater8.39%

Alachua County, Florida Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed50.28%
Male Unemployed48.80%
Female Employed14.95%
Male Employed12.45%

Alachua County, Florida Income

Alachua County, Florida Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$44,702$64,989
Families$65,734$87,006
Married Families$83,147$104,675
Non Families$26,108$38,390

Alachua County, Florida Marital Status

Alachua County, Florida Marital Status

Marriage Rates

37.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

38.9%

Male Marriage Rate

35.2%

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 Over65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35To44.

Alachua County, Florida Marital Status by Race

Alachua County, Florida Veterans

Alachua County, Florida Veterans by War

15,771

Number of Veterans

14,456

Male Veterans

1,315

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam5,654
Second Gulf War2,753
First Gulf War2,676
Korea1,526
World War II893

Alachua County, Florida Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
65 to 743,857
35 to 543,589
75+3,405
55 to 643,113
18 to 341,807

Alachua County, Florida Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White13,0948.59%
Black2,1725.76%
Hispanic7353.94%
2 or More2675.66%
Other895.05%
Asian820.66%
Indian618.89%
Hawaiian61.48%

Alachua County, Florida Veterans by Education

10.67%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.51%

Veteran Disability Rate

Alachua County, Florida Employment Status

Alachua County, Florida Employment by Age

58.7%

Labor Force Participation

54.5%

Employment Rate

7%

Unemployment Rate

Alachua County, Florida Employment by Race

Alachua County, Florida Employment by Education

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%
Data Sources
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990