Alachua, Florida Population 2024

11,069

Alachua is a city located in Alachua County Florida. Alachua has a 2024 population of 11,069. Alachua is currently growing at a rate of 1.36% annually and its population has increased by 4.65% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 10,577 in 2020.

The average household income in Alachua is $86,985 with a poverty rate of 12.85%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Alachua is 39.9 years, 41.9 years for males, and 37 years for females.

Alachua Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Alachua was:

  • White: 62.2%
  • Black or African American: 26.09%
  • Two or more races: 6.67%
  • Other race: 3.03%
  • Asian: 1.94%
  • Native American: 0.07%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
State
Florida
Land Area (mi²)
36.3 sq mi
Density (mi²)
305.10/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
4.65% (492)
The current population of Alachua, Florida is 11,069 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 10,577.

Alachua, Florida Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White6,57562.2%
Black or African American2,75826.09%
Two or more races7056.67%
Other race3203.03%
Asian2051.94%
Native American70.07%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Alachua Population by Race

Alachua Population Pyramid 2024

Alachua Median Age

39.9

Total

41.9

Male

37

Female

Alachua Adults

There are 8,054 adults, (2,121 of whom are seniors) in Alachua.

Alachua Age Dependency

78.2

Age Dependency Ratio

35.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Alachua Sex Ratio

Female6,22158.86%
Male4,34941.14%

Alachua Population by Age

Alachua Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All4,2492.4871.728.3
Married2,1603.0886.913.1
Non Family1,3871.114852
Female5223.5166.533.5
Male1802.9886.113.9
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3.08

Average Family Size

2.48

Average Household Size

71.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Alachua Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Alachua Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Alachua Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among hispanic people with a rate of 77.51%.

Alachua Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$55,018

Average Earnings

$58,815

Average Male

$49,419

Average Female

Alachua Earnings by Educational Attainment

Alachua Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Alachua Language

91.99% of Alachua residents speak only English, while 8.01% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.64% of the population.

Alachua Language

Alachua Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black2,70882730.54%
White6,1603756.09%
Hispanic1,291937.2%
Multiple7057110.07%
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12.85%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.61%

Male Poverty Rate

17.21%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Alachua

The race most likely to be in poverty in Alachua is Black, with 30.54% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Alachua is White, with 6.09% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.37%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.96%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.01%.

Alachua Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade32.43%
High School17.64%
Some College7.99%
Bachelors or Greater4.48%
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Alachua Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed27.03%
Female Unemployed16.28%
Female Employed10.3%
Male Employed1.06%
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Alachua Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Alachua Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Alachua Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

53.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

59.8%

Male Marriage Rate

49.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Alachua Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Alachua Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Alachua Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Alachua Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

860

Number of Veterans

719

Male Veterans

141

Female Veterans

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Alachua Veterans by War

count

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Alachua Veterans by Age

count

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Alachua Veterans by Race

Alachua Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.65%

Veteran Disability Rate

Alachua Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

60.7%

Labor Force Participation

58.4%

Employment Rate

3.9%

Unemployment Rate

Alachua Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Alachua Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Alachua Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

53.2%

Born in Alachua

94.89%

Native Born

5.11%

Foreign Born

1.09%

Non Citizen

4.02%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.89% of Alachua residents were born in the United States, with 53.2% having been born in Florida. 1.09% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Alachua Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202911,8091481.27%
202811,6611481.29%
202711,5131481.3%
202611,3651481.32%
202511,2171481.34%
202411,0691481.36%
202310,9211481.37%
202210,7731481.39%
202110,625480.45%
202010,5776436.47%
20199,934-3-0.03%
20189,937-43-0.43%
20179,9801031.04%
20169,8771751.8%
20159,7021831.92%
20149,5191781.91%
20139,341750.81%
20129,2661171.28%
20119,149900.99%
20109,0592,96148.56%
20006,0981,56934.64%
19904,52996827.18%
19803,561
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Alachua Population by Year