Ocala, Florida Population 2024

67,862

Ocala is a city located in Marion County Florida. Ocala has a 2024 population of 67,862. It is also the county seat of Marion County.Ocala is currently growing at a rate of 1.79% annually and its population has increased by 6.38% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 63,793 in 2020.

The average household income in Ocala is $76,077 with a poverty rate of 18.04%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Ocala is 37.3 years, 35.6 years for males, and 40 years for females.

Ocala Demographics

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

  • White: 64.78%
  • Black or African American: 20.72%
  • Two or more races: 8.69%
  • Asian: 3%
  • Other race: 2.7%
  • Native American: 0.12%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
State
Florida
Land Area (mi²)
47.3 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,434.70/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
6.38% (4,069)
The current population of Ocala, Florida is 67,862 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 63,793.

Ocala, Florida Population 2024

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Ocala Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White41,13964.78%
Black or African American13,15520.72%
Two or more races5,5168.69%
Asian1,9033%
Other race1,7122.7%
Native American790.12%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Asian

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Ocala Population by Race

Ocala Population Pyramid 2024

Ocala Median Age

37.3

Total

35.6

Male

40

Female

Ocala Adults

There are 49,109 adults, (11,964 of whom are seniors) in Ocala.

Ocala Age Dependency

71

Age Dependency Ratio

32.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Ocala Sex Ratio

Female32,87351.77%
Male30,63148.23%

Ocala Population by Age

Ocala Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All25,1652.3948.951.1
Non Family10,7211.1736.563.5
Married8,9493.2370.929.1
Female4,0603.4235.564.5
Male1,4353.3842.157.9
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3.18

Average Family Size

2.39

Average Household Size

48.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Ocala 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

Ocala Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Ocala Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among other race people with a rate of 93.24%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 45.57%.

Ocala Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$37,163

Average Earnings

$41,642

Average Male

$33,458

Average Female

Ocala Earnings by Educational Attainment

Ocala Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Ocala Language

83.56% of Ocala residents speak only English, while 16.44% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 12.69% of the population.

Ocala Language

Ocala Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black12,4164,16333.53%
White34,7153,78910.91%
Hispanic9,8882,67327.03%
Multiple5,35071913.44%
Other1,61766341%
Asian1,8991045.48%
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18.04%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.69%

Male Poverty Rate

19.28%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Ocala

The race most likely to be in poverty in Ocala is Other, with 41% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Ocala is Asian, with 5.48% 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 19.91%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.21%.

Ocala Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade25.09%
High School19.37%
Some College15.55%
Bachelors or Greater9.33%
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Ocala Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed61.28%
Male Unemployed44.13%
Female Employed10.59%
Male Employed4.75%
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Ocala Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Ocala Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Ocala Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

37.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

40.1%

Male Marriage Rate

35.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Ocala Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Ocala 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 45-54.

Ocala Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Ocala Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

4,549

Number of Veterans

4,207

Male Veterans

342

Female Veterans

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Ocala Veterans by War

count

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Ocala Veterans by Age

count

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Ocala Veterans by Race

Ocala Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

11.16%

Veteran Poverty Rate

41.45%

Veteran Disability Rate

Ocala Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

57.6%

Labor Force Participation

52.8%

Employment Rate

8.3%

Unemployment Rate

Ocala Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Ocala Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Ocala 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

48.68%

Born in Ocala

90.42%

Native Born

9.58%

Foreign Born

4.41%

Non Citizen

5.17%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

90.42% of Ocala residents were born in the United States, with 48.68% having been born in Florida. 4.41% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Ocala Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202973,8221,1921.64%
202872,6301,1921.67%
202771,4381,1921.7%
202670,2461,1921.73%
202569,0541,1921.76%
202467,8621,1921.79%
202366,6701,1921.82%
202265,4781,1921.85%
202164,2864930.77%
202063,7932,9394.83%
201960,8544850.8%
201860,3691,1781.99%
201759,1916541.12%
201658,5377891.37%
201557,7485470.96%
201457,2013840.68%
201356,817290.05%
201256,788810.14%
201156,7071490.26%
201056,55810,61523.1%
200045,9433,8989.27%
199042,0454,87513.12%
198037,17014,58764.59%
197022,5838,98566.08%
196013,5981,85715.82%
195011,7412,75530.66%
19408,9861,70523.42%
19307,2812,36748.17%
19204,91454412.45%
19104,37099029.29%
19003,38047616.39%
18902,904
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Ocala Population by Year