Ocala, Florida Population 2021

61,810
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Ocala is a city located in Marion County Florida. It is also the county seat of Marion County. With a 2020 population of 61,810, it is the 49th largest city in Florida and the 618th largest city in the United States . Ocala is currently growing at a rate of 0.84% annually and its population has increased by 9.76% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 56,315 in 2010. Ocala reached it's highest population of 61,810 in 2021. Spanning over 47 miles, Ocala has a population density of 1,307 people per square mile.

The average household income in Ocala is $65,713 with a poverty rate of 20.36%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $922 per month, and the median house value is $142,200. The median age in Ocala is 38.3 years, 35.8 years for males, and 40.4 years for females.

Ocala Demographics

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

  • White: 73.79%
  • Black or African American: 20.25%
  • Two or more races: 2.71%
  • Asian: 2.18%
  • Other race: 0.84%
  • Native American: 0.12%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.11%
The current population of Ocala, Florida is 61,810 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 60,274.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 56,315.

Ocala, Florida Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021378,6136,5171.72%
2020372,0966,5171.75%
2019365,5796,5171.78%
2018359,0625,7231.59%
2017353,3395,8701.66%
2016347,4695,2871.52%
2015342,1824,1771.22%
2014338,0052,9220.86%
2013335,0831,2100.36%
2012333,8731,5870.48%
2011332,2869550.29%
2010331,3310.00%

Ocala Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White43,73573.79%
Black or African American12,00220.25%
Two or More Races1,6042.71%
Asian1,2942.18%
Some Other Race5000.84%
American Indian and Alaska Native690.12%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander630.11%
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Ocala Population by Race

Ocala Population Pyramid $2021

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Ocala Median Age

38.3


Total

35.8


Male

40.4


Female

Ocala Adults

There are 45,786 adults, (10,712 of whom are seniors) in Ocala.

Ocala Age Dependency

69

Age Dependency Ratio

30.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Ocala Sex Ratio

Female

29,864

50.39%

Male

29,403

49.61%

Ocala Population by Age

Ocala Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Ocala Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married72.1%27.9%
All46.1%53.9%
Male45%55%
Non Family32.1%67.9%
Female26.4%73.6%

46.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Ocala Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All22,7492.4846.1
Non Family9,7861.2532.1
Married8,2033.2872.1
Female3,7843.6726.4
Male9763.3845

3.28

Average Family Size

2.48

Average Household Size

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Ocala Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,2543.11%
9th to 12th Grade3,4108.45%
High School Graduate13,36033.12%
Some College8,48021.02%
Associates Degree4,07810.11%
Bachelors Degree5,93914.72%
Graduate Degree3,8229.47%
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Ocala Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Ocala Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White26,11524,1037,062
Black7,2295,707833
Hispanic5,5224,5551,055
Asian919849589
2+ Races639559220
Other Race393327121
Native American441911

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 92.38%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 64.09%.

Ocala Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,922$36,436$28,822
Less Than 9th Grade$22,703$24,884$12,435
High School Graduate$26,379$30,354$23,119
Some College$30,499$31,727$29,421
Bachelors Degree$41,854$44,502$39,983
Graduate Degree$58,889$95,458$45,230

$31,922

Average Earnings

$36,436

Average Male

$28,822

Average Female

Ocala Earnings by Educational Attainment

Ocala Language by Age

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Ocala Language

85.92% of Ocala residents speak only English, while 14.08% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 11.20% of the population.

Ocala Language

Ocala Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black11,1775,21246.63%
White33,4904,15712.41%
Hispanic9,0651,87320.66%
Other50022244.40%
Multiple1,58921113.28%
Asian1,289624.81%

20.36%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.64%

Male Poverty Rate

22.00%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Ocala

The race most likely to be in poverty in Ocala is Black, with 46.63% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Ocala is Asian, with 4.81% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.10%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.43%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 30.73%.

Ocala Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade36.79%
High School19.67%
Some College15.75%
Bachelors or Greater6.16%

Ocala Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed61.99%
Male Unemployed34.77%
Female Employed9.42%
Male Employed5.95%

Ocala Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Ocala Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$41,755$65,713
Families$51,487$79,970
Married Families$71,288-
Non Families$28,747$44,143
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Income by Household Type

Ocala Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

38.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

38.8%

Male Marriage Rate

38.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Ocala Married by Age and Sex

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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 35-44.

Ocala Marital Status by Race

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Ocala Marital Status

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4,437

Number of Veterans

4,045

Male Veterans

392

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,411
Second Gulf War969
First Gulf War774
Korea543
World War II306

Ocala Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+1,211
65 to 741,073
35 to 54879
55 to 64749
18 to 34525

Ocala Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White3,4689.96%
Black8519.81%
Hispanic2103.07%
2+ Races10815.93%
Native American1014.93%

Ocala Veterans by Race

Ocala Veterans by Education

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9.55%

Veteran Poverty Rate

36.40%

Veteran Disability Rate

Ocala Veterans by Education

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56.1%

Labor Force Participation

51.5%

Employment Rate

8.1%

Unemployment Rate

Ocala Employment by Age

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Ocala Employment by Race

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Ocala Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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46.98%

Born in Ocala

91.53%

Native Born

8.47%

Foreign Born

3.06%

Non Citizen

5.40%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

91.53% of Ocala residents were born in the United States, with 46.98% having been born in Florida. 3.06% 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

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202161,8105120.84%
202061,2985120.84%
201960,7865120.85%
201860,2741,1832.00%
201759,0916311.08%
201658,4607411.28%
201557,7195410.95%
201457,1783740.66%
201356,804210.04%
201256,783760.13%
201156,7071420.25%
201056,56510,6222.10%
200045,9433,8980.89%
199042,0454,8751.24%
198037,17014,5875.11%
197022,5838,9855.20%
196013,5981,8571.48%
195011,7412,7552.71%
19408,9861,7052.13%
19307,2812,3674.01%
19204,9145441.18%
19104,3709902.60%
19003,3804761.53%
18902,9040.00%

Ocala Population by Year