Ocala, Florida Population 2020

61,719

Ocala is a city located in Florida. With a 2020 population of 61,719, it is the 48th largest city in Florida and the 615th largest city in the United States. Ocala is currently growing at a rate of 1.06% annually and its population has increased by 9.60% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 56,315 in 2010. Spanning over 47 miles, Ocala has a population density of 1,305 people per square mile.

The average household income in Ocala is $61,217 with a poverty rate of 20.33%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $863 per month, and the median house value is $128,600. The median age in Ocala is 39.4 years, 36.5 years for males, and 41.2 years for females. For every 100 females there are 96.7 males.

Ocala Demographics

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

  • White: 73.57%
  • Black or African American: 20.06%
  • Asian: 3.05%
  • Two or more races: 2.70%
  • Other race: 0.45%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.13%
  • Native American: 0.05%
The current population of Ocala, Florida is 61,719, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 60,429.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 56,315.

Ocala, Florida Population 2020

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2020372,4976,2601.68%
2019366,2376,2601.71%
2018359,9776,2601.74%
2017353,7175,9501.68%
2016347,7675,4321.56%
2015342,3354,2781.25%
2014338,0572,9400.87%
2013335,1171,2170.36%
2012333,9001,6250.49%
2011332,2759350.28%
2010331,3400.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White43,10973.57%
Black or African American11,75320.06%
Asian1,7873.05%
Two or More Races1,5842.70%
Some Other Race2630.45%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander750.13%
American Indian and Alaska Native270.05%

Ocala Population Pyramid 2020

Ocala Median Age

39.4


Total

36.5


Male

41.2


Female

Ocala Adults

There are 45,356 adults, (11,077 of whom are seniors) in Ocala.

Ocala Age Dependency

70.9

Age Dependency Ratio

32.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Ocala Sex Ratio

Female

29,798

50.85%

Male

28,800

49.15%

Ocala Households and Families

Ocala Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Ocala Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married75.2%24.8%
Male53.7%46.3%
All50.5%49.5%
Non Family37.4%62.6%
Female32.6%67.4%

50.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All22,2452.550.5
Non Family9,9031.2937.4
Married7,7223.2575.2
Female3,6323.9232.6
Male9883.653.7

3.36

Average Family Size

2.5

Average Household Size

5.6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Ocala Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,3303.34%
9th to 12th Grade3,4048.54%
High School Graduate13,34433.48%
Some College8,35920.97%
Associates Degree3,8949.77%
Bachelors Degree5,85714.70%
Graduate Degree3,6679.20%

Ocala Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White26,82924,8177,317
Black6,9995,532771
Hispanic4,5883,493728
Asian1,0501,001580
Multiple Races604480182
Other Race17811629
Native American2592

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 95.33%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 55.24%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,850$35,060$27,784
Less Than High School$21,343$24,002$11,559
High School Grad$25,902$28,454$23,329
Some College$28,543$28,328$28,707
Bachelors Degree$41,237$42,194$40,241
Graduate Degree$60,250$92,212$44,730

$30,850

Average Earnings

$35,060

Average Male

$27,784

Average Female

Ocala Language

Ocala Language by Age

Ocala Language

87.55% of Ocala residents speak only English, while 12.45% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 9.00% of the population.

Ocala Poverty

Ocala Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black10,9705,06046.13%
White34,3174,25712.40%
Hispanic7,5341,78223.65%
Multiple1,55226817.27%
Other2596023.17%
Asian1,781593.31%

20.33%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.35%

Male Poverty Rate

22.19%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Ocala

The race most likely to be in poverty in Ocala is Black, with 46.13% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Ocala is Asian, with 3.31% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.23%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.43%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 29.53%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School37.03%
High School17.74%
Some College16.86%
Bachelors or Greater5.64%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed60.38%
Male Unemployed33.89%
Female Employed9.76%
Male Employed6.65%

Ocala Income

Ocala Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$40,301$61,217
Families$50,429$75,535
Married Families$64,485$94,965
Non Families$28,456$41,250

Ocala Marital Status

Ocala Marital Status

Marriage Rates

36.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

37.0%

Male Marriage Rate

35.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Ocala Married by Age and Sex

Ocala 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 55-64.

Ocala Marital Status by Race

Ocala Veterans

4,715

Number of Veterans

4,380

Male Veterans

335

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,552
Second Gulf War945
First Gulf War835
Korea603
World War II318
Age Group Veterans
75+1,310
65 to 741,229
35 to 541,099
55 to 64561
18 to 34516
Name Veterans % of Total
White3,81010.97%
Black7919.39%
Hispanic2284.06%
2 or More11416.99%

$Ocala Veterans by Education

9.97%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.52%

Veteran Disability Rate

Ocala Employment Status

54.9%

Labor Force Participation

50.3%

Employment Rate

8.2%

Unemployment Rate

Ocala 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

48.25%

Born in Florida

92.35%

Native Born

7.65%

Foreign Born

2.57%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

92.35% of Ocala residents were born in the United States, with 48.25% having been born in Florida. 2.57% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202061,7196451.06%
201961,0746451.07%
201860,4291,2742.15%
201759,1556451.10%
201658,5107661.33%
201557,7445570.97%
201457,1873790.67%
201356,808200.04%
201256,788830.15%
201156,7051410.25%
201056,56410,6212.10%
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%