Alachua County, Florida Population 2021

Alachua County, Florida's estimated population is 269,427 with a growth rate of 0.07% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Alachua County, Florida is the 24th largest county in Florida. The 2010 Population was 247,614 and has seen a growth of 8.81% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021269,4271920.07%
2020269,2351920.07%
2019269,0431920.07%
2018268,8512,5420.95%
2017266,3092,3500.89%
2016263,9594,9071.89%
2015259,0523,5961.41%
2014255,4562,9811.18%
2013252,4759550.38%
2012251,5201,6860.67%
2011249,8342,2200.90%
2010247,61466,01836.35%
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%
2021 Growth Rate
0.07%
County Website
State
Founded
February 29, 1824
County Seat
2010 Population
247,614
Growth Since 2010
8.81%
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Alachua County, Florida Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White182,81368.87%
Black or African American53,27820.07%
Asian16,1256.07%
Two or More Races9,1063.43%
Some Other Race2,9311.10%
American Indian and Alaska Native1,0330.39%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1570.06%
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Alachua County, Florida Population by Race

Alachua County, Florida Population Pyramid $2021

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Alachua County, Florida Median Age

31.6


Total

30.8


Male

32.3


Female

Alachua County, Florida Adults

There are 217,701 adults, (36,313 of whom are seniors) in Alachua County, Florida.

Alachua County, Florida Age Dependency

46.3

Age Dependency Ratio

20

Old Age Dependency Ratio

26.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Alachua County, Florida Sex Ratio

Female

137,223

51.70%

Male

128,220

48.30%

Alachua County, Florida Population by Age

Alachua County, Florida Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Alachua County, Florida Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married78%22%
Male55.2%44.8%
All55%45%
Female44.1%55.9%
Non Family39.7%60.3%

55.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Alachua County, Florida Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All97,9952.5555
Non Family47,7111.5739.7
Married36,6843.2978
Female10,271444.1
Male3,3293.855.2

3.39

Average Family Size

2.55

Average Household Size

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Alachua County, Florida Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4,5202.79%
9th to 12th Grade7,4374.60%
High School Graduate34,34921.23%
Some College27,81517.19%
Associates Degree17,61110.88%
Bachelors Degree35,91622.19%
Graduate Degree34,17621.12%
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Alachua County, Florida Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Alachua County, Florida Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White105,14399,62749,371
Black30,83626,6886,580
Hispanic13,58312,0726,228
Asian9,4658,9156,592
2+ Races3,2192,8231,505
Other Race1,6001,509605
Native American724659223
Islander938950

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 95.70%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 69.65%.

Alachua County, Florida Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$38,390$42,016$34,836
Less Than 9th Grade$20,123$20,902$17,024
High School Graduate$26,091$30,630$22,427
Some College$32,653$37,238$30,290
Bachelors Degree$46,685$52,423$41,876
Graduate Degree$54,884$66,315$49,269

$38,390

Average Earnings

$42,016

Average Male

$34,836

Average Female

Alachua County, Florida Earnings by Educational Attainment

Alachua County, Florida Language by Age

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Alachua County, Florida Language

85.82% of Alachua County, Florida residents speak only English, while 14.18% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 6.46% of the population.

Alachua County, Florida Language

Alachua County, Florida Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White153,51225,74216.77%
Black50,90915,29630.05%
Hispanic24,0747,15129.70%
Asian15,1353,68324.33%
Multiple8,6812,23925.79%
Other2,86683429.10%
Native1,00919619.43%
Islander1515234.44%

21.35%

Overall Poverty Rate

20.82%

Male Poverty Rate

21.85%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Alachua County, Florida

The race most likely to be in poverty in Alachua County, Florida is Islander, with 34.44% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Alachua County, Florida is White, with 16.77% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.38%. Among those working part-time, it was 33.68%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 32.78%.

Alachua County, Florida Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade34.59%
High School17.94%
Some College13.32%
Bachelors or Greater7.51%

Alachua County, Florida Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed42.51%
Female Unemployed37.78%
Female Employed13.66%
Male Employed11.90%

Alachua County, Florida Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Alachua County, Florida Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$49,689$71,857
Families$75,920$98,213
Married Families$92,432$115,524
Non Families$28,533$42,713
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Income by Household Type

Alachua County, Florida Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

36.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

38.6%

Male Marriage Rate

34.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Alachua County, Florida Married by Age and Sex

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Alachua County, Florida 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 45-54.

Alachua County, Florida Marital Status by Race

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Alachua County, Florida Marital Status

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15,162

Number of Veterans

13,204

Male Veterans

1,958

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam5,046
Second Gulf War3,361
First Gulf War3,112
Korea1,283
World War II473

Alachua County, Florida Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 743,923
35 to 543,839
75+3,237
55 to 642,623
18 to 341,540

Alachua County, Florida Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White11,9247.63%
Black2,4926.29%
Hispanic9854.64%
2+ Races3356.80%
Asian2091.54%
Other Race1084.94%
Native American9210.30%
Islander21.45%

Alachua County, Florida Veterans by Race

Alachua County, Florida Veterans by Education

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8.94%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.02%

Veteran Disability Rate

Alachua County, Florida Veterans by Education

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59.7%

Labor Force Participation

56.6%

Employment Rate

5.1%

Unemployment Rate

Alachua County, Florida Employment by Age

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Alachua County, Florida Employment by Race

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Alachua County, Florida 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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52.67%

Born in Alachua County, Florida

89.46%

Native Born

10.54%

Foreign Born

5.45%

Non Citizen

5.09%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

89.46% of Alachua County, Florida residents were born in the United States, with 52.67% having been born in Florida. 5.45% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Alachua County, Florida Place of Birth

  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

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