Alachua County, Florida Population 2020

Alachua County, Florida's estimated population is 266,820 with a growth rate of 0.96% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Alachua County, Florida is the 23rd largest county in Florida.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2018269,9563,1361.18%
2017266,8202,5330.96%
2016264,2875,1101.97%
2015259,1773,6781.44%
2014255,4993,0011.19%
2013252,4989850.39%
2012251,5131,7070.68%
2011249,8062,1930.89%
2010247,61366,01736.35%
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%

Alachua County, Florida Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White182,69269.43%
Black or African American52,59219.99%
Asian15,7365.98%
Two or More Races8,7863.34%
Some Other Race2,2130.84%
American Indian and Alaska Native9750.37%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1540.06%

Alachua County, Florida Population Pyramid 2020

Alachua County, Florida Median Age

31.3


Total

30.5


Male

32.2


Female

Alachua County, Florida Adults

There are 215,778 adults, (34,804 of whom are seniors) in Alachua County, Florida.

Alachua County, Florida Age Dependency

45.4

Age Dependency Ratio

19.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

26.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Alachua County, Florida Sex Ratio

Female

135,850

51.62%

Male

127,298

48.38%

Alachua County, Florida Households and Families

Alachua County, Florida Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Alachua County, Florida Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married76.4%23.6%
All54.8%45.2%
Male49.9%50.1%
Female44%56%
Non Family40.5%59.5%

54.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All97,0482.5454.8
Non Family46,6521.5840.5
Married36,9263.2576.4
Female10,1583.9644
Male3,3123.8549.9

3.35

Average Family Size

2.54

Average Household Size

5.5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.5%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Alachua County, Florida Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4,5562.86%
9th to 12th Grade7,5564.74%
High School Graduate34,63121.74%
Some College27,99617.58%
Associates Degree16,79810.55%
Bachelors Degree34,58721.72%
Graduate Degree33,13720.81%

Alachua County, Florida Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White104,52599,18848,495
Black30,06425,5066,095
Hispanic12,74111,3425,252
Asian9,1608,6696,601
Multiple Races3,0742,7581,373
Other Race1,2331,139494
Native American720654247
Islander928347

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 94.89%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 72.06%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,764$40,720$33,184
Less Than High School$19,816$20,532$18,146
High School Grad$25,996$30,211$22,085
Some College$31,540$35,415$29,535
Bachelors Degree$43,643$51,600$39,757
Graduate Degree$54,130$66,930$48,573

$36,764

Average Earnings

$40,720

Average Male

$33,184

Average Female

Alachua County, Florida Language

Alachua County, Florida Language by Age

Alachua County, Florida Language

86.24% of Alachua County, Florida residents speak only English, while 13.76% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 6.22% of the population.

Alachua County, Florida Poverty

Alachua County, Florida Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White153,13226,22517.13%
Black50,09415,63531.21%
Hispanic22,9806,57828.62%
Asian14,7933,81925.82%
Multiple8,2001,99724.35%
Other2,14259427.73%
Native96615115.63%
Islander1346649.25%

21.79%

Overall Poverty Rate

21.25%

Male Poverty Rate

22.29%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Alachua County, Florida

The race most likely to be in poverty in Alachua County, Florida is Islander, with 49.25% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Alachua County, Florida is Native, with 15.63% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.13%. Among those working part-time, it was 33.54%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 34.37%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School34.94%
High School17.30%
Some College13.81%
Bachelors or Greater7.71%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed46.38%
Female Unemployed43.43%
Female Employed13.41%
Male Employed11.57%

Alachua County, Florida Income

Alachua County, Florida Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$49,078$70,309
Families$72,134$95,391
Married Families$87,557$112,154
Non Families$27,707$41,993

Alachua County, Florida Marital Status

Alachua County, Florida Marital Status

Marriage Rates

36.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

38.5%

Male Marriage Rate

34.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Alachua County, Florida Married by Age and Sex

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 35-44.

Alachua County, Florida Marital Status by Race

Alachua County, Florida Veterans

15,109

Number of Veterans

13,427

Male Veterans

1,682

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam4,979
Second Gulf War3,117
First Gulf War2,879
Korea1,430
World War II596
Name Veterans % of Total
White12,3747.94%
Black2,1505.50%
Hispanic7923.89%
2 or More2595.40%
Asian1441.09%
Indian9111.04%
Other885.05%
Hawaiian32.16%

$Alachua County, Florida Veterans by Education

8.68%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.10%

Veteran Disability Rate

Alachua County, Florida Employment Status

59.7%

Labor Force Participation

56%

Employment Rate

6.1%

Unemployment Rate

Alachua County, Florida 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

52.31%

Born in Florida

89.75%

Native Born

10.25%

Foreign Born

5.19%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

89.75% of Alachua County, Florida residents were born in the United States, with 52.31% having been born in Florida. 5.19% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

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