Alachua County

Alachua County, Florida

12 SE 1st St
Gainesville, FL 32601
Phone: (352) 374-5210
Fax: (352) 338-7303

In north-central FL, north of Ocala; organized Dec 29, 1824 (prior to statehood) from Duval and Saint Johns counties. Name Origin: For a Seminole Indian town settled by Creek Indians from Oconee, GA. Name derives from luchuwa 'jug,' descriptive of a chasm, probably the Devil's Millhopper, near Gainesville, FL.

Area (sq mi):: 969.12 (land 874.25; water 94.88) Population per square mile: 256.10
Population 2005: 223,852 State rank: 23 Population change: 2000-20005 2.70%; 1990-2000 20.00% Population 2000: 217,955 (White 69.70%; Black or African American 19.30%; Hispanic or Latino 5.70%; Asian 3.50%; Other 3.60%). Foreign born: 7.30%. Median age: 29.00
Income 2000: per capita $18,465; median household $31,426; Population below poverty level: 22.80% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $24,010-$26,041
Unemployment (2004): 3.40% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.80% Median travel time to work: 21.10 minutes Working outside county of residence: 6.90%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Gainesville County seat (108,856)

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