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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    Tenders are invited for Re-Roofing of the Alachua County States Attorney~s Building
    New Location Supports the Boys & Girls Club of Alachua County with Grand Opening Give Back Event
    Rates of flu-like illnesses also decreased by 60 percent among all non-school-aged residents in Alachua County.
    According to Sky News, Antonio Morrison was arrested early Sunday on two misdemeanours and Alachua County Sherriff's Office said that the footballer walked up to an open window of a police car and barked at a dog called Bear.
    The county auditing department created by ordinance in Alachua County was established to provide a post-audit of county fiscal affairs.
    Rawls was elected to the board, then known as the Alachua County Teachers Credit Union, in 1957 and has served since his installation.
    Steve Oelrich, R-Gainesville, a former Alachua County sheriff.
    This year's Doug Johnson Reeling for Kids Tournament, held June 3 and 4 at Steinhatchee, raised more than $180,000 for the Boys and Girls Club of Alachua County.
    County staff, together with DCF staff, then identified and visited local restaurants, explained the idea and process, and with assistance from a supportive county commissioner, succeeded in recruiting eight area restaurants to participate in the pilot project in Alachua County.
    The customers are within a designated territory serving the City of Gainesville and Alachua County.
    Florida: 2 [female] Alachua County, Station 1, 29[degrees]39'N, 082[degrees]19'W, 19 January 1937, H.
    The first foal, a thoroughbred, was out of a mare from the University of Florida's research herd, while the second was a quarter-horse foal, born at a private farm in nearby Alachua County.