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Population (year 2000): 6,098. Estimated population in July 2005: 7,557 (+23.9% change)
Males: 2,848 (46.7%), Females: 3,250 (53.3%)

Zip codes:

Median resident age: 37.1 years
Median household income: $38,075 (year 2000)
Median house value: $91,700 (year 2000)

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Races in Alachua:

  • White Non-Hispanic (65.3%)
  • Black (29.1%)
  • Hispanic (3.6%)
  • Other race (1.1%)
  • Two or more races (1.0%)
  • Asian Indian (0.6%)
  • American Indian (0.5%)

Ancestries: Irish (12.2%), German (9.3%), English (8.1%), United States (5.7%), Dutch (3.6%), French (3.2%).Florida

Elevation: 85 feet

Land area: 28.9 square miles

Alachua,

For population 25 years and over in Alachua

  • High school or higher: 83.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 26.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.7%
  • Unemployed: 4.9%
  • Mean travel time to work: 24.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Alachua city

  • Never married: 25.8%
  • Now married: 51.3%
  • Separated: 2.1%
  • Widowed: 9.8%
  • Divorced: 11.1%

3.2% Foreign born (1.4% Europe, 1.1% Latin America, 0.5% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: +1,885 (+44.7%).


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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: FL Gainesville, (12.6 miles pop. 95,447).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: FL Jacksonville, (67.6 miles pop. 735,617).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: PA Philadelphia, (868.0 miles pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: La Crosse, FL (6.9 miles) , Springs, FL (8.5 miles High Worthington Springs, FL (11.3 miles) , FL Gainesville, (12.6 miles FL (12.7 miles Brooker, FL (13.1 miles Newberry, FL (17.4 miles Archer, White, FL (18.9 miles Fort


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1998: 79 buildings, average cost: $78,700

Latitude: 29.78 N, Longitude: 82.48 W

Area code: 386


Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (32.8%), Retail trade (11.1%), Manufacturing (10.1%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +215 (+3.5%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 479 (17.7%)


 

Crime in Alachua by Year

Type 2001 2002 2003
Murders 0 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rapes 1 1 1
    per 100,000 16.4 16.4 16.4
Robberies 10 7 10
    per 100,000 164.0 114.8 164.0
Assaults 54 47 53
    per 100,000 885.5 770.7 869.1
Burglaries 113 81 83
    per 100,000 1853.1 1328.3 1361.1
Thefts 299 273 290
    per 100,000 4903.2 4476.9 4755.7
Auto thefts 41 45 40
    per 100,000 672.4 737.9 656.0
612.5 526.2 567.6

Average climate in Alachua, Florida

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Alachua,

Alachua-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Florida state average. It is 12% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/25/1960, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 30.9 miles away from the Alachua city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/19/1978, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 7.3 miles away from the city center injured 6 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Main business address for: REGENERATION TECHNOLOGIES INC (ORTHOPEDIC, PROSTHETIC & SURGICAL APPLIANCES & SUPPLIES).


Hospitals/medical centers near Alachua:
  • SHANDS HOSP AT THE UNIVERSITY OF FL (about 9 miles; GAINESVILLE, FL)
  • NORTH FLORIDA REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (about 12 miles; GAINESVILLE, FL)
  • RAMADAN HAND INSTITUTE/LAKE BUTLER (about 17 miles; LAKE BUTLER, FL)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Alachua:
  • GAINESVILLE RGNL (about 17 miles; GAINESVILLE, FL; ID: GNV)
  • OCALA INTL-JIM TAYLOR FIELD (about 46 miles; OCALA, FL; ID: OCF)
  • JACKSONVILLE INTL (about 74 miles; JACKSONVILLE, FL; ID: JAX)
Other public-use airports nearest to Alachua:
  • FLYING TEN (about 12 miles; ARCHER, FL; ID: 0J8)
  • RUDY'S (about 13 miles; HIGH SPRINGS, FL; ID: 6J8)
  • LAKE CITY MUNI (about 28 miles; LAKE CITY, FL; ID: LCQ)

Amtrak station near Alachua:
  • 14 miles: GAINESVILLE (116 INDUSTRIAL BLVD.) - Bus Station. Services: ticket office, enclosed waiting area.
Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 18 $54,901 $36,600 1 $1,116
Other Government Administration 12 $24,272 $24,272 0 $0
Police Protection - Officers 16 $49,631 $37,223 2 $2,170
Police - Other 5 $9,653 $23,167 5 $2,953
Streets and Highways 8 $15,863 $23,794 0 $0
Sewerage 4 $10,764 $32,292 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 5 $10,709 $25,701 4 $2,772
Water Supply 4 $12,007 $36,021 0 $0
Electric Power 6 $26,015 $52,030 0 $0
Totals for Government 78 $213,815 $32,894 12 $9,011
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Alachua:
  • SANTA FE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 9 miles; GAINESVILLE, FL; Full-time enrollment: 7,942)
  • UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA (about 12 miles; GAINESVILLE, FL; FT enrollment: 41,543)
  • CENTRAL FLORIDA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 48 miles; OCALA, FL; FT enrollment: 3,101)
  • SAINT JOHNS RIVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 57 miles; PALATKA, FL; FT enrollment: 2,509)
  • FLORIDA COMMUNITY COLLEGE AT JACKSONVILLE (about 69 miles; JACKSONVILLE, FL; FT enrollment: 10,495)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NORTH FLORIDA (about 78 miles; JACKSONVILLE, FL; FT enrollment: 9,256)
  • VALDOSTA STATE UNIVERSITY (about 93 miles; VALDOSTA, GA; FT enrollment: 7,157)
Public high school in Alachua:
  • SANTA FE HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,214; Location: 16331 NW US HIGHWAY 441; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high schools in Alachua:
  • N PLEASANT GROVE CHRISTIAN ACD (Students: 40; Location: 25330 NW CR 239; Grades: PK - 12)
  • VAISHNAVA ACADEMY (Students: 17; Location: 18925 NORTH WEST CO RD 239; Grades: 8 - 12; Girls only)
Public primary/middle schools in Alachua:
  • W. W. IRBY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 562; Location: 13505 NW 140TH STREET; Grades: PK - 02)
  • A. L. MEBANE MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 517; Location: 16401 NW 140TH STREET; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • ALACHUA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 486; Location: 13800 NW 152ND PLACE; Grades: 03 - 05)
  • ALACHUA LEARNING CENTER (Students: 105; Location: 11100 WEST RD 235; Grades: KG - 08)
 

Alachua compared to Florida state average:

    Political

  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Population density significantly below state average for cities.
Strongest AM radio stations in Alachua:
  • WRUF (850 AM; 5 kW; GAINESVILLE, FL; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA)
  • WFVR (910 AM; 50 kW; VALDOSTA, GA; Owner: RAMA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WOKV (690 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, FL; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WTMN (1430 AM; daytime; 10 kW; GAINESVILLE, FL; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WLUS (980 AM; 5 kW; GAINESVILLE, FL; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WAJD (1390 AM; 5 kW; GAINESVILLE, FL)
  • WGGG (1230 AM; 1 kW; GAINESVILLE, FL; Owner: FLORIDA SPORTSTALK, INC.)
  • WGSR (1570 AM; 50 kW; FERNANDINA BEACH, FL; Owner: RJM COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WOBS (1530 AM; daytime; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, FL; Owner: WORD BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WFLF (540 AM; 50 kW; PINE HILLS, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WQTM (740 AM; 50 kW; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WDYZ (990 AM; 50 kW; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WCFI (1290 AM; 10 kW; OCALA, FL; Owner: VECTOR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
Strongest FM radio stations in Alachua:
  • WUFT-FM (89.1 FM; GAINESVILLE, FL; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEES, UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA)
  • WRUF-FM (103.7 FM; GAINESVILLE, FL; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA)
  • WYGC (104.9 FM; HIGH SPRINGS, FL; Owner: ASTERISK COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WNDT (92.5 FM; ALACHUA, FL; Owner: OCALA BROADCASTING CORPORATION, L.L.)
  • WHHZ (100.5 FM; NEWBERRY, FL; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WJLF (91.7 FM; GAINESVILLE, FL; Owner: FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD)
  • WBXY (99.5 FM; LA CROSSE, FL; Owner: ASTERISK COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WYKS (105.3 FM; GAINESVILLE, FL; Owner: GILLEN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WSKY-FM (97.3 FM; MICANOPY, FL; Owner: ENTERCOM GAINESVILLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • WYFB (90.5 FM; GAINESVILLE, FL; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WKTK (98.5 FM; CRYSTAL RIVER, FL; Owner: ENTERCOM GAINESVILLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • W204BL (88.7 FM; GAINESVILLE, FL; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • WOGK (93.7 FM; OCALA, FL; Owner: OCALA BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WXJZ (100.9 FM; GAINESVILLE, FL; Owner: ASTERISK COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WEAG-FM (106.3 FM; STARKE, FL; Owner: DICKERSON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTMG (101.3 FM; WILLISTON, FL; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WNFB (94.3 FM; LAKE CITY, FL; Owner: NEWMAN MEDIA, INC.)
  • WDJY (101.7 FM; TRENTON, FL; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WQLC (102.1 FM; WATERTOWN, FL; Owner: LOUIS D. BOLTON, II)
TV broadcast stations around Alachua:
  • WUFT (Channel 5; GAINESVILLE, FL; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEES, UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA)
  • WLUF-LP (Channel 10; GAINESVILLE, FL; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEES, UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA)
  • WGFL (Channel 53; HIGH SPRINGS, FL; Owner: BUDD BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WFXU (Channel 57; LIVE OAK, FL; Owner: WFXU LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WCJB-TV (Channel 20; GAINESVILLE, FL; Owner: DIVERSIFIED BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WBXG-CA (Channel 31; GAINESVILLE, FL; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)
  • WOGX (Channel 51; OCALA, FL; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WYPN-CA (Channel 45; GAINESVILLE, FL; Owner: BUDD BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • W69AY (Channel 69; ALACHUA, ETC., FL; Owner: ASSOCIATED CHRISTIAN TV SYSTEM, INC.)

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