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Population (year 2000): 45,943. Estimated population in July 2005: 49,745 (+8.3% change)
Males: 21,726 (47.3%), Females: 24,217 (52.7%)

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Median resident age: 39.0 years
Median household income: $30,888 (year 2000)
Median house value: $77,600 (year 2000)

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Races in Ocala:

  • White Non-Hispanic (69.6%)
  • Black (22.1%)
  • Hispanic (5.7%)
  • Other race (1.8%)
  • Two or more races (1.6%)
  • American Indian (0.9%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (13.1%), Irish (11.7%), English (11.0%), United States (6.7%), Italian (5.4%), French (3.2%).

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Elevation: 73 feet

Land area: 38.6 square miles

Ocala,

For population 25 years and over in Ocala

  • High school or higher: 79.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.5%
  • Unemployed: 7.5%
  • Mean travel time to work: 19.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Ocala city

  • Never married: 23.7%
  • Now married: 48.4%
  • Separated: 3.0%
  • Widowed: 10.1%
  • Divorced: 14.6%

4.5% Foreign born (2.0% Latin America, 1.1% Asia, 0.8% Europe).

Population change in the 1990s: +2,726 (+6.3%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: FL Gainesville, (35.9 miles pop. 95,447).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: FL Jacksonville, (84.7 miles pop. 735,617).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: PA Philadelphia, (888.5 miles pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Springs Shores, FL Silver (10.1 miles FL (10.2 miles Belleview, FL (13.5 miles Reddick, FL (19.1 miles McIntosh, Villages, FL The (20.5 miles Lake, FL Lady (22.5 miles FL (23.6 miles Wildwood, Williston, FL (24.2 miles East


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 128 buildings, average cost: $81,400
  • 1997: 107 buildings, average cost: $97,400
  • 1998: 140 buildings, average cost: $106,000
  • 1999: 153 buildings, average cost: $117,400
  • 2000: 149 buildings, average cost: $151,400
  • 2001: 147 buildings, average cost: $131,200
  • 2002: 138 buildings, average cost: $128,500
  • 2003: 211 buildings, average cost: $137,300
  • 2004: 397 buildings, average cost: $134,400
  • 2005: 817 buildings, average cost: $162,100

Latitude: 29.19 N, Longitude: 82.13 W

Area code: 352


Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (23.1%), Retail trade (13.3%), Arts,entertainment,recreation,accommodation and food services (10.3%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +35,895 (+78.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 13,165 (71.4%)


 

Crime in Ocala by Year

Type 1999 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 2 4 6 2 3
    per 100,000 4.4 8.7 13.1 4.4 6.5
Rapes 34 31 45 39 32
    per 100,000 74.0 67.5 97.9 84.9 69.7
Robberies 183 147 151 165 134
    per 100,000 398.3 320.0 328.7 359.1 291.7
Assaults 519 512 469 439 439
    per 100,000 1129.7 1114.4 1020.8 955.5 955.5
Burglaries 916 917 929 926 860
    per 100,000 1993.8 1996.0 2022.1 2015.5 1871.9
Thefts 3,631 2,670 2,350 2,520 2,632
    per 100,000 7903.3 5811.5 5115.0 5485.1 5728.8
Auto thefts 214 252 209 228 237
    per 100,000 465.8 548.5 454.9 496.3 515.9
872.3 770.6 737.5 737.3 714.5


Average climate in Ocala, Florida

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Ocala,

Ocala-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Florida state average. It is 60% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/31/1975, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 7.9 miles away from the Ocala city center killed one person and injured 26 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/9/1983, a category 3 tornado 27.8 miles away from the city center killed 3 people and injured 2 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.


Birthplace of: Daunte Culpepper - 2005 NFL player (Minnesota Vikings, born: Jan 28, 1977), Joe Henrich - College football player (Jacksonville Dolphins), Jordan Carrier - College basketball player (Bethune Cookman Wildcats).


Main business address for: NOBILITY HOMES INC (MOBILE HOMES).


Hospitals/medical centers in Ocala:
  • MUNROE REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (131 SW 15TH ST)
  • OCALA REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (1431 SW FIRST STREET)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Ocala:
  • VILLAGES REGIONAL HOSPITAL,THE (about 23 miles; THE VILLAGES, FL)
  • NATURE COAST HOSPITAL INC SWB (about 29 miles; WILLISTON, FL)
  • CITRUS MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 32 miles; INVERNESS, FL)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Ocala:
  • OCALA INTL-JIM TAYLOR FIELD (about 7 miles; OCALA, FL; ID: OCF)
  • GAINESVILLE RGNL (about 36 miles; GAINESVILLE, FL; ID: GNV)
  • ORLANDO SANFORD (about 69 miles; ORLANDO, FL; ID: SFB)
Other public-use airports nearest to Ocala:
  • DUNNELLON/MARION CO & PARK OF COMMERCE (about 19 miles; DUNNELLON, FL; ID: X35)
  • WILLISTON MUNI (about 26 miles; WILLISTON, FL; ID: X60)
  • INVERNESS (about 30 miles; INVERNESS, FL; ID: X40)

Amtrak station:
OCALA (531 N.E. 1ST AVE.). Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, intercity bus service.

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2004)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Streets and Highways 103 $271,972 $31,686 0 $0
Airports 5 $17,891 $42,938 0 $0
Solid Waste Management 80 $181,814 $27,272 0 $0
Sewerage 59 $175,929 $35,782 2 $1,587
Parks and Recreation 48 $169,557 $42,389 89 $47,238
Housing and Community Development(Local) 8 $31,707 $47,560 0 $0
Water Supply 33 $132,439 $48,159 0 $0
Electric Power 172 $615,344 $42,930 0 $0
Police Protection - Officers 148 $655,583 $53,155 0 $0
Fire - Other 5 $17,395 $41,748 0 $0
Other and Unallocable 48 $128,299 $32,074 0 $0
Transit 1 $3,487 $41,844 0 $0
Financial Administration 71 $176,927 $29,903 0 $0
Other Government Administration 73 $246,850 $40,578 8 $5,584
Police - Other 95 $200,389 $25,312 11 $11,677
Firefighters 116 $457,959 $47,375 0 $0
Totals for Government 1065 $3,483,542 $39,251 110 $66,086


Colleges/Universities in Ocala:
  • CENTRAL FLORIDA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 3,101; Location: 3001 SW COLLEGE RD; Public; Website: www.cfcc.cc.fl.us)
  • WEBSTER COLLEGE (FT enrollment: 328; Location: 2221 SW 19th Avenue Road; Private, for-profit; Website: www.webstercollege.com)
  • MARION COUNTY SCHOOL OF RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY (FT enrollment: 20; Location: 1014 SW 7TH RD; Public; Website: www.mcctae.com)
  • FLORIDA AUCTION SCHOOL INC (Location: 5305 S PINE AVE; Private, for-profit; Website: www.flauctionschool.com)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Ocala:
  • UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA (about 38 miles; GAINESVILLE, FL; Full-time enrollment: 41,543)
  • SANTA FE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 40 miles; GAINESVILLE, FL; FT enrollment: 7,942)
  • SAINT JOHNS RIVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 46 miles; PALATKA, FL; FT enrollment: 2,509)
  • STETSON UNIVERSITY (about 57 miles; DELAND, FL; FT enrollment: 2,966)
  • SAINT LEO UNIVERSITY (about 60 miles; ST LEO, FL; FT enrollment: 6,597)
  • SEMINOLE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 66 miles; SANFORD, FL; FT enrollment: 5,261)
  • UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX-ORLANDO CAMPUS (about 66 miles; MAITLAND, FL; FT enrollment: 3,992)
Public high schools in Ocala:
  • VANGUARD HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,759; Location: 7 NW 28TH STREET; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • FOREST HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,748; Location: 1614 SE FORT KING STREET; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • LAKE WEIR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,681; Location: 10351 SE MARICAMP ROAD; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • WEST PORT HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,518; Location: 3733 SW 80TH AVENUE; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • STOREFRONT (Students: 108; Location: 2091 NE 35TH STREET; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high schools in Ocala:
  • ST JOHN LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 780; Location: 1915 SE LAKE WEIR RD; Grades: PK - 12)
  • OCALA CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 443; Location: 1714 S E 36TH AVENUE; Grades: KG - 12)
  • SHORES CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 243; Location: 10515 SE 115TH AVE; Grades: PK - 12)
  • NEW GENERATION SCHOOL (Students: 29; Location: P. O. BOX 1377; Grades: KG - 12)
  • OCALA BAPTIST TEMPLE ACADEMY (Students: 14; Location: 1484 NW 42 PLACE; Grades: 5 - 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Ocala:
  • HOWARD MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 1,257; Location: 1108 NW MARTIN LUTHER; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • WEST PORT MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 1,199; Location: 3733 SW 80TH AVENUE; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • OSCEOLA MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 972; Location: 526 SE TUSCAWILLA AVENUE; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • FORT KING MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 941; Location: 545 NE 17TH AVENUE; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • SUNRISE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 890; Location: 375 MARION OAKS COURSE; Grades: PK - 05)
  • SADDLEWOOD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 845; Location: 3700 SW 43RD COURT; Grades: PK - 05)
  • WARD-HIGHLANDS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 776; Location: 537 SE 36TH AVENUE; Grades: PK - 05)
  • MAPLEWOOD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 775; Location: 4751 SE 24TH STREET; Grades: PK - 05)
  • GREENWAY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 737; Location: 207 MIDWAY ROAD; Grades: PK - 05)
  • EVERGREEN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 711; Location: 4000 W ANTHONY ROAD; Grades: PK - 05)
Biggest private primary/middle schools in Ocala:
  • BLESSED TRINITY ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 670; Location: 5 SE 17TH STREET; Grades: KG - 8)
  • FIRST ASSEMBLY CHRISTIAN SCHOO (Students: 288; Location: 1827 NORTHEAST 14TH STREET; Grades: PK - 8)
  • GRACE EPISCOPAL DAY SCHOOL (Students: 239; Location: 503 SE BROADWAY; Grades: PK - 8)
  • OCALA WORD OF FAITH ACADEMY (Students: 196; Location: 5180SW 60TH AVENUE; Grades: KG - 10)
  • CORNERSTONE SCHOOL (Students: 193; Location: 2313 S.E. LAKE WEIR AVENUE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST PAULS CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 121; Location: 800 SE 41ST AVE; Grades: PK - KG)
  • HIGHLANDS BAPTIST CHURCH DAY C (Students: 119; Location: 3530 SE FT KING STREET; Grades: PK - KG)
  • GRACE BUILDING BLOCKS PRESCH (Students: 80; Location: 2255 SE 38TH ST.; Grades: PK - KG)
  • SHILOH CHURCH SCHOOL (Students: 79; Location: 500 SW 17TH AVE.; Grades: PK - 8)
  • THE SCHOOL OF THE KINGDOM (Students: 78; Location: PO BOX 9083; Grades: KG - 9)
Library in Ocala:
  • MARION COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY SYSTEM (Operating income: $4,222,822; Location: 15 SOUTHEAST OSCEOLA AVENUE; 343,913 books; 7,662 audio materials; 7,965 video materials; 350 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Ocala: Chelsea Square (A), Pine Oaks of Ocala Municipal Golf Course (B), Pine Plaza (C), Marion County Criminal Justice Complex (D), Crumpton Golf Club (E), Gerig and Webb Sports Complex (F), Marion County Sherriff Office Airport Annex (G), The Appleton Museum of Art (H), War Memorial Recreation Center (I), Golden-Collum Memorial Federal Building and United States Courthouse (J), West Port Football Stadium (K), Brick City Park Stadium (L), Red Oak Electric Substation (M), Booster Stadium (N), Marion County Sheriff Office - Operation Center (O), Howard Academy Community Center (P), Central Florida Regional Library (Q), Marion County Public Library - Main Branch (R), Trinity Catholic High School Football Stadium (S), Marion County Judiciary Center (T).

Shopping Centers: Ocala Shopping Center (1), Ocala West Shopping Center (2), Paddock Mall (3), Magnolia Park Shopping Center (4), Forty East Shopping Center (5).

Churches in Ocala include: Church of the Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith (A), Church of the Mediator (B), Missionary Church (C), Moss Bluff Baptist Church (D), Mount Marion Missionary Baptist Church (E), Mount Moriah Baptist Church (F), Fort King Baptist Church (G), Fort King Presbyterian Church (H).

Cemeteries: Woodlawn Cemetery (1), Highland Memorial Park (2), Evergreen Cemetery (3), Agnew Cemetery (4), Temple Cemetery (5), Lincoln Memorial Gardens of Ocala (6), Fort King Burial Grounds (7).

Lake: Caldwells Pond (A).

Parks in Ocala include: Toms Park (1), Tuscawilla Park (2), Lillian F Bryant Park (3), Lamb Park (4), Chazal Park (5), Northside Park (6), Fisher Park (7).

Post office: (A).  


Ocala compared to Florida state average:
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Ocala:
  • WOCA (1370 AM; 5 kW; OCALA, FL; Owner: WESTSHORE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCFI (1290 AM; 10 kW; OCALA, FL; Owner: VECTOR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WFLF (540 AM; 50 kW; PINE HILLS, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WRZN (720 AM; 10 kW; HERNANDO, FL; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD 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.)
  • WOKV (690 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, FL; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WONQ (1030 AM; 45 kW; OVIEDO, FL; Owner: FLORIDA BROADCASTERS)
  • WQYK (1010 AM; 50 kW; SEFFNER, FL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF TAMPA)
  • WFVR (910 AM; 50 kW; VALDOSTA, GA; Owner: RAMA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WTMN (1430 AM; daytime; 10 kW; GAINESVILLE, FL; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WQBQ (1410 AM; 10 kW; LEESBURG, FL)
  • WGSR (1570 AM; 50 kW; FERNANDINA BEACH, FL; Owner: RJM COMMUNICATIONS, INC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Ocala:
  • WOGK (93.7 FM; OCALA, FL; Owner: OCALA BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • W244BC (96.7 FM; OCALA, FL; Owner: RADIO TRAINING NETWORK, INC)
  • WWKO (91.3 FM; BELLEVIEW, FL; Owner: WALKER INFORMATION & ED INSTITUTE INC)
  • W257BD (99.3 FM; OCALA, FL; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC)
  • WHIJ (88.1 FM; OCALA, FL; Owner: RADIO TRAINING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WMFQ (92.9 FM; OCALA, FL; Owner: ASTERISK COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WNDD (95.5 FM; SILVER SPRINGS, FL; Owner: OCALA B/CASTING CORP., L.L.C.)
  • WSKY-FM (97.3 FM; MICANOPY, FL; Owner: ENTERCOM GAINESVILLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • WKTK (98.5 FM; CRYSTAL RIVER, FL; Owner: ENTERCOM GAINESVILLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • WTRS (102.3 FM; DUNNELLON, FL; Owner: ASTERISK COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCFB (94.5 FM; DAYTONA BEACH, FL; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WKSG (89.5 FM; CEDAR CREEK, FL; Owner: DAYSTAR PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • WRUF-FM (103.7 FM; GAINESVILLE, FL; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA)
  • WAQV (90.9 FM; CRYSTAL RIVER, FL; Owner: RADIO TRAINING NETWORK, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Ocala:
  • W07BP (Channel 7; OCALA, FL; Owner: THE SCH. BD. OF MARION CTY., FLORIDA)
  • WOGX (Channel 51; OCALA, FL; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WCJB-TV (Channel 20; GAINESVILLE, FL; Owner: DIVERSIFIED BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WYPN-CA (Channel 45; GAINESVILLE, FL; Owner: BUDD BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • W61AK (Channel 61; INVERNESS, FL; Owner: VIACOM INTERNATIONAL INC.)
  • W29AB (Channel 29; OCALA, FL; Owner: POST-NEWSWEEK STATIONS, ORLANDO, INC.)

To understand how the electorate votes by state, you have to understand the demographics of the cities and counties in each of those states. As pollsters, we try to keep all of the important variables such as income, gender, and race consistent.

Source: City-Data.com


 

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