Alachua County, Florida
Alachua is a county situated in Florida and home to the city of Gainesville. The 875 sq. miles in area has a population density of 283 people per square mile. In 2014, the population was approximately 256,380, and it has increased by 3.7 percent since 2010. Relative to the rest of Florida, Alachua has an average number of young familes at 6 percent, a less than average population of children under 18 at 18 percent, and a less than average (17.3) number of retirees at 13 percent. Households often stay in place, with 74 percent staying in the same home more than one year. Education data show that 41 percent of residents have a bachelor's degree or higher, while 91 percent completed secondary school.
Median Home Price
There are approximately 96,043 households living in 114,060 homes, and 37 percent of these homes are in multi-unit buildings. Homes in Alachua County have a median value of $167.9k, and the rate of homeownership is 54 percent. The median household income is $42.1k, which is greater than the state. The standard commute for citizens to one of the County's 20,676 businesses is 20 minutes.