Alachua County Information

Alachua in Florida occupies 969 square miles and has a 2006 population of 227,120, a change from a 2000 population of 217,955 and 181,596 in 1990. 26.5% percent of the population is between the ages of 15 and 24, 14.5% percent is 25-35, and 11.3% percent of the population is 35 to 44.

There were 1,896 acts of violent crime reported in Alachua in 2004, a change from 2,095 reports of violent crime in 2000.

The unemployed population in 2006 was 3,275 people: 2.6% percent. This was a change from the unemployment rate in 2000 of 3%.

Read more about Alachua, Florida in the Wikipedia entry.

General Information
CountyAlachua 
StateFlorida 
Land Area969 sq. milesRanked 814 of 3,140
Population 2006227,120Ranked 270 of 3,140
Population 2005223,709 
Population 2000217,955Ranked 259 of 3,140
Population 1990181,596Ranked 268 of 3,140
Race BreakdownPercentage
Caucasion73.7% 
African American20% 
Asian American4.4% 
Native American.3% 
Pacific Islander.5% 
Age BreakdownPercentage
Population Under 55.6% 
Population 5 to 1410.4% 
Population 15 to 2426.5% 
Population 25 to 3414.5% 
Population 35 to 4411.3% 
Population 45 to 5412.4% 
Population 55 to 649.1% 
Population 65 to 745.6% 
Population 75 and up4.6% 
Crime Counts20042000
Total Violent Crimes1,8962,095
Murders / Manslaughters8 
Forcible Rapes157 
Robberies310 
Aggravated Assaults1,421 
Total Property Crimes9,34112,646
Burglaries2,533 
Larceny Thefts6,064 
Motor Vehicle Thefts744 
Employment Data20062000
Labor Population123,748116,195
Unemployed Population3,2753,495
Unemployment Rate2.6%3%

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