Alachua County , Florida

Alachua County: County in Florida, United States

Alachua County locator map
Location of Alachua County on Florida map.

About

Alachua County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. As of the 2010 census, the population was 247,336 and a population density of 99 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 271,218 inhabitants. Its county seat is Gainesville. The county was created 196 years ago in 1824.

Dsg Alachua County Courthouse Family and Civil Justice Center 20050507 image
Dsg Alachua County Courthouse Family and Civil Justice Center 20050507
Dsg Alachua County Courthouse Family and Civil Justice Center 20050507 image

Geography

Alachua County is located at 29°40'29"N 82°21'28"W (29.6747600, -82.3577000). It has 7 neighbors: Bradford County, Columbia County, Gilchrist County, Levy County, Marion County, Putnam County and Union County.

Alachua County map

The largest city of Alachua County is Gainesville with a population of 135,004. Other cities include, West Park population 15,038, Alachua population 9,916, Newberry population 6,368 and High Springs population 6,280. See all Alachua County cities & populated places.

Alachua County Quick Facts

Population : 271,218 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Florida (United States)
Twitter username : alachuacounty
Area : 2510 km2
Water as percent of area : 9.7%
Land as percent of area : 90.3%
Altitude : 164 feet / 50 meters
Capital : Gainesville
Establishment : December 12, 1824
Time Zone : America/New_York
Local time : 12:17:02 (27th October 2021)
Density : 108 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 8.81% (2010-2020)

Alachua County has 7 neighbours.

  • Gainesville

Demographics

The population of Alachua County increased by 8.81% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 247,336 - census
2011 249,834 1% estimation process
2012 251,520 0.67% estimation process
2013 252,475 0.38% estimation process
2014 255,456 1.17% estimation process
2015 259,052 1.39% estimation process
2016 263,959 1.86% estimation process
2017 266,309 0.88% estimation process
2018 268,851 0.95% estimation process
2019 269,043 0.07% estimation process
2020 271,218 0.8% estimation process

Alachua, Comte d'Alachua, Comté d'Alachua

People born in Alachua County (3)

People born in Alachua County, including Black Seminole war leader and negotiator John Horse, taxonomist and carcinologist Horton H. Hobbs, Jr., college football player, attorney, Florida state senator William A. Shands, you can see a list of people who born in Alachua County.

Other places with the same name (1)

Alachua County Populated Places

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Alachua County.

City Name Population Title
Gainesville 135,004 County seat of Alachua County, Florida, United States
West Park 15,038 City in Florida, United States of America
Alachua 9,916 City in Alachua County, Florida, United States
Newberry 6,368 City in Alachua County, Florida, United States of America
High Springs 6,280 City in Alachua County, Florida, United States
Hawthorne 1,536 City in Florida, United States
Archer 1,204 City in Florida
Waldo 998 City in Florida
Micanopy 637 Town in Alachua County, Florida, United States
La Crosse 401 Town in Alachua County, Florida

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