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Alachua County, FL&

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Population
259,964
1.4% growth
Median Age
31.1
Median Household Income
$47,895
5.9% growth
Poverty Rate
21.7%
Number of Employees
121,517
5.5% growth
Median Property Value
$170,900
7.28% growth

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Economy

The economy of Alachua County, FL employs 121,517 people. The economy of Alachua County, FL is specialized in Management of Companies & Enterprises; Educational Services; and Healthcare & Social Assistance, which employ respectively 2.67; 2.05; and 1.52 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Alachua County, FL are Healthcare & Social Assistance (25,329), Educational Services (22,914), and Retail trade (11,846), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($61,154), Utilities ($55,855), and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($42,876).

Median household income in Alachua County, FL is $47,895. Males in Alachua County, FL have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $53,577. The income inequality of Alachua County, FL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.506 which is higher than the national average.

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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Alachua County, FL. In Alachua County, FL the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 148 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,592. Duval County, FL has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Florida.

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Diversity

Alachua County, FL is home to a population of 259,964 people, from which 94.1% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Alachua County, FL is composed of 161,443 White residents (62.1%), 51,131 Black residents (19.7%), 23,895 Hispanic residents (9.2%), 16,280 Asian residents (6.26%), and 5,618 Two+ residents (2.16%). The most common foreign languages in Alachua County, FL are Spanish (14,662 speakers), Chinese (2,410 speakers), and French (1,439 speakers), but compared to other places, Alachua County, FL has a relative high number of Hindi (1,035 speakers), Thai (222 speakers), and Portuguese (922 speakers).

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In 2015 universities in Alachua County, FL awarded 19,110 degrees. The student population of Alachua County, FL is skewed towards females, with 8,564 male students and 10,546 female students. Most students in Alachua County, FL are White (10,998 and 57.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (2,860 and 15%), Black or African American (1,473 and 7.71%), and Asian (1,038 and 5.43%). The largest universities in Alachua County, FL by number of graduates are University of Florida (14,701 and 76.9%), Santa Fe College (3,881 and 20.3%), and University of Florida-Online (211 and 1.1%). The most popular majors in Alachua County, FL are General Psychology (486 and 2.54%), General Biological Sciences (455 and 2.38%), and Mechanical Engineering (323 and 1.69%). The median tuition costs in Alachua County, FL are $11,520 for private four year colleges, and $4,477 and $25,694 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Alachua County, FL is $170,900, which is 0.88 times smaller than the national average of $194,500. Between 2014 and 2015 the median property value increased from $159,300 to $170,900, a 7.28% increase. The homeownership rate of Alachua County, FL is 53.9%, which is lower than the national average of 63%. People in Alachua County, FL have an average commute time of 21.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Alachua County, FL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

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