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Area Resources : Alachua County Profile
  1. Population
  2. Alachua County Population Breakdown
  3. Age Comparison
  4. Education Level
  5. Median Income
  6. Percent of Households by EBI (Effective Buying Info)
  7. Alachua County Private Employment by Industry
  8. Major Employers
  9. Climate
  10. Health
  11. Housing
  12. Taxes
  13. Profile Sources

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




Alachua County Population Breakdown
City
Population
City
Population
Alachua
6,098
Lacrosse
143
Archer
1,289
Micanopy
653
Gainesville
95,447
Newberry
3,316
Hawthorne
1,415
Waldo
821
High Springs
3,863
Unincorporated
104,910
TOTAL: 217,955

Source: 6

Age Comparison

Alachua Co.
%
Region
%
State
%

0-14

36,333
16.7%
167,811
18.9%
3,048,560
19.1%
15-24
58,551
26.9%
138,917
15.6%
1,953,978
12.2%
25-44
60,269
27.6%
237,952
26.8%
4,565,761
28.6%
45-64
42,034
19.3%
203,973
22.9%
3,619,912
22.6%

65+

20,768
9.5%
140,078
15.8%
2,794,167
17.5^

Source: 5

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Education Level Obtained

*Total 25+

Alachua Co.

%

Region

%

State

%

High School Degree

101,817

82.73%

427,423

73.44%

8,174,491

74.45%

Some College

75,123

61.04%

245,780

42.23%

4,864,069

44.30%

Associate Degree

53,954

43.84%

141,136

24.25%

2,735,078

24.91%

Bachelor Degree

42,607

34.62%

101,443

17.43%

2,007,115

18.28%

Graduate Degree

20,947

17.02

42,661

7.33%

693,926

6.32%

* Persons 25 years of age and older are considered to be the working age population
Source: 2 & 5

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Median Income

Alachua Co.
Region
Households
$87,400
$341,900
Median Household Income
$28,2221
$27,226

Source: 3 & 4

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Percent of Households by EBI*

Income Range
Alachua Co.
Region
$20,000-34,999
22.2%
25.6%
$35,000-49,999
14.0%
16.3%
$50,000-0VER
27.2%
20.6%

* Effective Buying Income
Source: 3

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Alachua County Private Employment By Industry

Industry
Firms
Employees
#
% Total
#
% Total
Agriculture, Etc.
146
2.9%
1,368
1.8%
Construction
505
9.9%
4,308
5.6%
Manufacturing
173
3.4%
5,549
7.2%
Other
184
3.6%
2,519

3.3%

Wholesale
277
5.4%
2,591
3.4%
Retail
1,118
21.9%
21,235
27.6%
F.I.R.E
460
9.0%
5,340
7.0%
Services
2,244
43.9%
33,868
44.1%
TOTAL
5,107
100%
76,778
100%

Source: 1

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Major Employers

Employer/Business
#
Employer/Business
#
University of Florida
11,870
UF Athletic Assn.
264
Shands Hospital
7,986
Florida Farm Bureau
205

Alachua Co. School Board

4,209
The Gainesville Sun
202

Fla. Dept. Of Children & Families

2,089
Clariant LSM
200
City of Gainesville
1,863
Performance Food Group
190
VA Medical Center
1,627
Cox Communications
180
Nationwide Ins. Co.
1,065
Driltech
172
NFR Medical Center
900

North American Archery Group

151
Santa Fe Comm. College
800
Exactech, Inc.
150
Alachua County
783
Bank of America
145
U.S. Postal Services
638
The Crom Corporation
141
Gator Dining Services
500
Paradigm Properties
140

Dollar General Dist. Center

445
Moltech Power Systems
133

Meridien Behavioral Health Care

400
Naylor Publications, Inc.
123
Tower Hill Ins. Group
400
1st Union National Bank
111

Regeneration Technologies, Inc.

400
MD Tech
103
AvMed Health Plan
372
AllTel Communications
100
Bell South
330
Fabco-Air
100
CH2M Hill Southeast, Inc.
300
Barr Systems
93
Medical Manager
295
Florida Credit Union
77

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Climate

Summer Temperature Range
69°-91°
Winter Temperature Range
43°-75°
Average Annual Rainfall
51 ½ “

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Health

Number
Total Hospitals
6
Total Hospital Beds
1,811
Medical Doctors
2,000
Dentists
135

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Housing

Single Family Home
Apartment
Avg. Sale Price
$127,060
Avg. Monthly Rent
$607.00

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Taxes

Tax Type
Amount
Ad Valorem Property Tax
25.60-27.86 Mills
Homestead Exemption
$25,000
Tangible Personal Property
25.60-27.86 Mills
Intangible Personal Property
2 Mills
Personal Income Tax
0.0%
Sales Tax
7.0%

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Sources

  1. Agency for Workforce Innovation, Office of Workforce Information Services, Labor Market Statistics, ES-202 Program, October 2001

  2. Florida Department of Labor and Employment Security, Division of Jobs and Benefits, Bureau of Labor Market Information, Florida Planning Report, 1998

  3. Sales and Marketing Management, 2001 Survey of Buying Power

  4. State of Florida, Department of Education, Office of Education Budget and Management, the 2000 Florida Price Level Index

  5. University of Florida, Bureau of Economic and Business Research, Population Projections by Age, Sex and Race for Florida and Its Counties, October 2001

  6. University of Florida, Bureau of Economic and Business Research, Florida Population: Census Summary 2000, May 2001

  7. Regional statistical categories include Alachua, Bradford, Clay, Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist, Lafayette, Levy, Marion, Putnam, Suwannee and Union Counties.

  8. All information extracted from Gainesville Council for Economic Outreach 2002 Executive Summary and used by permission.

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