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Alachua County
  • County in Florida

Report Card

grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade A minus
  2. Housing
    grade B minus
  3. Nightlife
    grade A
  4. Good for Families
    grade A
  5. Diversity
    grade A
  6. Jobs
    grade B
  7. Weather
    grade A minus
  8. Cost of Living
    grade C+
  9. Health & Fitness
    grade A
  10. Outdoor Activities
    grade A
  11. Commute
    grade A

editorial

Alachua County is located in Florida with a population of 279,729. Alachua County is one of the best places to live in Florida. In Alachua County, most residents own their homes. In Alachua County there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Alachua County and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Alachua County are highly rated.

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Population
279,729

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$245,600
National
$281,900
Median Rent
$1,191
National
$1,268
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    45%
  • Own
    55%
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Alachua County Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    434.6
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    2.7
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    114.2
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    124.3
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    377.5
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    2,802.6
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    253.3
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    22%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    10%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    23%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    24%
    national  21%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    national  28%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    20%
    national  26%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    national  11%

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