Alachua, FL


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Living in Alachua

Alachua is a somewhat small city located in the state of Florida. With a population of 9,757 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Alachua is the 209th largest community in Florida.

Alachua is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 86.60% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Alachua is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Alachua who work in office and administrative support (14.93%), sales jobs (11.06%), and healthcare (10.46%).

Also of interest is that Alachua has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Alachua is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

The citizens of Alachua are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 34.29% of adults in Alachua have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Alachua in 2010 was $28,877, which is upper middle income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $115,508 for a family of four. However, Alachua contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Alachua is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Alachua home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Alachua residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Alachua also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.85% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Alachua include English, Irish, Italian, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Alachua is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Russian.

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