Alachua, FL
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Alachua is a somewhat small city located in the state of Florida. With a population of 9,899 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Alachua is the 209th largest community in Florida.

Alachua is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 87.39% 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 (17.60%), management occupations (8.94%), and healthcare (8.52%).

Of important note, Alachua is also a city of artists. Alachua has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Alachua’s character.

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.

Being a small city, Alachua does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

The population of Alachua is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 38.30% of adults in Alachua have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Alachua in 2018 was $33,331, which is upper middle income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $133,324 for a family of four. However, Alachua contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Alachua is an extremely 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. Important ancestries of people in Alachua include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Haitian.

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


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