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Encyclopedia > Alachua County, Florida

Alachua County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. As of 2000, the population is 217,955. Its county seat is Gainesville, Florida6. Image File history File links Public domain map courtesy of The General Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin, modified to show counties. ... Originally, a county was the land under the jurisdiction of a count (in Great Britain, an earl, though the original earldoms covered larger areas) by reason of that office. ... A U.S. state is any one of the 50 states (four of which officially favor the term commonwealth) which, together with the District of Columbia, form the United States of America. ... State nickname: Sunshine State Other U.S. States Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville Governor Jeb Bush Official languages English Area 170,451 km² (22nd)  - Land 137,374 km²  - Water 30,486 km² (17. ... 2000 is a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A county seat is a town which is the capital of a county. ... Gainesville is a city located in Alachua County, Florida, most known for the University of Florida, home to the Florida Gators football team. ... Shortcut: {{GR|#}} {{Cite:GR|#}} The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ...

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History

Alachua County was created in 1824. It was named for a word meaning sinkhole in either the Muskogee or Timucua Indian language. The county seat was Newnansville, Florida until 1854, when it was moved to Gainesville. 1824 was a leap year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Muskogee is a city located in Muskogee County, Oklahoma. ... The Timucua were a Native American tribe that lived in North Central Florida, mainly around the St. ... A county seat is a town which is the capital of a county. ... 1854 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ...


Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,510 km² (969 mi²). 2,264 km² (874 mi²) of it is land and 246 km² (95 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 9.79% water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... This article is about the unit of measure. ...


Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 217,955 people, 87,509 households, and 47,779 families residing in the county. The population density is 96/km² (249/mi²). There are 95,113 housing units at an average density of 42/km² (109/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 73.47% White, 19.30% Black or African American, 0.25% Native American, 3.54% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 1.40% from other races, and 2.02% from two or more races. 5.73% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... Shortcut: {{GR|#}} {{Cite:GR|#}} The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... 2000 is a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There are 87,509 households out of which 25.20% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.80% are married couples living together, 12.30% have a female householder with no husband present, and 45.40% are non-families. 29.10% of all households are made up of individuals and 6.40% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.34 and the average family size is 2.94. Marriage is a relationship and bond between individuals that plays a key role in the definition of many families. ...


In the county the population is spread out with 20.20% under the age of 18, 23.20% from 18 to 24, 27.70% from 25 to 44, 19.30% from 45 to 64, and 9.60% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 29 years. For every 100 females there are 95.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 93.20 males.


The median income for a household in the county is $31,426, and the median income for a family is $46,587. Males have a median income of $31,971 versus $26,059 for females. The per capita income for the county is $18,465. 22.80% of the population and 12.20% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 19.40% of those under the age of 18 and 9.70% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the number of people. ... The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Cities and towns

Alachua is a city located in Alachua County, Florida. ... Archer is a city located in Alachua County, Florida. ... Gainesville is a city located in Alachua County, Florida, most known for the University of Florida, home to the Florida Gators football team. ... Hawthorne is a city located in Alachua County, Florida. ... High Springs is a city located in Alachua County, Florida. ... Haile Plantation is a 1700 acre development of regional impact in southwest of the City of Gainesville, within Alachua County. ... Jonesville is a town in Alachua County, Florida, United States of America, at the intersection of Route 241 and Route 26 (Newberry Road). ... La Crosse, sometimes spelled LaCrosse, is a town located in Alachua County, Florida, 42 miles from Jacksonville, Florida. ... Micanopy is a town located in Alachua County, Florida, south of Gainesville, Florida. ... Newberry is a city located in Alachua County, Florida, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 3,316. ... Waldo is a city located in Alachua County, Florida. ...

Landfills

Alachua County is also the site of numerous landfills, both open and closed. The names of the closed landfills are: Southwest Landfill, Northwest Landfill, Northeast Landfill, Northeast Auxiliary Landfill, and Southeast Landfill.


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Government links/Constitutional offices

Special Districts

Judicial branch of State

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Regions of Florida Flag of Florida
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Largest cities
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Counties
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Alachua County, Florida - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (455 words)
Alachua County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida.
In the county the population is spread out with 20.20% under the age of 18, 23.20% from 18 to 24, 27.70% from 25 to 44, 19.30% from 45 to 64, and 9.60% who are 65 years of age or older.
The median income for a household in the county is $31,426, and the median income for a family is $46,587.
Encyclopedia: Alachua County, Florida (2730 words)
Originally, a county was the land under the jurisdiction of a count (in Great Britain, an earl, though the original earldoms covered larger areas) by reason of that office.
Jonesville is a town in Alachua County, Florida, United States of America, at the intersection of Route 241 and Route 26 (Newberry Road).
Baker County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida.
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