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Alachua, Florida

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Welcome to Alachua ...

The city of Alachua is located in Alachua County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Alachua has a population of 9,982 people<1> (see below for details).

Alachua was established in 1884.

The community of Alachua is 70 feet [21 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Alachua lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Alachua: (386)

The ZIP codes for Alachua: 32615-32616<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Alachua had a population of 9,059 people. This makes Alachua the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Alachua represents 0.05% of the population of Florida (which has 18,801,310 people), making it the state's 166th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 9,059 people, the population of Alachua increased 48.56% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 6,098 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Alachua had an population of 9,982 people. This is an increase of 10.19% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 63.69% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Alachua.

Communities near Alachua ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Alachua and not the distance if you drove.<4>.

Community   2017
Archer   [Map]   1,209   S   18 miles [29 km]
Brooker   [Map]   336   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Fort White   [Map]   590   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Gainesville   [Map]   132,249   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
High Springs   [Map]   6,033   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
La Crosse   [Map]   390   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Alachua.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Alachua. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Alachua. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Alachua.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Alachua:

Websites for Alachua ...

Official Website:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Alachua ...

Looking for more information about Alachua? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Alachua, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Alachua.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Alachua County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Alachua:

The official website for Alachua County:

The official website for State of Florida:

Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Alachua.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Alachua - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Alachua). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Alachua or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Alachua includes: 32615 & 32616.

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Alachua) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Alachua. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Alachua

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alachua. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 29.7937, Longitude: -82.4943     [Map].

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