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Welcome to Alachua ...

The city of Alachua is located in Alachua County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Alachua has a population of 9,899 people<2> (see below for details).

Alachua was established in 1884.

The community of Alachua is 70 feet [21 m] above sea level.<3>.

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<4>

Websites for Alachua ...

Official Website: www.cityofalachua.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Alachua had an population of 9,899 people. This is an increase of 9.27% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 62.33% since the 2000 Census).

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).

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

Adding Alachua to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Alachua in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Alachua was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Alachua on a map titled Shell Oil Road Map for Florida (1956).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Alachua on our Genealogy Page.

Communities near Alachua ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Alachua.

  • Gainesville [Alachua County]
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    • Gainesville [Alachua County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southeast of Alachua
    • Estimated population in 2019: 133,997 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gainesville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gainesville<6>
  • Newberry [Alachua County]
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    • Newberry [Alachua County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the southwest of Alachua
    • Estimated population in 2019: 6,231 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newberry
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newberry<6>
  • High Springs [Alachua County]
  • Lake Butler [Union County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Butler
    • Lake Butler [Union County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northeast of Alachua
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,804 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Butler
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lake Butler<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Archer [Alachua County]
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      • Archer [Alachua County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the south of Alachua
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,198 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Archer
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Archer<6>
    • Waldo [Alachua County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waldo
      • Waldo [Alachua County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the east of Alachua
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,008 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waldo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waldo<6>
    • Fort White [Columbia County]
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      • Fort White [Columbia County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the northwest of Alachua
      • Estimated population in 2019: 600 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort White
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fort White<6>
    • La Crosse [Alachua County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for La Crosse
      • La Crosse [Alachua County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Alachua
      • Estimated population in 2019: 397 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on La Crosse
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for La Crosse<6>
    • Worthington Springs [Union County]
    • Brooker [Bradford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brooker
      • Brooker [Bradford County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Alachua
      • Estimated population in 2019: 336 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brooker
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brooker<6>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

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

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Alachua. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Alachua.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Alachua.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Alachua. See our Newspapers Page for Alachua.

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: www.cityofalachua.com/

The official website for Alachua County: www.alachua-county.org/

The official website for State of Florida: www.myflorida.com/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Florida's counties, including Alachua, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Alachua.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Alachua - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn 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 for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from AlachuaOur 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    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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