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

The community of Gainesville is the Seat for Alachua County.

Alachua County was founded February 29, 1824. Alachua was created by taking area from Saint Johns and Counties.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Alachua had a population of 243,574 people. This is an increase of 11.75% since the last Census (which gave a population of 217,955 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Alachua represented 1.36% of the total population of Florida, making it the state's 20th most populous county (out of 67 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2010247,336+13.48%+1.54% since 2009
2009243,574+11.75%+0.6% since 2008
2008242,133+11.09%+0.81% since 2007
2000217,955The Last Census

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


Below are some of the communities located in Alachua County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Alachua County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Gainesville   116,61695,44722.18% increase  
Alachua   9,4246,09854.5% increase  
High Springs   4,7173,86322.11% increase  
Newberry   4,3683,31631.72% increase  
Hawthorne   1,6121,41513.92% increase  

Websites for Alachua County

Official Website:   www.alachua-county.org/

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census. For more information, please visit the U.S. Census Bureau.

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<2>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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