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Housing Profile
Alachua County, Florida
  • Population, 2016: 257063. Alachua County ranks # 23 of Florida's 67 counties in population.
  • Households, 2016: 106197
  • Homeownership Rate, 2016: 55.0%. Statewide, Florida's homeownership rate is 67.8%.
Population Projections
  • In 2040, Alachua County is projected to have a population of 296710, ranking it # 24 of Florida's 67 counties.

Projected Total Population, Alachua County, 2010-2040

Place 2010 2016 2020 2025 2030 20352040
Alachua County 247336 257063 265492 275207 283100 290307 296710
Notes:  Not Available.
Sources:  University of Florida Bureau of Economic and Business Research, Population Projections; U.S. Census Bureau, 2010 Decennial Census.
Housing Market

Existing Home Values (Based on County Property Appraisers' Just Value)

  • Single Family Home, average just value, 2016: $147168. (Statewide, the average just value of a single family home in Florida in 2016 was $219681).
  • Mobile Home, average just value, 2016: $52774.
  • Condominium, average just value, 2016: $72035.

Home Sales Prices

  • The average sales price for a single family home was $210888 in 2016. The median sales price that year was $185000, compared to a statewide median sales price of $212000.

    Source: Florida Department of Revenue, Sales Data Files

Median Sales Price for Single Family Homes and Condominiums, Alachua County, 1996-2016

Place Housing Type 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 20152016
Alachua County Condominiums 50000 52000 51000 58300 62500 72464 78950 89900 108900 140000 155250 162000 135000 117000 96500 71000 69000 75000 84500 83000 94500
Alachua County Single Family Homes 88000 93000 98550 105000 108800 115500 126000 138950 158000 184900 209900 210000 196000 184500 180000 167000 165000 177000 183000 185000 185000
Notes:  Not applicable
Sources:  Florida Department of Revenue, Sales Data Files

Median Gross Rent, Alachua County, Florida, 2011-2015 American Community Survey

Place Median Gross RentState Median Gross Rent
Alachua County, Florida 871 1002
Notes:  American Community Survey is based on a sample of households and therefore involves a margin of error. To find the margin of error for this and other ACS-based tables, see the General Unit Characteristics tool. A "-" indicates that the value in the ACS is not statistically significant from zero.
Sources:  U.S. Census Bureau, 2011-2015 American Community Survey 5-Year Summary File
  • In Alachua County and the surrounding metro area, the HUD Fair Market Rent in 2017, representing rent for a typical modest apartment, was $624 for a studio apartment, $717 for a one-bedroom, $878 for a two-bedroom, $1177 for a three-bedroom, and $1339 for a four-bedroom unit.

    Source: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, 2016 Fair Market Rents

Households by Monthly Rent Paid, Alachua County, 2011-2015

Place <$200 $200-$299 $300-$499 $500-$749 $750-$999 $1,000-$1,499 $1,500-$1,999 $2,000-$2,499 $2,500-$2,999 $3,000-$3,499 $3,500 or More No Cash RentTotal
Alachua County 466 759 2566 10915 13443 11129 2644 814 366 177 80 1896 45255
Notes:  American Community Survey is based on a sample of households and therefore involves a margin of error. To find the margin of error for this and other ACS-based tables, see the General Unit Characteristics tool. A "-" indicates that the value in the ACS is not statistically significant from zero.
Sources:  U.S. Census Bureau, 2011-2015 American Community Survey 5-Year Summary File

Manufactured Housing Parks and Condominiums

  • There are 12 licensed manufactured housing parks in Alachua with 2314 lots in 2012.
  • There are 142 licensed condominium developments in Alachua with 7812 units in 2012. Of these, 49 properties with 3638 units were converted from rental to condo.

    Source: Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation

Home Purchase Loans by Property Type, Alachua County, 2005-2015

Application Count
Place County Property Type 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 20142015
Alachua County Alachua One to four-family (other than manufactured housing) 6238 5645 3593 2044 1613 1493 1365 2817 3698 3913 4300
Alachua County Alachua Manufactured housing 246 234 246 145 90 79 95 193 227 234 217
Alachua County Alachua Multifamily 7 12 18 3 1 4 2 6 6 12 9
Notes:  Shows loan applications resulting in loan origination only. For more information, see HMDA User Guide
Sources:  Home Mortgage Disclosure Act data 2005-2015

Foreclosures and Serious Delinquencies

  • The Gainesville MSA had a foreclosure rate for 1-4 unit homes of 5.66% and a serious delinquency (90+ day) rate of 2.63% in September 2013.

    Source: Analysis of LPI Applied Analytics data by LISC, tabulated by the Urban Institute
Affordable Housing Needs

Cost Burden, General

  • "Cost-burdened" households pay more than 30% of income for rent or mortgage costs. In 2016, 46595 Alachua County households (44%) pay more than 30% of income for housing. By comparison, 42% of households statewide are cost-burdened.
  • 28253 households in Alachua County (27%) pay more than 50% of income for housing.

Households by Cost Burden, Alachua County, 2016

Amount of Income Paid for Housing
0-30% 30-50%50% or more
Total 59602 18342 28253
Notes:  Click here to get household projections by tenure, age of householder, income, and cost burden.
Sources:   Not Available.
Homeowners and Renters

Households by Homeowner/Renter Status and Cost Burden, Alachua County, 2016

Amount of Income Paid for Housing
0-30% 30-50%50% or more
Owner 41991 7850 8594
Renter 17611 10492 19659
Notes:  Click here to get household projections by tenure, age of householder, income, and cost burden.
Sources:   Not Available.

Household Income

  • In the following table, household income is measured as a percentage of the median income for the county or area, adjusted for family size. In Alachua County and the surrounding metro area, the HUD-estimated median income for a family of four is $65200 in 2017.

Households by Income and Cost Burden, Alachua County, 2016

Household Income as Percentage of Area Median Income Amount of Income Paid for Housing
0-30% 30-50%50% or more
<=30% AMI 1461 1141 18017
30.01-50% AMI 2895 3943 6236
50.01-80% AMI 7389 7063 2562
80.01+% AMI 47857 6195 1438
Total 59602 18342 28253
Notes:  Click here to get household projections by tenure, age of householder, income, and cost burden.
Sources:   Not Available.

Elderly Households

  • 22258 households in Alachua County (21.0%) are headed by a person age 65 or older in 2016. In comparison, 30.1% of households statewide are headed by elderly persons.
  • 17853 of elderly households in Alachua (80.2%) own their homes.
  • 6704 elderly households (30%) pay more than 30% of income for rent or mortgage costs.

Elderly Households by Age and Cost Burden, Alachua County, 2016

Age of Householder Amount of Income Paid for Housing
0-30% 30-49.9%50+ %
65 or more 15554 2896 3808
Notes:  Click here to get household projections by tenure, age of householder, income, and cost burden.
Sources:   Not Available.

Supply Characteristics

Single Family Home Size and Age

  • In 2016, the median size for a new single-family home in Alachua County was 2026 square feet.

Year Structure Built, Alachua County, 2011-2015 American Community Survey

Place Number Share by Decade
2010 or After 2000-2009 1990-1999 1980-1989 1970-1979 1960-1969 1950-1959 1940-1949 1939 or Earlier Total 2010 or After 2000-2009 1990-1999 1980-1989 1970-1979 1960-19691959 or Earlier
Alachua County 1605 21307 22664 23293 21448 10771 7061 2197 3313 113659 1.4 18.7 19.9 20.5 18.9 9.5 11.1
Notes:  American Community Survey is based on a sample of households and therefore involves a margin of error. To find the margin of error for this and other ACS-based tables, see the General Unit Characteristics tool. A "-" indicates that the value in the ACS is not statistically significant from zero.
Sources:  U.S. Census Bureau, 2011-2015 American Community Survey 5-Year Summary File

Housing Condition Characteristics (Occupied Units), Alachua County, 2011-2015 American Community Survey

Place Persons Per Room House Heating Fuel Kitchen Facilities Plumbing Facilities
1.01 or More Persons per Room Share of Occupied Units (%) No Fuel Used Share of Occupied Units (%) Lacking Complete Facilities Share of Occupied Units (%) Lacking Complete FacilitiesShare of Occupied Units (%)
Alachua County 1709 1.8 845 0.9 1255 1.1 1014 0.9
Notes:  Housing units are considered to be substandard if they are overcrowded, do not have heat, or lack complete kitchens or plumbing.
American Community Survey is based on a sample of households and therefore involves a margin of error. To find the margin of error for this and other ACS-based tables, see the General Unit Characteristics tool. A "-" indicates that the value in the ACS is not statistically significant from zero.
Sources:  U.S. Census Bureau, 2011-2015 American Community Survey 5-Year Summary File