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Housing Profile
Alachua County, Florida
  • Population, 2015: 254895. Alachua County ranks # 23 of Florida's 67 counties in population.
  • Households, 2015: 105360
  • Homeownership Rate, 2015: 55.0%. Statewide, Florida's homeownership rate is 67.7%.
Population Projections
  • In 2040, Alachua County is projected to have a population of 309399, ranking it # 24 of Florida's 67 counties.

Projected Total Population, Alachua County, 2010-2040

Place 2010 2015 2020 2025 2030 20352040
Alachua County 247336 254895 267694 279299 289499 299599 309399
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, 2010-2014 American Community Survey

Place Median Gross RentState Median Gross Rent
Alachua County 883 998
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, 2010-2014 American Community Survey 5-Year Summary File
  • In Alachua County and the surrounding metro area, the HUD Fair Market Rent in 2016, representing rent for a typical modest apartment, was $637 for a studio apartment, $719 for a one-bedroom, $887 for a two-bedroom, $1196 for a three-bedroom, and $1392 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, 2010-2014

Place <$200 $200-$299 $300-$499 $500-$749 $750-$999 $1,000-$1,499 $1,500 or More No Cash RentTotal
Alachua County 413 774 2463 10128 13466 11321 4251 1849 44665
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, 2010-2014 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 141 licensed condominium developments in Alachua with 7802 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, 2005-2014

Application Count
Place County Property Type 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 20132014
Alachua County Alachua One to four-family (other than manufactured housing) 6238 5645 3593 2044 1613 1493 1365 2817 3698 3913
Alachua County Alachua Manufactured housing 246 234 246 145 90 79 95 193 227 234
Alachua County Alachua Multifamily 7 12 18 3 1 4 2 6 6 12
Notes:  Shows loan applications resulting in loan origination only. For more information, see HMDA User Guide
Sources:  Home Mortgage Disclosure Act data 2005-2014

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 2015, 46175 Alachua County households (44%) pay more than 30% of income for housing. By comparison, 42% of households statewide are cost-burdened.
  • 27967 households in Alachua County (27%) pay more than 50% of income for housing.

Households by Cost Burden, Alachua County, 2015

Amount of Income Paid for Housing
0-30% 30-50%50% or more
Total 59185 18208 27967
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, 2015

Amount of Income Paid for Housing
0-30% 30-50%50% or more
Owner 41672 7791 8520
Renter 17513 10417 19447
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 $59700 in 2016.

Households by Income and Cost Burden, Alachua County, 2015

Household Income as Percentage of Area Median Income Amount of Income Paid for Housing
0-30% 30-50%50% or more
<=30% AMI 1437 1131 17827
30.01-50% AMI 2843 3903 6168
50.01-80% AMI 7308 7016 2540
80.01+% AMI 47597 6158 1432
Total 59185 18208 27967
Notes:  Click here to get household projections by tenure, age of householder, income, and cost burden.
Sources:   Not Available.

Elderly Households

  • 21418 households in Alachua County (20.3%) are headed by a person age 65 or older in 2015. In comparison, 29.6% of households statewide are headed by elderly persons.
  • 17163 of elderly households in Alachua (80.1%) own their homes.
  • 6464 elderly households (30%) pay more than 30% of income for rent or mortgage costs.

Elderly Households by Age and Cost Burden, Alachua County, 2015

Age of Householder Amount of Income Paid for Housing
0-30% 30-49.9%50+ %
65 or more 14954 2787 3677
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, 2010-2014 American Community Survey

Place Number Share by Decade
2000 or After 1990-1999 1980-1989 1970-1979 1960-1969 1950-1959 1940-1949 1939 or Earlier Total 2000 or After 1990-1999 1980-1989 1970-1979 1960-19691959 or Earlier
Alachua County 23476 22198 23015 21103 10697 7256 2200 3370 113315 20.7 19.6 20.3 18.6 9.4 11.3
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, 2010-2014 American Community Survey 5-Year Summary File

Housing Condition Characteristics (Occupied Units), Alachua County, 2010-2014 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 1818 1.9 694 0.7 1422 1.3 1150 1.0
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, 2010-2014 American Community Survey 5-Year Summary File