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Alachua is a city in Alachua County, in the Gainesville metro area.
The community name derives from an Indian term for "sink."
The latitude of Alachua is 29.751N. The longitude is -82.425W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 138 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 6,759.
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10% of Alachua residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Alachua ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Alachua was $18,299, compared with $21,587 nationally.
27% of Alachua residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Historic districts in Alachua include Alachua Downtown Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Alachua, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $299. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $904.
Alachua County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Alachua political report.
The average commute time for Alachua workers is 24 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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