Alachua County, Florida

county in Florida, United States

Alachua County is a county in the U.S. state of Florida, and was formed on February 29, 1824. As of 2020, the population is 278,468.[1] Alachua County's seat is Gainesville.

Alachua County
Alachua County Courthouse
Alachua County Courthouse
Flag of Alachua County
Official logo of Alachua County
Map of Florida highlighting Alachua County
Location within the U.S. state of Florida
Map of the United States highlighting Florida
Florida's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 29°41′N 82°22′W / 29.68°N 82.37°W / 29.68; -82.37
Country United States
State Florida
FoundedDecember 29, 1824
Named forAlachua (Timucuan word for "sinkhole")
Largest cityGainesville
 • Total969 sq mi (2,510 km2)
 • Land875 sq mi (2,270 km2)
 • Water94 sq mi (240 km2)  9.7%
 • Total278,468
 • Density290/sq mi (110/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)

References change

  1. 1.0 1.1 "QuickFacts: Alachua County, Florida". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 10, 2023.

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