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County Information



Some of the cities, towns, and places in Alachua County are Arredondo, Bland, Campville, Cross Creek, Earleton, Evinston, Fairbanks, Flora, Fort Clarke, Gordon, Grove Park, Hague, Haile, Haile Plantation, Hogtown, Island Grove, Jonesville, Lochloosa, Melrose, Monteocha, Newnansville, Orange Heights, Paradise, Rochelle, Rutledge, Spring Grove, Tioga, Traxler, Wacahoota, Windsor

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Alachua County ( (listen) ə-LATCH-oo-ə) is a county in the north central portion of the U.S. state of Florida. As of the 2020 census, the population was 278,468. The county seat is Gainesville, the home of the University of Florida since 1906, when the campus opened with 106 students. Alachua County is part of the Gainesville Metropolitan Statistical Area. The county is known for its diverse culture, local music, and artisans. Much of its economy revolves around the university, which had nearly 55,000 students in the fall of 2016.