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Alachua

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Alachua is a city in Alachua County, Florida, United States. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, the city's population was 9,059 The city is part of the Gainesville, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area, which was home to 264,275 people at the 2010 census.HistoryAlachua was established in 1884 on a railroad line, after the railroad had bypassed nearby Newnansville. Alachua got a post office in 1887 and was incorporated as a city on 12 April 1905, at which time it had a population of 526 people.GeographyAlachua is located at . According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 91.0km2. 90.0km2 of it is land and 1.0km2 of it is water.DemographicsAs of the census of 2000, there were 6,098 people, 2,348 households, and 1,751 families residing in the city. The population density was 211.0 per square mile (81.5/km²). There were 2,501 housing units at an average density of 86.5 per square mile (33.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 67.56% White, 29.08% African American, 0.15% Native American, 1.12% Asian, 1.13% from other races, and 0.97% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.61% of the population.
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