Ocala, FL

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2022 Population
378,225
2.12% 1-year growth
US Senator
Marco Rubio
Republican Party
US Senator
Rick Scott
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
48.5
0.414% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
14.4%
1.72% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$55,265
8.77% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$194,900
21.6% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
142,390
3.77% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Ocala, FL had a population of 378k people with a median age of 48.5 and a median household income of $55,265. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Ocala, FL grew from 370,372 to 378,225, a 2.12% increase and its median household income grew from $50,808 to $55,265, a 8.77% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Ocala, FL are White (Non-Hispanic) (67.9%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (12%), White (Hispanic) (6.5%), Two+ (Hispanic) (5.61%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.02%).

None of the households in Ocala, FL reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

97% of the residents in Ocala, FL are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Ocala, FL are Rasmussen University-Florida (4,205 degrees awarded in 2022), College of Central Florida (2,366 degrees), and Marion Technical College (419226) (507 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Ocala, FL was $194,900, and the homeownership rate was 76.5%.

Most people in Ocala, FL drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 26.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Ocala, FL was 2 cars per household.

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Population & Diversity

Ocala, FL is home to a population of 378k people, from which 97% are citizens. As of 2022, 8.16% of Ocala, FL residents were born outside of the country (30.9k people).

In 2022, there were 5.67 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (257k people) in Ocala, FL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 45.3k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 24.6k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97%
2022 Citizenship
97.3%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 97% of Ocala, FL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Ocala, FL was 97.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Ocala, FL
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    257k ± 648
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    45.3k ± 984
  3. White (Hispanic)
    24.6k ± 2.61k
15%
Hispanic Population
56.8k people

In 2022, there were 5.67 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (257k people) in Ocala, FL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 45.3k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 24.6k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

15% of the people in Ocala, FL are hispanic (56.8k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Ocala, FL as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Cuba
    1,003,261 ± 24,014 people
  2. Haiti
    344,713 ± 14,299 people
  3. Colombia
    299,067 ± 13,333 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Florida was Cuba, the natal country of 1,003,261 Florida residents, followed by Haiti with 344,713 and Colombia with 299,067.

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Foreign-Born Population

8.16%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
30.9k people
7.84%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
29k people

As of 2022, 8.16% of Ocala, FL residents (30.9k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Ocala, FL was 7.84%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    14,404 ± 991
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    4,426 ± 739
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    3,960 ± 593

Ocala, FL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.25 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Ocala, FL employs 142k people. The largest industries in Ocala, FL are Health Care & Social Assistance (21,855 people), Retail Trade (20,575 people), and Construction (12,590 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($50,576), Utilities ($49,091), and Wholesale Trade ($48,948).

Males in Florida have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $56,054. The income inequality in Florida (measured using the Gini index) is 0.474, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

142k
2022 Value
± 3,804
3.77%
1 Year growth
± 3.65%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Ocala, FL grew at a rate of 3.77%, from 137k employees to 142k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Ocala, FL, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (17,583 people), Sales & Related Occupations (17,369 people), and Management Occupations (11,960 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Ocala, FL.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

142k
2022 Value
± 3,804
3.77%
1 Year growth
± 3.65%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Ocala, FL grew at a rate of 3.77%, from 137k employees to 142k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Ocala, FL, are Health Care & Social Assistance (21,855 people), Retail Trade (20,575 people), and Construction (12,590 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Ocala, FL, though some of these residents may live in Ocala, FL and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$40,376
Median earning men ± $1,189
$31,491
Median earning women ± $1,141

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($74,226), Public Administration ($53,991), and Wholesale Trade ($53,786).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($42,738), Public Administration ($42,008), and Wholesale Trade ($41,166).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
4.23%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 9.69M people employed in Florida. This represents a 4.23% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 12.6%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Florida.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 3,357
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 1,821
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services
  3. 1,609
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Florida went to Donald J. Trump with 51.2% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (47.9%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.635%).

Marco Rubio and Rick Scott are the senators currently representing the state of Florida. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Florida is currently represented by 28 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Florida

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Marco Rubio
Senator from Florida3
Assumed office on January 3, 2011
Rick Scott
Senator from Florida1
Assumed office on January 8, 2019
Inauguration delayed in order to finish his term as Governor of Florida.

Marco Rubio and Rick Scott are the senators currently representing Florida.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Florida over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Florida

Florida is currently represented by 28 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Florida have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Ocala, FL awarded 7,137 degrees. The student population of Ocala, FL in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 3,407 male students and 11,056 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Ocala, FL are White (3,659 and 51.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (1,207 and 17%), Black or African American (1,135 and 16%), and Unknown (652 and 9.18%).

The largest universities in Ocala, FL by number of degrees awarded are Rasmussen University-Florida (4,205 and 58.9%), College of Central Florida (2,366 and 33.2%), and Marion Technical College (419226) (507 and 7.1%).

The most popular majors in Ocala, FL are Registered Nursing (1,798 and 25.2%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (727 and 10.2%), and General Business Administration & Management (529 and 7.41%).

The median tuition cost in Ocala, FL for a public four year colleges is $1,987 for in-state students and $7,947 for out-of-state students.

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 14,463 students enrolled in Ocala, FL, 23.6% men and 76.4% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 6,977 records, of which 73.4% were women and 26.6% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 201 degrees awarded
  2. 1,354 degrees awarded
  3. 727 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Ocala, FL was Early Childhood Education & Teaching with 201 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Ocala, FL according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 4,205 degrees awarded
  2. 2,366 degrees awarded
  3. 507 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Rasmussen University-Florida with 4,205 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 1,689 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Ocala, FL, which is 0.31 times less than the 5,448 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 3,659 degrees mean that there were 3.03 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 1,207 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Private for-profit, 2-year ($12,585) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,878) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private for-profit, 2-year ($2,921) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.19% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.2% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (4.97M), Some college (3.58M), and Bachelors Degree (3.32M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Ocala, FL was $194,900 in 2022, which is 0.691 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $160,300 to $194,900, a 21.6% increase. The homeownership rate in Ocala, FL is 76.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Ocala, FL have an average commute time of 26.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Ocala, FL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Ocala, FL is $55,265. In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Ocala, FL was St. Johns County, FL with a value of $100,020, followed by Santa Rosa County, FL and Nassau County, FL, with respective values of $84,715 and $84,085.

Property

$194,900
Median Property Value 2022
±$3,585
$118,521
Median Property Taxes
±$3,026

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Ocala, FL the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Ocala, FL compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

76.5%
Homeownership
2022
65%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 76.5% of the housing units in Ocala, FL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 76.1%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Ocala, FL was St. Johns County, FL with a value of $100,020, followed by Santa Rosa County, FL and Nassau County, FL, with respective values of $84,715 and $84,085.

The following map shows all of the counties in Ocala, FL colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$55,265
Median Household Income
± $1,592
155k
Number of Households
± 3,696

In 2022, the median household income of the 155k households in Ocala, FL grew to $55,265 from the previous year's value of $50,808.

The following chart displays the households in Ocala, FL distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Ocala, FL is from Florida.
0.474
2022 Wage GINI in Florida
0.473
2021 Wage GINI in Florida

In 2022, the income inequality in Florida was 0.474 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.285% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Florida was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Florida in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (78.5%)
  2. Carpooled (10.2%)
  3. Worked At Home (9.02%)

In 2022, 78.5% of workers in Ocala, FL drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.2%) and those who worked at home (9.02%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

26.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Ocala, FL have a shorter commute time (26.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.44% of the workforce in Ocala, FL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Ocala, FL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Ocala, FL have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

14.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Ocala, FL (52.9k out of 368k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Ocala, FL is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

87.6% of the population of Ocala, FL has health coverage, with 29.7% on employee plans, 16.9% on Medicaid, 21.3% on Medicare, 17.3% on non-group plans, and 2.32% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Florida see 1372 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.939% decrease from the previous year (1385 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1631 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 546 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,372 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Florida

Primary care physicians in Florida see an average of 1,372 patients per year. This represents a 0.939% decrease from the previous year (1,385 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Florida in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 20% under 18 years, 16.4% between 18 and 34 years, 34.5% between 35 and 64 years, and 29% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.1% were men and 51.9% were women.

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Uninsured People

12.4%
Uninsured
29.7%
Employer Coverage
16.9%
Medicaid
21.3%
Medicare
17.3%
Non-Group
2.32%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Ocala, FL grew by 4.77% from 11.9% to 12.4%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Ocala, FL changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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