Owner-Occupied Housing Units 
The percentage of owner-occupied housing units is the percentage of housing units that are being lived in by their owners. A housing unit is owner-occupied if the owner or co-owner lives in the unit, even if it is mortgaged or not fully paid for. A housing unit may be a house, an apartment, a mobile home, a group of rooms, or a single room that is occupied (or, if vacant, is intended for occupancy) as separate living quarters.

Owner-occupied housing is a measure of well being. The percentage of owner-occupied housing units is used by local planners to assess neighborhood stability since, generally, higher owner-occupancy rates are considered to be a good indicator of neighborhood stability because owners have considerable long-term investments in their homes.

In 2020, the percentage of Owner-Occupied Housing Units in Alachua County was 54.6 compared to Florida at 66.2. The line graph shows change over time when there are at least three years of data.

Alachua County is in the first quartile for this measure. This means that relative to other counties in Florida, the percentage of Owner-Occupied Housing Units is less in about three quarters of the counties. The map illustrates county data by quartile. When fewer than 51 counties have data or zero values, no quartile map will be presented.

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Owner-Occupied Housing Units, Percent of Occupied Housing Units, 2020
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Owner-Occupied Housing Units, Percentage of Occupied Housing Units, Single Year
AlachuaFlorida
Data YearPercent (%)Percent (%)
202054.666.2
201955.065.4
201854.865.0
201753.664.8
201653.764.8
201553.265.3
201453.566.1
201354.167.1
201255.368.1
201154.569.0
201054.969.7
200953.469.7
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Data Source: United States Bureau of the Census, American Community Survey, Table B25003.
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Data Note(s)
  • Number of owner-occupied housing units divided by number of occupied housing units, expressed as a percentage.
  • Data displayed reflect the American Community Survey 5-year estimates for the year selected.
  • Chart will display if there are at least three years of data.
  • Quartiles are calculated when data are available for at least 51 counties.
  • This is secondary, quantitative data.
  • Chart will display if there are at least three years of data.
  • Multi-year counts are a sum of the selected years, not an average.
  • Quartiles are calculated when data are available for at least 51 counties.
  • MOV - Measure of Variability: Probable range of values resulting from random fluctuations in the number of events. Not calculated when numerator is below 5 or denominator is below 20, or count or rate is suppressed. The MOV is useful for comparing rates to a goal or standard. For example, if the absolute difference between the county rate and the statewide rate is less than the MOV, the county rate is not significantly different from the statewide rate (alpha level = 0.05). When the absolute difference between the county rate and the statewide rate is greater than the MOV, the county rate is significantly different from the statewide rate. MOV should not be used to determine if the rates of two different counties, or the county rates for two different years, are statistically significantly different.
  • Denom - abbreviated for denominator.
  • Population estimates are not available for persons whose county of residence is unknown. Given this, the denominator and associated rate are not available.
  • * - Indicates the county rate is statistically significantly different from the statewide rate.