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Ocala is a city in Marion County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named after a Timucua town.
The latitude of Ocala is 29.186N. The longitude is -82.14W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 69 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 47,921.
Known for the thoroughbred horses bred here.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Ocala demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Marion County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Ocala area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 34470 ZIP code.
14% of Ocala residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Ocala ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Ocala was $18,021, compared with $21,587 nationally.
19% of Ocala residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Historic districts in Ocala include Ocala Historic District, Tuscawilla Park Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Ocala, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $430. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $794.
Libraries in Ocala include Freedom Public Library, Marion Oaks Public Library, Ocala Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Ocala include Ocala Star-Banner
TV stations in Ocala include WOGX.
Marion County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Ocala political report.
The average commute time for Ocala workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 43 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Ocala between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 9.4 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was higher than the national norm.
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