Archer, Florida

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Archer, Florida
City Hall
City Hall
Location in Alachua County and the state of Florida
Location in Alachua County and the state of Florida
Archer, Florida is located in USA
Archer, Florida
Archer, Florida
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 29°31′53″N 82°31′11″W / 29.53139°N 82.51972°W / 29.53139; -82.51972Coordinates: 29°31′53″N 82°31′11″W / 29.53139°N 82.51972°W / 29.53139; -82.51972
Country  United States
State  Florida
County  Alachua
 • Type Council-Manager
 • Mayor Frank Ogborn
 • City Manager Al Grieshaber, Jr.
 • Total 6.9 sq mi (18.0 km2)
 • Land 6.9 sq mi (17.8 km2)
 • Water 0.04 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation 92 ft (28 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,118
 • Density 162.2/sq mi (62.63/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 32618
Area code(s) 352
FIPS code 12-01775[1]
GNIS feature ID 0277937[2]

Archer is a city in Alachua County, Florida, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 1,118.[3]

The city is named after James T. Archer, the first Secretary of State of Florida.


Archer started in the 1840s as a frontier village named Deer Hammock By 1858, the Florida Railroad reached the village, then the site of the town was shifted eastward, and therefore christened Archer, after James T. Archer, Florida's first Secretary of State (1845-49). The first trains stopped in Archer in 1859.


Archer is located at 29°31′53″N 82°31′11″W / 29.531527°N 82.519633°W / 29.531527; -82.519633.[4] According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 6.9 square miles (18.0 km2), of which 6.9 square miles (17.8 km2) is land and 0.039 square miles (0.1 km2), or 0.60%, is water.[3]


Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 468
1920 420 −10.3%
1930 576 37.1%
1940 517 −10.2%
1950 586 13.3%
1960 707 20.6%
1970 898 27.0%
1980 1,230 37.0%
1990 1,372 11.5%
2000 1,289 −6.0%
2010 1,118 −13.3%
Est. 2014 1,158 [5] 3.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,289 people, 487 households, and 319 families residing in the city. The population density was 542.6 per square mile (209.1/km²). There were 529 housing units at an average density of 222.7 per square mile (85.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 60.74% White, 37.63% African American, 0.23% Native American, 0.16% Asian, and 1.24% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.25% of the population.

There were 487 households out of which 35.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.0% were married couples living together, 20.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.3% were non-families. 30.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.65 and the average family size was 3.32.

In the city the population was spread out with 31.3% under the age of 18, 8.5% from 18 to 24, 25.8% from 25 to 44, 22.8% from 45 to 64, and 11.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 82.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 77.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $27,875, and the median income for a family was $35,278. Males had a median income of $26,591 versus $21,613 for females. The per capita income for the city was $12,345. About 19.3% of families and 21.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 30.0% of those under age 18 and 20.0% of those age 65 or over.


Archer is served by the School Board of Alachua County, which operates an elementary school in the city. Students in sixth through eighth grade attend middle school in nearby Newberry. Students in ninth through twelfth grade attend Newberry High School in Newberry.[7] The Alachua County Library District operates a branch library in the city.[8]

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