Ocala, FL 

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+35.7% since 2000

Unemployment Rate


Cost of Living

87 / 100

Median Home Price


Median Income


Comfort Index (Climate)

3.1 / 8.8

summer / winter

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Ocala, FL

Ocala, Florida is a vibrant city located in Marion County. It has plenty to offer visitors and locals alike, with beautiful weather year-round and several outdoor activities to explore. From world-class golf courses to flowing springs, there are countless ways to enjoy the great outdoors. Ocala also has some of the finest dining establishments and shopping opportunities in the region. Families with children will love its many attractions, such as zoos and splash pads, making it an ideal place for family fun. With its unique blend of culture and nature, Ocala is a perfect destination for those looking for an unforgettable experience! Small city - Central Florida, 60 miles east of Daytona Beach.
State: Florida
County: Marion County
Metro Area: Ocala Metro Area
City: Ocala
Zip Codes: 34471 34482 34470 34480 34481 34474 34479 34475
Cost of Living: -13.0% lower
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 75 ft above sea level
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Nearby recreation
Attractive downtown
Violent crime
Hot, humid summers

What Bert Has To Say About Ocala Metro Area

Ocala, a small agricultural and manufacturing center, is about halfway between Gainesville to the north and Orlando to the southeast. With its attractive tree-lined streets and Old South–style homes, it more resembles a typical Southern city than a Florida city or beach town. Ocala is the capital of Florida’s thoroughbred industry, and ranching and horse-breeding are popular.


The unemployment rate in Ocala is 5.6% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Ocala jobs have increased by 2.3%. More Economy

Compared to the rest of the country, Ocala's cost of living is 13.0% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Ocala's Cost of Living

November, April and March are the most pleasant months in Ocala, while August and July are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

In the last Presidential election, Marion county remained overwhelmingly Republican, 62.4% to 36.6%. More Voting Stats

Ocala's population is 62,351 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 3.1%. Learn More...

Average Commute time is 19.9 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

The median home cost in Ocala is . Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 24.2%.

Ocala public schools spend $9,101 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 16.2 students per teacher in Ocala. More Education

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Housing Market in Ocala

It's a good time to buy in Ocala. Home Appreciation is up 24.2% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Ocala is .

Reviews for Ocala   55 Reviews
Beautiful community ruined by crime - 12/14/2022
I lived here for 12 years during my 20's to early 30's. Raised my children and started careers. This place offered plenty of work, good neighbors and lots of memories.... Read More

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Nice small town - 6/21/2022
I like this city, a small town and a lot to offer for adults between 30 to seniors. Now if you planing to move with teens is not for you, unless you coming from another... Read More

Ocala is a hidden GEM here in central florida - 3/6/2020
I have lived in Ocala Florida for 10 yrs. Moving from New England. It does indeed get hot here....IT'S FLORIDA. I am not a fan of the blistering cold of the northern... Read More

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