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Ocala (/oʊˈkælə/, oh-KA-lə) is a city located in Northern Florida. As of the 2013 census, its population, estimated by the United States Census Bureau, was 57,468, making it the 45th most populated city in Florida. It is the seat of Marion County and the principal city of the Ocala, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area, which had an estimated 2013 population of 337,362.


Ocala, a city in the state of Florida, is most famous for Silver Springs National Park, which is the part of Ocala Metropolitan Area. This national park is also known as Florida's first tourist destination. Visit Ocala with your family and friends where you can go on picnics on its vast green pastures, go fishing in its clear ponds, streams, springs and lakes or set up a camp next to its clean and gentle rivers. Visit Ocala's largest indoor entertainment venue, Circle Square Cultural Centre. Ocala National Forest is known for its hunting activities. Other tourist attractions in Ocala include Gypsy Gold, a horse farm; Sholom Park; Don Garlits Museum of Drag Racing and Appleton Museum of Art.


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Facts and Stats for Ocala*

  • Pollution Statistics in Ocala

    Know the pollution level of Ocala before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 31.25 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 31.25 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 31.25 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 18.75 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 31.25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 25 (Low)
  • Ocala: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Ocala for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Ocala.

    • Burglary and Theft 37.5 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 37.5 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 50 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 31.25 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 31.25 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 50 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 43.75 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 50 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 75 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 37.5 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 31.25 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 31.25 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 50 (Moderate)
  • Living in Ocala - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 58.2 (Moderate)
    • Pollution Index 24.57 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 66.8 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 80.28 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 1.71 (Very Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 135.07 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Ocala

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Ocala

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.12 USD
    • International Movie per seat 10 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 25 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 58.8 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 32 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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