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High Springs, Florida - Basic Facts

The City of High Springs had a population of 5,803 as of July 1, 2016. High Springs ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Florida. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for High Springs is located at latitude 29.7995 and longitude -82.5894 in Alachua County. The formal boundaries for the City of High Springs (see map below) encompass a land area of 21.86 sq. miles and a water area of 0.08 sq. miles. Alachua County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 69 feet.

The City of High Springs (GNIS ID: 2404697) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Florida is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of High Springs is located within High Springs-Alachua CCD of Alachua County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with High Springs population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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High Springs, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 5,803
Population in Households 5,803
Population in Familes 4,846
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 266
Diversity Index2 39


Total Households 2,306
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 1,640
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,541 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,769 (69.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 537 (21.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 235 ( 9.2%)
Median Home Value $172,232
Average Home Value $198,431


Median Household Income $53,214
Average Household Income $66,674
Per Capita Income $26,518
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.31% 2.6%
Households 1.35% 2.52%
Families 1.3% 2.45%
Median Household Income   1.63%
Per Capita Income   1.72%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

High Springs, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares High Springs to the other 919 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Florida by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 426 54th
Population Density1 # 809 12th
Diversity Index2 # 547 41st
Median Household Income # 293 68th
Per Capita Income # 407 56th

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