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The City of Mexico Beach had a population of 1,082 as of July 1, 2016. Mexico Beach ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Florida. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Mexico Beach is located at latitude 29.9456 and longitude -85.4108 in Bay County. The formal boundaries for the City of Mexico Beach (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.77 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Bay County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 16 feet.

The City of Mexico Beach (GNIS ID: 2404246) 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 Mexico Beach is located within Mexico Beach CCD of Bay County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Mexico Beach 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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Mexico Beach, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,082
Population in Households 1,082
Population in Familes 779
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 610
Diversity Index2 21


Total Households 569
Average Household Size 1.9
Family Households 320
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 1,900 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 355 (18.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 214 (11.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,331 (70.1%)
Median Home Value $279,787
Average Home Value $312,219


Median Household Income $50,518
Average Household Income $72,136
Per Capita Income $37,963
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.15% 0.69%
Households 0.17% 0.76%
Families 0.0% 0.68%
Median Household Income   2.66%
Per Capita Income   3.03%
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.

Mexico Beach, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mexico Beach 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 # 739 20th
Population Density1 # 681 26th
Diversity Index2 # 775 16th
Median Household Income # 352 62nd
Per Capita Income # 161 83rd

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