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Crystal River, Florida - Basic Facts

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The City of Crystal River had a population of 3,123 as of July 1, 2016. Crystal River 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 Crystal River is located at latitude 28.9036 and longitude -82.6118 in Citrus County. The formal boundaries for the City of Crystal River (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.41 sq. miles and a water area of 0.64 sq. miles. Citrus County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 3 feet.

The City of Crystal River (GNIS ID: 2404164) 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 Crystal River is located within Crystal River CCD of Citrus County.

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


Total Population 3,123
Population in Households 2,925
Population in Familes 2,101
Population in Group Qrtrs 198
Population Density1 422
Diversity Index2 30


Total Households 1,411
Average Household Size 2.07
Family Households 814
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,080 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 999 (48.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 413 (19.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 669 (32.2%)
Median Home Value $117,419
Average Home Value $205,661


Median Household Income $44,081
Average Household Income $69,810
Per Capita Income $34,042
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.12% -0.08%
Households -0.08% -0.04%
Families 0.14% -0.17%
Median Household Income   2.73%
Per Capita Income   1.57%
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.

Crystal River, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Crystal River 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 # 565 39th
Population Density1 # 739 20th
Diversity Index2 # 637 31st
Median Household Income # 486 47th
Per Capita Income # 217 76th

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