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Green Cove Springs, Florida - Basic Facts

The City of Green Cove Springs had a population of 7,220 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Green Cove Springs is located at latitude 29.9904 and longitude -81.681 in Clay County. The formal boundaries for the City of Green Cove Springs (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.39 sq. miles and a water area of 2.51 sq. miles. Clay County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 16 feet.

The City of Green Cove Springs (GNIS ID: 2403735) 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 Green Cove Springs is located within Green Cove Springs CCD of Clay County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Green Cove 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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Green Cove Springs, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 7,220
Population in Households 6,629
Population in Familes 5,422
Population in Group Qrtrs 591
Population Density1 978
Diversity Index2 53


Total Households 2,587
Average Household Size 2.56
Family Households 1,824
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,948 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,694 (57.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 893 (30.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 361 (12.2%)
Median Home Value $153,419
Average Home Value $201,889


Median Household Income $43,622
Average Household Income $60,428
Per Capita Income $24,541
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.71% 1.06%
Households 0.75% 1.17%
Families 0.39% 1.07%
Median Household Income   2.43%
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.

Green Cove Springs, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Green Cove 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 # 382 59th
Population Density1 # 585 36th
Diversity Index2 # 382 58th
Median Household Income # 501 46th
Per Capita Income # 473 49th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Florida Census Data Comparison Tool.