Gilchrist County FL Information


Gilchrist County Subdivisions

Gilchrist County FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 17,251
Population in Households 16,112
Population in Familes 13,348
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,139
Population Density1 49
Diversity Index2 28


Total Households 6,256
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 4,422
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 7,504 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,037 (67.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,219 (16.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,248 (16.6%)
Median Home Value $90,711
Average Home Value $113,798


Median Household Income $42,109
Average Household Income $56,162
Per Capita Income $20,943
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.35% 0.3%
Households 0.42% 0.35%
Families 0.28% 0.26%
Median Household Income   3.38%
Per Capita Income   2.63%
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.


Gilchrist County FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gilchrist County to the other 67 counties and county equivalents in Florida by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 57 16th
Population Density1 # 50 27th
Diversity Index2 # 64 6th
Median Household Income # 36 49th
Per Capita Income # 40 42nd

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