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Bell, Florida - Basic Facts

The Town of Bell is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Gilchrist County at latitude 29.7569 and longitude -82.8618. Gilchrist County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 69 feet.

The formal official name is the Town of Bell, but most people and references simply refer to it as Bell, Florida.

The P1 Census Class Code for Bell indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the Town of Bell (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.67 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Town of Bell, FL Boundary Map


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Bell, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 459
Population in Households 457
Population in Familes 376
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density1 275
Diversity Index2 26


Total Households 174
Average Household Size 2.63
Family Households 123
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 206 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 136 (66.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 38 (18.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 32 (15.5%)
Median Home Value $78,629
Average Home Value $90,000


Median Household Income $41,477
Average Household Income $55,094
Per Capita Income $21,454
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.15% 0.17%
Households 0.27% 0.34%
Families 1.39% 0.16%
Median Household Income   3.08%
Per Capita Income   2.6%
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.


Bell, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bell to the other 920 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Florida by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 828 10th
Population Density1 # 802 13th
Diversity Index2 # 696 24th
Median Household Income # 498 46th
Per Capita Income # 537 42nd

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