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Bell, Florida - Basic Facts

The Town of Bell had a population of 466 as of July 1, 2016. Bell ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 Bell is located at latitude 29.7569 and longitude -82.8618 in Gilchrist County. 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. Gilchrist County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 69 feet.

The Town of Bell (GNIS ID: 2405231) 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 Town of Bell is located within Bell CCD of Gilchrist County.

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


Total Population 466
Population in Households 464
Population in Familes 382
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density1 280
Diversity Index2 27


Total Households 179
Average Household Size 2.59
Family Households 127
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 212 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 139 (65.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 40 (18.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 33 (15.6%)
Median Home Value $112,963
Average Home Value $179,891


Median Household Income $38,233
Average Household Income $50,290
Per Capita Income $19,924
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.35% 0.38%
Households 0.64% 0.55%
Families 1.46% 0.47%
Median Household Income   0.6%
Per Capita Income   1.91%
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 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 # 830 10th
Population Density1 # 801 13th
Diversity Index2 # 703 24th
Median Household Income # 658 29th
Per Capita Income # 660 28th

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