Fanning Springs, FL Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Fanning Springs, Florida - Basic Facts

The City of Fanning Springs had a population of 864 as of July 1, 2016. Fanning Springs 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 Fanning Springs is located at latitude 29.5882 and longitude -82.9251 in Gilchrist County. The formal boundaries for the City of Fanning Springs (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.89 sq. miles and a water area of 0.13 sq. miles. Gilchrist County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 30 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Fanning Springs are located in Gilchrist County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Levy County.

The City of Fanning Springs (GNIS ID: ) has a P1 Census Class Code which indicates populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. 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 Fanning Springs is located within Chiefland CCD of Gilchrist County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Fanning Springs population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Fanning Springs: Fannin Springs, Suwannee River.

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Fanning Springs, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 864
Population in Households 844
Population in Familes 688
Population in Group Qrtrs 20
Population Density1 177
Diversity Index2 23


Total Households 374
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 259
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 466 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 288 (61.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 86 (18.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 92 (19.7%)
Median Home Value $87,069
Average Home Value $120,226


Median Household Income $33,823
Average Household Income $46,400
Per Capita Income $18,756
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.61% 0.39%
Households 0.61% 0.37%
Families 1.71% 0.23%
Median Household Income   2.17%
Per Capita Income   2.0%
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.

Fanning Springs, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fanning 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 # 760 17th
Population Density1 # 844 8th
Diversity Index2 # 753 18th
Median Household Income # 778 15th
Per Capita Income # 711 23rd

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