Ponce de Leon, FL Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Ponce de Leon, Florida - Basic Facts

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The Town of Ponce de Leon had a population of 629 as of July 1, 2016. Ponce de Leon 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 Ponce de Leon is located at latitude 30.724 and longitude -85.9369 in Holmes County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Ponce de Leon (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.96 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Holmes County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 62 feet.

The Town of Ponce de Leon (GNIS ID: 2407146) 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 Ponce de Leon is located within West Holmes CCD of Holmes County.

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


Total Population 629
Population in Households 629
Population in Familes 525
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 127
Diversity Index2 20


Total Households 259
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 177
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 307 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 198 (64.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 61 (19.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 48 (15.6%)
Median Home Value $104,545
Average Home Value $173,611


Median Household Income $30,401
Average Household Income $41,395
Per Capita Income $16,399
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.81% 0.41%
Households 0.83% 0.46%
Families 1.83% 0.34%
Median Household Income   2.16%
Per Capita Income   2.55%
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.

Ponce de Leon, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ponce de Leon 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 # 805 13th
Population Density1 # 868 6th
Diversity Index2 # 788 14th
Median Household Income # 841 9th
Per Capita Income # 801 13th

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