Gifford, FL Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Gifford, Florida - Basic Facts

The Gifford Census Designated Place had a population of 10,269 as of July 1, 2016. Gifford ranks in the upper quartile for 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 Gifford is located at latitude 27.6735 and longitude -80.41 in Indian River County. The formal boundaries for the Gifford Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.82 sq. miles and a water area of 0.5 sq. miles. Indian River County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 13 feet.

The Gifford Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2402525) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Florida is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Gifford Census Designated Place is located within Vero Beach CCD of Indian River County.

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


Total Population 10,269
Population in Households 9,880
Population in Familes 7,320
Population in Group Qrtrs 389
Population Density1 1,507
Diversity Index2 66


Total Households 4,431
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 2,471
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 5,883 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,099 (35.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,332 (39.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,452 (24.7%)
Median Home Value $258,170
Average Home Value $344,405


Median Household Income $30,058
Average Household Income $60,185
Per Capita Income $27,805
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.1% 1.69%
Households 1.35% 1.65%
Families 1.16% 1.51%
Median Household Income   0.47%
Per Capita Income   1.32%
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.

Gifford, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gifford 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 # 312 66th
Population Density1 # 475 48th
Diversity Index2 # 194 79th
Median Household Income # 844 8th
Per Capita Income # 362 61st

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