Williston, FL Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Williston, Florida - Basic Facts

The City of Williston had a population of 2,677 as of July 1, 2016. Williston ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Florida. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Williston is located at latitude 29.3554 and longitude -82.4703 in Levy County. The formal boundaries for the City of Williston (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.74 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Levy County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 75 feet.

The City of Williston (GNIS ID: 2405752) 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 City of Williston is located within Williston-Bronson CCD of Levy County.

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


Total Population 2,677
Population in Households 2,609
Population in Familes 2,023
Population in Group Qrtrs 68
Population Density1 397
Diversity Index2 60


Total Households 1,009
Average Household Size 2.59
Family Households 657
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,158 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 599 (51.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 410 (35.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 149 (12.9%)
Median Home Value $118,750
Average Home Value $165,833


Median Household Income $33,923
Average Household Income $44,278
Per Capita Income $16,754
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.53% -0.13%
Households -0.25% -0.22%
Families -0.29% -0.34%
Median Household Income   0.71%
Per Capita Income   1.27%
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.

Williston, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Williston 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 # 602 34th
Population Density1 # 750 18th
Diversity Index2 # 278 70th
Median Household Income # 775 16th
Per Capita Income # 784 15th

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