Taft, FL Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Taft, Florida - Basic Facts

The Taft Census Designated Place had a population of 2,248 as of July 1, 2015. Taft 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 Taft is located at latitude 28.4282 and longitude -81.367 in Orange County. The formal boundaries for the Taft Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.06 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Orange County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 95 feet.

The Taft Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2402912) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Taft population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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Taft, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 2,248
Population in Households 2,248
Population in Familes 1,872
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 2,207
Diversity Index2 75


Total Households 776
Average Household Size 2.9
Family Households 574
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 885 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 491 (55.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 285 (32.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 109 (12.3%)
Median Home Value $129,911
Average Home Value $133,776


Median Household Income $47,191
Average Household Income $54,308
Per Capita Income $17,789
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.37% 0.93%
Households 0.25% 0.89%
Families 1.31% 0.82%
Median Household Income   2.09%
Per Capita Income   2.31%
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.

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Taft, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Taft to the other 920 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Florida by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 629 32nd
Population Density1 # 346 63rd
Diversity Index2 # 77 92nd
Median Household Income # 393 57th
Per Capita Income # 708 23rd

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