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Welaka, Florida - Basic Facts

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The Town of Welaka had a population of 793 as of July 1, 2016. Welaka 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 Welaka is located at latitude 29.4852 and longitude -81.661 in Putnam County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Welaka (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.5 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Putnam County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 26 feet.

The Town of Welaka (GNIS ID: 2406853) 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 Welaka is located within Crescent City CCD of Putnam County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Welaka 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 Welaka: Walaka.

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


Total Population 793
Population in Households 786
Population in Familes 602
Population in Group Qrtrs 7
Population Density1 530
Diversity Index2 39


Total Households 364
Average Household Size 2.16
Family Households 229
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 564 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 265 (47.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 99 (17.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 200 (35.5%)
Median Home Value $140,789
Average Home Value $197,274


Median Household Income $35,096
Average Household Income $46,962
Per Capita Income $20,888
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.97% 1.16%
Households 1.68% 1.02%
Families 2.69% 0.94%
Median Household Income   2.05%
Per Capita Income   1.34%
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.

Welaka, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Welaka 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 # 775 16th
Population Density1 # 700 24th
Diversity Index2 # 541 41st
Median Household Income # 748 19th
Per Capita Income # 632 31st

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