Santa Rosa County FL Information


Santa Rosa County Subdivisions

Santa Rosa County FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 165,741
Population in Households 159,587
Population in Familes 134,396
Population in Group Qrtrs 6,154
Population Density1 164
Diversity Index2 36


Total Households 61,635
Average Household Size 2.59
Family Households 44,721
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 70,209 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 44,842 (63.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 16,793 (23.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 8,574 (12.2%)
Median Home Value $178,287
Average Home Value $230,393


Median Household Income $56,755
Average Household Income $74,580
Per Capita Income $28,901
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.46% 1.43%
Households 1.28% 1.47%
Families 1.18% 1.4%
Median Household Income   2.71%
Per Capita Income   2.05%
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.


Santa Rosa County FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Santa Rosa County to the other 67 counties and county equivalents 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 # 30 57th
Population Density1 # 35 49th
Diversity Index2 # 57 16th
Median Household Income # 5 94th
Per Capita Income # 15 79th

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