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Jay, Florida - Basic Facts

The Town of Jay is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Santa Rosa County at latitude 30.9503 and longitude -87.1522. Santa Rosa County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 259 feet.

The formal official name is the Town of Jay, but most people and references simply refer to it as Jay, Florida.

The P1 Census Class Code for Jay indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the Town of Jay (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.68 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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Jay, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 553
Population in Households 541
Population in Familes 460
Population in Group Qrtrs 12
Population Density1 330
Diversity Index2 14


Total Households 226
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 161
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 276 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 171 (62.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 54 (19.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 50 (18.1%)
Median Home Value $103,226
Average Home Value $137,353


Median Household Income $40,843
Average Household Income $54,198
Per Capita Income $21,401
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.87% 1.2%
Households 1.07% 1.29%
Families 3.0% 1.21%
Median Household Income   4.22%
Per Capita Income   2.91%
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.


Jay, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Jay to the other 920 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Florida by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 813 12th
Population Density1 # 773 16th
Diversity Index2 # 861 7th
Median Household Income # 520 44th
Per Capita Income # 539 42nd

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