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Jay, Florida - Basic Facts

The Town of Jay had a population of 564 as of July 1, 2016. Jay ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 Jay is located at latitude 30.9503 and longitude -87.1522 in Santa Rosa County. 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. Santa Rosa County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 259 feet.

The Town of Jay (GNIS ID: 2405907) 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 Jay is located within Jay CCD of Santa Rosa County.

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


Total Population 564
Population in Households 551
Population in Familes 469
Population in Group Qrtrs 13
Population Density1 336
Diversity Index2 15


Total Households 229
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 164
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 280 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 172 (61.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 57 (20.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 51 (18.2%)
Median Home Value $96,154
Average Home Value $155,523


Median Household Income $42,058
Average Household Income $57,615
Per Capita Income $23,386
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.91% 1.18%
Households 0.94% 1.28%
Families 2.33% 1.07%
Median Household Income   2.49%
Per Capita Income   1.88%
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 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 # 815 11th
Population Density1 # 768 17th
Diversity Index2 # 848 8th
Median Household Income # 549 40th
Per Capita Income # 527 43rd

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