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High Springs, Florida - Basic Facts

The City of High Springs had a population of 6,064 as of July 1, 2017. High Springs 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 High Springs is located at latitude 29.7995 and longitude -82.5894 in Alachua County. The formal boundaries for the City of High Springs (see map below) encompass a land area of 21.86 sq. miles and a water area of 0.08 sq. miles. Alachua County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 69 feet.

The City of High Springs (GNIS ID: 2404697) 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 City of High Springs is located within High Springs-Alachua CCD of Alachua County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with High Springs population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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High Springs, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 6,064
Daytime Population: Workers 2,054
Daytime Population: Residents 3,162
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 5,216
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.86
Population in Households 6,063
Population in Familes 5,061
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density2 278
Diversity Index3 39


Median Household Income $54,277
Average Household Income $69,602
Per Capita Income $27,510


Total Housing Units 2,625 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,834 (69.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 552 (21.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 240 ( 9.1%)
Median Home Value $186,532
Average Home Value $206,816


Total Households 2,385
Average Household Size 2.54
Family Households 1,700
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.74% 2.59%
Households 1.63% 2.45%
Families 1.62% 2.39%
Median Household Income   2.26%
Per Capita Income   3.28%

High Springs, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares High Springs to the other 919 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Florida by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 421 54th
Population Density # 806 12th
Diversity Index # 554 40th
Median Household Income # 312 66th
Per Capita Income # 416 55th

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