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The City of Lawtey had a population of 745 as of July 1, 2021. Lawtey 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 Lawtey is located at latitude 30.0441 and longitude -82.0718 in Bradford County. The formal boundaries for the City of Lawtey encompass a land area of 1.44 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Bradford County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 161 feet.

The City of Lawtey 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 Lawtey is located within Lawtey CCD of Bradford County.

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Lawtey, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 745 (100%)
Population in Households 476 (63.9%)
Population in Families 400 (53.7%)
Population in Group Quarters1 269 (36.1%)
Population Density 493
Diversity Index2 56


Median Household Income $44,199
Average Household Income $52,459
% of Income for Mortgage4 11%
Per Capita Income $14,084
Wealth Index5 42


Total HU (Housing Units) 351 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 221 (63.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 81 (23.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 49 (14.0%)
Median Home Value $115,854
Average Home Value $152,841
Housing Affordability Index3 245


Total Households 302
Average Household Size 1.58
Family Households 215
Average Family Size 2
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 0.18% 0.11%
Households 0.27% 0.13%
Families 0.96% 0.0%
Median Household Income   2.67%
Per Capita Income   1.89%
Owner Occupied HU   0.27%

Lawtey, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lawtey to the other 919 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Florida by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 # 794 14th
Population Density # 729 21st
Median Household Income # 684 26th
Housing Affordability Index # 875 95th
Per Capita Income # 885 4th
Diversity Index # 370 60th

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