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Blountstown, Florida - Basic Facts

The City of Blountstown had a population of 2,552 as of July 1, 2020.

The primary coordinate point for Blountstown is located at latitude 30.4435 and longitude -85.0452 in Calhoun County. The formal boundaries for the City of Blountstown encompass a land area of 3.17 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Calhoun County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 66 feet.

The City of Blountstown (GNIS ID: 2403881) 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 Blountstown is located within Blountstown CCD of Calhoun County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Blountstown: Lafarka.


Blountstown, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 2,552 (100%)
Population in Households 1,914 (75.0%)
Population in Families 1,572 (61.6%)
Population in Group Quarters1 638 (25.0%)
Population Density 801
Diversity Index2 54


Median Household Income $32,428
Average Household Income $45,226
% of Income for Mortgage4 13%
Per Capita Income $14,352
Wealth Index5 39


Total HU (Housing Units) 1,055 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 734 (69.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 211 (20.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 110 (10.4%)
Median Home Value $100,806
Average Home Value $137,977
Housing Affordability Index3 201


Total Households 945
Average Household Size 2.03
Family Households 624
Average Family Size 3
  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.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.15% 0.15%
Households 0.05% 0.17%
Families 0.38% 0.13%
Median Household Income   0.86%
Per Capita Income   1.65%
Owner Occupied HU   0.16%


Blountstown, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Blountstown to the other 919 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Florida by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 619 33rd
Population Density # 637 31st
Median Household Income # 866 6th
Housing Affordability Index # 728 79th
Per Capita Income # 875 5th
Diversity Index # 393 57th

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