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Green Cove Springs, Florida - Basic Facts

The City of Green Cove Springs had a population of 7,729 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Green Cove Springs is located at latitude 29.9904 and longitude -81.681 in Clay County. The formal boundaries for the City of Green Cove Springs (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.39 sq. miles and a water area of 2.51 sq. miles. Clay County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 16 feet.

The City of Green Cove Springs (GNIS ID: 2403735) 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 Green Cove Springs is located within Green Cove Springs CCD of Clay County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Green Cove 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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Green Cove Springs, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 7,729
Daytime Population: Workers 4,550
Daytime Population: Residents 4,454
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 9,004
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.16
Population in Households 7,136
Population in Familes 5,848
Population in Group Qrtrs 593
Population Density2 1,047
Diversity Index3 52


Median Household Income $45,854
Average Household Income $64,476
Per Capita Income $25,888


Total Housing Units 3,135 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,853 (59.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 929 (29.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 352 (11.2%)
Median Home Value $176,195
Average Home Value $214,814


Total Households 2,783
Average Household Size 2.56
Family Households 1,974
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 1.56% 1.43%
Households 1.66% 1.54%
Families 1.44% 1.5%
Median Household Income   2.88%
Per Capita Income   2.68%

Green Cove Springs, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Green Cove 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 # 370 60th
Population Density # 574 38th
Diversity Index # 396 57th
Median Household Income # 496 46th
Per Capita Income # 466 49th

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