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Fort White, Florida - Basic Facts

The Town of Fort White had a population of 609 as of July 1, 2017. Fort White 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 Fort White is located at latitude 29.9224 and longitude -82.7136 in Columbia County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Fort White (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.4 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Columbia County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 69 feet.

The Town of Fort White (GNIS ID: 2406511) 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 Fort White is located within Fort White CCD of Columbia County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Fort White 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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Fort White, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 609
Daytime Population: Workers 350
Daytime Population: Residents 364
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 714
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.17
Population in Households 609
Population in Familes 502
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 254
Diversity Index3 40


Median Household Income $45,954
Average Household Income $59,317
Per Capita Income $23,149


Total Housing Units 262 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 181 (69.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 39 (14.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 43 (16.4%)
Median Home Value $110,714
Average Home Value $166,667


Total Households 219
Average Household Size 2.78
Family Households 155
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 0.99% 0.78%
Households 0.78% 0.72%
Families 0.92% 0.64%
Median Household Income   2.66%
Per Capita Income   3.52%

Fort White, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fort White 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 # 807 12th
Population Density # 813 12th
Diversity Index # 542 41st
Median Household Income # 493 46th
Per Capita Income # 576 37th

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