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Fort White, Florida - Basic Facts

The Town of Fort White had a population of 659 as of July 1, 2020. 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 29.9233 and longitude -82.7137 in Columbia County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Fort White 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.


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

POPULATION

Total Population 659 (100%)
Population in Households 659 (100.0%)
Population in Families 542 (82.2%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 273
Diversity Index2 42
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $51,180
Average Household Income $75,576
% of Income for Mortgage4 11%
Per Capita Income $29,337
Wealth Index5 93
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 297 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 208 (70.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 34 (11.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 55 (18.5%)
Median Home Value $134,821
Average Home Value $161,483
Housing Affordability Index3 251
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 242
Average Household Size 2.72
Family Households 170
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 1.53% 1.19%
Households 1.54% 1.13%
Families 1.63% 1.15%
Median Household Income   1.42%
Per Capita Income   1.59%
Owner Occupied HU   1.13%

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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, 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 # 802 13th
Population Density # 811 12th
Median Household Income # 511 45th
Housing Affordability Index # 849 92nd
Per Capita Income # 440 52nd
Diversity Index # 543 41st

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