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Fanning Springs, Florida - Basic Facts

The City of Fanning Springs had a population of 873 as of July 1, 2017. Fanning Springs ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Florida. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Fanning Springs is located at latitude 29.5882 and longitude -82.9251 in Gilchrist County. The formal boundaries for the City of Fanning Springs (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.89 sq. miles and a water area of 0.13 sq. miles. Gilchrist County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 30 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Fanning Springs are located in Gilchrist County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Levy County.

The City of Fanning Springs (GNIS ID: ) has a P1 Census Class Code which indicates populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. 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 Fanning Springs is located within Chiefland CCD of Gilchrist County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Fanning Springs population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Fanning Springs: Fannin Springs, Suwannee River.

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Fanning Springs, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 873
Daytime Population: Workers 208
Daytime Population: Residents 515
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 723
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.83
Population in Households 855
Population in Familes 697
Population in Group Qrtrs 18
Population Density2 179
Diversity Index3 24


Median Household Income $35,571
Average Household Income $49,044
Per Capita Income $19,718


Total Housing Units 472 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 292 (61.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 86 (18.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 94 (19.9%)
Median Home Value $88,200
Average Home Value $123,368


Total Households 378
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 262
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 0.67% 0.7%
Households 0.68% 0.73%
Families 1.63% 0.6%
Median Household Income   2.65%
Per Capita Income   3.12%

Fanning Springs, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fanning 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 # 763 17th
Population Density # 844 8th
Diversity Index # 745 19th
Median Household Income # 770 16th
Per Capita Income # 705 23rd

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