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The City of Port Saint Joe had a population of 3,424 as of July 1, 2017. Port Saint Joe 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 Port Saint Joe is located at latitude 29.8228 and longitude -85.3112 in Gulf County. The formal boundaries for the City of Port Saint Joe (see map below) encompass a land area of 9.45 sq. miles and a water area of 2.64 sq. miles. Gulf County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 7 feet.

The City of Port Saint Joe (GNIS ID: 2404557) 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 Port Saint Joe is located within Port St. Joe CCD of Gulf County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Port Saint Joe 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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Port Saint Joe, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 3,424
Daytime Population: Workers 2,644
Daytime Population: Residents 1,987
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,631
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.35
Population in Households 3,270
Population in Familes 2,620
Population in Group Qrtrs 154
Population Density2 362
Diversity Index3 46


Median Household Income $38,669
Average Household Income $49,774
Per Capita Income $22,302


Total Housing Units 1,960 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 894 (45.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 500 (25.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 566 (28.9%)
Median Home Value $161,486
Average Home Value $179,703


Total Households 1,394
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 896
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 -0.08% 0.32%
Households -0.11% 0.31%
Families -0.44% 0.27%
Median Household Income   1.84%
Per Capita Income   2.65%

Port Saint Joe, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Port Saint Joe 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 # 554 40th
Population Density # 760 17th
Diversity Index # 473 49th
Median Household Income # 689 25th
Per Capita Income # 612 34th

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