Ponce de Leon, FL Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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The Town of Ponce de Leon had a population of 625 as of July 1, 2017. Ponce de Leon 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 Ponce de Leon is located at latitude 30.724 and longitude -85.9369 in Holmes County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Ponce de Leon (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.96 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Holmes County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 62 feet.

The Town of Ponce de Leon (GNIS ID: 2407146) 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 Ponce de Leon is located within West Holmes CCD of Holmes County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Ponce de Leon 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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Ponce de Leon, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 625
Daytime Population: Workers 312
Daytime Population: Residents 336
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 648
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.04
Population in Households 625
Population in Familes 521
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 126
Diversity Index3 21


Median Household Income $31,911
Average Household Income $43,454
Per Capita Income $17,123


Total Housing Units 303 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 196 (64.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 60 (19.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 47 (15.5%)
Median Home Value $100,000
Average Home Value $152,551


Total Households 256
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 175
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 0.61% 0.0%
Households 0.55% 0.0%
Families 1.42% -0.11%
Median Household Income   2.85%
Per Capita Income   3.1%

Ponce de Leon, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ponce de Leon 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 # 805 13th
Population Density # 870 5th
Diversity Index # 787 14th
Median Household Income # 834 9th
Per Capita Income # 800 13th

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