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Welaka, Florida - Basic Facts

The Town of Welaka had a population of 865 as of July 1, 2019. Welaka 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 Welaka is located at latitude 29.4791 and longitude -81.6715 in Putnam County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Welaka encompass a land area of 1.5 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Putnam County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 26 feet.

The Town of Welaka (GNIS ID: 2406853) 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 Welaka is located within Crescent City CCD of Putnam County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Welaka: Walaka.

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Welaka, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Welaka, FL Housing Affordability Index is 114
State of Florida Housing Affordability Index is 113
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.

WEALTH INDEX

Welaka, FL Wealth Index is 43
State of Florida Wealth Index is 94
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.

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POPULATION

Total Population 865 (100%)
Population in Households 858 (99.2%)
Population in Families 656 (75.8%)
Population in Group Quarters1 7 ( 0.8%)
Population Density 589
Diversity Index2 40
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $31,531
Average Household Income $43,306
Per Capita Income $19,305
Wealth Index4 43

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 644 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 281 (43.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 116 (18.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 248 (38.5%)
Median Home Value $149,457
Housing Affordability Index3 114
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 396
Average Household Size 2.17
Family Households 249
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 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.
  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 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

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 2.31% 1.74%
Households 2.09% 1.76%
Families 2.85% 1.71%
Median Household Income   0.4%
Per Capita Income   1.94%

Welaka, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Welaka to the other 919 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Florida by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 767 17th
Population Density # 695 24th
Diversity Index # 554 40th
Median Household Income # 874 5th
Per Capita Income # 736 20th

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