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Jay, Florida - Basic Facts

The Town of Jay had a population of 562 as of July 1, 2017. Jay 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 Jay is located at latitude 30.9503 and longitude -87.1522 in Santa Rosa County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Jay (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.68 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Santa Rosa County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 259 feet.

The Town of Jay (GNIS ID: 2405907) 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 Jay is located within Jay CCD of Santa Rosa County.

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


Total Population 562
Daytime Population: Workers 819
Daytime Population: Residents 334
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,153
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 2.05
Population in Households 550
Population in Familes 467
Population in Group Qrtrs 12
Population Density2 335
Diversity Index3 15


Median Household Income $42,456
Average Household Income $60,127
Per Capita Income $24,251


Total Housing Units 276 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 171 (62.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 56 (20.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 49 (17.8%)
Median Home Value $99,528
Average Home Value $157,456


Total Households 227
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 162
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 0.73% 1.01%
Households 0.69% 0.95%
Families 1.83% 0.85%
Median Household Income   3.94%
Per Capita Income   3.63%

Jay, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Jay 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 # 815 11th
Population Density # 771 16th
Diversity Index # 855 7th
Median Household Income # 582 37th
Per Capita Income # 535 42nd

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