Sawgrass, FL Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Sawgrass, Florida - Basic Facts

The Sawgrass Census Designated Place had a population of 5,328 as of July 1, 2017. Sawgrass ranks in the lower quartile for 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 Sawgrass is located at latitude 30.1912 and longitude -81.3711 in St. Johns County. The formal boundaries for the Sawgrass Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3 sq. miles and a water area of 0.37 sq. miles. St. Johns County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 3 feet.

The Sawgrass Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2402826) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Florida is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Sawgrass Census Designated Place is located within Ponte Vedra CCD of St. Johns County.

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


Total Population 5,328
Daytime Population: Workers 1,001
Daytime Population: Residents 3,196
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,197
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.79
Population in Households 5,328
Population in Familes 4,056
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,775
Diversity Index3 18


Median Household Income $93,901
Average Household Income $142,261
Per Capita Income $70,676


Total Housing Units 3,513 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,962 (55.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 685 (19.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 866 (24.7%)
Median Home Value $524,798
Average Home Value $561,735


Total Households 2,647
Average Household Size 2.01
Family Households 1,598
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 1.22% 1.99%
Households 1.27% 2.0%
Families 0.84% 1.76%
Median Household Income   1.03%
Per Capita Income   1.57%

Sawgrass, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sawgrass 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 # 455 51st
Population Density # 426 54th
Diversity Index # 822 10th
Median Household Income # 36 96th
Per Capita Income # 23 98th

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