Dowling Park, Florida

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Population in July 2007: 7,604.
Males: 3,629  (47.7%)
Females: 3,975  (52.3%)
Median resident age:

44.6 years
Florida median age:

38.7 years

Zip code: 32060

Estimated median household income in 2017: $40,559 (it was $29,936 in 2000)
Dowling Park:

$40,559
FL:

$52,594

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $22,037 (it was $15,921 in 2000)

Dowling Park CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $140,983 (it was $61,400 in 2000)
Dowling Park:

$140,983
FL:

$214,000
March 2019 cost of living index in Dowling Park: 86.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
  • Races in Dowling Park, FL (2000)
    • 6,21792.1%White alone
    • 3204.7%Hispanic
    • 941.4%Black alone
    • 600.9%Two or more races
    • 360.5%American Indian alone
    • 190.3%Asian alone
    • 10.01%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Dowling Park detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

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Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 73 feet

Land area: 174.6 square miles.

Population density: 44 people per square mile   (very low).

Dowling Park, Florida map
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Dowling Park CCD:

1.2% ($736)
Florida:

1.4% ($1,262)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Gainesville, FL (62.1 miles , pop. 95,447).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Jacksonville, FL (90.0 miles , pop. 735,617).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (732.6 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities:

Day, FL (2.9 miles ),
Mayo, FL (3.3 miles ),
Live Oak, FL (3.5 miles ),
McAlpin-Wellborn, FL (4.1 miles ),
Lee, FL (4.1 miles ),
Branford, FL (4.7 miles ),
Madison, FL (4.8 miles ),
Jasper, FL (5.0 miles )

Latitude: 30.21 N, Longitude: 83.16 W

Area code: 386

Distribution of median household income in Dowling Park, FL in 2017
Dowling Park satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.5%
Florida:

3.3%
Most common industries in Dowling Park, FL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Public administration (11.2%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (11.0%)
  • Health care (10.6%)
  • Construction (9.1%)
  • Educational services (5.0%)
  • Food (4.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (15.8%)
  • Construction (15.2%)
  • Public administration (10.8%)
  • Food (5.7%)
  • Truck transportation (4.0%)
  • Chemicals (3.4%)
  • Educational services (3.2%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (20.8%)
  • Public administration (11.7%)
  • Educational services (7.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.6%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (6.1%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (5.6%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (4.6%)
Most common occupations in Dowling Park, FL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (5.6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.6%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (4.4%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (4.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (10.0%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8.8%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (7.3%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (6.7%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (5.8%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (10.7%)
  • Cashiers (8.1%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.8%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.6%)
  • Registered nurses (4.3%)

Average climate in Dowling Park, Florida

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Tornado activity:

Dowling Park-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Florida state average. It is 24% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/27/1984, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 11.1 miles away from the Dowling Park place center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/19/1988, a category F3 tornado 22.3 miles away from the place center killed 4 people and injured 18 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Dowling Park-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Florida state average. It is 95% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/10/2006 at 14:56:08, a magnitude 5.9 (5.9 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, Depth: 8.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 346.0 miles away from Dowling Park center
On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 252.6 miles away from Dowling Park center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 256.4 miles away from Dowling Park center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 257.3 miles away from Dowling Park center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi) earthquake occurred 329.5 miles away from Dowling Park center
On 11/11/2002 at 23:39:29, a magnitude 4.4 (4.0 MB, 4.4 LG, Depth: 1.5 mi) earthquake occurred 243.6 miles away from Dowling Park center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Suwannee County (18) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 7, Fires: 4, Tropical Storms: 4, Floods: 3, Tornadoes: 3, Storms: 2, Winds: 2, Freeze: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers in Dowling Park:

  • ADVENT CHRISTIAN VILLAGE INC (HIGHWAY 136)
  • GOOD SAMARITAN CENTER (BOX 4307)
  • J RALPH SMITH HEALTH CENTER (RT 5 BOX 88)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Dowling Park:

  • Florida Gateway College (about 36 miles; Lake City, FL; Full-time enrollment: 2,179)
  • Valdosta State University (about 45 miles; Valdosta, GA; FT enrollment: 11,155)
  • Wiregrass Georgia Technical College (about 49 miles; Valdosta, GA; FT enrollment: 3,246)
  • Santa Fe College (about 57 miles; Gainesville, FL; FT enrollment: 11,819)
  • University of Florida (about 63 miles; Gainesville, FL; FT enrollment: 43,357)
  • Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (about 69 miles; Tallahassee, FL; FT enrollment: 10,841)
  • Florida State University (about 70 miles; Tallahassee, FL; FT enrollment: 38,283)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Dowling Park: Camp Osceola (A), Suwannee River Power Plant (B), Baker Correctional Institution (C), Beulah Community Hall (D), Dowling Park Volunteer Fire Department (E), Luraville Volunteer Fire Department (F), Falmouth Fire Rescue (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Dowling Park include: Beulah Church (A), Orange Church (B), Rocky Sink Church (C), Oak Hill Church (D), Saint Johns Church (E), Shady Grove Church (F), New Harmony Methodist Church (G), Luraville Baptist Church (H), New Harmony Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Grant Cemetery (1), Mims Cemetery (2), Claywood Cemetery (3), Head Cemetery (4), Mount Willing Cemetery (5), Ivey Cemetery (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lake: Dempsey Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Dowling Park: Peacock Springs State Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Suwannee County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Dowling Park and their reported violations in the past:

JAYVEER FOOD MART 2-DOWLING PARK (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Dowling Park that have no violations reported:

  • ADVENT CHRISTIAN VILLAGE (Population served: 695, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This place:

2.4 people
Florida:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

66.5%
Whole state:

65.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

6.1%
Whole state:

7.3%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

14.9%
Whole state:

12.5%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

5.8%
Whole state:

5.7%
158 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
23 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers in 2010
195 people in nursing homes in 2000
5 people in unknown juvenile institutions in 2000

Banks with branches in Dowling Park (2011 data):

  • First Federal Bank of Florida: Dowling Park Branch at 11035 County Road 136, branch established on 1990/03/01. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $978.4 mil, Deposits: $771.4 mil, headquarters in Lake City, FL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 18 total offices

For population 15 years and over in Dowling Park:

Marital status in Dowling Park, FL
  • Never married: 15.7%
  • Now married: 62.6%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 10.2%
  • Divorced: 11.6%

For population 25 years and over in Dowling Park:

  • High school or higher: 74.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.0%
  • Unemployed: 4.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.4 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.8
Florida average:

12.6

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Dowling Park, FL (based on Suwannee County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant16,15671
Black Protestant2,26212
Mainline Protestant1,44010
Catholic1,0702
Other9576
None19,666-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 6
Suwannee County:

1.53 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Suwannee County:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

1.28 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 32
This county:

8.13 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 17
Suwannee County:

4.32 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

7.45 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.5%
State:

9.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

30.6%
Florida:

23.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Suwannee County:

12.0%
Florida:

14.0%

8.30% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($31,816 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.30%
Florida average:

7.69%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Columbia County, FL  1.26% ($32,529 average AGI)
from Lafayette County, FL  0.34% ($37,413)
from Alachua County, FL  0.33% ($28,136)


6.99% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($31,048 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.99%
Florida average:

6.59%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Columbia County, FL  1.47% ($37,887 average AGI)
to Alachua County, FL  0.38% ($33,000)
to Hamilton County, FL  0.34% ($30,067)

Strongest AM radio stations in Dowling Park:

  • WFVR (910 AM; 50 kW; VALDOSTA, GA; Owner: RAMA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WOKV (690 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, FL; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WSTT (730 AM; 25 kW; THOMASVILLE, GA; Owner: MARION R. WILLIAMS)
  • WQHL (1250 AM; 1 kW; LIVE OAK, FL; Owner: RTG RADIO, LLC)
  • WGSR (1570 AM; 50 kW; FERNANDINA BEACH, FL; Owner: RJM COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WOBS (1530 AM; daytime; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, FL; Owner: WORD BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WFLF (540 AM; 50 kW; PINE HILLS, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WHGH (840 AM; daytime; 10 kW; THOMASVILLE, GA; Owner: H. G. H INVESTMENT CORP.)
  • WQTM (740 AM; 50 kW; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMGG (820 AM; 50 kW; LARGO, FL; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ST. PETERSBURG LICENSEE)
  • WJEM (1150 AM; 5 kW; VALDOSTA, GA; Owner: WJEM, INC.)
  • WDYZ (990 AM; 50 kW; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WFRF (1070 AM; daytime; 10 kW; TALLAHASSEE, FL; Owner: FAITH RADIO NETWORK, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Dowling Park:

  • WLVO (106.1 FM; LIVE OAK, FL; Owner: LEON F. PETTERSEN)
  • WQHL-FM (98.1 FM; LIVE OAK, FL; Owner: RTG RADIO, LLC)
  • WQPW (95.7 FM; VALDOSTA, GA; Owner: RTG RADIO, LLC)
  • WGSG (89.5 FM; MAYO, FL; Owner: TRUE CONCEPTS OF LEVY COUNTY, INC.)
  • WVHT (105.7 FM; MONTICELLO, FL; Owner: WILSON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WQLC (102.1 FM; WATERTOWN, FL; Owner: LOUIS D. BOLTON, II)
  • WXHT (102.7 FM; MADISON, FL; Owner: MAGNUM BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WOLR (91.3 FM; LAKE CITY, FL; Owner: WOLR 91.3 FM, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Dowling Park:

  • WFXU (Channel 57; LIVE OAK, FL; Owner: WFXU LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WLCF-LP (Channel 11; LAKE CITY, FL; Owner: BUDD BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • W39BZ (Channel 39; LAKE CITY, FL; Owner: ERIC McBRIDE)
  • W66CQ (Channel 66; LAKE CITY, FL; Owner: MARTHA RAYBURN)
  • WCTV (Channel 6; THOMASVILLE, GA; Owner: WCTV LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WTWC-TV (Channel 40; TALLAHASSEE, FL; Owner: WTWC LICENSEE, LLC)
  • W23AQ (Channel 23; LAKE CITY, FL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Dowling Park)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

16 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Dowling Park)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: AERO COMMANDER 112 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 121 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO-360 SER (300 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 1019J , Serial Number: 19, Year manufactured: 1972, Airworthiness Date: 11/21/1972, Certificate Issue Date: 09/12/2000
    Registrant (Individual): Donnie C Evans, Po Box 4797, Dowling Park, FL 32064

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Dowling Park, FL
  • 62.7%Electricity
  • 29.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 3.0%Wood
  • 0.9%Utility gas
  • 0.6%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Dowling Park, FL
  • 62.8%Electricity
  • 28.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 5.5%Wood
  • 2.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.1%No fuel used


Dowling Park compared to Florida state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Dowling Park on our top lists:

  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: farm product raw materials merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: material moving workers except supervisors and laborers and material movers, hand (population 5,000+)"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: farmers and farm managers (population 5,000+)"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (population 5,000+)"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations (population 5,000+)"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: vending machine operators (population 5,000+)"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: food (population 5,000+)"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: gasoline stations (population 5,000+)"
  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: leather and allied products (population 5,000+)"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: cashiers (population 5,000+)"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: recyclable material merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: recyclable material merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: farmers and farm managers (population 5,000+)"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: food (population 5,000+)"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: groceries and related products merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #33 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: motor vehicle and parts dealers (population 5,000+)"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: private households (population 5,000+)"
  • #43 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: furniture and home furnishing merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: department and other general merchandise stores (population 5,000+)"
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