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 2012: $34,394 (it was $29,936 in 2000)
Dowling Park:

$34,394
FL:

$45,040
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $19,164 (it was $15,921 in 2000)

Dowling Park CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $96,982 (it was $61,400 in 2000)
Dowling Park:

$96,982
FL:

$148,200
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $205,034; Detached houses: $324,997; Townhouses or other attached units: $199,118; Mobile homes: $122,535
Dowling Park races chart
  • White alone - 6,217 (92.1%)
  • Hispanic - 320 (4.7%)
  • Black alone - 94 (1.4%)
  • Two or more races - 60 (0.9%)
  • American Indian alone - 36 (0.5%)
  • Asian alone - 19 (0.3%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 1 (0.01%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Dowling Park: 144.3 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

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

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

For population 15 years and over in Dowling Park CCD:

  • Never married: 15.7%
  • Now married: 62.6%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 10.2%
  • Divorced: 11.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Dowling Park CCD:  1.2% ($736)
Florida:  1.4% ($1,262)
Dowling Park satellite photo by USGS

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

Dowling Park household income distribution Dowling Park home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.0%
Florida:

6.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (16%)
  • Construction (15%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Food (6%)
  • Truck transportation (4%)
  • Chemicals (3%)
  • Educational services (3%)
  • Health care (21%)
  • Public administration (12%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (11%)
  • Cashiers (8%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)

Work and jobs in Dowling Park: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

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 the city 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 the city center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 257.3 miles away from the city 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 the city 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 (16) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 6, Fires: 4, Floods: 3, Tornadoes: 3, Tropical Storms: 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)

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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

Dowling Park compared to Florida state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage 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 significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (63%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (29%)
  • Wood (4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3%)
  • Utility gas (1%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 50.38%
Here: 50.4%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)LDS (Mormon) Church
Adherents68.2%6.1%6.0%5.2%2.9%
Congregations45.2%2.7%6.8%8.2%1.4%
NameChurches of ChristEpiscopal ChurchPresbyterian Church in AmericaAssemblies of GodOther
Adherents2.5%2.1%1.5%1.4%4.2%
Congregations6.8%1.4%1.4%2.7%23.3%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 6
Suwannee County:

1.53 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

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
Suwannee County:

8.13 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

4.32 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.5%
Florida:

9.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Suwannee County:

30.6%
Florida:

23.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

12.0%
State:

14.0%

7.89% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($28,313 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.89%
Florida average:

7.97%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Columbia County, FL  1.68% ($24,667 average AGI)
from Hamilton County, FL  0.40% ($27,769)
from Miami-Dade County, FL  0.30% ($36,079)


7.60% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($25,499 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.60%
Florida average:

7.17%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Columbia County, FL  1.40% ($25,406 average AGI)
to Alachua County, FL  0.39% ($19,100)
to Duval County, FL  0.27% ($22,543)

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:

2
  • cicily wallace, 10677 County Road 136 (Lat: 30.254111 Lon: -83.237139), Type: 77.4, Structure height: 12121 m, Overall height: 76.2 m
    Registrant: 7707971070, Network.Regulatory@verizonwireless.Com, 1120 SANCTUARY PKWY Ste 1-50 Gasa5reg
  • cicily wallace, 10677 County Road 136 (Lat: 30.254111 Lon: -83.237139), Type: 77.4, Structure height: 12121 m, Overall height: 76.2 m
    Registrant: 7707971070, Network.Regulatory@verizonwireless.Com, 1120 SANCTUARY PKWY Ste 1-50 Gasa5reg

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 2

Dowling Park on our top lists:

  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers (population 5,000+)"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Leather and allied products (population 5,000+)"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers (population 5,000+)"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Supervisors, construction and extraction workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Farm product raw material merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest maximum monthly morning or afternoon humidity (population 5,000+)"
  • #91 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in nursing homes (population 5,000+)"
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