Horseshoe Beach, Florida

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Population in 2019: 168 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -18.4%
Males: 97  (57.9%)
Females: 71  (42.1%)
Median resident age:

65.8 years
Florida median age:

42.4 years

Zip codes: 32648.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $65,277 (it was $33,750 in 2000)
Horseshoe Beach:

$65,277
FL:

$59,227

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $46,319 (it was $16,535 in 2000)

Horseshoe Beach town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $149,473 (it was $72,100 in 2000)
Horseshoe Beach:

$149,473
FL:

$245,100

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $133,773; detached houses: $197,276; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $144,384; mobile homes: $73,427; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $20,307
March 2019 cost of living index in Horseshoe Beach: 81.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 0.0%
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According to our research of Florida and other state lists, there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Horseshoe Beach, Florida as of March 06, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Horseshoe Beach is 31 to 1.


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Ancestries: French (13.8%), German (13.8%), English (10.3%), Polish (6.9%), American (5.2%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 5 feet

Land area: 0.20 square miles.

Population density: 827 people per square mile   (low).

Horseshoe Beach, Florida map

14 residents are foreign born (5.8% Europe, 3.3% Latin America).

This town:

11.6%
Florida:

20.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,032 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,099 (1.0%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Gainesville, FL (59.4 miles , pop. 95,447).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Tampa, FL (113.3 miles , pop. 303,447).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (727.4 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities:

Cross City, FL (4.1 miles ),
Steinhatchee, FL (4.1 miles ),
Manattee Road, FL (4.8 miles ),
Fanning Springs, FL (4.9 miles ),
Andrews, FL (5.0 miles ),
Cedar Key, FL (5.0 miles ),
Chiefland, FL (5.1 miles ),
Trenton, FL (5.6 miles )

Latitude: 29.44 N, Longitude: 83.29 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 352

Distribution of median household income in Horseshoe Beach, FL in 2019
Distribution of house value in Horseshoe Beach, FL in 2019
Horseshoe Beach satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 2 buildings, average cost: $59,500
  • 1998: 6 buildings, average cost: $96,500
  • 1999: 2 buildings, average cost: $102,000
  • 2000: 8 buildings, average cost: $116,300
  • 2001: 9 buildings, average cost: $156,200
  • 2002: 4 buildings, average cost: $144,500
  • 2003: 3 buildings, average cost: $128,300
  • 2004: 12 buildings, average cost: $165,800
  • 2005: 14 buildings, average cost: $165,800
  • 2006: 14 buildings, average cost: $165,800
  • 2007: 12 buildings, average cost: $165,800
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $175,600
  • 2012: 2 buildings, average cost: $190,000
  • 2013: 2 buildings, average cost: $190,000
  • 2014: 2 buildings, average cost: $190,000
  • 2015: 1 building, cost: $190,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Horseshoe Beach, FL residents
Average permit cost in Horseshoe Beach, FL
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

5.1%
Florida:

6.3%
Most common industries in Horseshoe Beach, FL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (21.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (12.3%)
  • Construction (11.0%)
  • Public administration (8.2%)
  • U. S. Postal service (6.8%)
  • Paper (5.5%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (37.2%)
  • Construction (18.6%)
  • Paper (9.3%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (9.3%)
  • Recyclable material merchant wholesalers (7.0%)
  • Utilities (7.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Public administration (20.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (20.0%)
  • U. S. Postal service (16.7%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (13.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (10.0%)
  • Educational services (10.0%)
  • Health care (10.0%)
Most common occupations in Horseshoe Beach, FL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (21.9%)
  • Fishing, hunting, and forestry occupations (21.9%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (8.2%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.8%)
  • Carpenters (5.5%)
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (5.5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Fishing, hunting, and forestry occupations (37.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (9.3%)
  • Carpenters (9.3%)
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (9.3%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (9.3%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (7.0%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (7.0%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (40.0%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (20.0%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (16.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (10.0%)
  • Other financial specialists (6.7%)
  • Art and design workers (6.7%)
  • Advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers (0.0%)

Average climate in Horseshoe Beach, Florida

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Horseshoe Beach-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Florida state average. It is 54% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/27/1984, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 42.8 miles away from the Horseshoe Beach town center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 3/12/1993, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 25.0 miles away from the town center killed 3 people and injured 10 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Horseshoe Beach-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Florida state average. It is 82% 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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 300.7 miles away from Horseshoe Beach 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 264.8 miles away from the city center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 310.1 miles away from the city center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 303.1 miles away from Horseshoe Beach center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 375.5 miles away from Horseshoe Beach center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 360.5 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 Dixie County (23) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 17
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 10, Tropical Storms: 5, Floods: 4, Fires: 3, Storms: 3, Tornadoes: 3, Winds: 2, Freeze: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Horseshoe Beach topographic map

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Horseshoe Beach:

  • Santa Fe College (about 55 miles; Gainesville, FL; Full-time enrollment: 11,819)
  • University of Florida (about 58 miles; Gainesville, FL; FT enrollment: 43,357)
  • Florida Gateway College (about 67 miles; Lake City, FL; FT enrollment: 2,179)
  • Rasmussen College-Florida (about 69 miles; Ocala, FL; FT enrollment: 5,736)
  • College of Central Florida (about 70 miles; Ocala, FL; FT enrollment: 6,103)
  • Pasco-Hernando Community College (about 90 miles; New Port Richey, FL; FT enrollment: 7,030)
  • Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (about 91 miles; Tallahassee, FL; FT enrollment: 10,841)

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Dixie County Fire and Rescue Station 61 (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Hotel: Angler's Retreat (Highway 351).

Dixie 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 Horseshoe Beach that have no violations reported:

  • LILLY CREEK GENERAL STORE (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This town:

2.0 people
Florida:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

62.8%
Whole state:

65.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

0.0%
Whole state:

7.3%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Horseshoe Beach:

Marital status in Horseshoe Beach, FL
  • Never married: 2.9%
  • Now married: 89.6%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 5.6%
  • Divorced: 1.9%

For population 25 years and over in Horseshoe Beach:

  • High school or higher: 67.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.5%
  • Unemployed: 9.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.4
Florida average:

12.1

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Horseshoe Beach, FL (based on Dixie County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant3,94722
Mainline Protestant4423
Other1882
Catholic1641
None11,681-
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: 3
Dixie County:

2.01 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
This county:

2.01 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

1.28 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
This county:

3.35 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

3.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 5
Dixie County:

3.35 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.45 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

11.7%
State:

9.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

29.7%
Florida:

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

15.0%
State:

14.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Horseshoe Beach:

51.0%
Florida:

50.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Horseshoe Beach:

41.1%
State:

48.5%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.0
Florida:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

15.2%
Florida:

19.9%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

6.0%
State:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.7
Florida:

6.9

Overweight people:
Horseshoe Beach:

36.7%
Florida:

34.8%

General health condition:
Horseshoe Beach:

47.3%
State:

56.4%

Average condition of hearing:
Horseshoe Beach:

75.5%
State:

78.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Horseshoe Beach, FL Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Water Supply 1$4,969$59,6280$0
Firefighters 0$0 1$886
Other Government Administration 0$0 6$2,507
Totals for Government 1$4,969$59,6287$3,393

Horseshoe Beach government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $386,000 ($2297.62)
    Central Staff Services: $30,000 ($178.57)
    Financial Administration: $24,000 ($142.86)
    Regular Highways: $22,000 ($130.95)
    Local Fire Protection: $17,000 ($101.19)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $7,000 ($41.67)
    Health - Other: $2,000 ($11.90)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,000 ($11.90)
    Police Protection: $2,000 ($11.90)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $1,000 ($5.95)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $24,000 ($142.86)

Horseshoe Beach government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $20,000 ($119.05)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($5.95)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $249,000 ($1482.14)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $10,000 ($59.52)
    General Local Government Support: $9,000 ($53.57)
  • Tax - Property: $99,000 ($589.29)
    Motor Fuels Sales: $35,000 ($208.33)
    Public Utilities Sales: $22,000 ($130.95)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $9,000 ($53.57)
    Other License: $2,000 ($11.90)

Horseshoe Beach government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $860,000 ($5119.05)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $832,000 ($4952.38)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $24,000 ($142.86)

Horseshoe Beach government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $758,000 ($4511.90)

8.38% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($36,546 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.38%
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 Levy County, FL  1.08% ($32,022 average AGI)
from Alachua County, FL  0.84% ($25,543)
from Gilchrist County, FL  0.55% ($50,783)

Strongest AM radio stations in Horseshoe Beach:

  • WFVR (910 AM; 50 kW; VALDOSTA, GA; Owner: RAMA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WOKV (690 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, FL; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WFLF (540 AM; 50 kW; PINE HILLS, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMGG (820 AM; 50 kW; LARGO, FL; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ST. PETERSBURG LICENSEE)
  • WQTM (740 AM; 50 kW; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WYNY (1240 AM; 1 kW; CROSS CITY, FL; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WQYK (1010 AM; 50 kW; SEFFNER, FL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF TAMPA)
  • WSTT (730 AM; 25 kW; THOMASVILLE, GA; Owner: MARION R. WILLIAMS)
  • WDYZ (990 AM; 50 kW; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WRZN (720 AM; 10 kW; HERNANDO, FL; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • WONQ (1030 AM; 45 kW; OVIEDO, FL; Owner: FLORIDA BROADCASTERS)

Strongest FM radio stations in Horseshoe Beach:

  • WKZY (106.9 FM; CROSS CITY, FL; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKTK (98.5 FM; CRYSTAL RIVER, FL; Owner: ENTERCOM GAINESVILLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • WRGO (102.7 FM; CEDAR KEY, FL; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WDJY (101.7 FM; TRENTON, FL; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WNDN (107.9 FM; CHIEFLAND, FL; Owner: OCALA BROADCASTING CORPORATION, L.L.)

TV broadcast stations around Horseshoe Beach:

  • WFXU (Channel 57; LIVE OAK, FL; Owner: WFXU LICENSE CORPORATION)

Horseshoe Beach fatal accident list:

Jan 1, 1994 01:40 AM, Cr351, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Feb 17, 1988 11:25 AM, 3rdavee, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Feb 7, 1980 04:50 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Horseshoe Beach)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Cr 351 (24520/Jena) (Lat: 29.526806 Lon: -83.237806), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 101.5 m, Overall height: 108.5 m, Call Sign: WQVA895,
    Assigned Frequencies: 4950.00 MHz, Grant Date: 12/10/2014, Expiration Date: 12/10/2024, Certifier: Mike ` Cassidy, Registrant: Pros Rf, 5219 Adairville Road, Franklin, KY 42134, Phone: (270) 908-4402, Fax: (786) 549-7864, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • SHIRED ISLAND, County Road 351 Cr 357 (Lat: 29.549556 Lon: -83.182944), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 76.5 m, Overall height: 78.6 m, Call Sign: WQWC308,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6197.24 MHz, 6226.89 MHz, 6256.54 MHz, 6286.19 MHz, 6375.14 MHz, 6404.79 MHz, 6197.24 MHz, 6286.19 MHz, 6256.54 MHz, 6345.49 MHz... (+3 more), Grant Date: 07/15/2015, Expiration Date: 07/15/2025, Certifier: Gregory M Romano, Registrant: Verizon, 1300 I St Nw - Suite 500 East, Washington, DC 20005, Phone: (202) 515-2453, Email:
  • HORSESHOE BE, 1,148 Ne Of Intersection (Lat: 29.447250 Lon: -83.285194), Type: Pole, Structure height: 45.7 m, Overall height: 48.7 m, Call Sign: WQXB952,
    Assigned Frequencies: 5945.20 MHz, 5974.85 MHz, 6004.50 MHz, 6034.15 MHz, 6123.10 MHz, 6152.75 MHz, Grant Date: 01/26/2016, Expiration Date: 01/26/2026, Certifier: Gregory M Romano, Registrant: Verizon, 1300 I St Nw - Suite 500 East, Washington, DC 20005, Phone: (202) 515-2453, Email:

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: BEECH B200 (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 11, Weight: 12,500 - 19,999 Pounds), Engine: P&W PT6A SER (750 HP) (Turbo-prop)
    N-Number: 61DN , Serial Number: BB-1438, Year manufactured: 1992, Airworthiness Date: 07/22/1992, Certificate Issue Date: 03/13/2019
    Registrant (LLC): Dn2 Aviation LLC, Po Box 250, Horseshoe Beach, FL 32648

2006 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2006 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 11. The highest number of fire incidents - 31 took place in 2017, and the least - 1 in 2006. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Horseshoe Beach, FL When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (60.6%), and Structure Fires (22.5%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Horseshoe Beach, FL
    • 8660.6%Outside Fires
    • 3222.5%Structure Fires
    • 2114.8%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 32.1%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Horseshoe Beach, FL
Most common first names in Horseshoe Beach, FL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James870.3 years
John763.1 years
George354.3 years
Thomas372.0 years
William363.0 years
Arthur276.5 years
Joseph275.5 years
Annie274.5 years
Willie285.5 years
Most common last names in Horseshoe Beach, FL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Butler682.8 years
Carter473.8 years
Kight466.2 years
Osteen472.5 years
Valentine380.0 years
Bryant242.0 years
Sherrill281.0 years
Douglas292.5 years
Birchfield273.5 years
Little280.0 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Horseshoe Beach, FL
  • 100.0%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Horseshoe Beach, FL
  • 100.0%Electricity


Horseshoe Beach compared to Florida state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
There are no pilots and 1 other airmen in this city.
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