Live Oak, Florida

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Population in 2013: 6,974 (93% urban, 7% rural). Population change since 2000: +7.6%
 
Males: 3,510  (50.3%)
Females: 3,464  (49.7%)
Median resident age:  34.2 years
Florida median age:  40.3 years

Zip codes: 32060, 32064.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $22,592 (it was $24,380 in 2000)
Live Oak:

$22,592
FL:

$45,040
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $14,686 (it was $12,374 in 2000)

Live Oak city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $81,909 (it was $51,000 in 2000)
Live Oak:

$81,909
FL:

$148,200
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $128,544; Detached houses: $134,331; Townhouses or other attached units: $165,318; In 2-unit structures: $249,307; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $217,344; Mobile homes: $88,771

Median gross rent in 2012: $635.

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  • White alone - 3,016 (43.0%)
  • Black alone - 2,900 (41.3%)
  • Hispanic - 971 (13.8%)
  • Two or more races - 102 (1.5%)
  • Asian alone - 20 (0.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 11 (0.2%)

Races in Live Oak detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Live Oak: 80.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: English (11.3%), United States (9.0%), German (4.7%), Irish (4.4%), West Indian (3.6%), Italian (1.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 102 feet

Land area: 6.96 square miles.

Population density: 1,003 people per square mile   (low).

Live Oak,FL real estate house value index trend

Live Oak, Florida map

For population 25 years and over in Live Oak:

  • High school or higher: 73.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.5%
  • Unemployed: 10.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Live Oak city:

  • Never married: 36.2%
  • Now married: 29.8%
  • Separated: 2.0%
  • Widowed: 13.2%
  • Divorced: 18.8%

636 residents are foreign born (2.2% Latin America, 1.0% Asia).

This city:  9.1%
Florida:  19.4%



According to our research of Florida and other state lists there were 67 registered sex offenders living in Live Oak, Florida as of April 27, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Live Oak to the number of sex offenders is 103 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $631 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $672 (0.6%)

Live Oak satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Gainesville, FL (58.4 miles , pop. 95,447).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Jacksonville, FL (79.2 miles , pop. 735,617).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (742.9 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: McAlpin-Wellborn, FL (3.2 miles ), Dowling Park, FL (3.5 miles ), White Springs, FL (3.7 miles ), Jasper, FL (4.0 miles ), Day, FL (4.4 miles ), Mayo, FL (4.5 miles ), Lee, FL (4.5 miles ), Five Points, FL (4.6 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 12 buildings, average cost: $44,800
  • 1998: 10 buildings, average cost: $52,600
  • 1999: 14 buildings, average cost: $53,400
  • 2000: 10 buildings, average cost: $57,400
  • 2001: 9 buildings, average cost: $95,800
  • 2002: 3 buildings, average cost: $86,200
  • 2003: 7 buildings, average cost: $71,300
  • 2004: 10 buildings, average cost: $80,500
  • 2005: 12 buildings, average cost: $60,100
  • 2006: 7 buildings, average cost: $101,900
  • 2007: 6 buildings, average cost: $70,000
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $70,000
  • 2009: 8 buildings, average cost: $54,300
  • 2010: 14 buildings, average cost: $81,100
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $150,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 30.29 N, Longitude: 82.99 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +4,971 (+70.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,251 (64.5%)

Area code: 386

Live Oak household income distribution Live Oak home values distribution

Crime rates in Live Oak by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 000000020000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.027.80.00.00.00.0
Rapes 363222033320
per 100,000 45.188.544.529.328.628.40.041.841.141.528.80.0
Robberies 22252213614143350181512
per 100,000 330.9368.9326.5190.785.9198.9197.2459.4685.1248.9216.0171.1
Assaults 785540464040708550525549
per 100,000 1173.3811.6593.6674.7572.9568.3985.91183.2685.1719.0792.2698.8
Burglaries 220248191221136122146146149150155166
per 100,000 3309.33659.42834.23241.41947.91733.22056.32032.32041.72074.12232.52367.4
Thefts 313229186188163173151143141182162144
per 100,000 4708.23379.12760.12757.42334.62457.72126.81990.51932.02516.62333.32053.6
Auto thefts 3814221913181913912117
per 100,000 571.6206.6326.5278.7186.2255.7267.6181.0123.3165.9158.499.8
Arson 312410000000
per 100,000 45.114.829.758.714.30.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 298.9) 808.5727.2568.1556.4394.6421.9490.3677.1585.8494.1492.0432.4

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Live Oak detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 21 (17 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.42
Florida average:

2.45
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.0%
Florida:

6.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -9 (-0.1%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (19%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Construction (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Other services, except public administration (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (6%)
  • Food processing workers (6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Cashiers (6%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4%)

Work and jobs in Live Oak: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Live Oak, Florida

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Live Oak-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Florida state average. It is 20% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/27/1984, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 18.7 miles away from the Live Oak city center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/19/1988, a category F3 tornado 20.7 miles away from the city center killed 4 people and injured 18 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Live Oak-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 357.1 miles away from the city center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 249.2 miles away from Live Oak 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) earthquake occurred 261.2 miles away from the city center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 245.9 miles away from the city 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 231.8 miles away from Live Oak 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 328.9 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).
Live Oak topographic map

Birthplace of: Terri Runnels - Professional wrestling manager, Andra Davis - 2005 NFL player (Cleveland Browns, born: Dec 23, 1978), Fain Skinner - Karting champion and stock car racing driver, Kelly Jennings - Football defensive back, Herbert Perry - College baseball player, Bruce Johnson (American football) - Player of football, Chan Perry - College baseball player, Del Williams - Football player, Edmund Nelson (American football) - Football player, Selena Roberts - Sportswriter.

Hospitals and medical centers in Live Oak:

  • SHANDS LIVE OAK REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (Proprietary, 1100 SW 11TH ST)
  • FMC DIALYSIS SERVICES - LIVE OAK (10543 SUWANNEE PLAZA BLVD)
  • GOOD SAMARITAN CENTER (10676 MARVIN JONES BLVD)
  • SURREY PLACE CARE CENTER (110 SE LEE AVE)
  • SUWANNEE HEALTH CARE CENTER (1620 E HELVENSTON ST)

Airports and heliports located in Live Oak:

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College/University in Live Oak:

  • Suwannee-Hamilton Technical Center (Full-time enrollment: 126; Location: 415 SW Pinewood Dr; Public; Website: suwannee.shtc.schooldesk.net/)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Live Oak:

  • Florida Gateway College (about 27 miles; Lake City, FL; Full-time enrollment: 2,179)
  • Valdosta State University (about 43 miles; Valdosta, GA; FT enrollment: 11,155)
  • Wiregrass Georgia Technical College (about 47 miles; Valdosta, GA; FT enrollment: 3,246)
  • Santa Fe College (about 54 miles; Gainesville, FL; FT enrollment: 11,819)
  • University of Florida (about 59 miles; Gainesville, FL; FT enrollment: 43,357)
  • Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (about 79 miles; Tallahassee, FL; FT enrollment: 10,841)
  • Florida State University (about 79 miles; Tallahassee, FL; FT enrollment: 38,283)

Private high schools in Live Oak:

  • MELODY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 228; Location: 10046 HWY 129 S; Grades: PK - 12)
  • BOYS RANCH LEARNING CENTER (Students: 52; Location: BECK EDUCATIONAL BUILDING; Grades: 6 - 12)
  • FREEDOM SCHOOL (Students: 17; Location: 10413 US HIGHWAY 129 S; Grades: 2 - 12)

Private elementary/middle schools in Live Oak:

  • WESTWOOD CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 144; Location: 920 11TH ST SW; Grades: PK - 6)
  • TABERNACLE BAPTIST SCHOOLS (Students: 53; Location: 8736 GOLDKIST BLVD; Grades: KG - KG)
See full list of schools located in Live Oak, School District: SUWANNEE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT

Library in Live Oak:

  • SUWANNEE RIVER REGIONAL LIBRARY SYSTEM (Operating income: $2,040,248; Location: 1848 OHIO/M L KING AVENUE SOUTH; 195,676 books; 10,224 audio materials; 21,285 video materials; 2 local licensed databases; 62 state licensed databases; 530 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Live Oak: South Oaks Square (A), Live Oak Plaza (B), Reeves Field (C), Suwannee River Regional Library (D), Suwannee County Sheriff's Office - Criminal (E), Live Oak Police Department (F), Suwannee County Help Stop Crime Office (G), Live Oak Fire Department (H), Suwannee County Sheriff's Office (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Suwannee County Mall (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Live Oak include: Westwood Baptist Church (A), Westside Church of Christ (B), Triumph the Church and Kingdom of God in Christ Church (C), Sweet Hope Baptist Church (D), Saint Lukes Episcopal Church (E), New National Grove Missionary Baptist Church (F), Nazareth Seventh Day Adventist Church (G), Mount Moriah Baptist Church (H), Live Oak Seventh Day Adventist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Tourist attraction: Franklin Enterprises (Newburn Road).

Hotel: Best Western Suwannee River (6819 US 129 North).

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 56.4. This is better than average.

City:

56.4
U.S.:

74.2

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 1.80. This is about average. Closest monitor was 14.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.80
U.S.:

1.93

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 23.9. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 23.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

23.9
U.S.:

32.0

Drinking water stations with addresses in Live Oak and their reported violations in the past:

SPIRIT OF THE SUWANNEE CAMPGROUND. (Population served: 291, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-16-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-16-2007)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between JUL-2007 and SEP-2007, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-16-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-16-2007)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between JUL-2005 and SEP-2005, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
FLORIDA SHERIFF'S BOYS RANCH (Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2010 and SEP-2010, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St BCA signed (DEC-21-2009), St Public Notif received (OCT-08-2010), St Compliance achieved (AUG-24-2011)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2010 and SEP-2010, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St BCA signed (DEC-21-2009), St Public Notif received (OCT-08-2010), St Compliance achieved (AUG-24-2011)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2010 and JUN-2010, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St BCA signed (DEC-21-2009), St Public Notif received (JUN-13-2010), St Compliance achieved (AUG-24-2011)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2010 and JUN-2010, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St BCA signed (DEC-21-2009), St Public Notif received (JUN-13-2010), St Compliance achieved (AUG-24-2011)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2010 and MAR-2010, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St BCA signed (DEC-21-2009), St Compliance achieved (AUG-24-2011)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2010 and MAR-2010, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St BCA signed (DEC-21-2009), St Compliance achieved (AUG-24-2011)
  • 7 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2006 and SEP-2006, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-14-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-22-2009), St BCA signed (DEC-21-2009)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2006 and SEP-2006, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-14-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-22-2009), St BCA signed (DEC-21-2009)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-2005, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-07-2006), St BCA signed (JUN-19-2006), St Compliance achieved (AUG-07-2006)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 2 minor monitoring violations
SOUTH CONG. OF JEHOVAHS WIT. (Population served: 180, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
ONE STOP STORE #7 (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
SUWANNEE RIVER STATE PARK (Population served: 72, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In APR-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-06-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-06-2007), St Compliance achieved (JUN-11-2007), St Public Notif received (JUN-11-2007)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JAN-2007 and MAR-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-06-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-06-2007), St Compliance achieved (JUN-11-2007), St Public Notif received (JUN-11-2007)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In APR-2005, Contaminant: Coliform
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between JAN-2007 and MAR-2007, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-01-2007), St Public Notif requested (MAY-01-2007), St Public Notif received (MAY-04-2007)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between APR-2005 and JUN-2005, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
JIFFY STORE #311 (Population served: 45, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
JIFFY STORE #321 (Population served: 37, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
SUWANNEE COUNTRY CLUB (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Failure to Conduct Assessment Monitoring - Between APR-2012 and JUN-2012, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-01-2012), St Public Notif received (AUG-25-2012)
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Live Oak that have no violations reported:

  • JIFFY FOOD STORE # 316 (Population served: 46, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • JIFFY # 310 (Population served: 45, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • JAYVEER FOOD MART 1 - US 90 (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • HINTON OIL - OLD TOWN (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • TAYLOR'S GROCERY (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • LURAVILLE STORE AND DELI (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 33.7%
(18.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 43.7% for Black residents, 51.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 20.2% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.6 people
Florida:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  64.1%
Whole state:  65.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.1%
Whole state:  7.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Live Oak in 2010:

  • 189 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 137 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 18 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 2 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers

People in group quarters in Live Oak in 2000:

  • 195 people in nursing homes
  • 140 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 11 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

Live Oak, Florida environmental map by EPA

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Live Oak compared to Florida state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Banks with branches in Live Oak (2011 data):

  • First Federal Bank of Florida: South Ohio Avenue Branch at 804 Ohio Avenue South, branch established on 2003/06/16; Live Oak Branch at 1102 North Ohio Avenue, branch established on 1997/04/03. 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
  • TD Bank, National Association: South Ohio Avenue Branch at 535 Ohio Ave S, branch established on 1917/03/01. Info updated 2010/10/04: Bank assets: $188,912.6 mil, Deposits: $153,149.8 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, 1314 total offices, Holding Company: Toronto-Dominion Bank, The
  • Bank of America, National Association: Live Oak Branch at 201 Ohio Avenue South, branch established on 1902/01/01. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • Lafayette State Bank: Live Oak Branch at 106 Grand Street, branch established on 2004/02/10. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $90.9 mil, Deposits: $79.0 mil, headquarters in Mayo, FL, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 4 total offices

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Live Oak, Florida:

  • Royal Inn Motel, 966 N Ohio Ave, Live Oak, FL 32060 , Phone: (386) 362-2790, Fax: (386) 362-4300
  • Best Western Suwannee River Inn, Rt 2 Box 293-04, Live Oak, FL 32060 , Phone: (386) 362-6000
  • Econo Lodge, 6811 Us Hwy 129 N, Live Oak, FL 32060 , Phone: (386) 362-7459, Fax: (386) 364-6598
  • Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites, 6694 US 129 N, Live Oak, FL 32060 , Phone: (386) 362-2600, Fax: (386) 362-4300
All 4 fire-safe hotels and motels in Live Oak, Florida

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Live Oak travel time to work - commute Live Oak mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (70%)
  • Utility gas (24%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (6%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Live Oak city (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%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 6$23,018$46,0360$0
Other Government Administration 2$7,458$44,7480$0
Police Protection - Officers 16$66,045$49,5341$1,369
Police - Other 4$9,549$28,6470$0
Firefighters 15$54,251$43,4010$0
Other and Unallocable 7$27,367$46,9155$6,830
Totals for Government 50$187,688$45,0456$8,199

Live Oak government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Sewerage: $511,000 ($73.27)
    Housing & Community Development: $165,000 ($23.66)
    Police Protection: $12,000 ($1.72)
  • Current Operations - Gas Utilities: $1,227,000 ($175.94)
    Solid Waste Management: $976,000 ($139.95)
    Police Protection: $621,000 ($89.05)
    General - Other: $487,000 ($69.83)
    Central Staff Services: $481,000 ($68.97)
    Sewerage: $456,000 ($65.39)
    Water Utilities: $456,000 ($65.39)
    Fire Protection: $404,000 ($57.93)
    Financial Administration: $202,000 ($28.96)
    Regular Highways: $81,000 ($11.61)
    Welfare - Other: $70,000 ($10.04)
    Housing & Community Development: $63,000 ($9.03)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $41,000 ($5.88)
    Health Services - Other: $25,000 ($3.58)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $25,000 ($3.58)
    Parks & Recreation: $4,000 ($0.57)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $55,000 ($7.89)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Parks & Recreation: $138,000 ($19.79)
    Solid Waste Management: $85,000 ($12.19)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Solid Waste Management: $138,000 ($19.79)
    Parks & Recreation: $107,000 ($15.34)
    Sewerage: $91,000 ($13.05)
    Police Protection: $42,000 ($6.02)
    Fire Protection: $17,000 ($2.44)
    Financial Administration: $10,000 ($1.43)
    Gas Utilities: $4,000 ($0.57)
    Central Staff: $4,000 ($0.57)
    Health - Other: $4,000 ($0.57)
    Welfare - Other: $2,000 ($0.29)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $2,100,000 ($301.12)

Live Oak government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $767,000 ($109.98)
    Sewerage: $363,000 ($52.05)
    All Other: $131,000 ($18.78)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $49,000 ($7.03)
    General Support: $36,000 ($5.16)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $102,000 ($14.63)
    General Revenue, NEC: $66,000 ($9.46)
    Special Assessments: $33,000 ($4.73)
    Property Sale Other: $27,000 ($3.87)
    Rents: $8,000 ($1.15)
  • Revenue - Gas Utilities: $1,415,000 ($202.90)
    Water Utilities: $624,000 ($89.48)
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $645,000 ($92.49)
    General Support: $549,000 ($78.72)
    Highways: $313,000 ($44.88)
    Housing & Community Development: $257,000 ($36.85)
  • Tax - Public Utilities: $1,141,000 ($163.61)
    Property: $592,000 ($84.89)
    NEC: $120,000 ($17.21)

Live Oak government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $1,203,000 ($172.50)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $872,000 ($125.04)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $331,000 ($47.46)

Live Oak government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $3,034,000 ($435.04)

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 Live Oak:

  • WQHL (1250 AM; 1 kW; LIVE OAK, FL; Owner: RTG RADIO, LLC)
  • WFVR (910 AM; 50 kW; VALDOSTA, GA; Owner: RAMA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WOKV (690 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, FL; Owner: COX RADIO, 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.)
  • WSTT (730 AM; 25 kW; THOMASVILLE, GA; Owner: MARION R. WILLIAMS)
  • WFLF (540 AM; 50 kW; PINE HILLS, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WQTM (740 AM; 50 kW; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGRO (960 AM; 1 kW; LAKE CITY, FL; Owner: POWER COUNTRY, INC)
  • WHGH (840 AM; daytime; 10 kW; THOMASVILLE, GA; Owner: H. G. H INVESTMENT CORP.)
  • WJEM (1150 AM; 5 kW; VALDOSTA, GA; Owner: WJEM, INC.)
  • WDYZ (990 AM; 50 kW; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WMGG (820 AM; 50 kW; LARGO, FL; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ST. PETERSBURG LICENSEE)

Strongest FM radio stations in Live Oak:

  • WQHL-FM (98.1 FM; LIVE OAK, FL; Owner: RTG RADIO, LLC)
  • WLVO (106.1 FM; LIVE OAK, FL; Owner: LEON F. PETTERSEN)
  • WQPW (95.7 FM; VALDOSTA, GA; Owner: RTG RADIO, LLC)
  • WVHT (105.7 FM; MONTICELLO, FL; Owner: WILSON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WQLC (102.1 FM; WATERTOWN, FL; Owner: LOUIS D. BOLTON, II)
  • WNFB (94.3 FM; LAKE CITY, FL; Owner: NEWMAN MEDIA, INC.)
  • WCJX (106.5 FM; FIVE POINTS, FL; Owner: RTG RADIO, LLC)
  • WOLR (91.3 FM; LAKE CITY, FL; Owner: WOLR 91.3 FM, INC.)
  • WGSG (89.5 FM; MAYO, FL; Owner: TRUE CONCEPTS OF LEVY COUNTY, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Live Oak:

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

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Live Oak, Florida:
  • Fatal accident count: 53
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 70
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 24
  • Fatalities: 63
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 139
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 2
Florida average:
  • Fatal accident count: 166
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 255
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 54
  • Fatalities: 180
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 442
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 31
See more detailed statistics of Live Oak fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Live Oak)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 253 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Live Oak, FL)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 21 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 25 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 99 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Live Oak)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Live Oak)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 68 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 196
  • Hazardous Condition: 316
  • Service Call: 1
  • Good Intent Call: 14

Incident types - Live Oak

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Live Oak, FL
Most common first names in Live Oak, FL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James23673.5 years
William21074.2 years
Mary18680.4 years
John17373.1 years
Robert12573.5 years
George10574.7 years
Charles9870.6 years
Willie7072.8 years
Annie6877.9 years
Ruth6683.4 years
Most common last names in Live Oak, FL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith11476.0 years
Williams11477.6 years
Johnson9974.9 years
Brown8175.0 years
Jones7072.8 years
Clark5282.1 years
Lee4476.3 years
Wilson4377.6 years
Davis3874.4 years
Miller3774.7 years
Businesses in Live Oak, FL
NameCountNameCount
Advance Auto Parts1Lowe's1
AutoZone1McDonald's1
Best Western1Nike1
Burger King1Pizza Hut1
CVS1Publix Super Markets1
Dairy Queen1RadioShack1
Domino's Pizza1Sprint Nextel1
Econo Lodge1Taco Bell1
FedEx2True Value1
Ford1U-Haul4
H&R Block1UPS3
Hardee's1Verizon Wireless1
Holiday Inn1Waffle House1
KFC1Walgreens1
Little Caesars Pizza1Walmart1

Live Oak on our top lists:

  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Farm product raw material merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Furniture and home furnishings, and household appliance stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Social scientists and related workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Service occupations: (population 5,000+)"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Other sales and related workers including supervisors (population 5,000+)"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Child care workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most fatal accidents per 100,000 population from 1975 to 2008 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #57 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups) (population 5,000+)"
  • #75 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of burglaries in 2006 per 10,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #76 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most users submitting photos to our site per 10,000 residents (population 5000+)"
  • #79 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in nursing homes (population 5,000+)"
  • #83 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest ratio of rapes to murders between 2001 and 2006 (population 5,000+)"
  • #100 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest maximum monthly morning or afternoon humidity"
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