Otter Creek, Florida

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Population in 2013: 132 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +9.1%
 
Males: 68  (51.9%)
Females: 64  (48.1%)
Median resident age:  35.9 years
Florida median age:  41.5 years

Zip code: 32683

Estimated median household income in 2013: $23,795 (it was $18,036 in 2000)
Otter Creek:

$23,795
FL:

$46,036

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $11,169 (it was $13,101 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $51,866 (it was $36,400 in 2000)
Otter Creek:

$51,866
FL:

$153,300

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $74,686; Detached houses: $91,209; Mobile homes: $34,748
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  • Races in Otter Creek, FL (2010)

    Otter Creek races chart
    • 12694.0%White alone
    • 43.0%Black alone
    • 32.2%Hispanic
    • 10.7%Two or more races
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Otter Creek: 82.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (19.6%), Norwegian (19.1%), Irish (15.2%), Czech (2.5%), English (1.5%), Italian (1.5%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 29 feet

Land area: 1.43 square miles.

Population density: 92 people per square mile   (very low).

Otter Creek, Florida map

For population 25 years and over in Otter Creek:

  • High school or higher: 73.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 39.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Otter Creek town:

  • Never married: 40.5%
  • Now married: 42.2%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 12.9%
  • Divorced: 4.4%



According to our research of Florida and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Otter Creek, Florida as of July 28, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Otter Creek to the number of sex offenders is 133 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $634 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $274 (0.6%)

Otter Creek satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Gainesville, FL (35.4 miles , pop. 95,447).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Tampa, FL (95.4 miles , pop. 303,447).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (759.1 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Bronson, FL (3.5 miles ), Chiefland, FL (3.5 miles ), East Bronson, FL (3.7 miles ), Williston Highlands, FL (3.8 miles ), Manattee Road, FL (3.9 miles ), Andrews, FL (4.0 miles ), Williston, FL (4.5 miles ), Raleigh, FL (4.5 miles ).

Latitude: 29.32 N, Longitude: 82.77 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 352

Otter Creek household income distribution Otter Creek home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

7.1%
Florida:

6.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -16 (-11.7%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (54%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (18%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (14%)
  • Public administration (14%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (53%)
  • Public administration (21%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (15%)
  • Health care and social assistance (12%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation occupations (36%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (32%)
  • Production occupations (18%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (14%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Sales and related occupations (53%)
  • Legal occupations (26%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)

Average climate in Otter Creek, Florida

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

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

On 12/31/1975, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 40.1 miles away from the Otter Creek town center killed one person and injured 26 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 6/11/1982, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 12.9 miles away from the town center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Otter Creek-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 317.6 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 296.3 miles away from Otter Creek center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 315.1 miles away from the city center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 292.2 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 271.6 miles away from Otter Creek center
On 8/21/1992 at 16:31:55, a magnitude 4.4 (4.1 MB, 4.1 LG, 4.4 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 301.9 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 Levy County (18) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 6, Floods: 5, Fires: 4, Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 3, Tropical Storms: 3, Winds: 2, Freeze: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Otter Creek topographic map

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Otter Creek:

  • Santa Fe College (about 33 miles; Gainesville, FL; Full-time enrollment: 11,819)
  • University of Florida (about 33 miles; Gainesville, FL; FT enrollment: 43,357)
  • Rasmussen College-Florida (about 37 miles; Ocala, FL; FT enrollment: 5,736)
  • College of Central Florida (about 38 miles; Ocala, FL; FT enrollment: 6,103)
  • Florida Gateway College (about 61 miles; Lake City, FL; FT enrollment: 2,179)
  • Lake-Sumter State College (about 69 miles; Leesburg, FL; FT enrollment: 2,983)
  • Saint Johns River State College (about 70 miles; Palatka, FL; FT enrollment: 4,698)

Private high school in Otter Creek:

  • CREEKSIDE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 83; Location: 171 SW 3RD ST; Grades: PK - 12)

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Notable location: Otter Creek Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Levy 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 36.5. This is significantly better than average.

City:

36.5
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 6.68. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 24.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.68
U.S.:

9.14
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 50.6%
(50.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 64.5% for Black residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.4 people
Florida:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  74.5%
Whole state:  65.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  5.5%
Whole state:  7.3%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Otter Creek compared to Florida state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly 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.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.3
Florida average:

12.2

Otter Creek travel time to work - commute Otter Creek mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (72%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (21%)
  • Wood (6%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Otter Creek town (based on Levy County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant13,87049
Mainline Protestant1,70312
Catholic1,6953
Black Protestant1,24910
Other8915
Orthodox301
None21,363-
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: 8
Levy County:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

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

0.26 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 9
Levy County:

2.31 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

1.28 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 26
Levy County:

6.67 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 23
Here:

5.90 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.7%
Florida:

9.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Levy County:

28.0%
Florida:

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

14.2%
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 0$0 2$1,840
Other Government Administration 0$0 5$400
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$500
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$400
Water Supply 0$0 2$1,075
Totals for Government 0$0 11$4,215

Otter Creek government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Fire Protection: $22,000 ($166.67)
    Water Utilities: $21,000 ($159.09)
    Financial Administration: $12,000 ($90.91)
    General - Other: $5,000 ($37.88)
    Regular Highways: $2,000 ($15.15)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Fire Protection: $10,000 ($75.76)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $29,000 ($219.70)

Otter Creek government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $20,000 ($151.52)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $4,000 ($30.30)
    General Revenue, NEC: $3,000 ($22.73)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $23,000 ($174.24)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $19,000 ($143.94)
    Highways: $2,000 ($15.15)
  • Tax - Property: $7,000 ($53.03)
    Public Utilities: $4,000 ($30.30)

Otter Creek government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $110,000 ($833.33)

7.97% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($27,426 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.97%
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 Alachua County, FL  1.70% ($24,449 average AGI)
from Marion County, FL  0.87% ($26,828)
from Gilchrist County, FL  0.47% ($23,476)


8.24% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($27,438 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.24%
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 Alachua County, FL  1.60% ($26,451 average AGI)
to Marion County, FL  1.17% ($26,866)
to Citrus County, FL  0.43% ($28,789)

Strongest AM radio stations in Otter Creek:

  • WFVR (910 AM; 50 kW; VALDOSTA, GA; Owner: RAMA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WFLF (540 AM; 50 kW; PINE HILLS, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WRZN (720 AM; 10 kW; HERNANDO, FL; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WOKV (690 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, FL; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • 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)
  • WRUF (850 AM; 5 kW; GAINESVILLE, FL; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA)
  • WCFI (1290 AM; 10 kW; OCALA, FL; Owner: VECTOR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WDYZ (990 AM; 50 kW; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WTMN (1430 AM; daytime; 10 kW; GAINESVILLE, FL; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WQYK (1010 AM; 50 kW; SEFFNER, FL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF TAMPA)
  • WGSR (1570 AM; 50 kW; FERNANDINA BEACH, FL; Owner: RJM COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WLUS (980 AM; 5 kW; GAINESVILLE, FL; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Otter Creek:

  • WKTK (98.5 FM; CRYSTAL RIVER, FL; Owner: ENTERCOM GAINESVILLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • WTMG (101.3 FM; WILLISTON, FL; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WOGK (93.7 FM; OCALA, FL; Owner: OCALA BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WRGO (102.7 FM; CEDAR KEY, FL; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKZY (106.9 FM; CROSS CITY, FL; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSKY-FM (97.3 FM; MICANOPY, FL; Owner: ENTERCOM GAINESVILLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • WNDN (107.9 FM; CHIEFLAND, FL; Owner: OCALA BROADCASTING CORPORATION, L.L.)
  • WTBH (91.5 FM; CHIEFLAND, FL; Owner: LONG POND BAPTIST CHURCH)
  • WDJY (101.7 FM; TRENTON, FL; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WXOF (96.3 FM; YANKEETOWN, FL; Owner: WGUL-FM, INC)
  • WRUF-FM (103.7 FM; GAINESVILLE, FL; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA)
  • WTRS (102.3 FM; DUNNELLON, FL; Owner: ASTERISK COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WUFT-FM (89.1 FM; GAINESVILLE, FL; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEES, UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA)
  • WIFL (104.3 FM; INGLIS, FL; Owner: SEVEN RIVERS BROADCAST MINISTRY, INC.)
  • WYKS (105.3 FM; GAINESVILLE, FL; Owner: GILLEN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

TV broadcast stations around Otter Creek:

  • WGFL (Channel 53; HIGH SPRINGS, FL; Owner: BUDD BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WCJB-TV (Channel 20; GAINESVILLE, FL; Owner: DIVERSIFIED BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WOGX (Channel 51; OCALA, FL; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WFXU (Channel 57; LIVE OAK, FL; Owner: WFXU LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WUFT (Channel 5; GAINESVILLE, FL; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEES, UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA)
  • W33BL (Channel 33; CHIEFLAND, FL; Owner: SUNCOAST B/CING OF LAFAYETTE COUNTY)
  • WYPN-CA (Channel 45; GAINESVILLE, FL; Owner: BUDD BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)

Otter Creek fatal accident list:

Jan 29, 2000 11:10 AM, Us-19, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Dec 25, 1988 06:55 PM, Sr 55, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 9, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
Oct 17, 1982 05:25 PM, 19, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 5Number of bridges
  • 21m69ftTotal length
  • 6,300Total average daily traffic
  • 749Total average daily truck traffic
  • 10,931Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

26 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Otter Creek)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • STATION, 1 Block W Of Us 19 2 Blocks N Of Sr24 (Lat: 29.329944 Lon: -82.769556), Overall height: 85.3 m, Call Sign: WNES322
    Assigned Frequencies: 928.512 MHz, 952.512 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/01/1997, Expiration Date: 07/09/2002, Cancellation Date: 10/13/2002
    Registrant: Phone: (904) 493-2511

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1
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