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Population in 2012: 133 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +9.9%
 

Males: 71  (53.9%)
Females: 62  (46.1%)

Median resident age:  46.0 years
Florida median age:  40.3 years

Zip code: 32683

Estimated median household income in 2012: $20,826 (it was $18,036 in 2000)
Otter Creek:

$20,826
FL:

$45,040
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $7,839

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $34,360 (it was $36,400 in 2000)
Otter Creek:

$34,360
FL:

$148,200
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $50,070; Detached houses: $54,182; Mobile homes: $36,154

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  • White alone - 126 (94.0%)
  • Black alone - 4 (3.0%)
  • Hispanic - 3 (2.2%)
  • Two or more races - 1 (0.7%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Otter Creek: 84.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Ancestries: Norwegian (22.3%), German (19.7%), Irish (18.5%), Czech (2.5%), English (1.3%), Italian (1.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 29 feet

Land area: 1.43 square miles.

Population density: 93 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Otter Creek:

  • High school or higher: 83.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 30.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 39.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Otter Creek town:

  • Never married: 44.5%
  • Now married: 44.5%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 6.7%
  • Divorced: 4.3%

3 residents are foreign born

This town:  1.3%
Florida:  19.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $238 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $207 (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

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

8.7%
Florida:

7.4%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -16 (-11.7%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (69%)
  • Public administration (17%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (14%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (0%)
  • Public administration (36%)
  • Retail trade (33%)
  • Construction (18%)
  • Health care and social assistance (12%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (23%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (19%)
  • Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers (16%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (10%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (10%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (23%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (15%)
  • Child care workers (15%)
  • Cashiers (15%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (15%)


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Tornado activity:

Otter Creek-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Florida state average. It is 12% greater 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.

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: Floods: 5, Hurricanes: 5, Fires: 4, Storms: 4, Tropical Storms: 3, Winds: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Freeze: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Political contributions by individuals in Otter Creek, FL

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

  • Santa Fe College (about 33 miles; Gainesville, FL; Full-time enrollment: 6,616)
  • University of Florida (about 35 miles; Gainesville, FL; FT enrollment: 43,960)
  • Central Florida Community College (about 38 miles; Ocala, FL; FT enrollment: 3,440)
  • Saint Johns River Community College (about 70 miles; Palatka, FL; FT enrollment: 2,249)
  • Pasco-Hernando Community College (about 73 miles; New Port Richey, FL; FT enrollment: 4,159)
  • Saint Leo University (about 76 miles; Saint Leo, FL; FT enrollment: 8,783)
  • University of South Florida-Main Campus (about 91 miles; Tampa, FL; FT enrollment: 27,329)

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
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AQI  PM2.5

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 22.2. This is significantly better than average.
City:

22.2
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 6.79. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 24.1 miles away from the city center.
City:

6.79
U.S.:

9.59


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 54.4%
(46.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% 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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Otter Creek, FL

Otter Creek compared to Florida state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above 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 above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house 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.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Otter Creek travel time to work - commute


Otter Creek mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (67%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (27%)
  • 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)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 33.83%
Here33.8%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Churches of Christ
Adherents62.2%11.4%5.8%5.5%5.3%
Congregations26.0%16.0%6.0%10.0%18.0%
NameAssemblies of GodLDS (Mormon) ChurchEpiscopal ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Other
Adherents2.9%2.3%1.9%1.3%1.5%
Congregations6.0%2.0%6.0%4.0%6.0%
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: 8
Levy County:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.26 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

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

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

5.90 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.45 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Levy County:

10.7%
Florida:

9.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Levy County:

28.0%
State:

23.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

14.2%
State:

14.0%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$900
Totals for Government 0$0 1$900

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

  • Current Operations - Fire Protection: $22,000 ($165.41)
    Water Utilities: $21,000 ($157.89)
    Financial Administration: $12,000 ($90.23)
    General - Other: $5,000 ($37.59)
    Regular Highways: $2,000 ($15.04)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Fire Protection: $10,000 ($75.19)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $29,000 ($218.05)

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

  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $20,000 ($150.38)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $4,000 ($30.08)
    General Revenue, NEC: $3,000 ($22.56)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $23,000 ($172.93)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $19,000 ($142.86)
    Highways: $2,000 ($15.04)
  • Tax - Property: $7,000 ($52.63)
    Public Utilities: $4,000 ($30.08)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $110,000 ($827.07)

11.02% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($36,069 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

11.02%
Florida average:

8.71%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Alachua County, FL  1.52% ($33,913 average AGI)
from Marion County, FL  1.17% ($44,185)
from Broward County, FL  0.63% ($45,012)


8.61% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($26,551 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.61%
Florida average:

7.73%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Alachua County, FL  1.99% ($26,788 average AGI)
to Marion County, FL  0.98% ($28,177)
to Citrus County, FL  0.56% ($32,746)

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 drivers: 1
Oct 17, 1982 05:25 PM, 19, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 2
Total length: 13 meters (43ft)
Total average daily traffic: 2,800
Total average daily truck traffic: 364
Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic: 4,858

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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