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Population in 2012: 295 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +8.5%
 

Males: 158  (53.8%)
Females: 137  (46.2%)

Median resident age:  46.5 years
Florida median age:  40.3 years

Zip codes: 32355.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $60,692 (it was $25,156 in 2000)
St. Marks:

$60,692
FL:

$45,040
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $33,633

St. Marks city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $138,482 (it was $70,000 in 2000)
St. Marks:

$138,482
FL:

$148,200
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $322,765; Detached houses: $351,667; Mobile homes: $106,000

Median gross rent in 2012: $345.

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  • White alone - 284 (96.9%)
  • Black alone - 5 (1.7%)
  • Two or more races - 2 (0.7%)
  • American Indian alone - 1 (0.3%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.3%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in St. Marks: 84.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Irish (29.5%), English (16.3%), German (13.7%), French (10.1%), Swedish (2.2%), Hungarian (1.8%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 7 feet

Land area: 1.93 square miles.

Population density: 153 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in St. Marks:

  • High school or higher: 91.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.0%
  • Unemployed: 11.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 36.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in St. Marks city:

  • Never married: 11.0%
  • Now married: 46.7%
  • Separated: 2.2%
  • Widowed: 11.9%
  • Divorced: 28.2%

3 residents are foreign born

This city:  1.2%
Florida:  19.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,583 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,350 (0.9%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Tallahassee, FL (20.6 miles , pop. 150,624).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Jacksonville, FL (152.6 miles , pop. 735,617).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (670.0 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: East Wakulla, FL (2.3 miles) , Crawfordville, FL (3.2 miles ), Woodville, FL (3.3 miles ), Southeast Leon, FL (3.6 miles) , Panacea, FL (3.7 miles ), West Wakulla, FL (4.3 miles) , Sopchoppy, FL (4.3 miles ), Tallahassee, FL (4.5 miles ).

Latitude: 30.16 N, Longitude: 84.21 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 850

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.0%
Florida:

7.4%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -39 (-12.5%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation and warehousing (19%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (18%)
  • Construction (16%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (14%)
  • Management of companies and enterprises (9%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Retail trade (5%)
  • Public administration (28%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Health care and social assistance (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Wholesale trade (7%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (7%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (9%)
  • Material moving workers except supervisors and laborers and material movers, hand (9%)
  • Pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters (7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7%)
  • Carpenters (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (20%)
  • Legal support workers (9%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (9%)
  • Top executives (7%)
  • Life, physical, and social science technicians (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Registered nurses (6%)

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Tornado activity:

St. Marks-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Florida state average. It is 16% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/25/1964, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 13.7 miles away from the St. Marks city center injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 10/27/1972, a category F2 tornado 18.1 miles away from the city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Wakulla County (22) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 17
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 9, Tropical Storms: 6, Floods: 3, Fires: 3, Winds: 2, Storms: 2, Freeze: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1, Flood: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near St. Marks:

  • EDEN SPRINGS NURSING AND REHAB CENTER (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; CRAWFORDVILLE, FL)
  • NHC HOMECARE (Home Health Center, about 12 miles away; CRAWFORDVILLE, FL)

Political contributions by individuals in St. Marks, FL

Amtrak station near St. Marks:

  • 20 miles: TALLAHASSEE (918 1/2 RAILROAD AVE.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to St. Marks:

  • Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (about 20 miles; Tallahassee, FL; Full-time enrollment: 10,978)
  • Florida State University (about 21 miles; Tallahassee, FL; FT enrollment: 33,687)
  • Tallahassee Community College (about 22 miles; Tallahassee, FL; FT enrollment: 7,553)
  • Valdosta State University (about 73 miles; Valdosta, GA; FT enrollment: 9,844)
  • Gulf Coast Community College (about 91 miles; Panama City, FL; FT enrollment: 2,369)
  • Albany Technical College (about 97 miles; Albany, GA; FT enrollment: 2,526)
  • Albany State University (about 98 miles; Albany, GA; FT enrollment: 3,507)

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Notable locations in St. Marks: Old Fort Saint Marks (A), Saint Marks Volunteer Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in St. Marks include: Miracle Temple Apostolic Holiness Church (A), First Baptist Church of Saint Marks (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: First Branch (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in St. Marks: San Marcos De Apalache Historic State Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 33.4. This is about average.
City:

33.4
U.S.:

32.0
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 29.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.3 miles away from the city center.
City:

29.2
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2003 was 15.6. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 15.2 miles away from the city center.
City:

15.6
U.S.:

24.6
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 10.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 21.2 miles away from the city center.
City:

10.2
U.S.:

9.6

Drinking water stations with addresses in St. Marks and their reported violations in the past:

ST MARKS NAT WILDLIFE MOUNDS (Population served: 150, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 4.3%
(4.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.0 people
Florida:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  54.5%
Whole state:  65.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  8.3%
Whole state:  7.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.7% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in St. Marks, FL

St. Marks compared to Florida 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 below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


St. Marks travel time to work - commute


St. Marks mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (65%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (32%)
  • Utility gas (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for St. Marks city (based on Wakulla County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 23.23%
Here23.2%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist Church USA National Primitive Baptist ConventionLDS (Mormon) ChurchAssemblies of God
Adherents52.1%16.5%10.1%6.6%5.2%
Congregations24.3%10.8%27.0%5.4%5.4%
NameInternational Pentecostal Holiness ChurchLutheran ChurchSeventh-Day Adventist ChurchChurches of ChristOther
Adherents4.6%2.0%1.6%1.0%0.3%
Congregations10.8%2.7%2.7%8.1%2.7%
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: 4
Wakulla County:

1.33 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

0.33 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

1.28 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 13
Wakulla County:

4.32 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

3.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 16
This county:

5.32 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.3%
Florida:

9.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Wakulla County:

28.9%
State:

23.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

11.7%
State:

14.0%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other and Unallocable 0$0 6$1,716
Parks and Recreation 1$1,993$23,9160$0
Sewerage 1$1,993$23,9160$0
Solid Waste Management 1$1,993$23,9160$0
Streets and Highways 1$1,993$23,9160$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$700
Other Government Administration 5$11,110$26,6640$0
Financial Administration 0$0 2$2,103
Totals for Government 9$19,080$25,4409$4,519

St. Marks government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Financial Administration: $174,000 ($589.83)
    Parks & Recreation: $80,000 ($271.19)
    Sewerage: $64,000 ($216.95)
    Water Utilities: $48,000 ($162.71)
    Regular Highways: $2,000 ($6.78)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $16,000 ($54.24)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $43,000 ($145.76)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $173,000 ($586.44)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $6,000 ($20.34)

St. Marks government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $66,000 ($223.73)
    Solid Waste Management: $6,000 ($20.34)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $27,000 ($91.53)
    Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($6.78)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $76,000 ($257.63)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $69,000 ($233.90)
  • Tax - Public Utilities: $59,000 ($200.00)
    Property: $41,000 ($138.98)
    NEC: $3,000 ($10.17)

St. Marks government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $97,000 ($328.81)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $289,000 ($979.66)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $289,000 ($979.66)
    Water Utilities: $97,000 ($328.81)

St. Marks government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $327,000 ($1108.47)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $64,000 ($216.95)

11.17% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($46,885 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

11.17%
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 Leon County, FL  5.11% ($42,413 average AGI)
from Franklin County, FL  0.25% ($425,364)
from Gadsden County, FL  0.19% ($36,824)


8.56% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($86,867 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.56%
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 Leon County, FL  4.02% ($33,180 average AGI)
to Gadsden County, FL  0.18% ($30,533)
to Taylor County, FL  0.14% ($22,500)

Strongest AM radio stations in St. Marks:

  • WFRF (1070 AM; daytime; 10 kW; TALLAHASSEE, FL; Owner: FAITH RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • WSTT (730 AM; 25 kW; THOMASVILLE, GA; Owner: MARION R. WILLIAMS)
  • WNLS (1270 AM; 5 kW; TALLAHASSEE, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WFVR (910 AM; 50 kW; VALDOSTA, GA; Owner: RAMA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCVC (1330 AM; daytime; 5 kW; TALLAHASSEE, FL)
  • WHBT (1410 AM; 5 kW; TALLAHASSEE, FL)
  • WHGH (840 AM; daytime; 10 kW; THOMASVILLE, GA; Owner: H. G. H INVESTMENT CORP.)
  • WOKV (690 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, FL; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WJEP (1020 AM; daytime; 10 kW; OCHLOCKNEE, GA; Owner: LIFELINE MINISTRIES, INCORPORATED)
  • WTCL (1580 AM; daytime; 10 kW; CHATTAHOOCHEE, FL; Owner: METZ, 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)
  • WTAL (1450 AM; 1 kW; TALLAHASSEE, FL; Owner: LIVE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in St. Marks:

  • WHBX (96.1 FM; TALLAHASSEE, FL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WAKU (94.1 FM; CRAWFORDVILLE, FL; Owner: ALTRUA INVESTMENTS INTERNATIONAL COR)
  • WGLF (104.1 FM; TALLAHASSEE, FL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WWLD (102.3 FM; CAIRO, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WKVH (91.9 FM; MONTICELLO, FL; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • WFSU-FM (88.9 FM; TALLAHASSEE, FL; Owner: FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WTNT-FM (94.9 FM; TALLAHASSEE, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WTLY (107.1 FM; THOMASVILLE, GA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBZE (98.9 FM; TALLAHASSEE, FL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WFSQ (91.5 FM; TALLAHASSEE, FL; Owner: FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WAIB (103.1 FM; TALLAHASSEE, FL; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WUTL (106.1 FM; TALLAHASSEE, FL; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WEGT (99.9 FM; LAFAYETTE, FL; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WXSR (101.5 FM; QUINCY, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • W250AF (97.9 FM; TALLAHASSEE, FL; Owner: TEMPLE BAPTIST CHURCH, INC.)
  • WHTF (104.9 FM; HAVANA, FL; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around St. Marks:

  • WTXL-TV (Channel 27; TALLAHASSEE, FL; Owner: MEDIA VENTURE MANAGEMENT, INC.)
  • WTWC-TV (Channel 40; TALLAHASSEE, FL; Owner: WTWC LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WCTV (Channel 6; THOMASVILLE, GA; Owner: WCTV LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WVUP-CA (Channel 45; TALLAHASSEE, FL; Owner: CHRISTIAN TELEVISION CORPORATION, INC.)
  • WTBC-LP (Channel 65; TALLAHASSEE, FL; Owner: TEMPLE BAPTIST CHURCH, INC.)
  • WTLH (Channel 49; BAINBRIDGE, GA; Owner: WTLH LICENSE CORP.)
  • WFSU-TV (Channel 11; TALLAHASSEE, FL; Owner: FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • W35BN (Channel 35; TALLAHASSEE, FL; Owner: DEEPAK VISWANATH)
  • WBXT-CA (Channel 56; TALLAHASSEE, FL; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)
  • WWWF-LP (Channel 47; TALLAHASSEE, FL; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W21BK (Channel 21; TALLAHASSEE, FL; Owner: JOSEPH W. SHAFFER)

St. Marks fatal accident list:

Apr 3, 2009 09:00 PM, Sr-363, Riverside Drive, Lat: 30.15465556, Lon: -84.20339722, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 4, Pedestrians: 2, Fatalities: 2
Oct 19, 2003 00:35 AM, Sr-363, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Feb 26, 1994 00:30 AM, Sr363, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1



FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KA0PIW, Previous Call Sign: KF4CAS, Licensee ID: L00140357
    Grant Date: 03/12/2010, Expiration Date: 03/12/2020, Certifier: Cathy E Gurka
    Registrant: Cathy E Gurka, St. Marks, FL 32355



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