Williston Highlands, Florida

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Population in 2010: 2,275.
Population change since 2000: +64.1%
Males: 1,145  (50.4%)
Females: 1,130  (49.6%)
Median resident age:

49.5 years
Florida median age:

42.0 years

Zip codes: 32696.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $31,984 (it was $23,607 in 2000)
Williston Highlands:

$31,984
FL:

$52,594

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $19,883 (it was $14,365 in 2000)

Williston Highlands CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $123,073 (it was $53,600 in 2000)
Williston Highlands:

$123,073
FL:

$214,000

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $174,786; detached houses: $428,352; mobile homes: $71,318

Median gross rent in 2017: $784.

March 2019 cost of living index in Williston Highlands: 82.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 11.7%
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  • Races in Williston Highlands, FL (2010)
    • 2,00288.0%White alone
    • 1556.8%Hispanic
    • 893.9%Black alone
    • 221.0%Two or more races
    • 60.3%American Indian alone
    • 10.04%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Williston Highlands detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

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Ancestries: German (23.1%), Irish (20.2%), English (12.1%), Italian (8.5%), Scottish (8.5%), American (6.0%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 90 feet

Land area: 11.2 square miles.

Population density: 202 people per square mile   (very low).

Williston Highlands, Florida map

39 residents are foreign born

This place:

1.7%
Florida:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $856 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $471 (0.7%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Gainesville, FL (26.0 miles , pop. 95,447).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Jacksonville, FL (86.2 miles , pop. 735,617).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (773.4 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities:

Williston, FL (2.6 miles ),
Morriston, FL (2.6 miles),
East Williston, FL (2.8 miles ),
Raleigh, FL (2.9 miles ),
East Bronson, FL (3.0 miles ),
Bronson, FL (3.2 miles ),
Archer, FL (3.7 miles ),
Otter Creek, FL (3.8 miles)

Latitude: 29.33 N, Longitude: 82.53 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 352

Distribution of median household income in Williston Highlands, FL in 2017
Distribution of house value in Williston Highlands, FL in 2017
Williston Highlands satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.8%
Florida:

3.3%
Most common industries in Williston Highlands, FL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (22.3%)
  • Educational services (13.1%)
  • Health care (11.0%)
  • Public administration (7.3%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (6.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.0%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (31.0%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (9.7%)
  • Educational services (9.7%)
  • Public administration (8.1%)
  • Health care (6.9%)
  • Other transportation, support activities, couriers (6.0%)
  • Truck transportation (4.8%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (19.5%)
  • Health care (18.8%)
  • Furniture & home furnishings, household appliance stores (9.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.5%)
  • Transportation equipment (6.0%)
  • Construction (6.0%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (6.0%)
Most common occupations in Williston Highlands, FL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8.4%)
  • Construction laborers (7.9%)
  • Cashiers (6.0%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.8%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Supervisors, construction and extraction workers (4.7%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.2%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (12.9%)
  • Construction laborers (12.1%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (8.9%)
  • Supervisors, construction and extraction workers (7.3%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5.2%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Cashiers (12.0%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (12.0%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (9.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (9.8%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (9.8%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers, including supervisors (7.5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (7.5%)

Average climate in Williston Highlands, Florida

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 50.1. This is significantly better than average.

City:

50.1
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 23.6. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 23.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

23.6
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.30. This is about average. Closest monitor was 22.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.30
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Williston Highlands-area historical tornado activity is near Florida state average. It is 6% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/31/1975, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 27.9 miles away from the Williston Highlands place center killed one person and injured 26 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/9/1983, a category F3 tornado 35.0 miles away from the place center killed 3 people and injured 2 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Williston Highlands-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 328.9 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 309.1 miles away from Williston Highlands center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 314.1 miles away from Williston Highlands center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 284.5 miles away from Williston Highlands 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 262.6 miles away from Williston Highlands 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 294.3 miles away from Williston Highlands 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 (20) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 7, Floods: 5, Fires: 4, Storms: 4, Tropical Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 3, Winds: 2, Freeze: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Williston Highlands topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Williston Highlands:

  • TRI COUNTY HOSPITAL - WILLISTON Acute Care Hospitals (about 6 miles away; WILLISTON, FL)
  • WILLISTON REHABILITATION AND NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; WILLISTON, FL)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Williston Highlands:

  • University of Florida (about 24 miles; Gainesville, FL; Full-time enrollment: 43,357)
  • Rasmussen College-Florida (about 25 miles; Ocala, FL; FT enrollment: 5,736)
  • College of Central Florida (about 25 miles; Ocala, FL; FT enrollment: 6,103)
  • Santa Fe College (about 25 miles; Gainesville, FL; FT enrollment: 11,819)
  • Saint Johns River State College (about 56 miles; Palatka, FL; FT enrollment: 4,698)
  • Lake-Sumter State College (about 57 miles; Leesburg, FL; FT enrollment: 2,983)
  • Florida Gateway College (about 59 miles; Lake City, FL; FT enrollment: 2,179)

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Morriston Montbrook Volunteer Fire Department Station 2 (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Williston Highlands: Highlands Baptist Church (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
Average household size:
This place:

2.4 people
Florida:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

66.6%
Whole state:

65.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

9.2%
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

For population 15 years and over in Williston Highlands:

Marital status in Williston Highlands, FL
  • Never married: 17.4%
  • Now married: 59.2%
  • Separated: 5.1%
  • Widowed: 9.6%
  • Divorced: 8.6%

For population 25 years and over in Williston Highlands:

  • High school or higher: 86.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.5%
  • Unemployed: 9.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 33.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.1
Florida average:

12.0

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Williston Highlands, FL (based on Levy County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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
This county:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

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

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
Here:

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%
Florida:

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

14.2%
State:

14.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

51.9%
Florida:

50.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Williston Highlands:

51.3%
Florida:

48.5%

Average BMI:
Williston Highlands:

29.2
Florida:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Williston Highlands:

19.0%
Florida:

19.9%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Williston Highlands:

11.8%
Florida:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.9
Florida:

6.9

Overweight people:
Williston Highlands:

41.9%
Florida:

34.8%

General health condition:
Here:

57.0%
State:

56.4%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

79.7%
Florida:

78.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Williston Highlands, FL Residents

9.12% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($39,368 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.12%
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 Alachua County, FL  1.64% ($39,553 average AGI)
from Marion County, FL  1.00% ($31,279)
from Gilchrist County, FL  0.72% ($29,713)


7.79% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($272,034 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.79%
Florida average:

6.59%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Alachua County, FL  1.70% ($32,043 average AGI)
to Marion County, FL  1.15% ($29,639)
to Gilchrist County, FL  0.64% ($30,534)

Strongest AM radio stations in Williston Highlands:

  • WRZN (720 AM; 10 kW; HERNANDO, FL; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCFI (1290 AM; 10 kW; OCALA, FL; Owner: VECTOR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WFLF (540 AM; 50 kW; PINE HILLS, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WFVR (910 AM; 50 kW; VALDOSTA, GA; Owner: RAMA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WOKV (690 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, FL; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WTMN (1430 AM; daytime; 10 kW; GAINESVILLE, FL; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WRUF (850 AM; 5 kW; GAINESVILLE, FL; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA)
  • WQTM (740 AM; 50 kW; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WLUS (980 AM; 5 kW; GAINESVILLE, FL; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WDYZ (990 AM; 50 kW; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WOCA (1370 AM; 5 kW; OCALA, FL; Owner: WESTSHORE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WGSR (1570 AM; 50 kW; FERNANDINA BEACH, FL; Owner: RJM COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WMGG (820 AM; 50 kW; LARGO, FL; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ST. PETERSBURG LICENSEE)

Strongest FM radio stations in Williston Highlands:

  • WKTK (98.5 FM; CRYSTAL RIVER, FL; Owner: ENTERCOM GAINESVILLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • WTMG (101.3 FM; WILLISTON, FL; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WTRS (102.3 FM; DUNNELLON, FL; Owner: ASTERISK COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WOGK (93.7 FM; OCALA, FL; Owner: OCALA BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WSKY-FM (97.3 FM; MICANOPY, FL; Owner: ENTERCOM GAINESVILLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • WRUF-FM (103.7 FM; GAINESVILLE, FL; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA)
  • WUFT-FM (89.1 FM; GAINESVILLE, FL; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEES, UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA)
  • WYKS (105.3 FM; GAINESVILLE, FL; Owner: GILLEN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WXOF (96.3 FM; YANKEETOWN, FL; Owner: WGUL-FM, INC)
  • WIFL (104.3 FM; INGLIS, FL; Owner: SEVEN RIVERS BROADCAST MINISTRY, INC.)
  • WDJY (101.7 FM; TRENTON, FL; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WAQV (90.9 FM; CRYSTAL RIVER, FL; Owner: RADIO TRAINING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WHHZ (100.5 FM; NEWBERRY, FL; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WHIJ (88.1 FM; OCALA, FL; Owner: RADIO TRAINING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WXCV (95.3 FM; HOMOSASSA SPRINGS, FL; Owner: WXOF, INC.)
  • WRGO (102.7 FM; CEDAR KEY, FL; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WNDT (92.5 FM; ALACHUA, FL; Owner: OCALA BROADCASTING CORPORATION, L.L.)
  • WJLF (91.7 FM; GAINESVILLE, FL; Owner: FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD)
  • WNDN (107.9 FM; CHIEFLAND, FL; Owner: OCALA BROADCASTING CORPORATION, L.L.)
  • WWKO (91.3 FM; BELLEVIEW, FL; Owner: WALKER INFORMATION & ED INSTITUTE INC)

TV broadcast stations around Williston Highlands:

  • WOGX (Channel 51; OCALA, FL; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WCJB-TV (Channel 20; GAINESVILLE, FL; Owner: DIVERSIFIED BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WGFL (Channel 53; HIGH SPRINGS, FL; Owner: BUDD BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WUFT (Channel 5; GAINESVILLE, FL; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEES, UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA)
  • WFXU (Channel 57; LIVE OAK, FL; Owner: WFXU LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WYPN-CA (Channel 45; GAINESVILLE, FL; Owner: BUDD BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WLUF-LP (Channel 10; GAINESVILLE, FL; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEES, UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA)
  • WBXG-CA (Channel 31; GAINESVILLE, FL; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)

Williston Highlands fatal accident list:

Mar 3, 2009 11:55 AM, Sr-121, Ne 10th St, Lat: 29.346169, Lon: -82.510100, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Oct 11, 2006 06:05 AM, Sr-121, 10th St, Lat: 29.308150, Lon: -82.527210, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Williston Highlands, FL
  • 94.5%Electricity
  • 4.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Williston Highlands, FL
  • 100.0%Electricity


Williston Highlands compared to Florida state average:

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