Dixie County, Florida (FL)

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County population in 2012: 16,126 (23% urban, 77% rural); it was 13,827 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 2,235
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,958
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 4,500
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,123 (it was 705 in 2000)
% of renters here:

14%
State:

33%

Land area: 704 sq. mi.

Water area: 159.6 sq. mi.

Population density: 23 people per square mile   (low).

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Dixie County: 82.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services (55.8%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 69%
  • Government: 7%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 24%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Dixie County, Florida:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (86.6%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (8.3%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (3.1%)
  • Two or more races (1.3%)
Median resident age:  45.0 years
Florida median age:  40.0 years
Males: 8,842  (44.8%)
Females: 7,580  (55.2%)
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Dixie County,FL real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Dixie County:

2.0 people
Florida:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $33,315 ($26,082 in 1999)

This county:

$33315
Florida:

$46036

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $428 (lower quartile is $307, upper quartile is $558)
This county:

$428
State:

$838


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $81,626 (it was $45,100 in 2000)
Dixie:

$81,626
Florida:

$153,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $48,641 - $134,171
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $835
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $252

Institutionalized population: 1,426

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):


Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

Dixie County, FL map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 51 buildings, average cost: $110,000
  • 2001: 62 buildings, average cost: $117,900
  • 2002: 54 buildings, average cost: $104,700
  • 2003: 63 buildings, average cost: $110,100
  • 2004: 48 buildings, average cost: $131,600
  • 2007: 71 buildings, average cost: $128,200
  • 2008: 53 buildings, average cost: $122,700
  • 2009: 19 buildings, average cost: $126,300

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results


Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $535 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $476 (0.7%)

Dixie County household income distribution in 2009 Dixie County home values distribution Dixie County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 17.4%
(17.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 20.8% for Black residents, 7.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 24.3% for American Indian residents, 32.0% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 18.1%
Dixie County:

18.1%
Florida:

17.0%
(17.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 20.7% for Black residents, 7.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 22.6% for American Indian residents, 32.4% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 46 years old
(Males: 45 years old, Females: 48 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 48 years old, Black residents: 35 years old, American Indian residents: 49 years old, Asian residents: 38 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 38 years old, Other race residents: 37 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Dixie County is $453 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $503 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $628 a month.

Cities in this county include: Cross City, Horseshoe Beach.

Dixie County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Zip CodeCityCertified Residential DatabaseMandatory Residential DatabaseMandatory Non-Residential Database
Buildings MeasuredAbove 4 pCi/L (%)Buildings MeasuredAbove 4 pCi/L (%)Buildings MeasuredAbove 4 pCi/L (%)
32628Cross City20----
32680Old Town10----

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Neighboring counties: Gilchrist County , Lafayette County .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.4%
Florida:

6.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 358
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 65.9%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 6.8%

Number of foreign born residents: 282 (54% naturalized citizens)

Dixie County:

2.0%
Whole state:

16.7%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 13
  • 1990 to 1994: 59
  • 1985 to 1989: 26
  • 1980 to 1984: 46
  • 1975 to 1979: 19
  • 1970 to 1974: 37
  • 1970 to 1974: 18
  • 1965 to 1969: 64

Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.2 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 62.6%

Dixie County marital status for males Dixie County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Dixie County with a mortgage: 755 (45 second mortgage, 49 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 857

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

71.7% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Dixie County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant3,94722
Mainline Protestant4423
Other1882
Catholic1641
None11,681-
Dixie County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
Dixie County:

2.01 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
This county:

2.01 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

1.28 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
Dixie County:

3.35 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

3.04 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 5
This county:

3.35 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.45 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Dixie County:

11.7%
Florida:

9.2%

Adult obesity rate:
Dixie County:

29.7%
State:

23.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

15.0%
State:

14.0%

Agriculture in Dixie County:

Average size of farms: 145 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $30,427
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $35,535
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 9.20%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $23,950
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 80.93%
Average age of principal farm operators: 58 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 16.70
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 26.89%
Land in orchards: 34 acres

Earthquake activity:

Dixie County-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 316.1 miles away from Dixie County 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 269.0 miles away from the county center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 297.3 miles away from the county center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 287.7 miles away from the county 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 270.2 miles away from Dixie County 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 368.6 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Dixie County (19) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 8, Floods: 4, Tropical Storms: 4, Fires: 3, Storms: 3, Tornadoes: 3, Winds: 2, Freeze: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Haiti (18%)
  • Germany (13%)
  • Cuba (11%)
  • United Kingdom (7%)
  • Philippines (7%)
  • Mexico (7%)
  • Jamaica (6%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Dixie County (%):

  • United States or American (34%)
  • English (11%)
  • Irish (11%)
  • German (10%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2%)
  • Italian (2%)
  • French (except Basque) (2%)

Dixie County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 3,463 (77%)
  • Carpooled: 654 (15%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 14 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 4 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 11 (0%)
  • Walked: 27 (1%)
  • Other means: 100 (2%)
  • Worked at home: 233 (5%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


People in group quarters in Dixie County, Florida in 2000:

  • 962 people in state prisons
  • 66 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 50 people in nursing homes
  • 18 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 11 people in other group homes

People in group quarters in Dixie County, Florida in 2010:

  • 1,283 people in state prisons
  • 85 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 58 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 4 people in group homes intended for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $35,403.

7.31% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($27,013 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.31%
Florida average:

7.97%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
5.21% relocated from other counties in Florida ($19,912 average AGI)
2.10% relocated from other states ($7,101 average AGI)
Dixie County:

2.10%
Florida average:

3.71%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Levy County, FL  0.71% ($27,233 average AGI)
from Alachua County, FL  0.62% ($21,731)
from Gilchrist County, FL  0.52% ($23,318)
from Pinellas County, FL  0.29% ($19,417)


7.68% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($42,812 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.68%
Florida average:

7.17%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.34% relocated to other counties in Florida ($17,537 average AGI)
2.35% relocated to other states ($25,275 average AGI)
Dixie County:

2.35%
Florida average:

2.87%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Levy County, FL  1.19% ($22,360 average AGI)
to Alachua County, FL  0.76% ($34,344)
to Gilchrist County, FL  0.59% ($21,040)
to Marion County, FL  0.26% ($23,000)
to Hillsborough County, FL  0.24% ($13,200)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.5
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.6

Births per 1000 population in Dixie County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 11.9

Deaths per 1000 population in Dixie County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 9.9
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 8.1

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Dixie County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 2,790 (2,139 aged, 651 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 19%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 15%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1331.330
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1324.500
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 6.83

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 7.72
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 40.96

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 6.83

Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 241.8. This is more than state average.

Household type by relationship:

Households: 14,992

Size of family households: 2,117 2-persons, 853 3-persons, 649 4-persons, 323 5-persons, 124 6-persons, 78 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,774 1-person, 357 2-persons, 28 3-persons, 8 4-persons, 3 5-persons, 2 6-persons.

1,807 married couples with children.
788 single-parent households (232 men, 556 women).

95.6% of residents of Dixie County speak English at home.
2.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (67% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 17% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
1.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (64% speak English very well, 30% speak English well, 2% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (84% speak English very well, 16% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (30% speak English very well, 70% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $92,298,000 ($6457 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $3,373,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $44,892,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $18,959,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $373,000
Federal grants: $26,617,000
Federal procurement contracts: $276,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $1,180,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,400,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $3,875,000
Federal Government insurance: $56,448,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 857
Here:

59 per 1000 residents
State:

63 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 942
Here:

64 per 1000 residents
State:

49 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: -4
Here -0 per 1000 residents
State +30 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +936
Here:

+64 per 1000 residents
State:

+59 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Dixie County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.67 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.1
State:

5.6

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.3
State:

3.8

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 56
  • 2000 to 2004: 1,988
  • 1990 to 1999: 1,763
  • 1980 to 1989: 2,241
  • 1970 to 1979: 1,432
  • 1960 to 1969: 523
  • 1950 to 1959: 703
  • 1940 to 1949: 369
  • 1939 or earlier: 124
Rooms in houses/apartments in Dixie County, Florida
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 9
  • 2 rooms: 214
  • 3 rooms: 358
  • 4 rooms: 886
  • 5 rooms: 1,223
  • 6 rooms: 931
  • 7 rooms: 588
  • 8 rooms: 149
  • 9+ rooms: 142
  • 1 room: 5
  • 2 rooms: 18
  • 3 rooms: 113
  • 4 rooms: 284
  • 5 rooms: 152
  • 6 rooms: 70
  • 7 rooms: 40
  • 8 rooms: 8
  • 9+ rooms: 15
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Dixie County, Florida
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 43
  • 1 bedroom: 415
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,391
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,224
  • 4 bedrooms: 366
  • 5+ bedrooms: 61
  • no bedroom: 5
  • 1 bedroom: 93
  • 2 bedrooms: 339
  • 3 bedrooms: 229
  • 4 bedrooms: 39
  • 5+ bedrooms: 0
Cars and other vehicles available in Dixie County, Florida in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 226
  • 1 vehicle: 1,518
  • 2 vehicles: 2,027
  • 3 vehicles: 535
  • 4 vehicles: 104
  • 5+ vehicles: 90
  • no vehicle: 136
  • 1 vehicle: 350
  • 2 vehicles: 172
  • 3 vehicles: 44
  • 4 vehicles: 3
  • 5+ vehicles: 0

61% of Dixie County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 34% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 82% lived in Florida.

Dixie County:

60.8%
State average:

51.1%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $47,200


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 3%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 3%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Dixie County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (61.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (32.9%)
  • Wood (2.8%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.9%)
  • Electricity (52.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (37.7%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (4.8%)
  • No fuel used (2.1%)
  • Wood (1.6%)
  • Utility gas (1.4%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 34
Here:

2.3%
Florida:

11.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 32
Here:

4.5%
Florida:

9.7%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 82
Here:

25.6%
Florida:

21.0%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

Dixie County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1993
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Dixie County Fatal accident statistics for 1994 - 2013
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Dixie County, FL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James5167.9 years
John3571.3 years
William3473.1 years
Mary3471.0 years
Robert2467.4 years
Charles2163.0 years
Willie2070.6 years
George1869.2 years
Ruby1679.8 years
Thomas1475.1 years
Most common last names in Dixie County, FL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Williams2777.3 years
Osteen2268.6 years
Smith1872.7 years
Butler1672.7 years
Futch1673.7 years
Chewning1573.8 years
Johnson1475.8 years
Jones1471.0 years
Miller1264.8 years
Allen1271.3 years
Businesses in Dixie County, FL
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Hardee's1
Advance Auto Parts1MasterBrand Cabinets2
Dairy Queen1McDonald's1
FedEx1Subway1
H&R Block1UPS1