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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. 2012 cost of living index in Dixie County: 81.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (22.1%), Public administration (16.7%), Manufacturing (10.9%), Construction (10.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 64%
  • Government: 30%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 6%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Dixie County, Florida:


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 2009: $30,057 ($26,082 in 1999)
This county:

$30057
Florida:

$44736

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $336 (lower quartile is $263, upper quartile is $427)
This county:

$336
State:

$802


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $83,129 (it was $45,100 in 2000)
Dixie County:

$83,129
Florida:

$182,400
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $54,202 - $128,916

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $274,367
Here:

$274,367
State:

$275,879

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $1,152,766
Here:

$1,152,766
State:

$221,364

Mobile homes: $118,530
Here:

$118,530
State:

$43,568

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $16,967
Here:

$16,967
State:

$47,032
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,130
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $284

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:

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $534 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $435 (0.5%)


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 2009: 19.6%
(18.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 23.7% for Black residents, 78.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 84.0% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 45 years old
(Males: 44 years old, Females: 46 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 47 years old, Black residents: 35 years old, American Indian residents: 52 years old, Asian residents: 50 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 31 years old, Other race residents: 31 years old)

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

19.1%
Whole state:

12.5%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

8.1%
Whole state:

5.7%

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----


Click to draw/clear Dixie County borders

Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Dixie County: Cow Camp (A), Week Landing (B), Fishbone Beach (C), Sunnyvale Fish Camp (D), Brunco Railroad Station (E), Dixie County Fire Control Headquarters (F), Pine Landing (G), Otter Sink Camp (H), New Pine Landing (I), McCrabb Landing (J), Monden Camp (K), Dixie County Emergency Medical Services Station 3 (L), Dixie County Emergency Medical Services Station 2 (M), Dixie County Fire and Rescue Station 31 (N), Dixie County Fire and Rescue Station 51 (O), Dixie County Fire and Rescue Station 21 (P), Dixie County Fire and Rescue Station 71 (Q), Dixie County Fire and Rescue Station 22 (R). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Dixie County include: United Church (A), Scrub Creek Church (B), Lydia Church (C), Faith Tabernacle (D), Salt Creek Church (E), Prospect Church (F), Rock Sink Church (G), Saint Christophers Church (H), Suwannee River Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Long Pond Cemetery (1), Shady Grove Cemetery (2), Old Town Cemetery (3), Wards Cemetery (4), McCrabb Cemetery (5), Sandhill Cemetery (6), Keen Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes: Adams Lake (A), Mill Pond (B), Alligator Lake (C), Barpost Lake (D), Governor Hill Lake (E), Mound Lake (F), Hammock Lake (G), Boat Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Brushy Creek (A), Rocky Creek (B), Turkey Creek (C), Ridgeway Creek (D), North Double Barrel Creek (E), Tripod Creek (F), Monden Creek (G), California Creek (H), Flag Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Dixie County include: Jena Wildlife Management Area (1), Perpetual Wildlife Management Area (2), Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge (3), Steinhatchee Wildlife Management Area (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Gilchrist County , Lafayette County , Gilchrist County , Lafayette County , Levy County , Taylor County .

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


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:

46.8% with mortgage
State:

71.7% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 44.26%
Here44.3%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 6,120
Total congregations: 31

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchInternational Pentecostal Holiness ChurchChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Other
Adherents4,253 (69.5%)509 (8.3%)308 (5.0%)283 (4.6%)767 (12.5%)
Congregations14 (45.2%)4 (12.9%)4 (12.9%)2 (6.5%)7 (22.6%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Dixie County - Cross City, Horseshoe Beach

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
This county:

2.01 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Dixie County:

2.01 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

1.28 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
This county:

3.35 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

3.04 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 5
Dixie County:

3.35 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

7.45 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

11.7%
Florida:

9.2%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

29.7%
Florida:

23.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Dixie County:

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

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: 7, Floods: 4, Tropical Storms: 4, Fires: 3, Storms: 3, Winds: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Freeze: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (18%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (14%)
  • Wood products (9%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)
  • Truck transportation (3%)
  • Accommodation and food services (15%)
  • Health care (13%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (5%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers (7%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Cashiers (6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)

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




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





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:

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


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $37,454.

10.79% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($31,327 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.79%
Florida average:

8.71%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
7.90% relocated from other counties in Florida ($24,789 average AGI)
2.89% relocated from other states ($6,537 average AGI)
Dixie County:

2.89%
Florida average:

4.24%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Levy County, FL  1.08% ($19,432 average AGI)
from Pinellas County, FL  1.00% ($46,439)
from Alachua County, FL  0.54% ($37,955)
from Gilchrist County, FL  0.44% ($17,944)
from Hillsborough County, FL  0.37% ($40,867)
from Collier County, FL  0.32% ($48,077)
from Pasco County, FL  0.32% ($18,692)


7.91% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($29,684 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.91%
Florida average:

7.73%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
6.06% relocated to other counties in Florida ($24,256 average AGI)
1.84% relocated to other states ($5,428 average AGI)
Dixie County:

1.84%
Florida average:

3.31%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Alachua County, FL  1.14% ($31,222 average AGI)
to Levy County, FL  0.99% ($22,615)
to Gilchrist County, FL  0.78% ($29,903)
to Taylor County, FL  0.30% ($15,083)
to Pinellas County, FL  0.28% ($17,909)
to Columbia County, FL  0.25% ($16,900)
to Suwannee County, FL  0.25% ($15,500)

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 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.

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

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 (Noninst.)


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



Dixie County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1991
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Dixie County Fatal accident statistics for 1992 - 2009
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 Hardware1MasterBrand Cabinets2
Dairy Queen1McDonald's1
FedEx1Subway1
H&R Block1UPS1
Hardee's1

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