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Gilchrist County, Florida (FL)


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County population in 2012: 16,815 (16% urban, 84% rural); it was 14,437 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 2,880
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,251
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 4,326
Renter-occupied apartments: 990 (it was 695 in 2000)
% of renters here:

14%
State:

33%

Land area: 349 sq. mi.
Water area: 6.6 sq. mi.
Population density: 49 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Gilchrist County: 83.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (27.0%), Construction (15.0%), Retail trade (11.5%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 72%
  • Government: 22%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 6%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Gilchrist County, Florida:


Median resident age:  40.0 years
Florida median age:  40.0 years

Males: 8,836  (45.1%)
Females: 8,103  (54.9%)

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Gilchrist County,FL real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Gilchrist County:

2.0 people
Florida:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $34,950 ($30,328 in 1999)
This county:

$34950
Florida:

$44736

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $435 (lower quartile is $358, upper quartile is $534)
This county:

$435
State:

$802


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $91,416 (it was $63,600 in 2000)
Gilchrist County:

$91,416
Florida:

$182,400
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $54,636 - $138,813

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $433,479
Here:

$433,479
State:

$275,879

Townhouses or other attached units: $785,588
Here:

$785,588
State:

$195,815

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $38,064
Here:

$38,064
State:

$172,083

Mobile homes: $78,018
Here:

$78,018
State:

$43,568
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,237
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $330

Institutionalized population: 1,122

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):


Gilchrist County, FL map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $835 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $672 (0.8%)


Gilchrist County household income distribution in 2009 Gilchrist County home values distribution


Gilchrist County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 14.7%
(13.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 21.6% for Black residents, 38.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 42.2% for American Indian residents, 78.5% for other race residents, 21.5% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 40 years old
(Males: 37 years old, Females: 43 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 42 years old, Black residents: 20 years old, American Indian residents: 43 years old, Asian residents: 33 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 24 years old, Other race residents: 25 years old)

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

14.1%
Whole state:

12.5%

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

6.4%
Whole state:

5.7%

Area name: Gainesville, FL MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Gilchrist County is $550 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $626 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $915 a month.

Cities in this county include: Trenton, Fanning Springs, Spring Ridge, Bell.

Gilchrist 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 (%)
32619Bell20----
32693Trenton5201010

Local government website: www.co.gilchrist.fl.us

Click to draw/clear Gilchrist County borders

Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Gilchrist County: Log Landing (A), Rock Bluff Landing (B), Iris Railroad Station (C), Mona Railroad Station (D), Gilchrist County Emergency Medical Services Medic 1 (E), Gilchrist County Emergency Medical Services Medic 2 (F), Gilchrist County Fire and Rescue Station 4 (G), Gilchrist County Fire and Rescue Station 2 (H), Central Florida Electric Cooperative Neals Substation (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Gilchrist County include: Bethel Church (A), Bell Church (B), Bethel Church (C), Pleasant Grove Church (D), Pleasant Hill Church (E), Priscilla Church (F), New Hope Church (G), Mount Nebo Church (H), Mount Horeb Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Osceola Cemetery (1), Joppa Cemetery (2), Mount Horeb Cemetery (3), Trenton Cemetery (4), Townsend Cemetery (5), Shady Grove Cemetery (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Mill Pond (A), Bagget Lake (B), Bay Horse Pond (C), Goose Pond (D), Smiths Prairie (E), Grass Pond (F), Morgan Pond (G), Bird Pond (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: Cow Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Alachua County , Columbia County , Dixie County , Dixie County , Lafayette County , Levy County , Suwannee County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 431
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 72.4%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 9.4%

Number of foreign born residents: 251 (33% naturalized citizens)

Gilchrist County:

1.7%
Whole state:

16.7%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 33.5 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 40.2%

Gilchrist County marital status for males
Gilchrist County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Gilchrist County with a mortgage: 778 (71 second mortgage, 18 home equity loan, 2 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 461

Here:

62.8% with mortgage
State:

71.7% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 41.55%
Here41.6%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 5,999
Total congregations: 25

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionChurches of ChristUnited Methodist ChurchChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)American Baptist Association
Adherents4,621 (77.0%)397 (6.6%)244 (4.1%)189 (3.2%)153 (2.6%)
Congregations8 (32.0%)6 (24.0%)1 (4.0%)2 (8.0%)2 (8.0%)
NameChurch of the NazareneChurch of God (Anderson, Indiana)Assemblies of GodSeventh-Day Adventist ChurchOther
Adherents127 (2.1%)123 (2.1%)102 (1.7%)40 (0.7%)3 (0.1%)
Congregations1 (4.0%)1 (4.0%)1 (4.0%)1 (4.0%)2 (8.0%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Gilchrist County - Trenton, Fanning Springs, Spring Ridge, Bell

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
This county:

2.36 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Gilchrist County:

0.59 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

1.28 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
This county:

3.53 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

3.04 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 6
Gilchrist County:

3.53 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

7.45 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

9.6%
Florida:

9.2%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

30.3%
Florida:

23.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Gilchrist County:

14.4%
State:

14.0%


Agriculture in Gilchrist County:

Average size of farms: 200 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $109,210
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $422.75
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 4.77%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 86.10%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $111,103
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 17.98%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 21.72%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $47,219
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 90.69%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 31.53
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 44.16%
Corn for grain: 219 harvested acres
Vegetables: 854 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 176 acres

Tornado activity:

Gilchrist County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is below Florida state average. It is 1.0 times above overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 6 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 4/23/1983, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado injured 6 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Gilchrist County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 4, Floods: 3, Hurricanes: 3, Winds: 2, Storms: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Tropical Storms: 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 (20%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (10%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Health care (4%)
  • Truck transportation (4%)
  • Health care (19%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Food and beverage stores (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)

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




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





Gilchrist County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 4,305 (76%)
  • Carpooled: 886 (16%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 42 (1%)
  • Motorcycle: 28 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 4 (0%)
  • Walked: 84 (1%)
  • Other means: 88 (2%)
  • Worked at home: 248 (4%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


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

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


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $41,746.

11.81% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($40,562 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

11.81%
Florida average:

8.71%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
9.35% relocated from other counties in Florida ($32,853 average AGI)
2.46% relocated from other states ($7,708 average AGI)
Gilchrist County:

2.46%
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 Alachua County, FL  1.97% ($33,793 average AGI)
from Levy County, FL  1.20% ($25,036)
from Dixie County, FL  0.66% ($29,903)
from Pinellas County, FL  0.51% ($23,667)
from Broward County, FL  0.45% ($33,762)
from Palm Beach County, FL  0.41% ($44,579)
from Miami-Dade County, FL  0.41% ($28,632)


9.61% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($28,685 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.61%
Florida average:

7.73%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
7.70% relocated to other counties in Florida ($20,806 average AGI)
1.91% relocated to other states ($7,879 average AGI)
Gilchrist County:

1.91%
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  2.81% ($27,391 average AGI)
to Levy County, FL  1.38% ($26,603)
to Suwannee County, FL  0.50% ($18,783)
to Columbia County, FL  0.44% ($27,100)
to Dixie County, FL  0.39% ($17,944)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.2
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.8

Births per 1000 population in Gilchrist County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.2

Deaths per 1000 population in Gilchrist County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 8.9
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.2

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Gilchrist County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 2,526 (1,994 aged, 532 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 18%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 15%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1310.820
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 890.140

Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 48.77

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 213.4. This is more than state average.

Household type by relationship:

Households: 15,811

Size of family households: 1,936 2-persons, 992 3-persons, 791 4-persons, 392 5-persons, 155 6-persons, 91 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,433 1-person, 266 2-persons, 36 3-persons, 16 4-persons, 11 5-persons, 2 6-persons.

95.8% of residents of Gilchrist County speak English at home.
2.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (74% speak English very well, 9% speak English well, 16% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
1.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (73% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 13% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $66,816,000 ($4170 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $2,691,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $40,467,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $14,466,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $599,000
Federal grants: $9,166,000
Federal procurement contracts: $432,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $1,686,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $0,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $2,837,000
Federal Government insurance: $24,047,000

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

Births: 927
Here:

57 per 1000 residents
State:

63 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 817
Here:

50 per 1000 residents
State:

49 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +32
Here:

+2 per 1000 residents
State:

+30 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +1,858
Here:

+113 per 1000 residents
State:

+59 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Gilchrist County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.27 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.5
State:

5.6

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.3
State:

3.8

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Gilchrist County, Florida
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 10
  • 2 rooms: 72
  • 3 rooms: 362
  • 4 rooms: 779
  • 5 rooms: 979
  • 6 rooms: 1,192
  • 7 rooms: 501
  • 8 rooms: 225
  • 9+ rooms: 206
  • 1 room: 19
  • 2 rooms: 23
  • 3 rooms: 69
  • 4 rooms: 286
  • 5 rooms: 173
  • 6 rooms: 93
  • 7 rooms: 12
  • 8 rooms: 10
  • 9+ rooms: 10
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Gilchrist County, Florida
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 17
  • 1 bedroom: 192
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,292
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,277
  • 4 bedrooms: 440
  • 5+ bedrooms: 108
  • no bedroom: 21
  • 1 bedroom: 50
  • 2 bedrooms: 387
  • 3 bedrooms: 210
  • 4 bedrooms: 27
  • 5+ bedrooms: 0
Cars and other vehicles available in Gilchrist County, Florida in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 112
  • 1 vehicle: 1,415
  • 2 vehicles: 1,963
  • 3 vehicles: 628
  • 4 vehicles: 154
  • 5+ vehicles: 54
  • no vehicle: 87
  • 1 vehicle: 352
  • 2 vehicles: 238
  • 3 vehicles: 15
  • 4 vehicles: 1
  • 5+ vehicles: 2

60% of Gilchrist County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 25% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 80% lived in Florida.

Gilchrist County:

59.7%
State average:

51.1%


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


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $54,400


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Gilchrist County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (66.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (24.3%)
  • Wood (4.5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3.1%)
  • Utility gas (1.2%)
  • Electricity (72.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (24.5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2.3%)
  • Utility gas (0.9%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 74
Here:

4.3%
Florida:

11.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 54
Here:

5.2%
Florida:

9.7%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 48
Here:

11.9%
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.)


Expenditure Revenue

Gilchrist County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:


Gilchrist County government finances - Revenue in 2002:


Gilchrist County government finances - Debt in 2002:


Gilchrist County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Gilchrist 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 Gilchrist County, FL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John9073.1 years
William8174.6 years
James6469.8 years
Mary6277.8 years
Robert5270.0 years
Charles4473.8 years
George3374.1 years
Joseph2671.8 years
Donald2564.6 years
Richard2571.8 years
Most common last names in Gilchrist County, FL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith3872.6 years
Jones3574.8 years
Johnson3176.0 years
Roberts2981.1 years
Martin2979.1 years
Sanders2775.8 years
Brown2579.5 years
Watson2372.6 years
Davis2271.6 years
Williams2272.8 years

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