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Gulf County, Florida (FL)

County population in 2015: 16,561 (23% urban, 77% rural); it was 13,332 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 2,137
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,851
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 3,995
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,347 (it was 936 in 2000)
% of renters here:

19%
State:

33%

Land area: 555 sq. mi.

Water area: 190.0 sq. mi.

Population density: 30 people per square mile   (low).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Gulf County: 84.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (33.1%), Manufacturing (24.0%), Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services (11.8%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 63%
  • Government: 4%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 33%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Gulf County, Florida:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (73.1%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (17.9%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (5.1%)
  • Asian alone (1.8%)
  • Two or more races (1.3%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (0.5%)
Median resident age:  44.0 years
Florida median age:  42.1 years
Males: 9,687  (58.5%)
Females: 6,874  (41.5%)
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Gulf County,FL real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Gulf County:

2.0 people
Florida:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $44,737 ($30,276 in 1999)

This county:

$44,737
Florida:

$50,860

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $695 (lower quartile is $494, upper quartile is $904)
This county:

$695
State:

$931


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $144,033 (it was $67,900 in 2000)
Gulf:

$144,033
Florida:

$197,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $77,924 - $250,669
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,202
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $376

Institutionalized population: 3,442

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

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 5
  • Robberies: 2
  • Assaults: 81
  • Burglaries: 50
  • Thefts: 96
  • Auto thefts: 12

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 3
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 25
  • Burglaries: 73
  • Thefts: 100
  • Auto thefts: 12
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 188 buildings, average cost: $116,500
  • 2001: 141 buildings, average cost: $150,800
  • 2002: 244 buildings, average cost: $169,900
  • 2003: 181 buildings, average cost: $152,900
  • 2004: 183 buildings, average cost: $192,900
  • 2007: 71 buildings, average cost: $230,600
  • 2008: 62 buildings, average cost: $232,100
  • 2009: 36 buildings, average cost: $258,700
  • 2010: 45 buildings, average cost: $236,200
  • 2011: 45 buildings, average cost: $226,900
  • 2012: 47 buildings, average cost: $271,400
  • 2013: 73 buildings, average cost: $245,200
  • 2014: 88 buildings, average cost: $296,100

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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2016 Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,157 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $650 (0.4%)

Gulf County household income distribution in 2009 Gulf County home values distribution Gulf County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 12.7%
Gulf County:

12.7%
Florida:

14.7%
(12.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 8.1% for Black residents, 18.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 50.0% for American Indian residents, 13.9% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 44.0 years old
(Males: 41.7 years old, Females: 47.1 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 47.9 years old, Black residents: 41.8 years old, American Indian residents: 46.6 years old, Asian residents: 19.7 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 33.8 years old, Other race residents: 51.8 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Gulf County is $420 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $503 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $634 a month.

Cities in this county include: Port St. Joe, Wewahitchka.

Gulf 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 (%)
32456Port Saint Joe702020
32465Wewahitchka--1010

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Neighboring counties: Assumption Parish, Louisiana , Bandera County, Texas , East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana , St. Charles Parish, Louisiana .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.8%
Florida:

5.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 592
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 81.8%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 16.7%

Number of foreign born residents: 448 (64.5% naturalized citizens)

Gulf County:

2.7%
Whole state:

20.6%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 74
  • 2000 to 2009: 90
  • 1990 to 1999: 100
  • 1980 to 1989: 62
  • 1970 to 1979: 48
  • Before 1970: 73
Note: State values scaled to Gulf County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.8 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 68.1%

Gulf County marital status for males Gulf County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 6,288
  • One, attached: 347
  • Two: 220
  • 3 or 4: 303
  • 5 to 9: 182
  • 10 to 19: 89
  • 20 to 49: 13
  • 50 or more: 26
  • Mobile homes: 1,863
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 21

Housing units in Gulf County with a mortgage: 1,813 (77 second mortgage, 126 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,239

Here:

33.3% with mortgage
State:

57.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Gulf County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant4,45926
Mainline Protestant1,1617
Black Protestant6274
Catholic3303
Other2532
None9,033-
Gulf 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
Gulf County:

1.91 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

0.64 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

1.28 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
Gulf County:

3.81 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

3.04 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 5
This county:

3.18 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.45 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Gulf County:

10.3%
Florida:

9.2%

Adult obesity rate:
Gulf County:

25.5%
State:

23.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

12.7%
State:

14.0%

Agriculture in Gulf County:

Average size of farms: 151 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $16,308
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.00%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $18,035
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 2.52%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $14,707
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 86.67%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years

Earthquake activity:

Gulf County-area historical earthquake activity is above Florida state average. It is 94% 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 268.4 miles away from Gulf 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 144.7 miles away from the county center
On 2/10/2006 at 04:14:22, a magnitude 5.3 (4.2 MB, 5.3 MS, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 333.0 miles away from the county center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 266.7 miles away from the 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 315.7 miles away from Gulf County center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 317.1 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:

  • Florida Hurricane Isaac, Incident Period: August 27, 2012 to August 29, 2012, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4084: October 18, 2012, FEMA Id: 4084, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Florida Tropical Storm Debby, Incident Period: June 23, 2012 to July 26, 2012, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4068: July 03, 2012, FEMA Id: 4068, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • Florida Severe Storms, Flooding, Tornadoes, and Straight-line Winds, Incident Period: March 26, 2009 to May 05, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1831: April 21, 2009, FEMA Id: 1831, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Florida Hurricane Gustav, Incident Period: August 31, 2008 to September 07, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1806: October 27, 2008, FEMA Id: 1806, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Florida Tropical Storm Fay, Incident Period: August 18, 2008 to September 12, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1785: August 24, 2008, FEMA Id: 1785, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • Florida Tropical Storm Fay, Incident Period: August 18, 2008 to September 12, 2008, Emergency Declared EM-3288: August 21, 2008, FEMA Id: 3288, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • Florida Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3220: September 05, 2005, FEMA Id: 3220, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Florida Hurricane Katrina, Incident Period: August 24, 2005 to September 06, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1602: August 28, 2005, FEMA Id: 1602, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Florida Hurricane Dennis, Incident Period: July 07, 2005 to July 20, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1595: July 10, 2005, FEMA Id: 1595, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Florida Hurricane Ivan, Incident Period: September 13, 2004 to November 17, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1551: September 16, 2004, FEMA Id: 1551, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • 17 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Gulf County (27) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 21
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 12, Tropical Storms: 7, Floods: 6, Fires: 3, Storms: 3, Tornadoes: 3, Winds: 3, Freeze: 1, Heavy Rain: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (19%)
  • Public administration (15%)
  • Repair and maintenance (4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
  • Chemicals (4%)
  • Utilities (4%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Health care (17%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Public administration (12%)
  • Food and beverage stores (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (4%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (15%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (11%)
  • Transportation occupations (11%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (22%)
  • Sales and related occupations (15%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)

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

  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (20%)
  • United Kingdom, excluding England and Scotland (8%)
  • Cuba (8%)
  • Cambodia (7%)
  • Canada (6%)
  • Germany (6%)
  • Austria (6%)

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

  • American (17%)
  • English (9%)
  • Irish (7%)
  • German (4%)
  • Italian (3%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2%)
  • European (1%)

Gulf County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 3,996 (81.6%)
  • Carpooled: 539 (11.0%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 8 (0.2%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 12 (0.2%)
  • Bicycle: 5 (0.1%)
  • Walked: 46 (0.9%)
  • Worked at home: 287 (5.9%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


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

  • 1,187 people in state prisons
  • 104 people in nursing homes
  • 42 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 33 people in other group homes
  • 19 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 8 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 4 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

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

  • 3,287 people in state prisons
  • 114 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 41 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 8 people in group homes intended for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $46,634.

8.72% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($40,175 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.72%
Florida average:

7.97%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
5.12% relocated from other counties in Florida ($20,959 average AGI)
3.59% relocated from other states ($19,216 average AGI)
Gulf County:

3.59%
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 Bay County, FL  2.38% ($34,123 average AGI)
from Franklin County, FL  0.29% ($22,000)
from Calhoun County, FL  0.25% ($23,364)


8.01% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($36,314 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.01%
Florida average:

7.17%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.16% relocated to other counties in Florida ($21,438 average AGI)
2.85% relocated to other states ($14,876 average AGI)
Gulf County:

2.85%
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 Bay County, FL  2.85% ($34,825 average AGI)
to Leon County, FL  0.34% ($19,800)
to Franklin County, FL  0.25% ($26,455)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.9
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 8.6

Births per 1000 population in Gulf County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 10.7

Deaths per 1000 population in Gulf County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 10.0
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 10.7

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Gulf County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 23.5%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 13.3%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Gulf County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Gulf County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 2,780 (2,277 aged, 503 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 364 (14%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Gulf County, Florida in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (261)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (199)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (159)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (136)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (93)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (82)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (61)
  • Unspecified dementia (54)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (53)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (41)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 16%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 14%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 7.24
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 6,579
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 217
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 17,429

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,016
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,109
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 14

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 37
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 57

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 7

Household type by relationship:

Households: 16,561
  • In family households: 12,150 (2,099 male householders, 1,824 female householders)
    2,753 spouses, 3,608 children (2,995 natural, 279 adopted, 357 stepchildren), 666 grandchildren, 175 brothers or sisters, 196 parents, 378 other relatives, 430 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 1,971 (927 male householders (785 living alone)), 691 female householders (627 living alone)), 342 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 2,350

Size of family households: 2,118 2-persons, 814 3-persons, 630 4-persons, 236 5-persons, 69 6-persons, 58 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,413 1-person, 142 2-persons, 55 3-persons.

1,162 married couples with children.
872 single-parent households (275 men, 597 women).

94.4% of residents of Gulf speak English at home.
2.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (67% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 11% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
1.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (82% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 4% speak English not well).
0.6% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (73% speak English very well, 27% speak English well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $98,062,000 ($7,098 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $5,815,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $48,395,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $28,057,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $34,000
Federal grants: $20,189,000
Federal procurement contracts: $428,000 ($197,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $959,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,730,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $2,722,000
Federal Government insurance: $236,358,000

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

Births: 600
Here:

43 per 1000 residents
State:

63 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 821
Here:

59 per 1000 residents
State:

49 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +18
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+30 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -381
Here -27 per 1000 residents
State +59 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Gulf County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.47 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.9
State:

5.9

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.8
State:

4.3

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 1,307
  • 2010 to 2013: 102
  • 2000 to 2009: 2,181
  • 1990 to 1999: 1,774
  • 1980 to 1989: 1,411
  • 1970 to 1979: 1,094
  • 1960 to 1969: 881
  • 1950 to 1959: 1,021
  • 1940 to 1949: 272
  • 1939 or earlier: 292
Note: State values scaled to Gulf population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Gulf County, Florida
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Gulf County population
  • 1 room: 33
  • 2 rooms: 23
  • 3 rooms: 186
  • 4 rooms: 702
  • 5 rooms: 763
  • 6 rooms: 992
  • 7 rooms: 609
  • 8 rooms: 380
  • 9+ rooms: 312
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 4
  • 3 rooms: 223
  • 4 rooms: 416
  • 5 rooms: 315
  • 6 rooms: 356
  • 7 rooms: 157
  • 8 rooms: 18
  • 9+ rooms: 31
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Gulf County, Florida
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Gulf County population
  • no bedroom: 29
  • 1 bedroom: 76
  • 2 bedrooms: 895
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,173
  • 4 bedrooms: 716
  • 5+ bedrooms: 114
  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 139
  • 2 bedrooms: 676
  • 3 bedrooms: 488
  • 4 bedrooms: 220
  • 5+ bedrooms: 0
Cars and other vehicles available in Gulf County, Florida in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Gulf County population
  • no vehicle: 76
  • 1 vehicle: 1,336
  • 2 vehicles: 1,644
  • 3 vehicles: 647
  • 4 vehicles: 254
  • 5+ vehicles: 73
  • no vehicle: 194
  • 1 vehicle: 672
  • 2 vehicles: 512
  • 3 vehicles: 159
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5+ vehicles: 0

85% of Gulf County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 22% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 283% lived in Florida.

Gulf County:

85.2%
State average:

84.2%

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

  • This state: 9,772
  • Other state: 5,895
  • Northeast: 787
  • Midwest: 1,290
  • South: 3,428
  • West: 399

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Gulf County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (75.8%)
  • Utility gas (17.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3.4%)
  • Wood (1.7%)
  • No fuel used (0.3%)
  • Other fuel (0.2%)
  • Electricity (84.9%)
  • Utility gas (11.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2.3%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 205
Here:

20.4%
Florida:

12.6%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 99
Here:

10.6%
Florida:

11.3%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 178
Here:

27.5%
Florida:

20.1%

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)

Gulf County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Construction - General: $1,158,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $2,092,000
    Police Protection: $1,763,000
    Financial Administration: $1,423,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,174,000
    Regular Highways: $782,000
    Corrections - Other: $623,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $605,000
    Welfare - Other: $495,000
    Housing & Community Development: $362,000
    Water Utilities: $180,000
    Parks & Recreation: $152,000
    Fire Protection: $95,000
    Health Services - Other: $78,000
    Sewerage: $41,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $396,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $874,000
    Water Utilities: $422,000
    Fire Protection: $133,000
    Regular Highways: $96,000
    Police Protection: $48,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $4,637,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $25,000

Gulf County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - All Other: $1,042,000
    Sewerage: $56,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $991,000
    Interest Earnings: $8,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $240,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $1,867,000
    Highways: $746,000
    All Other: $673,000
    Housing & Community Development: $317,000
  • Tax - Property: $5,716,000
    Motor Fuels Sales: $323,000
    NEC: $304,000

Gulf County government finances - Debt in 2002:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $647,000
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $6,608,000
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $3,807,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $1,221,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $8,516,000
    Water Utilities: $625,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $678,000
    Water Utilities: $22,000

Gulf County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $2,071,000
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $7,298,000
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $1,901,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 368
  • Number of aged recipients: 37
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 331
  • Number of recipients under 18: 45
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 233
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 90
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 155
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 163
Gulf County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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Gulf County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
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Most common first names in Gulf County, FL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James11670.9 years
William9673.7 years
John9472.7 years
Mary8277.1 years
Robert6972.8 years
Charles4770.0 years
Willie4473.8 years
George3771.8 years
Thomas3673.1 years
Annie3581.1 years
Most common last names in Gulf County, FL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Williams5174.3 years
Smith4774.2 years
Davis4777.6 years
Jones4474.1 years
Whitfield3573.2 years
Hall2570.8 years
Thomas2370.4 years
White2274.4 years
Johnson2177.6 years
Martin2069.0 years
Businesses in Gulf County, FL
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware2MainStay1
Advance Auto Parts1McDonald's1
Burger King1RadioShack1
CVS1Subway2
FedEx2U-Haul1
H&R Block1UPS1